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August 2013 programs:

August 5

Broadcast of January’s Masterworks Concert
Toshiyuki Shimada, conductor
PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugene Onegin-Polonaise
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, Eb, Op. 73
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (arr. Alexander Siloti): Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1-Prelude No. 10, e
Gleb Ivanov, piano
ROBERT SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3, Eb, Op. 97

August 12
Broadcast of February’s Masterworks Concert
Lucas Richman, conductor
ANTONIN DVORAK: Carnival Overture, Op. 92

Unemployment Benefits
5:55 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Tennessee Labor Department Postpones Cuts To Jobless Benefits Until December 31st


The state is putting off a cut in payments for those collecting unemployment benefits until the end of the calendar year 2013.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development had planned to eliminate allowances of up to $50 a week for dependents of the unemployed after the move was passed by the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this year. 

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Haslam Family Political Donations
4:30 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Analysis Of Political Giving Puts Haslams On Top In Tennessee


A new analysis of political contributions nationwide in 2012 shows the Haslam family as the leading political donors in Tennessee. The Sunlight Foundation has released a list of elite political donors, what it calls the “one percent of one percent”.

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New Workers' Compensation Division
4:30 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

New Head For Tennessee's New Workers' Compensation Division

Abbie Hudgens / Head of Workers' Compensation Division, TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development

The head of Tennessee’s brand new Workers' Compensation Division began her six-year term today.

Governor Bill Haslam named Abbie Hudgens to lead the new division, which was created as a part of a new law. That law also removes injured workers claims from state trial courts and creates a special panel to hear those claims and appeals. The panel is appointed by the governor.

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11:50 am
Mon July 1, 2013

2013 Mug Design Contest

Submit your design for WUOT's Mug Design Contest

 DEADLINE IS TODAY!  Show off your creative side and enter WUOT's third annual Artist Mug Contest!


LA Opera on Air on WUOT

The WFMT Radio Network is pleased to continue its American Opera series with five (5) productions from the 2012-13 LA Opera season, and one (1) rarely produced opera from its archives. 

2013 Broadcast Schedule

Tennessee Labor Lawsuits
7:02 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Ruling Allows Lawsuits Against Tennessee Labor Department To Proceed


A judge has ruled that a discrimination lawsuit can proceed against the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Former department employee Annie Hendricks sued the state in November, claiming that her duties were given to two less-experienced black employees. It’s one of two racial discrimination lawsuits against the agency. The other was filed by Donald Ingram, former administrator of the Division of Employment Security. Both claim that during the two years that former Commissioner Karla Davis ran the agency, Davis, who is black, forced white employees out.

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New Laws- 2013
4:30 am
Mon July 1, 2013

"Guns In Trunks" Among Several Tennessee Laws Taking Effect Today


Each July 1 in Tennessee, many of the laws approved during the previous legislative session go into effect.  Here's a quick rundown of some of the new laws:

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International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.

Over her career, Harris has served in multiple roles within public media. She first joined NPR in 2000, as a general assignment reporter. A prolific reporter often filing two stories a day, Harris covered major stories including 9/11 and its aftermath, including the impact on the airline industry; and the anthrax attacks. She also covered how policies set in Washington are implemented across the country.