Special Projects

Throughout the years, WUOT has produced several long-form audio projects that allow listeners to examine a particular issue or topic in great depth.  These series have been recognized for excellence by a variety of journalistic organizations, including the Radio-Television Digital News Association and Public Radio News Directors Inc.

I'm Still Here: My HIV Life (November 2013) This powerful, dynamic documentary leads listeners along an emotional journey through the day-to-day lives of five HIV survivors from East Tennessee.

Justice For All (October 2013) This two-part series offers an exclusive view of the American system of justice through the eyes of the public defenders who represent the poor and disenfranchised.

Without A Net: Voices of the Working Poor (December 2012)  This series probes the daily challenges and aspirations of those working East Tennesseans who live their lives below the poverty line.

Mother And Child (October 2012) East Tennessee's prescription drug abuse problem is reflected in the many ways addiction has affected the bond between mothers and their children.

A Key To My Room:  The Women of the YWCA (October 2011) The women living in the Knoxville YWCA recount in vivid detail their stories of abuse, neglect, hope and redemption.

Pioneers And Engineers:  The WUOT Story (October 2010) In recognition of WUOT's 60th anniversary, we hear from the people who made WUOT East Tennessee's favorite public radio station.

My Life. My Vote. (October 2008) East Tennesseans discuss the reasons that propel them to go to the ballot box and cast their votes.

The Other Side of the Street (November 2007) This intimate audio/photo essay gives Knoxville's homeless the chance to tell their stories in their own words.

Lost To War (October 2006)  Families and friends of the Fallen remember the loved ones who have died in service to the country.