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Dr. John Henning Schumann is a writer, internist, and medical educator at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. His medical practice consists of adult primary care, in addition to training residents and medical students. He serves as Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at OU.

He previously worked to improve patients’ experiences at teaching hospitals in Boston and Chicago before moving to Tulsa in 2011. He writes the popular blog GlassHospital, which demystifies medicine and health care.

Y-12
5:00 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Y-12 protester trial gets underway

Jury selection begins May 6 in the trial of three nuclear protesters who broke into the Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee last summer.  The Department of Energy facility houses the nation's stockpile of highly-enriched uranium.   The break-in was significant in a lot of ways--not the least was the fact that one of the three trespassers was an 82-year-old nun. 

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Robert Smith is a correspondent for NPR's Planet Money where he reports on how the global economy is affecting our lives.

If that sounds a little dry, then you've never heard Planet Money. The team specializes in making economic reporting funny, engaging and understandable. Planet Money has been known to set economic indicators to music, use superheroes to explain central banks, and even buy a toxic asset just to figure it out.

Smith admits that he has no special background in finance or math, just a curiosity about how money works. That kind of curiosity has driven Smith for his 20 years in radio.

Y-12
5:35 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Y-12 Protesters Remain in Jail, Await Judge's Decision

An unidentified protester shows his opposition to the U.S. Government's nuclear weapons activities in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Credit Matt Shafer Powell

Three nuclear protesters convicted in a federal court May 8 remain in jail while  U.S.

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Next Wave- Lusky
3:27 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Katharine Lusky- Pilots 'n' Paws

The U.S. Census Bureau says more than 4 million pets are euthanized each year in America because there’s not enough space in shelters. Here in Knox County, the Young-Williams Animal Center had to euthanize more than 60% of the animals they housed last year. But a national charity with roots in Knoxville is trying to change that. Airplane pilots working for the group "Pilots ‘n’ Paws" donate their planes, time and money to fly these animals to people who want to adopt them.

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Next Wave- Brown
3:25 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Madeline Brown- Circus Class

The Knox County Commission recently approved a $7 million increase in funding for the county school system. Some of that money is earmarked for a program known as the Community Schools Initiative. This collaboration between the county, the University of Tennessee and the United Way attempts to provide poorer schools with a variety of services and techniques to help disadvantaged students learn basic skills.

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Next Wave- La Vone
3:23 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Missy La Vone- The Healing Farm

For more than a million Americans every year, a cancer diagnosis becomes a transformative experience. For Leaf Myczack of Rockwood, it was a catalyst to a healthier, happier life. As part of WUOT’s Next Wave Radio Project, Missy La Vone has the story of a man who declined conventional treatment when he discovered the path to his recovery meanders right through his East Tennessee farm.

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Next Wave- Schuster
3:20 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Kathleen Schuster- Bilingual Hands

Learning English to get by is challenging for many adult immigrants. At least at home, they can use whatever language they want to---that is, unless their kids refuse to speak anything but English. Many immigrant families deal with this language-problem daily and find a compromise. But what if they have child who is deaf or has hearing loss? As part of WUOT’s Next Wave Radio Project, Kathleen Schuster reports on how one local Hispanic family has balanced not two, but three languages.

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