Journalist Arun Rath is the new host of All Things Considered on the weekends. Every Saturday and Sunday, Rath and the All Things Considered team offer an hour-long exploration of compelling stories, along with in-depth interviews, breaking news, cultural reviews and reports from NPR bureaus throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Emily Schwing started stuffing envelopes for KUER FM90 in Salt Lake City, and something that was meant to be a volunteer position turned into a multi-year summer internship.  After developing her own show for Carleton Collegeââââ
Tennessee's Auto Sector
7:18 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Tennessee Leads The South In Supplying The Automotive Industry


A new report from the Brookings Institution on Tennessee’s automotive industry finds that the state is the South’s leader in supplying the automotive industry and has a stronger auto sector than before the recession began.

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6:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Haslam, Huffman Propose Teacher Pay Raise Plan

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.

Salaries for Tennessee's public educators rank in the bottom ten of the fifty states. Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman said they have a plan that might change that.

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Shutdown Salaries
8:05 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Tennessee Congressional Members Giving Up Salary During Shutdown


Some of Tennessee’s federal legislators are giving up their salaries during the federal government's partial shutdown.

US Representatives Diane Black and Jim Cooper and US Senator Lamar Alexander have all pledged to donate their salaries to charity during the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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UT Clarence Brown Theatre
7:52 am
Thu October 3, 2013

"Our Country's Good": Interview With Director Cal MacLean


The University of Tennessee's Clarence Brown Theatre presents “Our Country’s Good” , a drama about the 1788 settlement of the penal colony at Port Jackson, which today is Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

It's playing at UT's Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre.

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Nell Greenfieldboyce is a NPR science correspondent.

With reporting focused on general science, NASA, and the intersection between technology and society, Greenfieldboyce has been on the science desk's technology beat since she joined NPR in 2005.

In that time Greenfieldboyce has reported on topics including the narwhals in Greenland, the ending of the space shuttle program, and the reasons why independent truckers don't want electronic tracking in their cabs.

Much of Greenfieldboyce's reporting reflects an interest in discovering how applied science and technology connects with people and culture. She has worked on stories spanning issues such as pet cloning, gene therapy, ballistics, and federal regulation of new technology.

  • March 2011: Harry O. of Madisonville, Tenn., won a compilation of George Enescu's Octet op. 7 and Quintet, op. 29
  • April 2011: Susan F. of Knoxville, Tenn., won Natalie Cole's Still Unforgettable
  • May 2011: Michael E. and Susan E. of Knoxville, Tenn., won a copy of Peggy Baldwin's String of Whispers
  • June 2011: Jack and Carol T. of Loudon, Tenn.; Margie and Chuck C. of Knoxville, Tenn.; Bob and Beth C. of Crossville, Tenn.; Kerrie N. of Maryville, Tenn.; John B. of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; James G. of Knoxville, Tenn.; Mark and Karen D. of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Emily S. of Knoxville, Tenn.; Eleanor B. of Knoxville, Tenn. and Edward and Viola E.
Fatal Bus Crash
3:39 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Eight Killed When Church Bus Crosses I-40 Median

Credit Paul Efird,

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports eight people have died and another 14 were injured as the result of a collision between a passenger bus, a tractor-trailer and a Chevy Tahoe SUV on westbound I-40 in Jefferson County.  

The accident happened at approximately 2:00pm Wednesday near the I-81 split.  The bus was carrying members of the Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville, NC, on their way home after attending a Christian festival in Gatlinburg. 

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Food Equity / Health Equity
9:53 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Dialogue: A Discussion About Food Equity And Health Equity


A new federal fiscal year has begun, with a few snags…

Because of a  partial government shutdown, a few states are going ahead with reductions to food stamps, though the matter of a $40 billion cut to the program is still up for debate in Congress...

Signups for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act are underway, with effects yet to be determined…

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