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Are you looking for a locally-produced interview or feature story you heard on WUOT?  Try searching our archive.  At this point, it only goes back to 2012, but we're adding archival content every day.  If you can't find the piece you're looking for, try back in a week or email Director of News Content Matt Shafer Powell at mattshaferpowell@tennessee.edu

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Science and Society
6:00 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

The Method: Researching Auto Pollution And Protecting Nuclear Plants

Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, near Spring City.
Credit Tennessee Valley Authority

Automakers decided to meet fuel economy standards by making new gasoline direct-injected engines. But scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered those engines may be bigger polluters than current motors, generating as much as ten times more particulate matter, or soot. ORNL researcher John Storey talks with WUOT's Chrissy Keuper.

At the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Rhea County, one man is paid to figure out how to destroy the reactors...and then keep it from happening. Brandon Hollingsworth meets him.

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Religion and Spirituality
5:50 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

USC Professor Explores Sharia And The Constitution

Professor Sherman Jackson.
Credit Mira Zimet/University of Southern California

University of Southern California professor Dr. Sherman Jackson is both an American and a Muslim. That’s put him front and center on the debates over Islamic culture in the U.S. He’s been working to bridge the divides and provide answers he hopes both sides can use to understand each other better. On Tuesday evening, October 28, he brings that perspective to the University of Tennessee as a guest of the Religious Studies Department. He’ll speak on the concept of sharia and its interactions with U.S. laws and culture.

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Elections 2014
6:03 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Amendments In Review - A Series From WUOT News

Credit WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

When early voting begins this week, Tennesseans will be asked to approve or reject four proposed amendments to the state constitution. All this week, WUOT News will give you a voter’s guide to each of these amendments.

Our series begins Monday, October 13, with the path a constitutional amendment takes from idea to the ballot box. University of Tennessee College of Law dean Doug Blaze spoke with WUOT All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth.

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Science and Society
6:00 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

The Method: Peering Into Past Weather And Turning Tires Into Power

Credit National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Here in East Tennessee, our thoughts turn to sunny days and cool nights as autumn sets in. But you might be surprised to learn September is typically the peak month for tropical weather, including hurricanes. Today, meteorologists use all kinds of modern tools to track hurricanes from start to finish. University of Tennessee researcher Kelsey Scheitlin goes a different route.

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Interview
6:43 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Engaging Arabia: Erin Darby and Robert Darby

Credit http://www.alef.net/ALEFMaps/Ancient-NearEast/AncientNearEast-2500BC.Gif

 

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Law Enforcement
6:00 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

UT Police Chief Part Of Team Addressing On-Campus Sexual Assault

Credit University of Tennessee Police Department

Here at WUOT, we receive e-mail messages each time a sexual assault is reported on the University of Tennessee campus. Less than a month into this new semester, it seemed we were getting more of those messages than usual. It turns out we were right. We were getting more sexual assault notices. But for reasons you might not guess.

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Lost Highway
4:30 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Lost Highway: The Life And Music Of Hank Williams

Actor/Singer/Songwriter Peter Oyloe portrays iconic singer Hank Williams in the Clarence Brown Theatre production of "Lost Highway"
Credit Elizabeth Aaron

The late country singer and songwriter Hank Williams has a special place in Knoxville lore.  After all, Knoxville was the last place Williams was seen alive before his mysterious, premature death at the age of 29.  Tonight, "Lost Highway", the story of Hank Williams' life and music, comes to the stage at the Clarence Brown Theatre.

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Dialogue
3:00 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Dialogue: The "School-To-Prison Pipeline"

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Minors end up in court because of "status offenses" (in Tennessee, "unruly offenses"):  truancy, violating curfews, running away, all non-criminal actions… and these minors most often appear before a judge without any right to counsel. 

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Dean Rivkin, University of Tennessee Distinguished Professor of Law, and Brenda McGee, children’s rights attorney… 

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Science and Society
6:00 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

The Method: Tracking Disease Using Social Media And Exploring The Teenage Body Clock

Credit Ed Yourdon

In this edition of The Method:

You might use social media to tell your friends what you had for lunch, or share photos of your dog. But scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using social media and other datasets to track infectious and chronic diseases. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Laura Pullum, a senior researcher working on this effort.

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Education
6:36 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Higher Education Leaders Address Issues Facing Tennessee's Colleges and Universities

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro (left) and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan (right).

Higher education is a busy place. Just ask University of Tennessee system president Joe DiPietro or Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan. Together, the two oversee the state’s colleges and universities.

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