About Cari Wade Gervin
BiographyCari Wade Gervin is the Metro Pulse's newest staff member, having left the lucrative world of public radio for the equally lucrative world of alt-weeklies. She started her journalism career at WUGA, the University of Georgia's Public radio station, and has since worked for Georgia Public Broadcasting and Mississippi Public Broadcasting, along with the Chattanooga Times Free Press. While she may be a new Knoxville resident, she's no stranger to the area, having grown up in Chattanooga.
- Staff Writer
11/22/2010 - current
Q&A: Food Writer Francis Lam
Published 05/15/2013 at 10:27 a.m.
In this era where everyone who Instagrams his lunch and posts it on Tumblr fancies himself a food writer, Francis Lam is the real deal.
UT Holds Meetings to Address Custodians' Accusations, But They Don't Seem to Calm Nerves
Published 05/15/2013 at 10:17 a.m. 6 Comments
Last week, University of Tennessee supervisors met with members of its custodial team to hear their complaints of mistreatment and poor management. Meant to clear the air, the meeting did not go altogether well, as Cari Wade Gervin reports.
Published 05/08/2013 at 12:58 p.m.
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is no stranger to headlines, often generated by his particular management style. His detractors complain that Burchett is better at being a man of the people than being a politician, but the truth is more ...
Swept Under the Carpet?: UT Custodians Allege Harassment, Retaliatory Transfers, and More
Published 04/30/2013 at 6:25 p.m. 2 Comments
From January 2012 until last week, 65 employees have left their positions in Building Services. Five of those employees retired, and two died (one on the job), which means a total of 58 employees have been fired or have resigned ...
The Case Against Pilot: Behind the Accusations of Fraud at Pilot Flying J
Published 04/24/2013 at 4 p.m. 1 Comment
The FBI raid of Pilot Flying J was big news last week—and it got even bigger once the FBI released its affidavit. Contained within are long transcripts of secretly recorded conversations between sales managers that reveal an alleged scheme to ...
The FBI Transcripts: Cast of Characters
Published 04/24/2013 at 4 p.m.
This isn’t a full list of everyone who may have been involved in the rebate fraud, or even everyone listed in the affidavit, but this should help you keep your names straight while reading the conversations in the FBI's transcripts ...
Q&A: Former Teen Heartthrob and Evangelical Speaker Kirk Cameron
Published 04/17/2013 at 1:57 p.m.
There was a time—before Justin Bieber, before Zac Efron, before even the New Kids on the Block—where one teen heartthrob towered o'er all the rest, ruling the hearts of prepubescent girls with a twinkle in his eye and a winsome ...
Jamie Quatro’s Stories of Infidelity, Faith, and Family Herald the Arrival of a Bright New Talent
Published 04/10/2013 at 11:13 a.m.
I Want to Show You More marks the emergence of a new Southern talent. Jamie Quatro doesn’t just dissect the modern marriage and the modern family, but the modern evangelical church. It’s a book to both devour and chew over.
Should Developers Have More Rights Than Cities? They Just Might, if New State Legislation Passes
Published 04/10/2013 at 10:28 a.m.
A new bill in the state Legislature aims to help developers by freezing municipal codes at the time building plans are submitted. But such a freeze on regulations could create a lot of problems for city planners, as Cari Wade ...
Q&A: Jamie Satterfield, Investigative Reporter
Published 04/03/2013 at 9:17 a.m.
Print reporters don’t usually have the cult of personality surrounding them that television reporters do. No one knows what we look like, for one, and most readers don’t even bother to pay attention to bylines. Jamie Satterfield, however, is not ...