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.

Ways To Connect

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Knoxville has advanced to the quarterfinals in a competition for an energy prize.

Knoxville is one of several cities competing for the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), a $5 million award used to help reduce energy use.

Knoxville city officials want public input for the next phase of the competition:  City leaders will create a plan to reduce energy consumption in residential and city buildings.

Chattanooga is also in the competition. 

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Health insurance for 68,000 Tennessee children could run out next September unless Congress renews the funding.

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