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Living With HIV
3:28 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Dialogue: My HIV Life

Credit WUOT, Matt Shafer Powell

Despite advancements in medication and treatment, life with an HIV diagnosis is still a challenge, both physically and emotionally. This year, WUOT Producers Matt Shafer Powell and Leslie Snow sat down with five East Tennesseans to hear their stories about living with HIV.  In the WUOT radio documentary "I'm Still Here: My HIV Life", each speaks frankly about the grief, pain and hope that accompany their diagnoses.

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Science and Society
6:00 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

The Method: Spirits and Graves

On this edition of The Method, we examine how two researchers are putting technology to work to find and identify mass graves. Then, Christine Jessel goes in search of spirits -- the potable kind. The science behind moonshine is her story, so prepare to be jarred.

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University of TN: Forensic Anthropology Center
9:22 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Mass Grave Project Part Of Human Rights Initiative

UT Anthropology graduate student Katie Corcoran (left) digs the first shovel of dirt with volunteer Devin White (right) for one of four graves at the Forensic Anthropology Center, in February of 2013. The mass grave research project will observe ten bodies for three years, detecting changes in the ground and looking at multispectral imagery. (PHOTO BY AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS / NEWS SENTINEL)

A new experiment is underway at the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Center, at the world-famous “Body Farm”.

Anthropology graduate student Katie Corcoran is studying four new graves, specifically mass graves. Corcoran and her team are measuring the changes that occur as the human remains deteriorate.

Corcoran and Devin White, a Senior Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper about the experiment and the technology they’re putting to use…

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U.S. Civil War
5:42 am
Fri October 18, 2013

The U.S. Civil War’s "Contraband'’ Camps


Amy Murrell Taylor says the emancipation of slaves in the 19th century United States is often the one man, one-moment story:

President Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation.

But Taylor argues that emancipation was a process, and part of that process was the settlement of slave refugees behind the military lines of the Union army, in what were called “contraband camps”. 

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Centennial Conservation Exposition
4:45 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Centennial Conservation Exposition In Knoxville


In 1913, Knoxville held the National Conservation Exposition at Chilhowee Park for two months. It drew about a million people and it was probably the biggest event in Knoxville’s history, up until the 1982 World’s Fair.

Tomorrow, the Centennial Conservation Exposition will be celebrated at Chilhowee Park.

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UT Clarence Brown Theatre
7:52 am
Thu October 3, 2013

"Our Country's Good": Interview With Director Cal MacLean


The University of Tennessee's Clarence Brown Theatre presents “Our Country’s Good” , a drama about the 1788 settlement of the penal colony at Port Jackson, which today is Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

It's playing at UT's Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre.

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Food Equity / Health Equity
9:53 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Dialogue: A Discussion About Food Equity And Health Equity


A new federal fiscal year has begun, with a few snags…

Because of a  partial government shutdown, a few states are going ahead with reductions to food stamps, though the matter of a $40 billion cut to the program is still up for debate in Congress...

Signups for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act are underway, with effects yet to be determined…

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Science and Society
6:00 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

The Method: Matters of Heaven and Earth

Images from the Spitzer Space Telescope show the asteroid 3552 Don Quixote is actually a comet.

On this edition of The Method, we meet Josh Emery, a planetary scientist who just found out that not all is as it seems in the heavens above. And then, it's back down to Earth with environmental writer Bill McKibben, who argues that we either need to save the planet or start thinking about calling it something else.

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UT Veterinary Medical Center
3:34 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

UT Knoxville Veterinary Medical Center Opens "Crown Jewel" Facilities

Veterinary technicians prepare a horse for an MRI at the UT Veterinary Medical Center's Equine Hospital.
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Obituary: Bill Wilcox
5:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

A Tribute To Oak Ridge Historian Bill Wilcox

Bill Wilcox at his 90th birthday party, Spring 2013

Oak Ridge nuclear scientist and city historian Bill Wilcox died this week at age 90. Wilcox arrived in Oak Ridge in 1943 and worked as a nuclear chemist on the Manhattan Project. He spent the rest of his life recording the history of the project and the city of Oak Ridge.

Y-12 historian Ray Smith spoke with WUOT's Chrissy Keuper about the public legacy Wilcox leaves behind in the Secret City… 


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