2014 Election
4:04 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Former TRA Director Hints At Run For TN Governor

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A 19-year veteran of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority has indicated she may challenge Governor Bill Haslam's 2014 re-election bid.   Sara Kyle's comments to the Tennessean suggest she is weighing her options and would consider any position in which she could "be of service and help the Democrats move forward."

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August Dialogue 2013
7:28 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Dialogue: Veterans Returning To Civilian Life

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What are the challenges for veterans returning home from deployment?

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Originally from Montana, Marci grew up near the mountains and can't get enough of them.

In August of 2008, Greg Collard took Interstate 77 - also known as the Hillbilly Highway - down to Charlotte and WFAE.

He came to us from West Virginia, where he spent eight years at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, including four as news director.

Greg has also worked at newspapers in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. Greg is a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, WV, where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Tennessee Corrections
4:00 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Tennessee-Based Corrections Corporation of America Reports Acquisition

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The Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America is the largest owner of partnership correction and detention facilities in the nation. 

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KPD Needs Community's Help
4:00 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Knoxville Police Chief Asks For Public's Help In Solving July Shootings

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The Knoxville Police Department reports that no one has been arrested for most of the July shootings in Knoxville.  KPD Chief David Rausch says that means victims and witnesses aren't cooperating with investigations and that cooperation usually leads to successful prosecutions.

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Rural Metro
11:56 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Rural/Metro Files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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The Arizona-based company that provides fire and ambulance services to Knox County is declaring bankruptcy, according to a press statement released by Rural/Metro's corporate office.

"The financial restructuring process will help ensure that Rural/Metro can continue to invest in its business, meet the needs of customers, patients and communities and further improve service," company officials said. 

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Chuck Quirmbach is a Milwaukee-based reporter who covers developments and issues in Southeastern Wisconsin that are of statewide interest. He has numerous years of experience covering state government, elections, the environment, energy, racial diversity issues, clergy abuse claims and major baseball stadium doings. He enjoys covering all topics.

Chuck is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio and several other regional or national radio outlets. He has won several individual awards, and several as part of a collaboration with other reporters.

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3:59 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Tennessee eHealth Exhange Program Trades Patient Information Quickly

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  A Tennessee-based nonprofit company has created a program to exchange patient information among medical offices, hospitals and other healthcare programs.


Memphis-based healthcare nonprofit Qsource and the Tennessee Office of eHealth Initatives are encouraging healthcare providers to adopt the e-sharing service, called Direct Technology, starting with a series of conferences for healthcare proficers across the state this fall.


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Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories. She is the current Weekend All Things Considered host.