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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VW Works Council
10:19 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Volkswagen Labor Official Visits Chattanooga Facility

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Labor officials with Volkswagen say a decision over union representation at the automaker's Chattanooga plant won’t affect the possibility of expanding production there. Volkswagen officials have said the company may add another vehicle to the production line at its lone U.S. plant in Chattanooga.

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Tennessee Refugees
3:15 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Tennessee Legislators Question Study On Refugees

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Last summer, Tennessee state legislators requested a study on foreign-born refugees in the state but have now rejected the findings of the report. The legislature’s Fiscal Review Committee commissioned the study to try to understand the impact on Tennessee’s budget of state-funded services for refugees.

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TN State Budget Hearings
4:00 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Tennessee State Budget Hearings Begin This Week

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will begin holding annual public budget hearings Tuesday, November 12.                                                           

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Affordable Care Act & Congress Members
4:00 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Tennessee Congress Members Will Get Health Insurance Through Online Exchanges

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All members of the state’s congressional delegation say in January, they and their staff members will leave their federal health insurance coverage and purchase their own health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's online exchanges.

But the Knoxville News Sentinel reports there is some flexibility for congressional staff members... 

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Probation & Parole
4:00 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Probation Program First Of Its Kind In Tennessee

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A probation program in Johnson City that began in July is the first of its kind in the state and is receiving its first reviews from the state.

The Johnson City Police Department found that the city was lacking a central location with the services that probationers required, and so got a federal grant to start the Day Reporting Center.

The Center focuses on serious, nonviolent offenders, who are required to visit the center for therapy and take classes, which include employment training, online research, and relationship and parenting classes.

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US Department of Energy
4:00 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Summer Cyber Attack Affects DOE Employees In Oak Ridge

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A summer cyber attack on Department of Energy computer systems in Washington has affected DOE employees in Oak Ridge.

The number of those affected isn’t yet available, but the Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the personal information of apparently hundreds of employees at DOE facilities in Oak Ridge was compromised by a cyber attack in July and August.

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Tennessee Foster Care
4:00 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Increased Funding For Teens Aging Out Of State Custody

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Today, the state announced an increase in funding for foster children who’ve aged out of the system.  

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TN Health
4:00 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Tennessee Medical Associations Call For Medicaid Expansion

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The associations that represent Tennessee’s medical professionals are calling for the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program, TennCare.

Tennessee Medical Association president Chris Young, and Jill Kinch, immediate past president of the Tennessee Nurses Association say a healthcare crisis in Tennessee is on the way and that not expanding Medicaid will affect state residents of all incomes.

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University of TN: Forensic Anthropology Center
9:22 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Mass Grave Project Part Of Human Rights Initiative

UT Anthropology graduate student Katie Corcoran (left) digs the first shovel of dirt with volunteer Devin White (right) for one of four graves at the Forensic Anthropology Center, in February of 2013. The mass grave research project will observe ten bodies for three years, detecting changes in the ground and looking at multispectral imagery. (PHOTO BY AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS / NEWS SENTINEL)
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A new experiment is underway at the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Center, at the world-famous “Body Farm”.

Anthropology graduate student Katie Corcoran is studying four new graves, specifically mass graves. Corcoran and her team are measuring the changes that occur as the human remains deteriorate.

Corcoran and Devin White, a Senior Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper about the experiment and the technology they’re putting to use…

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U.S. Army: Fort Campbell
4:00 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Returns From Final Deployment

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More than 140 soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division returned to Fort Campbell yesterday after a six-month deployment in Afghanistan.

Yesterday’s return also marked the end of the unit, one of 10 brigade combat teams the Army is shutting down.

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