Tag Archives: Body Farm

Bone Appétit

Dr. Bill Bass did something different for Monday’s “Dinner with the Bone Doctor” at Echo Bistro & Wine Bar. He started his forensic lecture with a quiz. Before the guests arrived, Dr. Bass placed a bone on each table along … Continue reading

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Ranch Dressing

A lengthy article in Oxford American about the Body Ranch at Texas State University in San Marcos pointed out a huge difference between it and the Body Farm in Knoxville. The identity of one of the donors was revealed in a … Continue reading

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Promulgating Bone Science

Body Farm founder Dr. Bill Bass must have liked my recent television interview with him. He plans to give DVDs of the August episode of Tennessee Life as gifts to his family members. The show’s producer, director and editor all … Continue reading

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“Life” and Death

Episodes of Tennessee Life on East Tennessee PBS normally include three segments. The August episode, which aired on Sunday afternoon, had only two segments in order to devote more time to interview subjects Johnny Majors and Dr. Bill Bass.  Host Vickie … Continue reading

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Ossa Faciei-book

The vast majority of my Facebook friends will ignore my invitations to improv shows. I can understand why they do it. I’m guilty of ignoring invitations to events too. I sometimes get invitations to events in California from my friends … Continue reading

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Boxing Match

One of the guest blog posts that my friend Nancy wrote during my vacation last year was about her passion for creating miniature works of art known as room boxes. At the time I had no idea that she would … Continue reading

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Appraisal Apprisal

The premium items offered on East Tennessee PBS last Monday were unusual. They don’t exist yet. After the Knoxville episodes of Antiques Roadshow are broadcast in September and October, the staff at East Tennessee PBS will make a DVD set … Continue reading

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UT on TV

The August issue of the East Tennessee PBS program guide arrived in the mail the other day. Members like me receive the guide every month. I’ll be on the air Monday night during Antiques Roadshow urging “viewers like you” to become a … Continue reading

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Pictured Beside Skeletons

Tennessee Life airs each month on East Tennessee PBS. Host Vickie Lawson and producer Stephanie Aldrich invited me to interview famed forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass for the August episode of the show.   Dr. Bass and I recorded a sit-down interview … Continue reading

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Previewing Bass Seminar

 Dr. Bill Bass has granted me about a dozen interviews, most of which were for the radio. On Friday, we recorded an interview for an upcoming broadcast on East Tennessee PBS. I’ll have more details about the show in the next … Continue reading

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Screech Howls

When Dustin Diamond stopped by WNOX for an interview on the Classic Hits 93.1 Comedy Couch, we barely spoke about Saved by the Bell. Instead, we talked about a celebrity pie-eating contest, Stand by Me, the Body Farm, funeral selfies, Where’s Waldo and more.

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Fox Valley of the Shadow of Death

Bodies decompose more slowly in the cold. So how do you establish the time since death of a murder victim in Appleton, Wisconsin, when most of the scientific data comes from Knoxville, Tennessee? You can estimate decomposition rates using “degree … Continue reading

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Bass Tournament

The Tennessee Professional Investigators Association plans to surprise Dr. William Bass with the “2014 Investigator of the Year” award at their annual seminar on Saturday morning. They booked Dr. Bass as their guest speaker without telling him about the award. … Continue reading

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Write Down the Line

Books, not bones, were the topic of Monday’s “Dinner with the Bone Doctor” at Echo Bistro & Wine Bar. Dr. Bill Bass finds a different thing to highlight in each lecture. At some of the previous seven dinners, he displayed … Continue reading

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