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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Feral Hogs in Tennessee
4:00 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

State And Local Officials To Discuss Feral Hog Regulations

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Tomorrow, state wildlife officials will meet with local representatives in East Tennessee to discuss the state's current hunting regulations for feral hogs.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials will hear from representatives in at least five East Tennessee counties:  Polk, Monroe, White, McMinn and Bradley.

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Tennessee Human Rights Commission
4:00 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Statewide Discrimination Hearings To Begin This Month

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The Tennessee Human Rights Commission will begin holding statewide hearings this month. The Commission is calling for testimony about incidents of discrimination. Written and spoken testimony will be taken at public hearings, which begin January 28th at Rhodes College in Memphis.

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Tennessee State Legislation
4:00 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

A New Year Means New State Laws

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One law going into effect tomorrow is called the “Breast Density Inform Law”. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed it into law last year.

The law requires that any patient whose mammogram shows dense breast tissue be informed that dense tissue could hide small abnormalities and that supplemental screening may be necessary. Last March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added breast density to the list of risk factors for developing breast cancer.

Tennessee is the 8th state to pass a breast density law.

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Tennessee Tax Revenue
5:30 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Amazon.com To Begin Collecting Tennessee Sales Taxes

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Online retailing giant Amazon.com will start collecting state sales taxes January 1st and state officials expect a giant boost in revenue as a result.

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Tennessee Lottery Scholarships
4:00 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Record Tennessee Lottery Proceeds Mean Record Scholarship Funding

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Tennesseans spent record amounts to play the state lottery this year and that will mean record amounts for scholarships this academic year.

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Health: Mental Illness / Substance Abuse
4:00 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Federal Health Care Law Could Mean Help For Mental Ilness And Substance Abuse In Tennessee

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Starting January 1st, the Affordable Care Act will include care for mental illness and substance abuse.

The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says that means all insurance plans must cover treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, prescription drugs, rehabilitative, prevention and wellness services. Pre-existing conditions will be included.

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Labor & Workforce
4:00 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Tennesseans Affected By Ending Unemployment Benefits

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About 18,000 Tennesseans will lose some unemployment benefits after the end of the year.

The extension of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) insurance payments will expire at the end of the year.

The final EUC payments are received during the week ending January 4, 2014.

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Homelessness
4:00 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Annual Homeless Memorial Day This Evening In Knoxville

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An annual nationwide gathering to honor the homeless will take place in Knoxville this evening.

The 5th Annual Knoxville Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day is a public gathering, honoring homeless and formerly homeless Knoxvillians who died in 2013.

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US Government Shutdown
4:00 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Federal Bills Could Reimburse States

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New legislation moving through the US Congress aims to repay the states for costs of reopening the national parks during October’s federal government shutdown.

The state of Tennessee, Sevier and Blount Counties, and the state of North Carolina paid the federal government $300,500 to reopen the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for five days during the shutdown.

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UHF 2013 America’s Health Rankings
7:22 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Tennessee Shows No Change In Health Ranking

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An annual health report shows that Americans are making progress in improving their health, but overall, Tennessee shows no change from last year’s report.

The United Health Foundation’s 2013 America’s Health Rankings found that nationwide, notable gains were made in decreasing smoking, increasing physical activity and decreasing obesity rates.

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