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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Medicine / Neuroscience
4:57 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Anesthesia: States Of Consciousness

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Our brains undergo all kinds of states of consciousness... But how? And what are those states? 

Helen Baghdoyan (Beaman Professor) and Ralph Lydic (Robert H. Cole Endowed Professor of Neuroscience) teach Anesthesiology and Psychology at the University of Tennessee. They spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper about their research on how the brain regulates various states of consciousness, and how anesthesia actually works…

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Wine in Stores
12:27 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Wine Question Goes Before Tennessee Voters

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Voters in 79 counties, cities and towns across Tennessee will decide Tuesday whether wine should be available for sale in their local grocery stores.   WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with two men who have a different perspective on the issue.

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Interview
6:43 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Engaging Arabia: Erin Darby and Robert Darby

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Education
3:30 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Tennessee Gets Mixed Grades On Education Report Card

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation just released its fourth edition of a report on education effectiveness and Governor Bill Haslam said though the state’s status in academic achievement is improving, there’s a significant amount of work still to come.

The national report uses 11 areas to analyze effectiveness, including academic achievement for low-income and minority students and workforce readiness.

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Tennessee Culture
3:30 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Chattanooga Ranks High For Hispanic Population Growth

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The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the city’s Hispanic population more than tripled in years between 2000 and 2010; finance network WalletHub ranked the city third among the nation’s 150 largest cities for that growth.

But the city ranked much lower in purchasing power and business friendliness towards Hispanics:  116th for purchasing power and 90th for business friendliness.

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Law Enforcement
9:48 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Four Tennessee Agencies Suspended From Military Surplus Program

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State officials said four agencies have been suspended from a program that provides surplus military rifles to law enforcement because of an inability to keep track of guns. 

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Dialogue
3:00 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Dialogue: The "School-To-Prison Pipeline"

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Minors end up in court because of "status offenses" (in Tennessee, "unruly offenses"):  truancy, violating curfews, running away, all non-criminal actions… and these minors most often appear before a judge without any right to counsel. 

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Dean Rivkin, University of Tennessee Distinguished Professor of Law, and Brenda McGee, children’s rights attorney… 

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Health Insurance
3:30 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

TennCare Officials Draw Criticism From State Lawmakers

Darin Gordon, TennCare Director, addresses lawmakers at the Capitol in Nashville, February 2014 (The Tennessean)
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Yesterday, Tennessee lawmakers questioned TennCare officials over delays and failures in the agency… and this Friday, they’ll be before a federal judge.

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Tennessee Transportation
3:30 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

TDOT Gets $27 Million In Grants

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More than $27 million in federal grants will help quell congestion on the state’s roads and improve Tennessee’s air quality.

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Crime and the Justice System
3:30 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Tennessee-Based Corrections Company Pays More Than $8 Million In Back Wages And Benefits

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The Tennessee-based Corrections Corporation of America is paying back wages and benefits 362 current and former employees of the California City Correctional Center.

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