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.
The University of Tennessee’s public radio station, WUOT 91.9 FM, has been awarded a grant by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to expand its coverage of education. The grant is part of a $1.2 million CPB project to establish a Local Journalism Center with eight Southern public radio and television partners.
StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs, will visit Knoxville from Oct. 7 to Nov. 13 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Partnering with WUOT 91.9 FM, UT Knoxville’s NPR station, StoryCorps’ MobileBooth will be parked in Market Square to record 180 interviews with Knoxville residents.
Melony Maness has been named “Morning Concert” host/producer at the University of Tennessee’s public radio station WUOT 91.9 FM. Maness has served as the station’s weekend host since August 2008. In her new role, she replaces Daniel Berry, who retired Sept. 1 after 27 years of hosting the classical morning program.
Greg Hill has been named program/operations director at the University of Tennessee’s public radio station, WUOT 91.9 FM. Hill has served as the station’s operations director since August 2007. His role has expanded to include the non-news-related programming decisions formerly made by Program Director Daniel Berry, who recently retired.
As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, WUOT Public Radio will present world-renowned pianist David Northington in a free concert at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 24, in the Lambert Recital Hall of the new Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville. Northington is a professor of piano at the UT Knoxville School of Music and serves as a member of the 91.9 Inc. Board for WUOT.