Law and Government
6:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Friday Court Hearing Will Determine Immunity Of Court Clerk Employees

Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey.
Credit http://media.knoxnews.com/media/img/photos/2010/09/01/swear11_mp_web_t607.jpg

A Knox County judge will determine this week whether the staff of Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey is legally immune to liabilities stemming from mistakes made in McCroskey's office.

Last October, reports began surfacing of wrongful arrests, unlawful detentions and other problems that were eventually traced back to errors made in McCroskey's office. One of the people arrested by mistake, Jodi White, is now suing the county for civil damages.

Read more
Knox County Schools
11:37 am
Mon March 31, 2014

After Year Of Tension, McIntyre Requests Teacher Raises

Credit wn.com

Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre is requesting a raise for teachers in next year’s budget after a year in which he often found himself squarely in their crosshairs.

The budget going before the school board this evening will contain a proposal to raise teacher salaries in Knox County by three percent.  Currently, the average Knox County teacher earns $45,609, which places the system 38th among Tennessee’s public school districts.

Read more
Government
6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Knoxville City, County Officials Try To Keep Travel Tabs Light

The City-County Building in downtown Knoxville.
Credit Knox County

Political out-of-town junkets are often the target of pork barrel spending critics and voters. But an analysis of records shows that, at least in Knoxville and Knox County, elected officials are conscientious about reducing taxpayer burdens for their trips.

Read more
108th Tennessee General Assembly
4:31 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#12)

Credit http://www.capitol.tn.gov/images/slider/legislature.jpg

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey catch up on what's happening in the Tennessee General Assembly…

    

Read more
Science and Society
6:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

The Method: Science On Social Media And Going Batty With An Expert

Credit Jason Howie, via Flickr/Creative Commons

Did you know nearly a quarter of all mammal species on Earth are bats? WUOT's Chrissy Keuper learned this and more when she spoke with Dr. Merlin Tuttle, founder of Bat Conservation International.

Read more
Morning Concert
12:49 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Steve Reich visits Knoxville for the 2014 Big Ears Festival

Steve Reich
Credit Jeffrey Herman

The New York Times has recently called Steve Reich, "our greatest living composer" and The Guardian (London) has stated that: "There's just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history...and Steve Reich is one of them."

In 1990, he received a Grammy award for best Contemporary composition and in 2009, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music for his composition "Double Sextet." 

Read more

Ella Taylor is a free-lance film critic, book reviewer and feature writer living in Los Angeles.

Born in Israel and raised in London, Taylor taught media studies at the University of Washington in Seattle; her book Prime Time Families: Television Culture in Post-War America was published by the University of California Press.

Taylor has written for Village Voice Media, the LA Weekly, The New York Times, Elle magazine and other publications, and was a regular contributor to KPCC-Los Angeles' weekly film-review show FilmWeek.

Law and Government
6:16 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Political Realities Dilute "Amelia's Law"

Amelia Keown, pictured with her sister Chloe.
Credit Amanda Moore/ameliaslaw.com

On March 21, Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill called "Amelia's Law.”  The law was named after a Blount County teenager 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.

Read more

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival on WUOT

One of the world’s leading performing arts festivals, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is known for its enduring commitment to tradition, artistic excellence, innovation, and vision. Our weekly radio series reflects the Festival’s high standards and varied repertoire by presenting superbly recorded concerts and recitals by some of today’s greatest musical artists.

  The 2014 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival radio series features performances recorded in 2013 in Santa Fe, New Mexico during this celebrated music festival's 41th summer season. Each broadcast hour typically contains two full-length works representing chamber music's core repertoire. The Festival also remains dedicated to lesser known composers and compositions, and to commissioning new works.

Death Penalty
3:59 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Death Penalty Bill Could Lead To More Electrocutions

Tennessee's electric chair, nicknamed "Old Sparky" is seen in this 1999 photo.
Credit AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

  A bill passed by House and Senate committees on Wednesday would ease restrictive language that has kept the Department of Correction from using the electric chair as a means to execute death row inmates.

Read more

Pages