Terry Gildea comes to KUER from San Antonio where he spent four years as a reporter and host at Texas Public Radio. While at KSTX, he created, produced and hosted the station's first local talk show, The Source. He covered San Antonio's military community for the station and for NPR's Impact of War Project. Terry's features on wounded warriors, families on the home front and veterans navigating life after war have aired on Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and All Things Considered. His half-hour radio documentary exploring the burn unit at Brooke Army Medical Center was honored by the Houston Press and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.

Invasive Species: Asian Carp
4:00 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Asian Carp Threaten Tennessee Waterways

Credit http://www.wkrn.com/story/14677478/asian-carp-spotted-in-mid-state-waters

Tennessee wildlife officials are looking for ways to contain an invasive fish.

The Asian carp was introduced to fish farms in Arkansas, and entered the Mississippi River system because of flooding. Now, wildlife officials say several breeds of the Asian carp are in Tennessee waters and are a threat, not only to native species of fish, but also to humans.

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WUOT Open House 2013
2:26 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

WUOT's Open House is Tuesday, Aug. 13, 4-7 p.m.!

Maggie Barta gets her arm painted with a Thistle and Shamrock theme as Bailey Callaghan, the Travis girls and Gene Dunaway look on.

  Come one, come all! Join us for our annual open house! You’ll get to meet staff, tour the station, hear Todd Steed and Melony Dodson perform, play games and more.

 You welcome WUOT into your home whenever you turn on 91.9 FM, and we want to welcome you into our studios. Our open house is a fun way for you to spend some time with us and see the radio station. Join us for a few minutes or stay the entire time. Feel free to invite a fellow public radio fan…or two or three!

LOTS to do at the Open House

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Test WUOT's microphones like Joe Castorina did last year.

Tuesday, Aug. 13
4-7 p.m.


Knoxville Food Trucks
4:30 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Knoxville To Consider New Rules For Food Trucks

Credit savoryandsweettruck.com

Gourmet food trucks have become a big deal in a lot of American cities over the last few years.  But Knoxville is not among them. 

Byron Sambat is hoping to change that.  Sambat and his wife Nikisha own Savory and Sweet Truck of Knoxville.  He says they opened for business last year after seeing cities like Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles teeming with food trucks, each offering hungry customers a wide range of creative and tasty fare. 

“Over the past five or six years, we’ve been wondering why isn’t there anything here?” Sambat says.

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President's visit to Chattanooga
4:50 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

President Offers GOP "Bargain" In Chattanooga Visit

President Barack Obama pitches his middle class jobs plan to a crowd at an Amazon.com fulfillment facility in Chattanooga.
Credit AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Speaking for the first time in East Tennessee since his 2008 election, President Barack Obama offered a “bargain” to his Republican rivals in Washington in an effort to head off a looming budget battle.  Obama told a Chattanooga audience he was willing to cut corporate tax rates if Republicans would agree to spend money on job creation programs for the middle class.

"More good jobs that pay decent wages, a better bargain for the middle class, an economy that grows from the middle out," Obama said.  "That's got to be our focus."

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Presidential Visit
4:30 am
Tue July 30, 2013

President Obama To Talk Jobs In Chattanooga Today

Credit Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama brings his campaign to boost America’s middle class to East Tennessee today when he speaks with employees at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Chattanooga.  The speech follows by one day Amazon’s announcement that it plans to hire 7,000 workers at its fulfillment and customer service centers nationwide.  The centers in Chattanooga and Murfreesboro are among those that will be hiring.

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Dan Boyce provides radio and online reports daily from the State Capitol. A native Montanan, Dan was raised in Lewistown and graduated from the University of Montana with a broadcast journalism degree in December, 2008. He took the position of MTPR Capitol Bureau Chief after more than two years working as a reporter with KBZK-TV in Bozeman. Dan has won local, regional, and national awards for both his radio and television reporting. His work has appeared nationally on the NPR programs All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition as well as on CNN and The CBS Evening News. Dan has also taken part in journalism fellowships in both Germany and Pakistan.