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Matt Shafer Powell

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Matt Shafer Powell is Director of News Content for WUOT, the public radio station in Knoxville, Tennessee

Matt Shafer Powell on KCRW

Wildfires are common in America's arid West, but not in the humid Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Now 14,000 people have been evacuated from the resort town of Gatlinburg.

Tennessee wildfire devastates local economy

Wildfires are common in America's arid West, but not in the humid Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Now 14,000 people have been evacuated from the resort town of Gatlinburg.

from To the Point

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Human civilization is threatened by climate change. But it also needs the energy from fossil fuels that now emit greenhouse gases.

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Democratic candidates are getting their days in the sun

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President Trump decides he’s done waiting for Congress to fund his border wall. He’s doing it himself, or at least trying to, anyway.

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And minutes later, he’s indicted — this time, by the state of New York.

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After 17 years, the U.S. is trying to negotiate its way out of Afghanistan. One partner in the search for peace is the Taliban, once an enemy in the “War on Terror.”

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The gig economy has made it easy and fast to order food, groceries, or a ride.

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It’s legally relevant, we promise.

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Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a halt to the death penalty in California. The state has a complicated history with the death penalty.

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Also in the show: President Trump’s first veto in defense of his border wall, Boeing, and college admissions scandal

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