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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Tennessee Exports
4:00 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Tennessee Sets State Record For Exports

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The International Trade Administration reports that Tennessee's exports increased by 1% in the first half of this year, setting a new export record for the state.

According to the ITA, the state's largest export gains were increases of 60% percent to Singapore, 26% to the United Arab Emirates, 26% to South Korea and 17% to the Netherlands.

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Knox County Government
4:00 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Former Knox County Trustee Scheduled For Sentencing Next Week

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Former Knox County Trustee John Duncan III will face sentencing August 15, 2013, after pleading guilty to official misconduct, a felony.   

Duncan got a one-year probationary term as part of his plea deal. Now, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports that he’s seeking a judicial diversion, meaning his record would be erased as long as he obeys the law during that one-year period.

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Tennessee Health: Childhood Obesity
6:13 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Obesity Growing Among Some Tennessee Preschoolers

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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows obesity is growing among young children in Tennessee.

Tennessee was one of only three states with statistically significant increases in the percentage of obese children ages 2 to 4 in low-income families:  from 13.5% in 2008 to 14.2% in 2011.

The other two states were Colorado, with 10% in 2011, and Pennsylvania, with 12.2%.

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August Dialogue 2013
7:28 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Dialogue: Veterans Returning To Civilian Life

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What are the challenges for veterans returning home from deployment?

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KPD Needs Community's Help
4:00 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Knoxville Police Chief Asks For Public's Help In Solving July Shootings

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The Knoxville Police Department reports that no one has been arrested for most of the July shootings in Knoxville.  KPD Chief David Rausch says that means victims and witnesses aren't cooperating with investigations and that cooperation usually leads to successful prosecutions.

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Tennessee Corrections
4:00 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Tennessee-Based Corrections Corporation of America Reports Acquisition

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The Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America is the largest owner of partnership correction and detention facilities in the nation. 

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Invasive Species: Asian Carp
4:00 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Asian Carp Threaten Tennessee Waterways

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Tennessee wildlife officials are looking for ways to contain an invasive fish.

The Asian carp was introduced to fish farms in Arkansas, and entered the Mississippi River system because of flooding. Now, wildlife officials say several breeds of the Asian carp are in Tennessee waters and are a threat, not only to native species of fish, but also to humans.

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Economics: Nashville Music Industry
4:00 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Economic Impact Of Nashville Region's Music Industry

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The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce is releasing a study outlining the economic impact of the music industry on the region.

The Tennessean newspaper reports that according to that study, the music industry has an annual impact of $9.65 billion on the Nashville region. It also directly supports about 27,000 jobs and indirectly supports another 29,000 jobs.

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TN Archaeology: Prehistoric Cave Art
5:00 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Tennessee Cave Art Charts Cosmology Of Prehistoric Peoples

Jan Simek, University of Tennessee distinguished professor of Anthropology, records Native American art in an undisclosed Tennessee cave (2008) / Photo by Alan Cressler
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The focus of a recent article in the journal Antiquity is on some of the oldest art yet found in North America… and it’s in Tennessee.

Archaeologists, starting with Charles Faulkner from the University of Tennessee, have been documenting prehistoric rock art in Tennessee and around the Southeastern US since the1970s.

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Federal Ruling: Jefferson Countyu
4:00 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Landmark Federal Ruling Involves Jefferson County School Officials

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that a federal judge has ruled that the Jefferson County school district violated the Establishment Clause of the US Constitution. That clause prohibits the government from establishing an official religion.   

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