Author Mary Barrow's "Small Moments"

Mary Barrow was just a child when her family moved from Tennessee to New Jersey. She had no inkling that the next several years would see the Civil Rights movement take root in America. Yet her nanny, Amelia, keeps her informed of major developments. Amelia was an African-American nanny and somewhat of an anachronism in 1960's New Jersey. Barrow's book, "Small Moments: A Child's Memories of the Civil Rights Movement," is a chronicle of her life growing up with Amelia, and what she learned of...

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Last week, WUOT News contributor Heather Duncan reported on efforts to fight food insecurity in East Tennessee, from farmer’s markets to food stamps. Today, we continue our look at hunger on HealthConnections. We take a special look at a group you might not think of as in need – college students. The University of Tennessee’s Dr. Betsy Anderson Steeves has been researching that very issue.

Since the #MeToo movement began, myriad business leaders — from media and tech to finance — have resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment, leaving bad morale and problem workplace cultures in their wake.

Democrat Stacey Abrams isn't backing down from her fight against what she calls voter suppression tactics and election mismanagement after losing the Georgia governor's race. In fact, Abrams said she's experienced the problems in her state first hand — after being nearly denied a ballot herself during early voting.

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After nearly two weeks, the Sunshine State's darkest recurring political nightmare is over.

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For some it brought back flashbacks to the 2000 presidential election, when the nation's attention was brought to Florida's humiliating, poorly-organized recount procedure.

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