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Norma Mates

Before becoming opera singers, Rochelle Bard was a pre-med student and Ta’u Pupu’a played defensive end in the NFL. The two are paired in Knoxville Opera’s production of Norma on April 11 and 13 at the Tennessee Theatre. I recorded two interviews … Continue reading

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Bust a Gut

The large tattoo on comedian Ian Gutoskie’s forearm is visible in many of his publicity photos. I planned on asking him about it but he brought it up first. Rather than spoil it, I’ll let you enjoy listening to him explain … Continue reading

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Hack of a Deal

Professional hacker Mark Burnette had a lot of great advice for Cyber Monday during Sunday’s broadcast of The East Tennessee Report. Of course, his advice would be helpful any time of year. One of his main points was to not click … Continue reading

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Dance Moms

Wendie Aurin, Cyndy Wills and Jenessa Kemp from the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association were my guests on the East Tennessee Report that aired this morning. We talked about ORCBA’s 50th anniversary and their upcoming production of The Nutcracker. The … Continue reading

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Stride Piper

Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins today, which means we’ll see plenty of pink reminders and fundraising efforts. One of the best is the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The event can trace its origins to 1984 but has … Continue reading

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Cut, ‘n Print

The e-novella Jordan’s Stormy Banks and the book Cut to the Bone are both prequels to the other Body Farm novels by Jefferson Bass, the writing team of Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. The novella is set in 1990 while … Continue reading

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Jared’s Eats

Jared Fogle stopped by the radio studios yesterday to promote Subway Restaurants’ Fit for Life 15 Day Challenge. Earlier in the day, Jared visited two elementary schools to ask students to track their food intake, exercise and time spent on … Continue reading

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CHR with HCR

Ryan Follesé and Nash Overstreet from the band Hot Chelle Rae dropped by Star 102.1 on Thursday afternoon. They were only passing through town on their way to a gig elsewhere. As you can hear in the podcast link below, … Continue reading

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Buddy Vision

Terry Morrow’s name turns up dozens of times in the archives of my blog, going back to its earliest days. He has been a friend just about as long as I’ve lived in Knoxville. Terry died today at age 52, … Continue reading

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And Live Each Moment

Linda Ragsdale was in the restaurant of the Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai when terrorists attacked on November 27, 2008. The Nashville artist and teacher was one of many who were shot but one of few who survived. A friend in the FBI … Continue reading

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When Necessary, Use Words

Cardinal Justin Rigali and Bishop Richard Stika took time from their Holy Week activities to record a thirty-minute public affairs interview with me on Wednesday. The program aired early this morning on the Journal Broadcast Group radio stations in Knoxville. … Continue reading

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Flower Power

On Tuesday, Random Acts of Flowers will make its 20,000th delivery. The occasion will be marked with a photo opportunity at Parkwest Medical Center. Volunteers from the charity “collect flowers from weddings, memorial services, florists, special events, grocery stores and churches.” … Continue reading

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Whoop It Up

Valerie Day of Haven House in Maryville asked me to host their “My Funny Valentine” fundraiser at the Capitol Theatre again this year. Last year, members of Einstein Simplified did an improv show. This year, I will be the game … Continue reading

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Connect the Dots

Mark Nagi covered sports for WATE prior to trading in the odd hours for a 9 to 5 job at TDOT. When he tweeted a link to TDOT’s new smartphone app, I invited him to come in and talk about … Continue reading

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