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108th Tennessee General Assembly
8:56 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#6)

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The ACLU of Tennessee and the Tennessee Equality Project have spoken out against a piece of legislation known as the Religious Freedom Act.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
9:13 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#5)

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Checking in on Tennessee’s 108th General Assembly... 

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey about a secret survey in the House and Governor Haslam's plan to offer free tuition to two-year community colleges and technical schools...   

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The Arts
5:50 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

"The Whipping Man" Explores Faith, Freedom And The Brotherhood Of Man

Daver Morrison, Steve Sherman and Trammell Tillman (l to r) in a publicity still for The Whipping Man.
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On April 9, 1865, the surrender at Appomattox ended the Civil War. Passover began the following day. The annual Jewish observance of freedom from slavery served as a remarkable parallel in that spring of 1865, because here in the South, another freedom from slavery was forging a new social order in the embers of the old one.

That’s the setting of Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man, a play currently in production at the Clarence Brown Theatre in Knoxville.

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Science
5:30 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Rare Tortoises: Species Survival Plans At The Knoxville Zoo

Female (left) and Male (right) Radiated Tortoises at the Knoxville Zoo
Credit Photo by Chrissy Keuper

  

In their more-than-200-million-year history on the planet, turtles and tortoises, like other reptiles, have changed very little… certainly not fast enough for a world that is quickly changing around them.

The Knoxville Zoo currently houses a number of reptiles under 20 Species Survival Plans, breeding programs designed to boost animal populations.

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper has this feature with Mike Ogle, the Knoxville Zoo’s Assistant Curator of Herpetology…

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Economics
6:00 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Tennessee's Economic Forecast: Partly Cloudy

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Each year about this time, Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research economist Matt Murray prepares a summary of the state’s economic health. Governor Bill Haslam and lawmakers use the information in that report to plan the state’s annual budget. Governor Haslam formally presented his budget proposal in  Monday night's State of the State address.

On Tuesday, February 4, Murray spoke to WUOT All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth about the report's forecast, why jobless rates are so slow to improve, and if tax cuts today will hurt Tennessee tomorrow.

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Dialogue
2:00 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Dialogue: Saving Exotic And Endangered Animals

Ploughshare Tortoises at the Knoxville Zoo
Credit Photo by Chrissy Keuper

On February's Dialogue, maintaining and caring for exotic and endangered animals...

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper hosts with guests Lisa New and Phil Colclough  from the Knoxville Zoo and Ed Ramsay from UT’s College of Veterinary Medicine...

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
5:56 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#4)

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Checking in on Tennessee’s 108th General Assembly:  WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey about mining regulations, the wine-in-supermarkets bills, and legislation that would legalize hemp farming in Tennessee…   

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Science and Society
6:00 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

The Method: Evolution Battles and Saving Species

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In this edition of The Method: Tennessee legislators are considering changing the ten-member panel that evaluates school textbooks. Brandon Hollingsworth asks University of Tennessee professor of journalism Ed Caudill about the risks of political pressure seeping into science education. Then, Chrissy Keuper reports on a fascinating program at the Knoxville Zoo that seeks to ensure the protection and survival of animal species.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
6:45 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#3)

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The session of Tennessee’s 108th General Assembly is entering its third week. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey about the latest legislation under discussion… 

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Science & Politics
6:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Chief Scientist For NNSA Discusses Intersection Of Science And Political Policy

Dimitri Kusnezov, National Nuclear Security Administration
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Dimitri Kusnezov is Chief Scientist for the National Nuclear Security Administration and is also the Director of the NNSA’s Office of Science and Policy.

Kusnezov spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper about the intersection of science and policy and about why science doesn’t transcend political agendas…

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