Contest Entry
2:09 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

CONTEST ENTRY: Dialogue

WUOT's Dialogue program is alternately hosted by Matt Shafer Powell, Chrissy Keuper and Brandon Hollingsworth.  This live call-in program addresses a variety of issues important to Tennesseans and attempts to drill down to find the stories and the people behind the headlines.   In 2014, Dialogue featured live interviews on everything from homelessness and gay marriage to endangered animals and social media.  This particular episode explores such universal themes as racism, violence, friendship and forgiveness....

  

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Contest Entry
1:22 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

CONTEST ENTRY: From Two Worlds--- Tenn. College Students And Inmates Share Classroom, Friendship

In 2007, Lipscomb University in Nashville began the Lipscomb Initiative for Education, or LIFE Program. The program provides college courses for the inmates at the Tennessee Prison For Women, but it also gives traditional college students the chance to travel to the prison each week to take classes with the inmates.

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Arts and Culture
12:00 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

"Master Harold" Examines Race Through The Lens Of Apartheid

Bryant Bentley (left), Rico Bruce Wade and Eric Sorrels star in the Clarence Brown Theatre production of Athol Fugard's "Master Harold...and the Boys."
Credit Liz Aaron

The place is South Africa, during the time of apartheid. A young white man, referred to as Master Harold, has a tense relationship with his black servants, Sam and Willie. The play is called Master Harold...and the Boys, and it’s rooted in the real life experiences of playwright Athol Fugard.

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Economics / Health
9:50 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Dialogue: Food Insecurity And Hunger In East Tennessee

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with Elaine Streno, the Executive Director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, and Pamela Williams, Director of the Davis YMCA and founder of the Knoxville Community Giving Gardens, about why more people are hungry in our area, especially children… 

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Politics
11:22 am
Mon February 2, 2015

The Political Battle For Insure Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam and TennCare director Darin Gordon.

On Monday, February 2, the Tennessee General Assembly began a special session to take up the matter of Insure Tennessee.

WUOT’s Brandon Hollingsworth reports this session could be the make-or-break moment for Governor Bill Haslam’s long-debated compromise measure to provide health coverage to uninsured Tennesseans.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
5:00 am
Mon February 2, 2015

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 03

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Tennessee’s 109th General Assembly starts a special session this week on Governor Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal.

WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper has this week’s News from the Hill with Tom Humphrey… 

 

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Science and Society
5:50 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

The Method: A Focus On Children's Health

Winter's gloomy days and long nights can contribute to seasonal affective disorder in children as well as adults.
Credit National Park Service

The edition of The Method focuses on issues surrounding children’s health.

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a temporary depression that often shows up in the winter. You may think of it as a problem only for adults. But the American Academy of Pediatrics estimates three percent of children between the ages of 9 and 17 suffer from it. Child and adolescent psychiatrist John Kupfner of Peninsula Lighthouse in East Tennessee says  he believes the condition is under-diagnosed in children.

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Contest Entry
1:09 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

CONTEST ENTRY: Anasthesia-- States Of Consciousness

Helen Baghdoyan and Ralph Lydic teach Anesthesiology and Psychology at the University of Tennessee. They’re about to begin studies on how the brain regulates various states of consciousness, including how anesthesiology actually works.…

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Contest Entry
1:06 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

CONTEST ENTRY: Rare Tortoises--Species Survival Plans At The Knoxville Zoo

In their more-than-200-million-year history on the planet, turtles and tortoises, like other reptiles, have changed very little, certainly not fast enough for a world that is quickly changing around them.  The Knoxville Zoo currently houses a number of reptiles under 20 Species Survival Plans, breeding programs designed to boost animal populations.... 

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