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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108th Tennessee General Assembly
3:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Legislative News: Pseudoephedrine Limits / State Execution Method

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The Tennessee House and Senate continue to disagree on legislation that puts annual limits on purchases of cold and allergy medications.

At the beginning of the session, Governor Bill Haslam introduced a proposal to tighten annual limits on purchases of those medications, which contain pseudoephedrine and can be used to make methamphetamine.

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United Cerebral Palsy
3:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

New Survey Ranks Tennessee Near Bottom For Care Of Those With Disabilities

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A new survey ranks Tennessee 47th in the nation in caring for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

United Cerebral Palsy weighed factors like quality of life with disabilities, efforts to promote independence, and policies designed to keep families together.

Tennessee’s low ranking from comes from the state’s long waiting list for services and from its reliance on treatment facilities rather than providing more help at home.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
5:54 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#14)

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey catch up on what's happening in the Tennessee General Assembly…

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Health
3:00 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Number Of Tennessee Children With Health Insurance Rises

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More Tennessee children have health insurance.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports that the number of uninsured children in Tennessee fell by 4.4% between the years of 2008 and 2012.

The biggest change was seen in Tennessee’s Hispanic children:  the number without insurance fell from 27.8% in 2008 to 14.8% in 2012.

In 2012, 5.9% of children of all racial groups in Tennessee had no insurance, less than the national average of 7.5%.

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Dialogue
11:34 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Dialogue: The Latest Data On Homelessness In Knoxville-Knox County

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The Knoxville-Knox County Homelessness Coalition was formed in 1986 to study homelessness in the area and to determine and coordinate services available to the homeless. Every two years, the Coalition presents a study on homelessness we'll hear the results of that study, along with the details of the City of Knoxville's latest plan to address homelessness.

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Tennessee Drug Use
3:00 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Heroin Use On Rise In Tennessee

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Tennessee is among the states reporting a rise in heroin use.

Police and health officials say the abuse of prescription painkillers remains the state’s biggest drug problem, but as prescription pain pills become more expensive and harder to get, Tennessee is seeing a resurgence of heroin use.

Michael Stanfill, of the Tennessee office of the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, says pill use and heroin use go hand-in-hand. Stanfill also says Mexican cartels are targeting pill addicts with heroin that is less expensive. 

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
5:00 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#13)

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey catch up on what's happening in the Tennessee General Assembly…

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
3:00 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

New Legislation Will Keep Tennessee Towns And Cities From Forcing Annexation

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Legislation now before Governor Bill Haslam will require voter approval for towns and cities to annex new areas. House sponsor Representative Mike Carter said this legislation represents a success for average citizens in the legislative process.                           

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Tennessee Children
3:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Tennessee Children Lag Behind In Latest AECF Kids Count Report

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its latest policy report this week, finding that Tennessee children are lagging behind in educational attainment and overall well-being.

For the first time, the Foundation’s report, Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, investigated how poverty, violence and other factors contribute to racial inequality.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
4:31 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#12)

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey catch up on what's happening in the Tennessee General Assembly…

    

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