Live Event: #RoaneIsBetterTogether

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Join 91.9 FM WUOT and TruckBeat at a special gathering in Harriman on July 14th. 

We'll play audio and video stories TruckBeat has produced about the drug crisis, and WUOT News Director Matt Shafer Powell will moderate a discussion with health experts, lawmakers and other invited guests. Then, we'll open the stage for audience storytellers to share their own experiences of addiction and recovery.

Visit the TruckBeat story-truck, and get your free portrait taken in our photobooth! 

Music will be provided by the Old City Buskers:

This event is FREE and open to everyone, but RSVPs are welcome: 

Learn more on our Facebook page.

Event details: Roane is Better Together! is co-sponsored by TruckBeat/WUOT in partnership with Roane County DA Russell Johnson, Public Defender Kim Nelson and Roane County Health Council. 

Jess Mador

Jess Mador is the creator of TruckBeat for WUOT. She's an award-winning public radio and multimedia journalist who has produced stories for news organizations around the country, including Minnesota Public Radio, NPR News and PBS member stations. She has a Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Matt Shafer Powell

Matt Shafer Powell manages the news department at WUOT in Knoxville, Tennessee. A two­-time national Murrow Award winner, Powell is an audio junkie who has spent time as a disc jockey, news reporter, writer/producer of commercials and sound ­recording engineer. He created TruckBeat's sister project at WUOT, Tenn Words

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