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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Voting Rights
4:00 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

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

US Attorney General Eric Holder / February 7, 2014 / Reception for baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron in Washington, DC / Photo by Nick Wass/AP
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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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108th Tennessee General Assembly
9:13 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#5)

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Checking in on Tennessee’s 108th General Assembly... 

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey about a secret survey in the House and Governor Haslam's plan to offer free tuition to two-year community colleges and technical schools...   

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Death Row
4:00 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Tennessee Will Resume Death Row Executions In April, 2014

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After a three-year delay, the state will resume executions of death row inmates this year. 

Officials with the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts confirmed yesterday that the state plans to execute ten death row inmates in the next two years. The Tennessean newspaper reports the state has scheduled three executions for this year, seven for next year.

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Science
5:30 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Rare Tortoises: Species Survival Plans At The Knoxville Zoo

Female (left) and Male (right) Radiated Tortoises at the Knoxville Zoo
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In their more-than-200-million-year history on the planet, turtles and tortoises, like other reptiles, have changed very little… certainly not fast enough for a world that is quickly changing around them.

The Knoxville Zoo currently houses a number of reptiles under 20 Species Survival Plans, breeding programs designed to boost animal populations.

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper has this feature with Mike Ogle, the Knoxville Zoo’s Assistant Curator of Herpetology…

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Labor & Workforce
4:00 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

VW Chattanooga Workers To Vote On Union Representation

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Workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory will vote next week on possible representation by the United Auto Workers union.                                

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga auto manufacturing facility has about 3,000 workers and is the German automaker’s only factory in the US.

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Dialogue
2:00 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Dialogue: Saving Exotic And Endangered Animals

Ploughshare Tortoises at the Knoxville Zoo
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On February's Dialogue, maintaining and caring for exotic and endangered animals...

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper hosts with guests Lisa New and Phil Colclough  from the Knoxville Zoo and Ed Ramsay from UT’s College of Veterinary Medicine...

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State Government
12:00 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

The State Of The State: Preview

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is giving his fourth State of the State address this evening. It’s the Governor’s last State of the State address before he faces re-election this November. WUOT will carry his address beginning at 7 p.m.

Haslam will lay out his state budget proposal and top priorities for the legislature. He has warned that falling state revenues mean less money for some programs. Tax revenues are $176 million under estimates this year.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
5:56 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#4)

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Checking in on Tennessee’s 108th General Assembly:  WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey about mining regulations, the wine-in-supermarkets bills, and legislation that would legalize hemp farming in Tennessee…   

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Education
4:00 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Report On Teacher Quality Puts Tennessee Among Top Four States

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Tennessee is among the top four states in an annual report on teacher quality.

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