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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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Affordable Care Act
12:00 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Governor Haslam's Insurance Exchange Decision: Why it Matters

On Monday December 10, 2012, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam made an important decision: The health insurance exchange required under the Affordable Care Act will be managed in Washington, not Tennessee. It may sound arcane, but it's a crucial choice as the nation prepares to change the way health insurance is offered, managed and sold.  Dr. Carole Myers is an associate professor in the University of Tennessee's College of Nursing.

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The Welsh of Tennessee
12:00 am
Wed December 12, 2012

The Welsh of Tennessee: An Interview with Eirug Davies

Dr. Eirug Davies describes himself as a physicist who tried to retire. Now he teaches in the Celtic Department at Harvard University and is a preeminent researcher on the history of Welsh populations and Welsh language in the US. Davies says the first great influx of Welsh immigrants was in the 1830's, mostly to coal-mining towns in Pennsylvania. Davies was in Knoxville and spoke to WUOT's Morning Edition host Chrissy Keuper about some Tennessee connections to his research: Knoxville, Lake City(once called Coal Creek) and a man named David Thomas.

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Fracking in Tennessee
12:00 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Sorting Out Concerns Over Fracking on the Cumberland Plateau

Sometime in 2013, a team of researchers with the University of Tennessee plans to drill a series of wells into shale deep beneath the Cumberland Plateau as a testing ground for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The controversial practice has been blamed with health problems and contaminated groundwater in other states. The UT test wells, planned for Morgan and Scott counties, will try to answer vital questions about the effects of fracking. Kevin Hoyt is the director of the University of Tennessee Forest Resources Ag Research and Education Center.

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Without A Net
12:00 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Without A Net: Voices of the Working Poor

During the week of December 3, 2012, WUOT Producers Matt Shafer Powell and Leslie Snow introduced us to a group of people often underrepresented in discussions about entitlements and employment.  Without A Net: Voices of the Working Poor highlighted the lives of six East Tennesseans for whom hope is often an unaffordable luxury. 

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Tennessee Tragedies
4:00 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Tennessee Tragedies: An interview with Allen Coggins

Nearly thirty years ago, Allen Coggins got a request from the director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. He was told to compile a list of disasters that have affected the state since its creation. What neither Coggins nor the director knew was that the simple request would become a 27-year odyssey through dusty newspaper archives, libraries and eyewitness reports.

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Without a Net
12:39 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Without A Net: Voices Of The Working Poor

WUOT News, Leslie Snow

In "Without a Net: Voices of the Working Poor", WUOT producers Matt Shafer Powell and Leslie Snow take you into the precarious world of East Tennessee’s working poor.  These are individuals and families teetering on the edge of financial disaster, where one small slip or a simple streak of bad luck can compromise whatever modest gains may have accumulated through the years.  East Tennessee’s working poor represent a segment of the population often overworked and overlooked, proudly and quietly committing to an ideal in which the ability and desire to work is a fundamental element of charact

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Asteroids
4:00 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Rough Neighborhood: Josh Emery Investigates a Dangerous Asteroid

A space probe called OSIRIS-Rex has the goal of unlocking some of the secrets surrounding asteroids, including those that could pose a hazard to Earth. The mission doesn't lift off until 2016, but its work is already well underway. Josh Emery is a planetary scientist at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and a member of the OSIRIS-Rex team. On November 12, 2012, he described the mission's goals to WUOT's All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth. 

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Election 2012
4:30 am
Wed November 7, 2012

ELECTION 2012: 13th District State House Race Not Over Yet

It was among the most competitive local races in Tuesday's election.  The race for the 13th State House seat pitted a former schoolteacher and Democratic Party Chair against a former television reporter and small businessman.  While unofficial results list Democrat Gloria Johnson as the winner, her opponent Republican Gary Loe says it's not over yet.  WUOT's Matt Shafer Powell reports.

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Economic Outlook
4:00 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Cautiously Optimistic: Economist Matt Murray Looks Ahead To 2013 And Beyond

The most recent assessment of Tennessee's economy shows cautious optimism for 2013 and 2014. The Center for Business and Economic Research in Knoxville issued its fall economic outlook recently, projecting moderate growth for Tennessee in the new year. Matt Murray is the assistant director of CBER. On November 1, 2012 he joined WUOT's All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth to talk about the report's findings, and to give us a preview of next week's state budget hearings.

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Election 2012
4:00 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

ELECTION 2012: Following The Money In East Tennessee's Congressional Races

All four of East Tennessee's congressmen are up for re-election on November 6, 2012 and so is one of the state's two senators. Though the biggest campaign contributions this year are going to swing states, money is an essential part of every political race. WUOT's All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth looks at who's paying for the region's Congressional races, and what it means.

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