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6:43 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Engaging Arabia: Erin Darby and Robert Darby



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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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3:00 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Dialogue: The "School-To-Prison Pipeline"


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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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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Literacy and Culture
6:00 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

"Reading Appalachia" Celebrates Region's Literary Culture

Credit Knox County Public Library

When she was a student at East Tennessee State University nearly ten years ago, a chance discovery got Jamie Osborn a little hot under the collar. She came across the rich legacy of literature created by writers from Appalachia. As a child of Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee, Osborn wondered why her teachers never assigned books written by local authors, books she felt gave a unique voice to the people, culture and history of Appalachia.

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2:07 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Vintage Baseball Brings The Sport's Past To The Present

Ryan "Muggins" Riordan, of the Knoxville Holstons Vintage Base Ball Club.
Credit Dan MacDonald

It’s a little after three o’clock on a breezy Sunday afternoon, and on a rolling green field at Ramsey House in Knox County, baseball practice is underway.

At first glance, this match may be the strangest baseball game you’ve ever seen. The uniforms include suspenders. There’s no pitcher’s mound. There are no baselines, no concession stands. If you listen closely, you can even hear a different kind of language being spoken: an umpire is an "arbiter" here. The batter is a "striker." Your team's star hitter is a "muckle."

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5:50 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Smokies' Kirchhofer Talks Ballpark Changes

Credit Tennessee Smokies

For all the poetry and prose that have romanticized the national pastime, the fact remains that baseball is at its most basic a business. Figuring out ways to compete with digital entertainment and other pastimes for your disposable income is part of Doug Kirchhofer’s job. He’s in his 13th year as president of the Tennessee Smokies baseball team.

Kirchhofer joined WUOT All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth to talk about some new amenities the front office staff hopes will keep spectators engaged from the first pitch to the last strike.

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Election 2014
4:30 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Campaign Signs Fight For Attention In Crowded Election

Credit WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

A hopeless romantic might say the collection of campaign signs on the corner of Robertsville Road and the Oak Ridge Turnpike looks something like a flower garden, a festive, mid-summer explosion of reds, whites and blues.

“It’s ugly, it’s a nuisance and there’s no reason for it,” says Georgia Hudson, passing through the gauntlet of signs on her way to the Oak Ridge Visitors’ Center.  “I think they should be banned statewide.”

So much for hopeless romance.

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