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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Law
6:00 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Federal Judge Dismisses Racketeering Claim Against Pilot

A federal district judge in Alabama threw out several claims contained in a lawsuit against Pilot Flying J, including racketeering. 

U.S. District Judge William Steele ruled the federal affidavit cited by Mobile, Ala.,-based Wright Transportation was not sufficient proof of the racketeering claim. He dismissed the claim, along with those alleging deceptive trade practices, misrepresentation and suppression.

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Politics
6:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

State House GOP Leaders Support DesJarlais Opponent in Primary Bid

Tennessee 4th District Congressman Scott DesJarlais.

State House Speaker Beth Harwell and three other House leaders threw their support behind state Senator Jim Tracy in his bid to clench the GOP nomination over incumbent Fourth District Congressman Scott DesJarlais.

Harwell, House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, Republican Caucus leader Glen Casada and House Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson on Thursday announced their support for Tracy, a Republican who's served as a state senator for nearly a decade.

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Government and Law
6:00 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Anderson County Commissioner Pushing For Referendum On Jail Question

Anderson County Jail in Clinton.
Credit Anderson County Sheriff's Department

 A proposal that will be presented to the Anderson County Commission's legislative panel tonight would set up a referendum over the question of housing federal and state inmates in the county's jail.

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Dialogue
3:12 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Dialogue: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

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2013 was a year in which fissures developed in the GOP supermajority in Nashville. Tennessee's economy improved, albeit slowly. As 2014 dawns, we look toward midterm elections. Governor Bill Haslam will be running for his second term, as Senators and Congressmen try to defend their seats against challengers.

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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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