Spring 2014

ON-AIR MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN

FOOD DONATION

March 31st through April 11th

WUTC provides breakfast and lunch to our phone volunteers during our on-air fundraising campaign. Our Fall campaign will begin on March 31st and continue until we reach our goal of $120,000. Breakfast is needed each morning by 6:30 am. Lunch is needed between the hours of 11 am and noon each weekday.  Your support in providing breakfast or lunch to our volunteers is greatly appreciated. Please click on the Food Donation form below and submit to Dawn-McFadden@utc.edu or fax to 423/425-4756. Thank you.

5:30am

Wed July 23, 2014
Middle East

Skype A Vital Bridge For Palestinians In West Bank, Gaza

By most accounts, the war between Israel and Hamas is getting worse. As the casualties mount, so does the frustration of Palestinian families living apart who rarely if ever get to see each other.

5:24am

Wed July 23, 2014
Business

Don't Make Me Come Back There: Toyota's New Parent-Friendly Options

The new Sienna minivan has an optional pull-down mirror to allow better surveillance of the backseat, and a "Driver Easy Speak" feature that lets you speak to the kids without shouting.

5:19am

Wed July 23, 2014
Strange News

$500,000 Gets You A 170-Foot-Tall Ketchup Bottle In Illinois

The condiment container towers above the former Brooks Old Original and Tangy Ketchup factory. The company moved out decades ago; now the space is for sale. It doesn't come with a giant side of fries.

4:58am

Wed July 23, 2014
Health Care

What Do The New Obamacare Rulings Mean For People Getting Subsidies?

Originally published on

The Affordable Care Act was the subject of two conflicting court opinions Tuesday. One upheld the subsidies that help middle- and low-income people afford health insurance; the other rejected them.

4:58am

Wed July 23, 2014
Business

Atlantic City's Casino Crisis: A Cautionary Tale

Originally published on

With the announcements of the planned closures of the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos, the New Jersey town that once had the monopoly on gaming in the northeast is at a crucial turning point.

4:45am

Wed July 23, 2014
Middle East

Airlines Cancel Service To Israel Amid Heightened Aviation Safety Concerns

A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements.

4:45am

Wed July 23, 2014
Politics

Rubio Interview Sparks Heated Comments On Immigration, Economy

Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Walter of Cook Political Report about the social media response to his two-part interview with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

4:45am

Wed July 23, 2014
Music

Jenny Lewis Stands Out With 'Voyager'

All Songs Considered features "The Voyager," the new album from Jenny Lewis, a singer known for complicated, emotional lyrics and vivid storytelling. It's part of NPR Music's "First Listen" series.

4:45am

Wed July 23, 2014
National Security

The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA's Secretive Work

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (center), accompanied by FBI Director Robert Mueller (left) and CIA Director John Brennan, testifies on Capitol Hill on March 12, 2013. When questioned, Clapper said the NSA did not collect data on Americans. He later acknowledged his response was "clearly erroneous."
Susan Walsh AP

Here's a question with no easy answer: How do you hold the nation's spy agencies accountable — when they control the secrets?

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden apparently thought the answer was to blow the lid off some of the NSA's highly classified programs. He took documents and shared them with journalists.

But what about Congress? It's supposed to oversee the NSA — and other spy agencies. For the committees charged with that task, it hasn't been easy keeping tabs on the secretive world of federal surveillance.

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