Do you take your right to vote for granted? A new radio series produced by UT Knoxville’s WUOT 91.9 FM and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will follow the stories of eight people as they share what voting means to them. The stories will air during the National Public Radio news programs "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" each Tuesday and Thursday in October, beginning today.
"My Life. My Vote." was produced by WUOT’s Matt Shafer Powell, who interviewed voters from different walks of life—even different countries—to understand their appreciation for the right to vote. The interviews recorded for the radio series will form the cornerstone of a research archive that ultimately will feature 100 interviews at the Baker Center. The remaining interviews will be gathered by Baker Center scholars, following a training session on equipment usage and interview techniques led by Powell.
Photos of the participants and the radio segments will be available
on the WUOT Web site, http://wuot.org.