This year Farragut High School saw three students take their own lives, putting a spotlight on mental health and suicide prevention in the area. What’s being done and what can be done? While some parents say the school system was slow to act, others point out there’s a larger crisis looming – and recent figures showed suicides hit a record high in Tennessee. In fact, the suicide rate in Tennessee has been rising for years.
Afternoon Concert host Garrett McQueen speaks with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Aram Demirjian about the final KSO concert of the 2016-2017 season, and his vision for what's to come for this growing ensemble.
Walter Davis is the Executive Director at the Tennessee Healthcare Campaign, a nonprofit consumer healthcare advocacy group. In this interview with WUOT's Victor Agreda, he voices concerns about how Tennessee has handled access to healthcare, and considers the re-entry of Blue Cross in the state healthcare exchange.
"Dinner and a movie" is a popular date-night option, but what about "dinner and an opera?" The opportunity doesn't present itself all too often, but this Thursday and Friday nights, Knoxvillians have the chance to enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Holly's Gourmets Market and an opera, performed by Marble City Opera.