Morning Concert
11:57 am
Sat November 1, 2014

The Oak Ridge Symphony Celebrates the Music of Franz Schubert

This Saturday, November 1st, the Oak Ridge Symphony and Chorus will present a concert, celebrating the music of Franz Schubert.  The concert is being given at a slightly different venue for ORCMA: the Pellissippi State Community College Clayton Center for the Arts, and will begin at 7:30pm.  Earlier this week, Melony Dodson spoke with Music Director and Conductor of the Oak Ridge Symphony, Dan Allcott, about this concert and the works that are being performed.  As always, Maestro Allcott gives some interesting facts and background information about the works that are being presented on th

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Arts
7:42 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Ira Glass Drawing Kicks Off Last Day of Fund Drive

Today is the last day of WUOT's fall fund drive. If you haven't yet made a pledge of support, now's the time to do it, especially if you're an Ira Glass and This American Life fan! If you donate today by 8 p.m., you'll be entered into a drawing to win FRONT ROW SEATS to see Ira Glass at the Tennessee Theatre May 30, 2015! 

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Science and Society
6:00 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

The Method: Researching Auto Pollution And Protecting Nuclear Plants

Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, near Spring City.
Credit Tennessee Valley Authority

Automakers decided to meet fuel economy standards by making new gasoline direct-injected engines. But scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered those engines may be bigger polluters than current motors, generating as much as ten times more particulate matter, or soot. ORNL researcher John Storey talks with WUOT's Chrissy Keuper.

At the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Rhea County, one man is paid to figure out how to destroy the reactors...and then keep it from happening. Brandon Hollingsworth meets him.

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Norris Dryer
9:54 am
Fri October 31, 2014

We Bid Farewell To An Old Friend

Credit WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

Norris Dryer estimated he spent 41 years of his life in radio. Thirty-four of those years were spent at WUOT.

Norris passed away Thursday, October 30 at the age of 71 following a long battle with cancer. A remembrance/pot-luck gathering of friends will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, November 10, at The Standard, 416 W. Jackson Avenue in Knoxville

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Alva Noë is a contributor to the NPR blog 13.7: Cosmos and Culture. He is writer and a philosopher who works on the nature of mind and human experience.

Noë received his PhD from Harvard in 1995 and is a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Center for New Media. He previously was a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has been philosopher-in-residence with The Forsythe Company and has recently begun a performative-lecture collaboration with Deborah Hay. Noë is a 2012 recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.

Community Partnership
8:40 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Support WUOT today and you’ll be a real STAR!

  Today is Community Partnership Day! If you donate  between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., your pledge will count toward our goal of 400 pledges. And if we reach 400 pledges, you’ll help the Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR) get a much-needed facelift.

If we receive 400 pledges by 8 p.m. today, two different couples, Mark and Heather Murphy of Boulder Designs, and Tom and Janice Christman, will donate $5,000 worth of signage and landscaping to give STAR’s entrance a new look.

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2014 Fall Fund Drive
1:53 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

WUOT's Whitney Dodds Completes The Habanero Challenge

Credit Cindy Hassil

Click here to see video proof that Whitney Dodds did indeed ingest a habanero pepper in response to a listener challenge.

Big Ears Drawing
1:52 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Big Ears 2015 Drawing

  BIG EARS 2015 DRAWING
Thursday, Oct. 30 6A-8P

Donate today and you might be spending the weekend at Big Ears 2015!

We’re into Day 4 of the Fall Fund Drive, and today we’re offering something pretty special to encourage you to support the station: If you donate by 8 p.m. today, you’ll have the chance to spend the weekend at Big Ears 2015 March 27-29, 2015!

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