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. He has contributed to NPR's midday newsmagazine, Here and Now, and 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, Alabama.

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City of Knoxville

This week, WUOT News is looking at the race for five Knoxville city council seats. Thirty candidates are running for ten slots in next Tuesday's primary. We're talking with residents and reporters - people who know the districts and the issues. In this discussion, Victor Agreda interviews Brandon Hollingsworth about District Three, which includes much of northwest Knoxville, north of Middlebrook Pike and south of Clinton Highway.

On Wednesday, August 16, a committee of the Tennessee General Assembly will consider the first major revisions to the University of Tennessee’s student conduct code since the 1970s.

Some of the proposed changes are broad, and some are narrowly tailored. Changes prompted by a Title IX lawsuit last year will reshape the process of handling sexual assault allegations. The lawsuit alleged university administrators looked the other way, especially when student athletes were accused of assault. 

Fifty-two years ago this summer, President Lyndon Johnson brought into being a program that would re-shape health care options for the poor and disabled. Depending on the observer's politics, Medicaid is either hailed as a step forward for low-income Americans or castigated as a handout program for the lazy. In this edition of HealthConnections, the realities of Medicaid in Tennessee. 

WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

Early voting for five open seats on the Knoxville City Council ended on Thursday, August 24.  Election Day is Tuesday, August 29.

Thirty candidates are vying for ten slots on November's general election ballot. Here are some basic resources to help you learn more about the candidates and the election.

INTERVIEWS

WBIR's John Becker recorded video interviews with many of the primary's candidates.

Last week, Republican lawmakers who had hoped to repeal, in whole or in part, the Affordable Care Act were dealt a setback. None of the four options debated in the U.S. Senate were approved. That means the ACA remains the law of the land.

University of Tennessee nursing professor Carole Myers says now is the time to modify the ACA. The law has provided health coverage to millions, Myers says, but there's definitely room for improvement.

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