Chrissy Keuper

Morning Edition Host/Producer

Chrissy was born in Johnson City, Tenn. She attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville as a history major, and finished a bachelor's degree in anthropology at the University of Tennessee. Chrissy has a varied resume: she has taught ballet and jazz, and has worked as a woodworker, a barista, a pastry chef, a customer service rep, a waitress and an art model...but she says her job at WUOT has been her favorite. She came to WUOT as a student announcer and became a member of WUOT’s News Department and the local host of Morning Edition in 2004.

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Civil Rights
4:00 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Interview: Marian Wright Edelman On Civil Rights

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Marian Wright Edelman is a civil rights activist and attorney; she was the first African-American woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar; and in 1973, she founded the Children’s Defense Fund. She was in Knoxville recently and she told WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper that the civil rights movement in this country has never ended…  

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Law / Capital Punishment
4:00 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Interview: Dwight Aarons On The Death Penalty In Tennessee

Tennessee's Electric Chair
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The Tennessee Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether death row inmates can challenge the constitutionality of electrocution as a method of execution. The hearings stem from a lawsuit against the state by 34 death row inmates.

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Economics / Sociology
4:00 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Interview: Wilma Dunaway On The History Of Appalachia And Capitalism

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Wilma Dunaway studied sociology at the University of Tennessee, is a professor at Virginia Tech, and is a specialist on how post-Civil War Appalachia became part of global capitalism. Dunaway told WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper that her knowledge of Appalachia came from studies of economic and political systems all over the world… 

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
5:24 am
Mon April 27, 2015

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 12

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Tom Humphrey discuss the latest events in the Tennessee legislature... The Tennessee General Assembly has now adjourned for the session.

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Arts / Theatre
4:30 am
Thu April 16, 2015

The Threepenny Opera: A Modern Take On Longstanding Problems

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This week, the University of Tennessee’s Clarence Brown Theatre opens its production of The Threepenny Opera by Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill. Though the play is often billed as a modern story of the haves versus the have-nots, the play actually has its roots in a work written by John Gay in the early 1700s, called The Beggar’s Opera.

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
4:00 am
Mon April 13, 2015

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 11

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Tom Humphrey discuss the latest events in the Tennessee legislature. 

This week, some of the state's abortion measures, and a possible cut in aviation fuel taxes for Memphis-based FedEx Corp...

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Media
11:17 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Joe Palca: Science And Journalism

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   NPR's Joe Palca, host of Joe's Big Idea,  was in Knoxville recently. He spoke with WUOT's Chrissy Keuper about science and journalism... 

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
5:53 am
Mon April 6, 2015

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 10

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Tom Humphrey discuss the latest events in the Tennessee legislature... This week:  "Guns in Parks"; school vouchers; and Tennessee's state book.

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Environment
9:20 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Dialogue: Energy Consumption And Sustainability In Knoxville

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Today on Dialogue, WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Erin Gill, Director of the City of Knoxville's Office of Sustainability, and Louise Gorenflo of Knoxville Scores, about the city's involvement in the Georgetown University Energy Prize... 

TVA Energy Audit

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109th Tennessee General Assembly
5:12 am
Mon March 30, 2015

News From The Hill: Tom Humphrey 09

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On this week's News From the Hill, WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Tom Humphrey discuss the latest events in the Tennessee legislature...

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