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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Weather
9:24 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Snow, Ice, Wind Chill Big Concerns As Arctic Air Moves Into East Tennessee

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East Tennesseans awoke to a blanket of white and subfreezing temperatures Monday morning. Those conditions prompted schools and government offices to close or delay their openings as a historically cold air mass moved into the region.

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Public Safety
6:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Tennessee Traffic Fatalities Fall in 2013

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Traffic-related deaths on Tennessee highways in 2013 fell nearly three percent from the previous year, and state public safety officials credit heightened patrols with the difference.

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Science And Technology
6:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

The Method- 2013

The Method is a series that explores the intersection of science and society. In modern journalism, science reporting often repeats the material in press releases or studies without engaging in the critical thinking that defines the scientific method. The Method will look at science through a different lens. How does scientific research affect you and your community? That's the story we hope to share with you.

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Science And Technology
6:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

The Method- 2013

The Method is a series that explores the intersection of science and society. In modern journalism, science reporting often repeats the material in press releases or studies without engaging in the critical thinking that defines the scientific method. The Method will look at science through a different lens. How does scientific research affect you and your community? That's the story we hope to share with you.

    

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Science and Society
6:00 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

The Method: Our 35th Annual Holiday Special

Credit Crude photo illustration by Brandon Hollingsworth

It's holiday time here at The Method! Join Brandon, Chrissy and Christine around the fireplace as they reminisce on the most memorable science stories from the past year. Our stocking stuffers include the world invented by Thomas Edison, cave art from Tennessee's first residents, and the science of moonshine. So pour a mug of hot cider and join us for a holly jolly salute to the year in science.

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Economics
6:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Tennessee Jobless Rate Shows Improvement In November

A chart showing monthly unemployment rates in Tennessee and the nation as a whole.
Credit Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Tennessee's unemployment rate saw its biggest month-to-month improvement since 2010 last month, and one economist says the improvement is real.

The statewide jobless rate clocked in at 8.1 percent in November, according to figures released Thursday from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The rate is still far above pre-recession levels, but it represents a drop of nearly half a percentage point since October, the biggest single downward shift in unemployment measured since April 2010.

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Community Health
6:00 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Two ET Social Services Agencies To Merge In 2014

Credit Helen Ross McNabb Center

Two East Tennessee community health and services agencies plan to join forces starting New Year's Day. The Helen Ross McNabb Center and the Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee (SACET) will merge on January 1, according to a press release.

SACET will operate as a division within the McNabb Center. It serves victims of sexual assault in a 15-county region of East Tennessee, in addition to services that include community education, advocacy and therapy.

The ultimate goal is to bring the services provided by SACET and McNabb under one roof, strengthening both agencies.

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Urban Development
6:00 am
Thu December 12, 2013

UT Announces Major Construction Proposal

A rendering from architectural firm Lord Aeck Sargent shows what the University of Tennessee hopes its new student dorms will look like when a massive construction effort is complete.
Credit University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee's flagship campus in Knoxville has plans to tear down six residence halls in the next five years, and replace them with seven new halls and a dining facility.

The current structures were built more than forty years ago, university officials said, and their successors will be roomier and more modern. Plans call for the demolition of the first building, Shelbourne Towers, as early as next spring, and for work to continue on the remainder of the buildings through 2018.

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History
5:50 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Latest Volume of Jackson Papers Chronicles Tumultuous Year

Laura Eve-Moss, Daniel Feller and Thomas Coens (l to r) are studying, cataloguing and publishing the personal papers of Andrew Jackson.
Credit University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee history professor Daniel Feller didn’t know Andrew Jackson personally, and he wasn’t born until more than a century after Jackson’s administration ended. But in the past decade, Feller and colleagues Laura Eve-Moss and Thomas Coens have gotten to know Old Hickory pretty well. They’ve pored over letters, editorials, public and private statements from and to Andrew Jackson. It’s part of an exhaustive effort to chronicle his life in the written word.

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Law
6:00 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Alexander Move Blocks Federal Court Nominee From Knoxville

Attorney Pamela Reeves, nominee for the U.S. District Court, East Tennessee.
Credit Reeves, Herbert and Anderson

Knoxville attorney Pamela Reeves has been waiting since May for a confirmation vote that could elevate her to a federal judgeship here in East Tennessee. And she’ll have to wait a little while longer.

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