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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108th Tennessee General Assembly
6:45 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#3)

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The session of Tennessee’s 108th General Assembly is entering its third week. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey about the latest legislation under discussion… 

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Health: Flu Season
8:31 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Middle Tennessee Flu Deaths Exceed Pandemic Totals For Area

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Deaths from the flu in Middle Tennessee have bypassed deaths in the area during the 2009 / 2010 global pandemic.

Vanderbilt University tracks flu cases and deaths in eight Middle Tennessee counties and reports that 19 people have now died from flu complications. The majority of those were between 41 and 64 years old. The outbreak has also sent about 500 Middle Tennesseans to the hospital.

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Science & Politics
6:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Chief Scientist For NNSA Discusses Intersection Of Science And Political Policy

Dimitri Kusnezov, National Nuclear Security Administration
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Dimitri Kusnezov is Chief Scientist for the National Nuclear Security Administration and is also the Director of the NNSA’s Office of Science and Policy.

Kusnezov spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper about the intersection of science and policy and about why science doesn’t transcend political agendas…

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Education
4:00 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

State Board Of Education Will Weigh Alternative Plan

Tennessee Education Association CEO Carolyn Crowder, Tennessee Education Association President Gera Summerford and Hamilton County Education Association President Sandy Hughes, from left, speak to reporters and editors of the Chattanooga Times Free Press (01/21/14) / Photo by John Rawlston
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Last year, the State Board of Education approved a plan that ties teacher licenses to student test performance, but the number of complaints is leading the board to consider alternative plans.

Officials with the Tennessee Education Association, Tennessee's largest teachers group, are touring the state in an attempt to reverse that policy, saying it puts jobs on the line and livelihoods at risk.

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Education Legislation
4:00 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Bi-Partisan Efforts Could Delay Common Core In Tennessee

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Some state lawmakers are introducing legislation that would put a hold on Common Core education standards and tests in Tennessee.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
6:06 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#2)

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(Episode 2)

WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey about the latest news from the Tennessee General Assembly.

Last week, the legislature introduced education and gun legislation... 

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TN Department of Correction
4:00 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

TN Senate Committee Asks For Review of Correction Plan

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A Tennessee state Senate committee wants to hold off on a partnership that would look for ways to reduce the state’s prison population.

The Tennessean newspaper reports the number of inmates in Tennessee state prisons or local jails has grown from about 25,000 to more than 30,000 since 2003. Officials with Tennessee’s Department of Correction expect another 2,500 prisoners in the system by 2018.

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Education / Legislature
4:00 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Lobbying Organization Releases State-By-State Education Report Card

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An education report card released today by a lobbying group gave Tennessee a higher score than last year. 

StudentsFirst released its 2014 report card today, giving Tennessee a C grade. That’s up from a C- last year, and puts Tennessee sixth among all states.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
6:00 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#1)

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey have a preview of the new session of the Tennessee General Assembly...

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