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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Health and Medicine
4:00 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Use Of Antipsychotic Drugs In Tennessee Nursing Homes Is Declining

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New data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show a reduction in the use of antipsychotic medications in Tennessee’s nursing homes.             

The data was collected as part of a campaign to reduce the overuse of powerful antipsychotic medications on elderly patients.

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State of the Air 2014
4:00 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Knoxville-Area Sees Lowest Levels Of Particle Pollution In 15 Years

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A new air-quality report finds that Knoxville has cut particle pollution compared to last year’s report.

The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2014 report shows the Knoxville metro area cut year-round particle pollution, or soot, levels compared to the 2013 report. In fact, the metro area recorded its lowest annual particle pollution levels since the report began 15 years ago, but it still doesn’t meet the national standard in that category.

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Sexual Assault On Campus
4:00 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Federal Investigation Includes Vanderbilt University

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Investigators with the US Department of Education will take a closer look into sexual violence at Vanderbilt University.                     

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Marriage
4:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Injunction Halted, At Least Temporarily

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A panel for a federal appeals court has invalidated the marriages of three same-sex Tennessee couples, at least temporarily. The couples were married in other states, but live in Tennessee.

Last month, a US district court judge granted an injunction, forcing the state to recognize those marriages, but the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has now put that order on hold. The court has also ordered an expedited hearing on Tennessee's appeal of that injunction.

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Science & Society
4:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Interview: Dr. Tim Persons, GAO Chief Scientist

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Tim Persons, Chief Scientist of the Government Accountability Office, about the agency and the technology that is transforming the nation’s manufacturing sector, the National Nanotechnology Initiative… 

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Crime and the Justice System
4:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Hearings Set For Grainger County Jail Employees

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Four former Grainger County Sheriff’s Office employees charged with misconduct will begin appearing for hearings next month. Charges vary from theft to allowing inmates to escape.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Jacob Layel stole cash while searching cells for contraband. Layel is the son of Sheriff Scott Layel and a former patrol deputy.

Tyler Farrow was indicted for having knowledge of inmates with contraband and for refraining from performing his duties.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
3:30 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

New Legislation Gives Morgan County Chance To Develop Former Prison

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The now-closed Brushy Mountain State Prison could see new life from new state legislation.

The state decommissioned the prison in Morgan County five years ago. Now, new legislation gives the county the chance to develop the retired prison, in a plan that includes a distillery, gift shops, and horse stables.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
3:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Legislative News: Pseudoephedrine Limits / State Execution Method

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The Tennessee House and Senate continue to disagree on legislation that puts annual limits on purchases of cold and allergy medications.

At the beginning of the session, Governor Bill Haslam introduced a proposal to tighten annual limits on purchases of those medications, which contain pseudoephedrine and can be used to make methamphetamine.

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United Cerebral Palsy
3:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

New Survey Ranks Tennessee Near Bottom For Care Of Those With Disabilities

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A new survey ranks Tennessee 47th in the nation in caring for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

United Cerebral Palsy weighed factors like quality of life with disabilities, efforts to promote independence, and policies designed to keep families together.

Tennessee’s low ranking from comes from the state’s long waiting list for services and from its reliance on treatment facilities rather than providing more help at home.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
5:54 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#14)

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey catch up on what's happening in the Tennessee General Assembly…

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