Science and Society
6:00 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

The Method: Talking Turkey And Preventing Cyber Crimes

America's proud national bird. Ben Franklin wishes.
Credit Encyclopedia Britannica

The Department of Energy’s reservation in Oak Ridge is home to a variety of wild animals, including turkeys. But it wasn’t always that way. Matt Shafer Powell talks with a man who helped bring the turkeys back.

And Chrissy Keuper speaks with ORNL researcher Raymond Borges about his work designing cybersecurity systems.

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Wild Turkeys
4:30 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Twenty-five Years After Re-introduction, Wild Turkeys Now Common Sight In TN

Credit TWRA

If you happen to see a wild turkey waddling down the road near your East Tennessee home, you have Billy Minser to thank. 

By the 1950's, turkeys had all but disappeared from the region.  In 1979, Minser and friend Jack Murray were among a small group of wildlife conservationists who released 18 wild turkeys from Missouri into the woods at the University of Tennessee Arboretum in Oak Ridge. 

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Panhandlers
9:12 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Knoxville To Consider Crackdown On "Aggressive Panhandlers"

Credit M. Michelle Powell

If you live or work in downtown Knoxville or you've been there to visit, you've probably been confronted by a panhandler.  The Knoxville city council meets Tuesday, where it'll discuss plans to beef up the ordinance that attempts to prevent "aggressive panhandling".  In this interview with WUOT's Matt Shafer Powell, Knoxville's Downtown Coordinator Rick Emmett says it's time to tweak the law...

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Arts
3:41 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Lineup For Big Ears Festival 2015 Features Kronos Quartet

Credit bigearsfestival.com

Hailed by Christopher Weingarten of Rolling Stone Magazine as: "the most ambitious avant-garde festival to emerge in America in more than a decade" and praised by Philip Glass as a "tremendous experience", Knoxville's own Big Ears Festival is gearing up for another weekend of incredible music, art exhibitions, film screenings, and more.

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