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. 

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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?

On this episode of Dialogue, our guest is Knoxville poet Marilyn Kallet.   For years, Kallet has been teaching others how to use the magic of language to help them overcome personal trauma.  She takes her poetry workshops to victims of domestic violence, to children who have endured various forms of heartbreak and loss and even to a women's prison in Oklahoma.  She joins host Matt Shafer Powell to talk about the healing power of words and what she's learned from watching others discover it.  

Brandon Hollingsworth, WUOT News

Many of us take the internet for granted, and may even think of it as a luxury, something to waste time at work or share cat videos. But for some people, no high-speed internet access could close the door to economic and personal growth, from job applications to online college courses. Today on Dialogue, we explore broadband access in Tennessee and what it means for residents, communities and the state.

The 2016 presidential campaign is breaking all the rules when it comes to how the candidates speak, communicate with the public and get their messages out to voters.   On this episode of Dialogue, WUOT's Matt Shafer Powell welcomes University of Tennessee Political Communication professor Stuart Brotman, a veteran of four presidential administrations.  They look at how this year’s race for the White House compares with past campaigns—and how it will inform future campaigns.

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