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This week, WUOT News is giving you a preview of the 2016 elections in Tennessee.  Today, legislative races. Very few seats are considered competitive this year. But there are a few races to watch as results begin to come in Tuesday night. Chas Sisk, the legislative correspondent for Nashville Public Radio, tells WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth about the races he'll be watching.

This week, WUOT News is giving you a preview of the 2016 elections in Tennessee. Today, the Anderson County charter commission. Voters will choose eight people who will write the county’s first charter document. Anderson will be only the third county in the state to adopt a charter form of government, after Knox and Shelby. Joe Jarret knows about this topic, because he advised Knox County's charter review panel in 2012. Jarret speaks with WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth.

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Imagine being in the hospital, but unable to tell your doctor what’s wrong. WUOT’s Megan Jamerson visits Rebecca Kosalinski, a University of Tennessee nursing professor who helped invent Speak for Myself, an app that helps patients give doctors, nurses and caregivers important information.

Brandon Hollingsworth/data from Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center

East Tennessee is dry. Dangerously so. The latest edition of the Palmer Drought Index shows every county in the region is running short on rainfall, from “unusually dry” at the Kentucky border to “moderate drought” for Knoxville and Maryville, to “exceptional drought” for Chattanooga and Hamilton County.

The drought means less water flowing into streams and rivers. The conditions threaten crops and livestock. And wildfires are much more likely to occur and spread rapidly.

Brandon Hollingsworth, WUOT News

Many of us take the internet for granted, and may even think of it as a luxury, something to waste time at work or share cat videos. But for some people, no high-speed internet access could close the door to economic and personal growth, from job applications to online college courses. Today on Dialogue, we explore broadband access in Tennessee and what it means for residents, communities and the state.

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