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Novel Uncovers Forgotten Maritime Disaster

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Tennessee-based author Ruta Sepetys talks to Todd Steed about her new novel, Salt to the Sea.  The story centers around the worst maritime disaster in history, the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. 

A Knoxville native, Todd began working at WUOT in 2006 as jazz coordinator and host of Improvisations. He is now the music director and host of of Studio 865/Flipside and Changing Course, and also produces podcasts such as Improvisations to Go and Raised in Knoxville. Todd got his start in radio at WUTK, where he served as both news and music director while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at UT. He later earned a master’s degree in education, also at UT.
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