Brandon Hollingsworth

All Things Considered Host/Producer

Brandon is WUOT’s All Things Considered host. From 2008 to 2010, he hosted Morning Edition on Alabama Public Radio. For two years before that he served as an APR bureau correspondent and anchored Morning Edition on WLJS-FM in Jacksonville, Ala.

Brandon's work has been heard nationally on the flagship NPR newsmagazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as the network's newscast service. Regionally, his work has aired on West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Inside Appalachia .

Brandon is a 2008 graduate of Jacksonville State University, and holds a B.A. in communications. He is a native of St. Clair County, Ala., a fact of which he is intensely proud.

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Science and Society
5:50 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

The Method: Science At The Mall

The SPECTRUM solar energy exhibit in Knoxville Center Mall.
Credit Point Five Digital

Imagine walking through your local mall and finding, amid the stores and food courts, a science museum. That's what happened to Brandon Hollingsworth recently. For this month's edition of The Method, Brandon returned to that exhibit, called SPECTRUM, and went inside this portable museum of solar power.

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Politics
6:26 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Former Colleagues Remember Howard Baker

Former Sen. Pete Domenici (left) and Senate staffer Bill Hoagland.
Credit Bipartisan Policy Center

Former senator, ambassador and presidential chief of staff Howard Baker died Thursday, June 26, at his home in Huntsville. He was 88.

Two men who knew Baker well -- former New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici and Senate staffer Bill Hoagland -- spoke with WUOT All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth. They shared their memories of working with Baker, and how his role as mediator helped Congress conduct the business of the nation.

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Law and Government
6:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Rocky Top Vote Goes Ahead As Legal Challenge Continues

Credit aaroads.com

Leaders in the Anderson County town of Lake City plan to go ahead with a vote to change city's name on Thursday, even as a challenge seeking to block that move heads toward appeal.

If adopted, Lake City's new name would be "Rocky Top." Backers say the change would give the town greater visibility, and a developer has promised to construct a water park in the city, contingent on the name change.

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Law Enforcement
6:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

KPD Proposal Would Add Citation Fee For Electronic System

If a Knoxville Police Department officer pulls you over and issues a traffic citation, that officer is doing so by hand, on paper. KPD Chief David Rausch says it's time to bring that system into the 21st century.

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Transportation
6:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Knoxville Bus Proposals Include Changes In South Knoxville, UT Campus

A more direct route to south Knoxville and access to a new shopping center are among the changes that might be coming to riders of the city's bus system, pending approval from transit officials.

On Thursday, the Knoxville Area Transit board will consider proposals that would adjust the routes of the 40 and 41 buses that serve south Knoxville and the 90 crosstown line, as well as extend the free Vol Trolley service deeper into the University of Tennessee and to the University Commons shopping center now under construction.

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Science
6:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

UT Researcher Working To Unravel Aquatic Virus

Larval marbled salamanders in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, killed by ranavirus.
Credit Matt Niemiller

Fish, turtles, frogs and other animals that live in or near Tennessee waterways are being threatened by a dangerous virus. University of Tennessee researcher Matt Gray and his colleagues around the world are trying to determine the extent of the disease, called ranavirus, and its often-fatal effects on the species it infects.

The evidence in Tennessee, Gray said, is mainly anecdotal so far.

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Business
6:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Knoxville Commercial Real Estate Market Filling Up

Office, retail and industrial spaces in Knoxville and East Tennessee are filling up. The numbers show a significant improvement over business activity during the great recession.

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Law and Government
6:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Study: Tennessee Third In U.S. For Government Corruption

The fifty states, as ranked by severity of corruption determined by researchers at Indiana University and the University of Hong Kong.
Credit Public Administration Review

Tennessee ranked third in the nation for corruption of public officials, according to an analysis conducted by researchers at Indiana University and the University of Hong Kong.

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Law and Government
6:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Calculation Error Means Readjustment For Jefferson County School Budget

Credit Jefferson County Schools

A mistake in projecting tax revenues made a budget deficit in the Jefferson County school system look better than it actually is. Now that the error is being corrected, school leaders may have to make more cuts to help close the gap.

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Politics
6:03 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Carr Campaign Plans Amended Financial Disclosure After Questions From FEC

Credit Joe Carr for Senate

State Senator Joe Carr's campaign plans to file an amended financial disclosure form to answer a request for clarification from the Federal Election Commission.

At issue is a $9,600 donation from a Nashville-based LLC, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. If that company is considered a corporation, its contribution would violate federal campaign finance rules. If it isn't, then the donation would be allowed.

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