2013 was a year in which fissures developed in the GOP supermajority in Nashville. Tennessee's economy improved, albeit slowly. As 2014 dawns, we look toward midterm elections. Governor Bill Haslam will be running for his second term, as Senators and Congressmen try to defend their seats against challengers.
What does it mean to be a man in the year 2013? How does today’s man adjust to changing attitudes about sexuality, gender identity and masculinity? How does it change the way he interacts with his family and circle of friends? What’s the relationship between masculinity and violence, fatherhood, feminism and intimacy? On this episode of Dialogue, Matt Shafer Powell speaks with Roane State Community College Psychology Professor Jim Doyle, who has spent decades researching the roles of men in American society.
Despite advancements in medication and treatment, life with an HIV diagnosis is still a challenge, both physically and emotionally. This year, WUOT Producers Matt Shafer Powell and Leslie Snow sat down with five East Tennesseans to hear their stories about living with HIV. In the WUOT radio documentary "I'm Still Here: My HIV Life", each speaks frankly about the grief, pain and hope that accompany their diagnoses.
Vast oceans, meteor craters, earthquakes and titanic continental collisions. The story of Tennessee is written in the rocks beneath our feet. Flip through the pages, and you're flipping through millions of years of time.
This week on Dialogue, host Brandon Hollingsworth and geologists Robert Hatcher and Harry Moore tell Tennessee's geologic story, start to finish.
The natural gas drilling method known as fracking is igniting controversy in states from Pennsylvania to Wyoming. Fracking is going on in Tennessee, too, and that has environmentalists concerned. This hour of Dialogue is dedicated to learning about the pros and cons of fracking in Tennessee. In the first portion of Dialogue, we hear from Dr. Kevin Hoyt of the University of Tennessee. He's heading up the university's efforts to study fracking on the Cumberland Plateau.
On this episode of Dialogue, Brandon Hollingsworth takes us boldly where no man has gone before. We discover the Final Frontier with a diverse and knowledgeable panel of experts. University of Tennessee Physics and Astronomy Professor Mike Guidry, UT researcher Linda Kah and Angela Quick of Maryville College discuss the prospect of life on Mars, new discoveries in cosmology and the observable universe, dark matter and dark energy and how to find what you're looking for when you gaze into the sky at night.