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Transportation
6:00 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

School Bus Safety: Seat Belts May Not Be The Answer

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Six states require seat belts on school buses. Tennessee is not one of them. Tuesday’s deadly school bus crash in Knox County prompted State Representative Joe Armstrong to draft a bill that would change that. But automotive safety experts say that the concept we're taught from childhood - buckle up when in a car -  works in personal vehicles. But it isn’t necessarily what’s best for children riding in school buses.

Counterintuitive, right?

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Education
8:25 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Dialogue: Exploring Online ("Virtual") Education

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On December's Dialogue: 

The opportunity for online education.

How does it work? Who’s using it, and why? 

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper discussed it with Kimberly Estep of WGU; Paul Percy of Carson-Newman University; Aaron Hennon of the University of Tennessee...

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Science and Society
6:00 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

The Method: Talking Turkey And Preventing Cyber Crimes

America's proud national bird. Ben Franklin wishes.
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The Department of Energy’s reservation in Oak Ridge is home to a variety of wild animals, including turkeys. But it wasn’t always that way. Matt Shafer Powell talks with a man who helped bring the turkeys back.

And Chrissy Keuper speaks with ORNL researcher Raymond Borges about his work designing cybersecurity systems.

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Medicine / Neuroscience
4:57 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Anesthesia: States Of Consciousness

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Our brains undergo all kinds of states of consciousness... But how? And what are those states? 

Helen Baghdoyan (Beaman Professor) and Ralph Lydic (Robert H. Cole Endowed Professor of Neuroscience) teach Anesthesiology and Psychology at the University of Tennessee. They spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper about their research on how the brain regulates various states of consciousness, and how anesthesia actually works…

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Dialogue
6:32 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Dialogue: Communicable Diseases And Community Health

A medical worker administers a flu shot.
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Communicable diseases are all around us. They range from the simple common cold to more serious illnesses, such as Ebola. One of these is dominating the news cycle. The other is not. In this edition of Dialogue, we find out why.

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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.
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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.
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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

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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

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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

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