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 Business
4:00 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Report Shows Increase In Number Of Tennessee's Women-Owned Businesses

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A new study on businesses owned by women shows major growth in Tennessee since the late 1990s.

The number of Tennessee’s women-owned firms grew by 65% between 1997 and 2013, but employment at the state’s women-owned businesses declined by more than 17% during that time.

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Tennessee Military
3:30 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Fort Campbell Predicted To Lose Big In US Army Budget Cuts

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A report detailing the “worst-case” scenarios finds US Army posts and surrounding communities nationwide would lose up to 80% of military and civilian workforces, including Fort Campbell. The report predicts the effects of maximum cuts in both budget and force size at the end of the decade. The aim is to trim the size of the US military from a 2012 level of 562,000 to 420,000 by 2020.

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Tennessee Teen Health
4:00 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Tennessee Teens Report Risky Behavior

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A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that Tennessee teenagers are using heroin and shooting up drugs at twice the national average. The bi-annual Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Report is based on surveys of high school students between September 2012 and December 2013.                                

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Tennessee History
7:49 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Tennessee Lawmakers To Hold Trail Of Tears Ceremony

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Tennessee lawmakers will publicly renounce the state’s involvement in the Trail of Tears.

The state legislature passed and Governor Bill Haslam signed the resolution, stating regret over the state’s involvement in the Indian Removal Act of 1830, also known as the Trail of Tears.

Resolution sponsor Representative Glen Casada said the resolution isn’t worded as an apology, because the state can’t apologize for the actions of others, but does offer sincere regret.

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Education
1:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Tennessee Education Officials Back Federal Special-Education Overhaul

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American special-needs students are performing much lower academically than their peers. Tennessee education officials are throwing their weight behind a new federal overhaul for special education programs.

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan unveiled the overhaul yesterday. The plan would keep goals like meeting timelines for evaluations, due-process hearings, and transitioning children into preschool.

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Education
3:30 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Increasing Number Of Tennessee Teachers Disciplined

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The number of public school teachers facing disciplinary action is rising in Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reviewed disciplinary data over the past decade. The Tennessee State Board of Education has taken action against 434 teachers in the last 10 years.

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Tennessee Economics
8:16 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Tennessee Comptroller Releases Annual Cash Shortage Report

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Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson says the theft of public funds is prevalent in the state.

The comptroller released the annual Report of Cash Shortages yesterday. The report details the money stolen during the year, as well as stolen money that remains unrecovered.

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Education
8:33 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Report On Teacher Training Puts Tennessee Among Top Three In US

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A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality measures the quality and effectiveness of teacher training programs in the US. 

Tennessee, Ohio, and Texas have the most top-ranked teacher training programs in the country.

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Elections 2014
8:39 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Tennessee Election Officials Preparing For Third Party Candidates

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Tennessee election officials are preparing to have candidates from the Green Party and the Constitution Party on the ballot in November.

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Tennessee Weather
3:30 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Tennessee In Top Two For Tornado Death Rate In US

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An analysis of tornadoes over the past three decades finds that Tennessee is among the states most vulnerable to tornadoes.

The study from the federal Southeast Regional Climate Center at the University of North Carolina shows Florida and Tennessee have the most deaths for each mile that a tornado is on the ground. North Carolina, Ohio, and Alabama round out the top five.

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