Justice as Fairness: Part 3

John Rawls warns against a political life dominated by dogmatic fanaticism or apathetic resignation. The University of Tennessee Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the Knox County Public Library invite you to participate in a study of his book, Justice as Fairness: A restatement. Each podcast episode is in a discussion format facilitated by a UT faculty member with expertise on Rawls's work. No previous knowledge of Rawls's work is expected.

Part 3: The Argument from the Original Position

with Iris Goodwin, UT College of Law

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Other podcasts in the Justice as Fairness series:

Part 1: Fundamental Ideas with Joe Cook, UT College of Law

Part 2: Principles of Justice with Otis Stephens, UT College of Law

Part 4: Institutions of a Just Basic Structure with Matt Deaton, UT Dept. of Philosophy

Part 5: The Question of Stability with David Reidy, UT Dept. of Philosophy

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Justice as Fairness: Part 2

John Rawls warns against a political life dominated by dogmatic fanaticism or apathetic resignation. The University of Tennessee Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the Knox County Public Library invite you to participate in a study of his book, Justice as Fairness: A restatement. Each podcast episode is in a discussion format facilitated by a UT faculty member with expertise on Rawls's work. No previous knowledge of Rawls's work is expected.

Part 2: Principles of Justice with Otis Stephens, UT College of Law

Click here to download Part 2, or use the player here:

Other podcasts in the Justice as Fairness Series:

Part 1: Fundamental Ideas with Joe Cook, UT College of Law

Part 3: The Argument from the Original Position with Iris Goodwin, UT College of Law

Part 4: Institutions of a Just Basic Structure with Matt Deaton, UT Dept. of Philosophy

Part 5: The Question of Stability with David Reidy, UT Dept. of Philosophy

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Knox County Public Library Podcasts by Knox County Public Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. © 2010 Some Rights Reserved. Music credit: "Random Opus" by Robert A. Wolf (available on Mevio).

Justice as Fairness: A Community Book Discussion

John Rawls warns against a political life dominated by dogmatic fanaticism or apathetic resignation. The University of Tennessee Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the Knox County Public Library invite you to participate in a study of his book, Justice as Fairness: A restatement. Each podcast episode is in a discussion format facilitated by a UT faculty member with expertise on Rawls's work. No previous knowledge of Rawls's work is expected.

Part 1: Fundamental Ideas
with Joe Cook, UT College of Law

Click here to download Part 1, or use the player here:

Other Justice as Fairness podcasts:

Part 2: Principles of Justice with Otis Stephens, UT College of Law

Part 3: The Argument from the Original Position with Iris Goodwin, UT College of Law

Part 4: Institutions of a Just Basic Structure with Matt Deaton, UT Dept. of Philosophy

Part 5: The Question of Stability with David Reidy, UT Dept. of Philosophy

Creative Commons License

Knox County Public Library Podcasts by Knox County Public Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. © 2010 Some Rights Reserved. Music credit: "Random Opus" by Robert A. Wolf (available on Mevio).

Readings by the 2009 Knoxville Writers' Guild contest winners

GenericPodcastOn October 1, 2009, the Knoxville Writer’s Guild met at Laurel Theater to celebrate the winners of the 2009 writing competition. Knox County Public Library is proud to present the winners reading from their work in our podcast series with the kind permission of the Writer’s Guild.

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Fountain City history: an audio walking tour

GenericPodcastDr. J.C. Tumblin led a walking tour of historic Fountain City on September 14, 2009 for the organization Fountain City Town Hall. You can listen and follow along with the map and illustrations in this booklet. We begin and end in Fountain City Park.

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Celebrating the Sunsphere

GenericPodcastOn July 28, 2008 the Sunsphere was both the site and the subject of a luncheon lecture by one of the architects who worked on creating the theme structure for the 1982 World's Fair. William Denton spoke about the challenges of constructing the world's first spherical building, and what he hopes Knoxville will do with it now. Former mayor Randall Tyree spoke following Mr. Denton's remarks.

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See the library catalog for more materials about the World's Fair and its site in Knoxville.

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Readings from the new Knoxville Writers' Guild anthology

GenericPodcastOn October 9, members of the Knoxville Writers' Guild met at Lawson McGhee Library to share readings from Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers, the guild's newest anthology, edited by Jessie Janeshek and Jesse Graves. Poetry and short fiction were read by Judy Loest, Laura Still, Pamela Schoenewaldt, Dawn Coppock, and R.B. Morris.

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Historic Knoxville News #4: Civil War tensions

This episode is based on three articles that tell of two eruptions of violence between Union and Confederate sympathizers during and just after the Civil War, both involving the prominent Baker family whose home is now the Baker Peters Jazz Club. The first event is the shooting death of Dr. Harvey Baker in his home (transcribed here), and the second is the lynching of his son in downtown Knoxville. Steve Cotham follows the readings with some comments about the Baker family and tensions between neighbors during this period.

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To read about the ghost legend of the Baker Peters house, check out Mysterious Knoxville by Charles Edwin Price. For more about Governor "Parson" Brownlow, see chapter 8 of Betsey Beeler Creekmore's book, Knoxville! or read this short biographical article (with portrait) from our Virtual Reference Library database.

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Historic Knoxville News #3: the Fraterville mine disaster

The third episode in our podcast series based on readings of old Knoxville newspapers is about the catastrophic explosion of Fraterville mine in Coal Creek, TN (now Lake City) which killed 184 men and boys. Robby Griffith and Craig Smith read the May 20, 1902 front-page coverage, and Derek Washington sings a song based on some letters written by miners trapped without hope of rescue. Steve Cotham discusses the importance and dangers of coal mining.

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Resources: Here's a list of the major mining disasters since 1900 (you may be asked to enter your library card number for access). Steve mentions a related poem or song in the historic documents of the McClung Collection, and Melissa recommends the book Circling Windrock Mountain. You can also read the transcript of the newspaper articles (as arranged for recording).

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A Death in the Family: A Restoration of the Author's Text

Agee_restoration James Agee's A Death in the Family has been a staple in American literature for 50 years, but it is not the novel the author intended to publish. University of Tennessee professor Michael A. Lofaro restored the novel to reflect the manuscript Agee left completed at his death. In this recording he discusses the new version: A Death in the Family: A Restoration of the Author's Text.

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Historic Knoxville News #2: The Defiant moonshiners

Here is the second episode in our podcast series based on readings of old Knoxville newspapers. This episode is titled "The Defiant Moonshiners" and is based on four articles (transcript here) published in various papers over several years, tracing the fate of one revenuer who was shot in an armed resistance of underground distillers. Robby Griffith reads the articles and McClung Collection Reference Assistant Danette Welch provides the historical context. The books she references are This republic of suffering: death and the American Civil War and Mormons & cowboys, moonshiners & Klansmen: federal law enforcement in the South & West, 1870-1893.

Special thanks for the music performed by Music Therapy, recorded at the Time Warp.

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