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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US Congress: Tennessee
4:00 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Studies Of 2013 Congressional Voting Find Tennessee Mostly Conservative

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Recent studies of voting patterns in the US Congress show Tennessee House Republicans had solidly conservative voting patterns in 2013.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
4:27 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#7)

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey about the latest happenings in the Tennessee General Assembly…

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TBI Report
3:30 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

TBI Releases New Analysis Of Sex Trafficking In Tennessee

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released more details of a 2011 study of human sex trafficking in the state. 

TBI officials say the 2011 TBI and Vanderbilt University study focused on data collection and that The Geography of Trafficking in Tennessee 2013 is more of an analysis of that data.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
4:00 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

State Legislation Update: Executive Authority Bills

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Legislation that aims to curb the power of the state Governor is getting support from some state workers.  

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Health: Abortion Rates
4:00 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Abortion Rates In Tennessee Dropped In The Last Decade...

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...but the number of women coming into Tennessee to have the procedure is rising.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2010, there were 16, 373 abortions performed in Tennessee. That’s down 6% from a decade before.

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Women In Politics
5:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Knoxville City Mayor Madeline Rogero: Women In Turkish Politics

Knoxville City Mayor Madeline Rogero, speaking at the US Consulate in Adana, Turkey
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Madeline Rogero is well known in East Tennessee, not only for being Knoxville’s City Mayor. Rogero is the first woman to hold that office and she’s the first woman elected mayor in any of Tennessee’s four largest cities (Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga).

The US Embassy in Turkey recently asked Rogero to come to Turkey, to speak with politicians, political parties and women’s groups about women in politics.

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with Mayor Rogero about the trip…

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
8:56 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#6)

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The ACLU of Tennessee and the Tennessee Equality Project have spoken out against a piece of legislation known as the Religious Freedom Act.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
4:00 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

State Legislation Update: Immigration And Method-Of-Execution Bills

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A Tennessee state Senate committee has delayed one immigration-related bill and approved another.                                  

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Voting Rights
4:00 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

US Attorney General Asks Tennessee And Other States To Restore Voting Rights To Ex-Felons

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US Attorney General Eric Holder has asked Tennessee and 10 other states (Arizona, Florida, Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Wyoming, and Virginia) to restore voting rights to those with former felony convictions.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
4:00 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Tennessee Senate Committee To Discuss Immigration Legislation

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Tomorrow, the Tennessee Senate Education Committee will discuss legislation that would qualify undocumented immigrants for in-state tuition to the state’s universities and community colleges.

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