Connecting with a kind of spirituality found in nature is a complicated thing. It’s simultaneously new age and one of society’s oldest ideas. It is woven into the fabric of Eastern philosophy, but almost unheard of in Western religions traditions. It’s at once intensely personal, but finding growing popularity among the public.
Michael Walli, Greg Boertje-Obed and Sister Megan Rice all knew they could eventually spend time in prison for breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. But on that dark July night in 2012, they weren’t even sure if they would make it to dawn. Breaking into a high-security facility like Y-12 was considered a suicide mission.
Madeline Rogero is well known in East Tennessee, not only for being Knoxville’s City Mayor. Rogero is the first woman to hold that office and she’s the first woman elected mayor in any of Tennessee’s four largest cities (Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga).
The US Embassy in Turkey recently asked Rogero to come to Turkey, to speak with politicians, political parties and women’s groups about women in politics.
WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with Mayor Rogero about the trip…
The last time Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed were in the federal courtroom in Knoxville, they assumed they would either be set free or sentenced to prison for breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.
Old Man Winter had different ideas.
With a snowstorm bearing down on East Tennessee on January 28, the courtroom was closed before the three nuclear protesters could learn their fate.
They’ll be back in that same courtroom today. With temperatures predicted in the low 60’s, another snow delay isn’t likely.
An agreement signed on Monday means parts for airplanes and cars, as well as household items, may soon be printed instead of manufactured using traditional methods. The research-and-development agreement links Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Ohio-based Cincinnati Incorporated. Together, they'll work on using 3-D printing to make bigger items more cheaply and faster than current methods allow.
The Oak Ridge chamber symphony presented a concert Valentine's Day weekend at the intimate setting of First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge. The title of the concert was "Baroque Bonanza" and featured several double concertos from the Baroque era, as well as a suite by Henry Purcell and a few works by Mozart. In this interview, Maestro Dan Alcott talks a little bit about this period of music and why people seem to enjoy listening to Baroque music so much.