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This summer, Dawn Distler will mark her third anniversary as director of KAT, Knoxville's public transit agency. The system is fortunate to have a city government that supports public transportation, Distler says, but providing that service is costly. KAT must respond to funding, customer requests, public demand and other factors that may shift over time.

Comedian Trae Crowder shares his favorite music and explains his reasons for leaving Knoxville. 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Forty-seven years ago, filmgoers got a taste of the dark side of the burgeoning field of computer technology. In Colossus: The Forbin Project, a supercomputer gains sentience and turns on its creators – and humanity. The idea that supercomputers will eventually overwhelm the humans that created them is a common theme in science fiction and fantasy. And it usually doesn't end well for the humans.

Asheville musician Shane Parish treats us to some solo acoustic music and discusses his intimate new recording.  He'll be back in town for the Big Ears Festival in March. 

National Endowment for the Humanities

Writer James Agee died in 1955, but the re-discovery of his work continues today. This month, the University of Tennessee Press will release new collections reflecting on Agee’s work as a critic and journalist. Tuesday evening, Professor Michael Lofaro will lead a discussion about Agee’s nonfiction work as part of UT’s Conversations and Cocktails series.

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