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  • The Metro Drug Coalition just held its annual East Tennessee Opioid Conference. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with four medical professionals who spoke at the conference about the current state of the opioid crisis in Tennessee; methods of harm reduction and recovery support; possible alternatives to opioids for pain treatment; and more.
  • On February's Dialogue, WUOT's Chrissy Keuper celebrated World Read Aloud Day with Teresa Brittain and Kristin Yarnell of the Friends of Literacy and writers Michael Knight and Linda Parsons, both members of the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame.
  • WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with journalists Marta Aldrich (Chalkbeat Tennessee), Kimberlee Kruesi (Associated Press), and Pat Nolan (WTVF NewsChannel 5) about what has happened over the last year and what could come up in the coming session of the 113th Tennessee General Assembly.
  • WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with Dr. Ted Olson of ETSU about James Hobart Stanton, the owner of Rich-R-Tone Records, one of the state's first record labels, the first in East Tennessee, and the first anywhere that had a primary focus on bluegrass music.
  • On our next Dialogue, a snapshot of Knox County’s unhoused population. What has changed from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to today? How is the current housing crisis affecting this population? What are the plans for the future? WUOT's Chrissy Keuper will speak with:Nate First, Knox Homeless Management Information System or KnoxHMIS through the Social Work Office of Research and Public Service (SWORPS) in the University of Tennessee College of Social Work; Kristine Townsend, Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee; Candace Allen, McNabb Center; Michael Dunthorn and Shawn Griffith, Homeless Program Coordinators for the City of Knoxville Office on Homelesseness.Join us for Dialogue today, September 7th, at noon on WUOT.
  • COVID-19 and monkeypox are keeping viruses and our knowledge about them at the forefront of our lives and the news. On August's Dialogue, we’ll look at the current landscape of another virus we’ve been talking about since the 1970s: the HIV virus. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper, Dr. Carole Myers, and a panel of guests discussed the current state of HIV/AIDS in Knox County and the U.S.
  • Knoxville, like many other cities, is exploring new ways to reduce and address violence. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper hosts July's Dialogue with guests LaKenya Middlebrook, the City of Knoxville’s first Director of Community Safety; activist Denzel Grant of Men on a Mission and the Turn Up Knox program; J.D. Jackson of SEEED; and new Knoxville Police Chief Paul Noel.
  • Forty years ago, the world came to Knoxville for the 1982 World’s Fair, which was formally known as the Knoxville International Energy Exposition. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Todd Steed take a look back at the event that put Knoxville in the spotlight, built the iconic Sunsphere, and changed the city. But what were those changes? And what was expected from the fair that didn't happen? Our guests: Jack Neely, Knoxville historian and Executive Director of the Knoxville History Project; Ernie Freeberg, University of Tennessee History Department Chair; Eric Dawson, Manager of the Knox County Public Library's McClung Historical Collection.
  • WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Dr. Jan Simek of the University of Tennessee Department of Anthropology about his book, A Dark Pathway: Precontact Native American Mud Glyphs from 1st Unnamed Cave, Tennessee, published by University of Tennessee Press.
  • Conversations about Tennessee's climate and weather are becoming more and more complicated. We’re seeing rapid climate changes in Tennessee, like everywhere else, and those changes are becoming more extreme, causing more damage, and some of them, like periods of extreme heat, are lasting longer. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with three Tennessee climatologists, one from each of the state’s Grand Divisions: Kelsey Ellis, Alisa Hass, and Dorian Burnette.