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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Energy & Environment
4:00 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Report On Carbon Emissions Finds Improvements In Tennessee

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A report released yesterday ranks Tennessee one of the top 25 producers of greenhouse gas emissions from carbon dioxide.

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Healthcare
4:00 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Boost In Medicaid Enrollment Means Growing Costs

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More than 53,700 Tennesseans who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act enrolled in Medicaid (Tennessee's Medicaid program is TennCare).

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Law & Labor
4:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Trial Date Set For Lawsuit Over Deaths At Gatlinburg Wastewater Plant

Damage from the rupture of a sewage containment tank is seen Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Gatlinburg Water Treatment Plant. (photo: Adam Brimer/Knoxville News Sentinel)
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A trial date has been set in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the city of Gatlinburg and four other parties.

The suit was filed by relatives of two employees at the Gatlinburg Wastewater Treatment Plant. John Eslinger and Don Storey were killed April 5th, 2011, when a basin wall at the plant collapsed on them.

An assessment by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Office of Engineering blamed poor construction for the wall’s failure.

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Energy & Environment
4:00 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Think Tank Outlines Ways For Tennessee To Reduce Carbon Emissions

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A report from World Resources Institute outlines ways that Tennessee could reduce the amount of greenhouse gas it releases.

The environmental think tank, based in Washington, DC, says that reducing reliance on coal-burning power plants is one of the most effective ways to lower carbon emissions in Tennessee.

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Tennessee Business: Alcoa, Inc.
4:00 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Alcoa, Inc. Reaches Tentative Agreement With USW

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Aluminum giant Alcoa, Incorporated has reached a five-year agreement with the United Steelworkers union that should avoid the possibility of a strike. 

The agreement would cover about 6,000 USW members at Alcoa plants in eight states, including the Blount County plant in Tennessee.

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Tennessee Valley Authority
3:30 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Tennessee Congressional Members Unsure About TVA Purchase

Wind turbines (Meers, OK)
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Two Tennessee US legislators question a proposal now being considered by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

TVA officials are looking into a proposal to purchase wind-generated electricity from Clean Line Energy Partners in Oklahoma and then transport it to Memphis.

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Juvenile Justice
4:46 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Report Sheds Light On Juvenile Justice In Knox County

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A lawsuit against Knox County, now before the Tennessee Supreme Court, is the subject of a report just released by the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington DC-based non-profit journalism organization.

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Interview
5:59 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Interview: UK Crew Filming Documentary Of Medicine Man Stan Brock

Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical
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For the last two years, a film crew based in London has been working on a documentary about an iconic, but little-known figure in Knoxville:  

Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical.

We spoke with filmmaker Paul Angell about the documentary...

About the film

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Tennessee Children
4:00 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

DCS Releases Court-Ordered Review Of Child Deaths

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The Tennessee Department of Children's Services has completed its first year of reviewing child deaths in the state, as required by a federal judge.

The Tennessean newspaper reports the court order requires DCS to learn as much as possible about every death or near-death in families who had contact with DCS caseworkers.

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Health
4:00 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Settlement For Meningitis Victims Up For Approval

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Victims of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak could see more than $100 million in compensation. 

The outbreak began in 2012, sickening more than 750 people in 20 states, including Tennessee; 64 people died.

The disease was blamed on tainted steroids from the now-closed New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts. The company's owners have denied wrongdoing and no criminal charges have been fired in the case.

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