When John was diagnosed with HIV in 1990, he never would have imagined he would be alive to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Twenty-three years later, the Oak Ridge resident views his life with a sense of appreciation and perspective. John is one of five East Tennesseans featured on a new WUOT special, “I’m Still Here: My HIV Life.” The program will air during Morning Edition and All Things Considered on Wednesday, November 6.
Howard Hall, the director of the campus’s Radiochemistry Center for Excellence, spoke with 91.9FM WUOT’s Chrissie Keuper about the importance of the field to national security. The interview appears on the station’s The Method which is a series that explores the intersection of science and society.
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.
WUOT-FM is conducting its fall fund drive this week to help support the station’s public programming. During Wednesday morning’s push for donations, WUOT news director Matt Shaffer Powell promised listeners something special if the station met its 9:00 a.m. goal of $10,000. Donors met Powell’s challenge, and WBIR-TV’s Ken Schwall was on hand when Powell delivered on his promise—wearing a bunny costume on Market Square.
NPR member station WUOT 91.9 FM, licensed to UT, won “Best Overall” in the Non-Commercial Division of the 2012 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters awards earlier this month in Nashville. In addition to the “Best Overall” award, WUOT won first-place awards for several stories and programs
Tennessee teachers are wrapping up their first school year under a new evaluation system. A discussion and public forum will explore the changes and their impact on East Tennessee schools. UT public radio station WUOT 91.9 FM and the Southern Education Desk will host “Making the Grade: Tennessee’s Teacher Evaluations” on Thursday, May 10. The public forum is from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in rooms 156 and 157 of the Plant Biotechnology Building
The songwriter-in-residence program at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, or NIMBioS, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
Christine Jessel has joined the University of Tennessee’s public radio station WUOT 91.9 FM as an education reporter/producer. Jessel’s two-year appointment is funded through a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) that created a Local Journalism Center called the Southern Regional Education Desk.
Todd Steed has been promoted to jazz/radio operations coordinator at UT’s public radio station WUOT 91.9 FM. Steed has served as the station’s jazz coordinator and has hosted WUOT’s jazz show “Improvisations” on Tuesdays and Thursdays since 2007.
Brandon Hollingsworth has been named the local host for NPR’s “All Things Considered” at the University of Tennessee’s public radio station, WUOT 91.9 FM. In addition to hosting the popular nationally syndicated program for the station, Hollingsworth will serve as a reporter in WUOT’s award-winning news department.