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Syria
12:55 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Eyes on Syria: Dr. Jabar Hassan

The current civil conflict in Syria has just entered its third year and the U.S. government is weighing a decision over whether to provide official foreign aid and support to the country. Dr. Jaber Hassan is a Syrian-American doctor living and practicing in Maryville., Tenn. He's made several trips to Syria during this conflict, providing medical care with the Syrian American Medical Society. He recently returned from Syria and spoke with WUOT's Chrissy Keuper.

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Pilot Flying J
12:59 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Pilot-Flying J Gas Stations Target of Federal Investigation

This week the FBI and IRS raided the headquarters of one of the country's largest private employers: Pilot Flying J. The chain operates more than 600 gas stations and convenience stores in 43 states. It's owned by billionaire Jimmy Haslam. Haslam also owns the Cleveland Browns and his brother is Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, who owns shares in the company.  The company is accused of skimming money it promised to commercial customers through fuel rebates. WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth filed this report for NPR's All Things Considered.

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Pilot Flying J
6:35 am
Fri April 19, 2013

FBI Releases Pilot/Flying J Affidavit

 

An affidavit alleges top-level officials within the Pilot/Flying J Corporation knew about a long-running scheme to defraud money from some commercial customers.  According to the affidavit, Pilot has for years been skimming money from customer rebates, lowering the rebate rate without telling the customer, then paying the customer less than they were owed.  WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth stayed up late reading the affidavit and spoke with Morning Edition's Chrissy Keuper. 

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Grandin
1:09 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Dr. Temple Grandin on Humane Animal Treatment

Temple Grandin was in Knoxville recently to address a Veterinary Social Work summit sponsored by the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.  Grandin is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University  and is  well-known among animal welfare advocates for improving the conditions in large cattle slaughter facilities. Now, more than half of all the cattle slaughtered in the U.S. and Canada are processed by equipment that she designed. She spoke with Chrissy Keuper about how slaughter plants can be made more humane.

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Confucius
1:18 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

The Confucius Institute at the University of Tennessee: An Interview with Shih-Lung Shaw

The Confucius Institute is celebrating its grand opening at the University of Tennessee. The institute is part of a worldwide movement, with more than 300 Confucius Institutes open in more than 100 countries. Chrissy Keuper spoke with the UT institute's director, Geography professor Shih-Lung about what's behind this movement and why UT is now a part of it.

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WWF Conservation Efforts
9:00 am
Fri March 22, 2013

World Wildlife Fund: Conservation Is Possible

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Optimism isn’t often a word that people associate with conservation efforts, and certainly not with endangered animal species that compete with humans for habitat.

Eric Dinerstein is the lead scientist for the World Wildlife Fund. He told WUOT's Chrissy Keuper that he’s optimistic because he’s seen that large-scale conservation IS possible... 

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Atomic City
1:25 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Girls of the Atomic City: An Interview with Author Denise Kiernan

Girls of the Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II is now a bestselling book about the women who worked on one of the nation’s most secret projects in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Chrissy Keuper recently spoke with author Denise Kiernan, who says she was moved to research and write the book after seeing a photo taken by Department of Energy photographer Ed Westcott.  

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CBT
12:33 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

A Raisin in the Sun: An Interview with Director Woodie King, Jr.

When it opened on Broadway in 1959, the now-classic play, "A Raisin in the Sun" was the first to have a black principal cast, director and playwright. Lorraine Hansberry's play takes place in 1950's Chicago, focusing on a black family buying and attempting to make a home in an all-white neighborhood. The Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee is putting on a new production of the play.  Chrissy Keuper speaks with director Woodie King, Jr. about the play and the era in which it was written.
 

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Fredriksen
12:36 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Paula Fredriksen on Sin, Past and Present

What is sin? What's the punishment for it? And who gets to decide? Historian of religion Paula Fredriksen studied some of the earliest writings of Judaism and Christianity to find out. And her new book, "Sin: The Early History of an Idea" explores the first 400 years of sin as a concept of Western religion.  On February 18, in advance of her appearance at the David Dungan Memorial Lecture at the University of Tennessee, Fredriksen talked to Brandon Hollingsworth about the concept of sin, its origins and its evolution.

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Human Rights Commission
12:45 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Tennessee's Human Rights Commission Marks 50 Years

In the autumn of 1963, just months after George Wallace delivered his "segregation now" speech, and almost a year before President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, Tennessee Governor Frank Clement made a bold move. He established a state agency dedicated to fighting discrimination in housing, public services and employment. The Tennessee Human Rights Commission turns 50 this year, and its executive director Beverly Watts joined WUOT's All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth to talk about what the commission does, and what its future may hold.

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