Peabody Award-winner Peter Breslow is a senior producer for NPR's newsmagazine Weekend Edition. He has been with the program since 1992. Prior to that, he was a producer for NPR's All Thing's Considered.

Breslow has reported and produced from around the country and the world from Mt. Everest to the South Pole. During his career he has covered military conflicts in a half dozen countries, had his microphone splattered with rattlesnake venom and played hockey underwater. For six years he was the supervising senior producer of Weekend Edition Saturday, managing that program's news coverage.

Emily's been at NHPR since the spring of 2012.  She worked on NPR's StateImpact project for one year, covering business & economy in New Hampshire, before transitioning to covering the Seacoast Region, where she lives presently.

Before coming to NHPR, Emily was the associate programmer for Public Radio Remix, with Roman Mars (of 99% Invisible); hosted and produced Youthcast, a podcast from the Public Radio Exchange; and worked on other freelance projects in Boston. Emily studied cello performance and music composition at the California Institute of the Arts, then fell in love with public radio while schlepping between gigs on LA freeways.

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NPR listeners often ask, "What is her name anyway — Keema Leski, Kim Alesky, Kay Marlenski, or what?" Her name is Kee Malesky, nee Christine Mary Shields, of Brooklyn, N.Y. The "Christine" became "Kee" when her youngest sister learned to talk, and because she thought it was a really cool name, she stuck with it.

Erica reports on environment and energy issues for WFPL, which run the gamut from stories about the regionââââ

Irina Zhorov is a reporter for Wyoming Public Radio. She earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from the University of Wyoming. In between, she worked as a photographer and writer for Philadelphia-area and national publications. Her professional interests revolve around environmental and energy reporting and she's reported on mining issues from Wyoming, Mexico, and Bolivia. She's been supported by the Dick and Lynn Cheney Grant for International Study, the Eleanor K. Kambouris Grant, and the Social Justice Research Center Research Grant for her work on Bolivian mining and Uzbek alpinism. Her work has appeared on Voice of America, National Native News, and in Indian Country Today, among other publications. 

Roane Co. Jail
2:24 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

New Roane Jail Struggles With Overcrowding

This was supposed to solve the problem.

In 2009, the Roane County Sheriff's Department proudly showed off its brand new, $10 million jailhouse to a public weary of fighting about it.  The long-awaited opening of the facility followed more than a decade of heated discussion, shuttled plans and warnings that the previous facility was dangerously overcrowded. 

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Madhulika Sikka is Executive Editor for NPR News, a role she joined in January 2013. As Executive Editor, Sikka oversees all desks and reporters, and helps set the agenda for the entire News division.

Antiques Roadshow
7:07 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Antiques Roadshow Filming In Knoxville

Credit http://esecaucus.com/2012/06/secaucus-antiques-roadshow-tonight/

This weekend, one of the most popular shows on public television will be taping episodes in Knoxville. Between five and six thousand people will bring their valuables and heirlooms to the Knoxville Convention Center on Saturday to be appraised for Antiques Roadshow. Those episodes will air on East Tennessee PBS sometime next year.

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Tennessee Valley Authority
3:59 am
Fri July 12, 2013

TVA Managing Tennessee River to Reduce Flooding

Douglas Dam spillway, July 9, 2013.
Credit Tennessee Valley Authority

All nine major dams along the Tennessee River are spilling water this week as the Tennessee Valley Authority works to manage record water levels. The Tennessee River watershed typically averages 51 inches of rain a year; so far in 2013, more than 40 inches of rain has fallen in the river valley. Tennessee Valley Authority spokesman Travis Brickey says in some places, dams are spilling as much as a million gallons of water per second.

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College Education
4:28 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Tennessee's Governor Signs Bill Establishing Needs-Based College Grants

Governor Haslam signs a bill establishing Tennessee's Western Governor's University on July 9, 2013.
Credit Governor's Office, July 2013.

  Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed a bill to establish a $35 million dollar endowment to provide need-based grants for students at the state's two-year public community colleges. 

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