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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This week, WUOT News is giving you a preview of the 2016 elections in Tennessee.  Today, legislative races. Very few seats are considered competitive this year. But there are a few races to watch as results begin to come in Tuesday night. Chas Sisk, the legislative correspondent for Nashville Public Radio, tells WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth about the races he'll be watching.

To say the least, it's been an interesting campaign season, resulting in an election night for the ages.  Even here in East Tennessee, one of the state's most closely-watched races has yet to be resolved.  As of midnight, Republican incumbent Eddie Smith led Democratic challenger Gloria Johnson by a mere 154 votes in the race for the 13th Tennessee House seat.  That race may not be resolved until all provisional ballots have been counted.  

Here are the winners from  some of Tuesday's Tennessee races:

This week, WUOT News is giving you a preview of the 2016 elections in Tennessee. Today, the Anderson County charter commission. Voters will choose eight people who will write the county’s first charter document. Anderson will be only the third county in the state to adopt a charter form of government, after Knox and Shelby. Joe Jarret knows about this topic, because he advised Knox County's charter review panel in 2012. Jarret speaks with WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth.

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Imagine being in the hospital, but unable to tell your doctor what’s wrong. WUOT’s Megan Jamerson visits Rebecca Kosalinski, a University of Tennessee nursing professor who helped invent Speak for Myself, an app that helps patients give doctors, nurses and caregivers important information.

Brandon Hollingsworth/data from Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center

East Tennessee is dry. Dangerously so. The latest edition of the Palmer Drought Index shows every county in the region is running short on rainfall, from “unusually dry” at the Kentucky border to “moderate drought” for Knoxville and Maryville, to “exceptional drought” for Chattanooga and Hamilton County.

The drought means less water flowing into streams and rivers. The conditions threaten crops and livestock. And wildfires are much more likely to occur and spread rapidly.

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