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
6:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

The Method: Science On Social Media And Going Batty With An Expert

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Did you know nearly a quarter of all mammal species on Earth are bats? WUOT's Chrissy Keuper learned this and more when she spoke with Dr. Merlin Tuttle, founder of Bat Conservation International.

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Law and Government
6:16 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Political Realities Dilute "Amelia's Law"

Amelia Keown, pictured with her sister Chloe.
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On March 21, Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill called "Amelia's Law.”  The law was named after a Blount County teenager who was killed by an impaired driver.  But WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth reports the bill bears little resemblance to the one proposed last year by the girl's mother.

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Education
6:00 am
Thu March 27, 2014

School Voucher Proposal Advances In Senate, Waits In House

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A state Senate committee approved a proposal to create a limited school voucher program on Wednesday, even as questions remain about how large the effort should be.

The Senate's proposal would include 5,000 low-income students from poorly-performing Tennessee schools in the program's first year, expanding to 20,000 students in its fourth year, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

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Development
6:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Knoxville Plans Public Hearing On Jackson Avenue Properties

A view of the former McClung Warehouses on Jackson Avenue, downtown Knoxville.
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The city of Knoxville is planning a public hearing for next month, designed to gather suggestions for what to do with a key downtown property area.

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Economics
6:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

January County Jobless Rates A Mixed Bag

January unemployment rates went up in the counties shaded in orange, decreased in the counties shaded blue, and stayed the same in the counties shaded gold. Based on data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Credit Brandon Hollingsworth, WUOT News

In January, unemployment rates fell in 34 Tennessee counties, rose in 49 and stayed the same in 12. That was the picture presented in figures released by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development on Thursday.

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Economics
6:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Comptroller: Tennessee Reduced Debts By $347 Million in 2013

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An annual assessment of the state's debt load showed marked improvement in 2013. Tennessee shaved more than a third of a billion dollars from its debt obligations, according to the report released Wednesday by state Comptroller Justin Wilson.

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Government
6:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

State Audits Finds "Concerns" In Grainger County

The Grainger County Courthouse, in Rutledge.
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County departments failing to follow state law. A clerk who admitted stealing $10,000 in fees. Five employees of the sheriff's department now facing trial on charges related to theft and rape. Those are just some of the findings of a state audit on Grainger County's government.

The report, released on Monday, highlighted what state Comptroller Justin Wilson called "a number of issues, up to and including criminal activity."

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Dialogue
6:14 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Dialogue: The "Uneasy Alliance" Between Pakistan And The United States

Credit Brandon Hollingsworth, WUOT News

The U.S. formally established diplomatic relations with Pakistan on October 20, 1947. The ties formed in the dying throes of the British Empire have been tested heavily over the ensuing six decades, from the Cold War to the challenges of the war on terror. The result is an uneasy alliance between the two nations, one that has been both dysfunctional and beneficial through the years.

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Government
6:00 am
Tue March 4, 2014

State Looking Into Limited Privatization Of Some State Parks

Fall Creek Falls is Tennessee's largest and most-visited state park. It and ten other parks in the system are on a list being considered for partial privatization.
Credit Tennessee State Parks system

The agency that oversees the 54 locations within the Tennessee State Parks system is exploring the possibility of turning over some functions to private corporations. Officials with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) said the research is preliminary, but word of the project is ruffling feathers within a group that represents state employees.

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Science and Society
6:00 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

The Method - Internal Clocks and Bright Lights From Above

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On Sunday, March 9, there's a good chance you'll wake up feeling a little jetlagged. And for good reason - without the aid of a flux capacitor, you'll have traveled one hour into the future, thanks to daylight saving time. University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences dean Teresa Lee speaks with Brandon Hollingsworth about the mental and physical effects of the twice-yearly time shift.

Then, Matt Shafer Powell finds out how the new LED lights illuminating Thompson-Boling Arena are breaking new ground for sports facilities.

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