Politics
11:22 am
Mon February 2, 2015

The Political Battle For Insure Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam and TennCare director Darin Gordon.

On Monday, February 2, the Tennessee General Assembly began a special session to take up the matter of Insure Tennessee.

WUOT’s Brandon Hollingsworth reports this session could be the make-or-break moment for Governor Bill Haslam’s long-debated compromise measure to provide health coverage to uninsured Tennesseans.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
5:00 am
Mon February 2, 2015

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 03

Credit http://www.insurancejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/tennessee-state-capitol-building.jpg

Tennessee’s 109th General Assembly starts a special session this week on Governor Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal.

WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper has this week’s News from the Hill with Tom Humphrey… 

 

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Science and Society
5:50 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

The Method: A Focus On Children's Health

Winter's gloomy days and long nights can contribute to seasonal affective disorder in children as well as adults.
Credit National Park Service

The edition of The Method focuses on issues surrounding children’s health.

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a temporary depression that often shows up in the winter. You may think of it as a problem only for adults. But the American Academy of Pediatrics estimates three percent of children between the ages of 9 and 17 suffer from it. Child and adolescent psychiatrist John Kupfner of Peninsula Lighthouse in East Tennessee says  he believes the condition is under-diagnosed in children.

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Contest Entry
1:09 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

CONTEST ENTRY: Anasthesia-- States Of Consciousness

Helen Baghdoyan and Ralph Lydic teach Anesthesiology and Psychology at the University of Tennessee. They’re about to begin studies on how the brain regulates various states of consciousness, including how anesthesiology actually works.…

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Contest Entry
1:06 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

CONTEST ENTRY: Rare Tortoises--Species Survival Plans At The Knoxville Zoo

In their more-than-200-million-year history on the planet, turtles and tortoises, like other reptiles, have changed very little, certainly not fast enough for a world that is quickly changing around them.  The Knoxville Zoo currently houses a number of reptiles under 20 Species Survival Plans, breeding programs designed to boost animal populations.... 

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Contest Entry
1:00 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

CONTEST ENTRY: For John McCutcheon, Music Starts With A Story

Musician John McCutcheon plays the songs of Appalachia, but he grew up in the upper Midwest. But he says that doesn't matter. The music is what connects all of us, regardless of region, or political boundaries.

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Contest Entry
12:58 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

CONTEST ENTRY: Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor On Life, Landscapes And Music

It’s often been said that the three things America will be known for, once the whole story is done, are jazz, baseball and the Constitution. But Old Crow Medicine Show founder and frontman Ketch Secor says two things might just outlast all of them: the fiddle and the banjo.

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Contest Entry
12:56 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

CONTEST ENTRY: Vintage Baseball Brings The Sport's Past To the Present

As measured by TV ratings and revenues, football is the dominant sport in the US today. But in fields across Middle and East Tennessee, eight groups of men are dedicated to re-creating the era when baseball was king – when everything, even Civil War battles, would be put on hold for the national pastime. WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth has the story.

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Contest Entry
12:55 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

CONTEST ENTRY: Political Realities Dilute 'Amelia's Law'

Recently, Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill called "Amelia's Law.”  The law was named after an East Tennessee teen who was killed by an impaired driver.  But WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth reports the bill bears little resemblance to the one proposed last year by the girl's mother.

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