Dialogue on WUOT

The first Wednesday of the month from 1-2 p.m.

WUOT's monthly live call-in program; hosted by a member of WUOT's News Staff 

We'll take your calls at 865-974-5050; tweet us @WUOTFM or submit your question on WUOT's Facebook page. 

U.S. Geological Survey

It's been six months since wildfires burned approximately 2,400 buildings, killed fourteen people and forced the evacuation of thousands of people from the Tennessee tourist hub, Gatlinburg.

Today, officials are trying to lure the tourists back, no small concern because tourism is the county's number-one industry and employer. Residents who lost their homes are struggling to get back on their feet in a tight housing market. And others examine what can be done the next time a fire threatens the area.

Dialogue: Donald Trump And The Future Of Science

Feb 22, 2017

Donald Trump’s public comments about science and his choices to run the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency have given a lot of scientists cause for concern.  How will the President’s attitudes and opinions about science affect funding?  How will research on politically-charged issues like climate change be affected?  On this episode of Dialogue, we’ll examine the next four years from a scientists’ perspective. Panelists include Dr. Gordon Burghardt and Dr. Nina Fefferman of the University of Tennessee and Dr.

Dialogue: Refugee Resettlement In Tennessee

Feb 1, 2017
Bridge Refugee Services, Inc.

This edition of Dialogue joins a much larger discussion happening nationally about refugees and the American people. That discussion has been marked by political fights, misinformation, a lot of talking and very little listening. We'll explain how refugee resettlement works, so that you have context to better understand current events, such as President Donald Trump’s January 27 executive order. Host Brandon Hollingsworth is joined by three panelists:

Holly Johnson, state refugee coordinator for the Tennessee Office on Refugees, based in Nashville.

Inside of Knoxville

As the 20th century rolled into the 21st, Scott West was considered a whiz-kid entrepreneur, one of the architects responsible for the revitalization of Knoxville's downtown.  But the conversation about Scott West changed in 2006, when he was arrested for his role in a marijuana-smuggling operation, one in which he was convicted of using his popular downtown properties to launder drug money.  

There’s no place like home for the holidays…at least, that's what we're told. But after an exceedingly divisive election season and a result that left many wounds, the thought of politics rearing its head at family gatherings or office Christmas parties may have you reaching for the Tums instead of egg nog. On this edition of Dialogue, we discuss civility and relationships in this unique holiday season. Can our differences be fixed with wrapping paper and bows?

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