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James Fellenbaum discusses the upcoming Black History Month Celebration concert, to be presented virtually by the UT symphony orchestra. The concert is an installment of the UT School of Music’s virtual concert series.

  

  

Tennessee’s elderly residents have been among the first to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and many are already making big plans for the next year. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and guests from the state, the East Tennessee region, and Knox County looked back at how the pandemic has affected the lives of Tennessee seniors over the last year and what that could mean for the future, for all of us.

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It's estimated fully a third of healthcare spending in the United States is considered waste. that spending includes unnecessary tests and treatments that don't improve or change patient outcomes. Neil Goldfarb is the president and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health.

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In response to a public records request, Knox County Health Department says it requested more than 9,000 first-dose vaccines from state health officials this week and is receiving just shy of 6,700.

Knox County Health Department determines how these vaccines are distributed to authorized community vaccination sites. Up until this week, KCHD has not publicized which providers are receiving vaccine doses or how many. 

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In 2017 the University of Tennessee conducted its first blanket survey, asking students to assess their eating habits. The results of that survey, along with another in 2019, revealed what nutritionists have long suspected; many college students are struggling with food insecurity.

The USDA describes food insecurity as the lack of access to enough food to lead a healthy, active life. At UT and other college campuses, thirty percent of students suffer from food insecurity.

Harpsichordist, Dr. Malcolm Matthews and violinist, Jun Iwasaki will present a recital of music from the Baroque era at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Knoxville, Sunday February 21st at 5pm. While there will be a few invited people in the audience, the concert will be offered as a livestream on Youtube.

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Knox County external auditor Pugh CPA and the Knoxville Police Department have been asked to investigate what happened to a box of Pfizer COVID vaccines believed to have been accidentally thrown away at the Knox County Health Department nearly three weeks ago.

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For the first time, the artworks of Knoxville brothers and painters Beauford and Joseph Delaney are being shown together. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper dropped by the University of Tennessee's Downtown Gallery to see “Beauford and Joseph Delaney: Lives in Art,” on view through February 27th.

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Knox County Health Department announced Wednesday 975 doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine are missing. County health director Dr. Martha Buchanan said she believes the health department inadvertently threw them away. 

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Scholar and author E. Patrick Johnson writes about Black, gay identity in the South. He is giving a virtual lecture Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the University of Tennessee.

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