WUOT News Wins Six Tennessee AP Awards

WUOT’s news team has been honored in the annual Tennessee Associated Press Broadcast and Media Editors awards. See the winning stories here.

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Knox County Sees Continued “Statistically Significant” Rise in COVID Cases

Fourteen new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Knox County Wednesday, continuing a trend first noted over the Memorial Day weekend. Some of the cases are in two small clusters (localized concentrations of cases), including one at a West Knoxville grocery store. While the double-digit rise is considered statistically significant, it is also not unexpected. Knox County’s health department predicted cases would increase as business traffic and social activities ramp up. “Our case counts have...

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WUOT Providing the Latest News and Information on the COVID-19 Pandemic

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It has become a political and cultural flashpoint, drawing a clear divide between the "masked" and the "masked-nots." The disdain runs between the consciously unmasked president of the United States and his deliberately mask-donning Democratic rival, all the way on down to those crossing paths — and often crossing each other — in the cereal aisle of the grocery store.

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Columbia, Brown, Penn, Purdue — universities with hallowed traditions, proud alumni and another thing in common: Right now they're being sued by disgruntled students.

At the end of June, several thousand National Guardsmen from 15 states will descend on Fort Irwin in California's Mojave Desert for two months. The Army is already gaming out how to keep them healthy and able to train during the coronavirus pandemic.

The economic upheaval and social disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic have upended the assumptions that many people made last fall about which insurance plan to sign up for or how much of their pretax wages to sock away in flexible spending accounts devoted to health care or dependent care.


Flying Anvil Theatre will present a play written to be performed online. The players will perform “Do You Read Me?” live, via Zoom. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with director David Ratliff about the play and the pros and cons of digital performance.

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In an effort to keep voters safe, states of all political complexions are finding ways to expand access to mail-in ballots as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Then there's Texas.

The state has some of the most restrictive laws limiting vote by mail in the country. Under Texas law, the program is open only to people who are 65 or older, people who will be out of the county during the election, people who are in jail and not convicted, and people who are disabled.

On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we'll answer your questions about the process to get a vaccine for the coronavirus, workplace safety and friendship. We'll also discuss issues around voting and voter registration as elections continue during the pandemic.


Every Woman Vote celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, with voices of women and their voting experience. Tune in every morning at 7:45 during Morning Edition.

2019 WUOT Impact Report

Read about WUOT's 2019 year, including special projects, additions to the staff, a special remembrance, and more

Your legacy is the future

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Raised In Knoxville

Explore the history of country music in East Tennessee