WUOT, a member of NPR licensed to UT, delves into the precarious world of East Tennesseans who struggle to make ends meet in a new series, Without a Net: Voices of the Working Poor, which will air December 3 through 7.
David Reidy News
Professor and philosophy department head David Reidy will address the structure of authority in our American democracy in his presentation, “The Authority of Citizens: Its Nature and Limits,” at Saturday’s Pregame Showcase prior to the Homecoming football game which pits the Vols against Troy University.
Game days feature more than football on campus. Now in its twenty-third season, the College of Arts and Science’s Pregame Showcase has been giving fans the chance to hear from esteemed UT faculty prior to each gridiron matchup. This year’s first showcase will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, before the home opener against Georgia State. Professor Cal MacLean, head of the theater department, will talk about the collaboration that has gone into the Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of “Sweeny Todd.”
The Knoxville community is invited to read John Rawls’ book, “Justice as Fairness,” and then participate in a series of group discussions beginning Jan. 25. The book events are being sponsored by the UT Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the Knox County Public Library.
What is poverty? When David Reidy asks his students that, he’s not looking for a number or a simple definition. He’s asking them to think about what poverty means — and how it can mean vastly different things to different people. Reidy, associate professor of philosophy and adjunct associate professor of political science at UT Knoxville, teaches courses that help students understand and evaluate political, social and legal issues. The discussion often looks at poverty and how it relates to trade, wealth distribution and government.