Thanks for a Great Fund Drive Week!

Thank you for your support throughout the 2013 spring fund drive. Thanks to you, we met our goal for the week, and your generous contributions will ensure that WUOT Public Radio will continue to thrive!

Our Community Partnership Days were a huge success this week. As a result of your support, Dr. Susan Dodd’s women’s health office will donate $1,000 to Young-Williams Animal Center’s SAVES Fund to provide emergency healthcare to sick or injured animals, and Cherokee Distributing Company will donate $10,000 to Knox Heritage to support its efforts to preserve endangered cultural and historic assets!

Thank you also to our amazing volunteers—you are essential to this station’s success. And thank you to the organizations who donate food and our toll-free lines during the week. Thank you, EVERYONE!

Lyric Opera of Chicago Begins Saturday

The Lyric Opera of Chicago broadcasts returns with opening night productions, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season. Up first is Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra" (in Italian), with Thomas Hampson as Boccanegra.

Since its early days, Lyric Opera of Chicago has been regarded as one of the top three US opera companies, along with the Met and San Francisco. Chicago boasts an opera company that's second to none, with a box office exceeding 100 percent of capacity each year for the last decade, thanks to subscribers who give their tickets back for resale when they cannot attend a performance.
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WUOT News Feature

The current civil conflict in Syria has just entered its third year and the US government is weighing a decision over whether to provide official foreign aid and support to the country. Dr. Jaber Hassan is a Syrian-American doctor living and practicing in Maryville. He's made several trips to Syria during this conflict, providing medical care with the Syrian American Medical Society. He recently returned from Syria and spoke with WUOT's Chrissy Keuper about what he's seen...
Photo: "People Are Resilient" - Aleppo, Syria - Photo by Jaber Hassan

Jessel Receives TEA School Bell Award  

WUOT reporter Christine Jessel has received a School Bell Award from the Tennessee Education Association (TEA) for Outstanding Coverage by an Individual Reporter. The award recognizes Jessel's "consistent and thorough coverage" of East Tennessee's public schools. Jessel began covering education issues for WUOT in early 2011 as a reporter and producer for the Southern Education Desk, a project supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Last month she received a 2012 National Award for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association

WUOT News Feature

Temple Grandin was in Knoxville recently to address a Veterinary Social Work summit sponsored by the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Grandin is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and is well known among animal welfare advocates for improving the conditions in large cattle slaughter facilities. Now, more than half of all the cattle slaughtered in the US and Canada are processed by equipment that she designed. She spoke with us about how slaughter plants can be made more humane...
Photo credit Rosalie Winward

WUOT News Feature: Latest from the TN General Assembly - April 15

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey have their weekly check-up on the 108th Tennessee General Assembly…  
>>listen (Episode 11, April 15)
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