Morning Concert
7:00 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Melony Dodson talks with ORSO conductor, Dan Allcott

The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presented a concert on March 22nd, featuring emotionally powerful music of Shostakovich, Verdi, and Henryk Gorecki.  Conductor Dan Allcott talked with Melony Dodson about these historically significant works, giving fascinating background information about why and how they were composed, as well as a few personal anecdotes on the way...

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Morning Concert
6:46 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performs all six of Bach's Brandenburg Concerti

On March 20th and 21st, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performed all six of Bach's Brandenburg Concerti, along with Leopold Stokowski's transcriptions of Bach's Toccata in D minor and the Chaconne in D minor (from the Violin Partita No.2).  Melony Dodson talked with the conductor of these concerts, James Fellenbaum, about how each of the concertos are different, why Bach composed them, and also about some of the featured soloists in the KSO's performance.

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Daylight Saving Time
4:08 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Bill To Eliminate Standard Time Dies In Tenn. House

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  A bill that would have made Daylight Saving Time permanent in Tennessee has failed to pass a House committee after facing resistance from East Tennesseans.

The bill would have eliminated the biannual “Spring Forward/Fall Back” switch from standard to daylight time and back.  The bill’s sponsors say most Tennesseans are in favor of the idea, but acknowledge the bulk of that support comes from Middle and West Tennessee, two regions located in the Central Time Zone.

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2014 Spring Fund Drive
11:43 am
Tue March 25, 2014

2014 Spring Fund Drive

Paula Poundstone

  Saturday, April 5, is the last day of WUOT's 2014 Spring Fund Drive. Saturday features one of our most popular programs, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and if you donate by 8 p.m., you’ll have the chance to see one of the show’s most hysterical panelists, Pop Tart Princess Paula Poundstone!

Donate Saturday, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to Paula’s show at the Bijou Theatre on July 26!  We have three pairs of tickets, so you have three chances to win!

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Tennessee Culture
3:30 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Cremation Practice On The Rise In Tennessee

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More Tennessee deaths are being handled with cremation.

The most recent report from the Cremation Association of North America ranks Tennessee fifth in the nation for the increased practice of cremation in the state.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
9:15 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#11)

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

  

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Red Light cameras
4:30 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Oak Ridge To Take Another Stab At Red Light Camera Contract

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  UPDATE:  Oak Ridge city council rejected the resolution to extend the contract and the cameras will be removed when the contract expires on April 21.

Oak Ridge city council members will decide whether to extend the city’s red light camera contract tonight after failing to resolve the issue at an earlier meeting.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
7:30 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Possible Veto-Override Session For Tennessee General Assembly

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Tennessee State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says lawmakers should consider holding a veto override session.                                                 

Speaker Ramsey says the General Assembly should schedule a veto override session at the conclusion of every two-year meeting of the legislature; this is the second year of the 108th Tennessee General Assembly.

If scheduled, it would be the first veto override session held in 13 years.

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US Treasury / Internal Revenue Service
6:45 am
Thu March 20, 2014

More Than 16,000 Tennesseans Are Due Tax Refunds From 2010

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Officials with the Internal Revenue Service say more than $12.8 million are due to more than 16,000 Tennesseans who did not file tax returns for 2010.

They have until April 15th to file a tax return for 2010 in order to collect the money. Taxpayers have three years to file a return to claim a refund. If it’s not claimed, that money becomes property of the US Treasury.

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Knox County Commission
3:30 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Knox County Commission Gives Initial Approval To School System Audit

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The Knox County Commission has voted to investigate a special fund run by the Knox County Schools.                                                   

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