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
7:30 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Possible Veto-Override Session For Tennessee General Assembly

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Tennessee State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says lawmakers should consider holding a veto override session.                                                 

Speaker Ramsey says the General Assembly should schedule a veto override session at the conclusion of every two-year meeting of the legislature; this is the second year of the 108th Tennessee General Assembly.

If scheduled, it would be the first veto override session held in 13 years.

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US Treasury / Internal Revenue Service
6:45 am
Thu March 20, 2014

More Than 16,000 Tennesseans Are Due Tax Refunds From 2010

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Officials with the Internal Revenue Service say more than $12.8 million are due to more than 16,000 Tennesseans who did not file tax returns for 2010.

They have until April 15th to file a tax return for 2010 in order to collect the money. Taxpayers have three years to file a return to claim a refund. If it’s not claimed, that money becomes property of the US Treasury.

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Knox County Commission
3:30 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Knox County Commission Gives Initial Approval To School System Audit

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The Knox County Commission has voted to investigate a special fund run by the Knox County Schools.                                                   

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
4:00 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

"Merry Christmas" Bill Back In Tennessee Senate This Week

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The Tennessee Senate will once again take up legislation that it passed in February.

Last week, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed a measure that allows teachers and students to exchange winter holiday greetings and allows schools to display scenes and symbols of those holidays, religious and secular, without any fear of litigation.

The Senate passed the so-called “Merry Christmas” bill in February, but the House version adds language saying that holiday greetings would not be limited to Christmas and Hanukkah and would include other holidays.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
8:58 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#10)

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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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Death Row
3:30 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Tennessee Attorney General Rules On State's Execution Policy

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The Tennessee Attorney General’s office has released an opinion on the state’s execution policy.

Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper’s office says it's constitutional for the state to electrocute inmates if the drugs needed for lethal injection are unavailable or if the practice itself is found to be unconstitutional.

Executions have been on hold in Tennessee since 2009, partly due to the unavailability of one lethal injection drug and partly because of other legal challenges.

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Tennessee Courts
3:30 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Claim: Partisan Politics Affecting The Tennessee Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission

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A member of the state’s Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission and a sitting justice on the state's high court both say partisan politics have affected the way the commission does business. The commission reviews the state’s appellate judges.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
3:30 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

State Legislation Update: Agritourism And Common Core Bills

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New legislation waiting for a signature from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam authorizes entertainment activities on Tennessee farms. 

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the measure was drafted by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture with the intent to allow farmers to more fully participate in agritourism.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
3:15 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#9)

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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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Health
3:30 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Obesity Rates Up In Tennessee And Nationwide

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The latest Gallup-Healthways State of the States survey finds that three in 10 adults in Tennessee are obese.                                              

Those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher are considered obese and according to Gallup, obesity rates have increased nationwide each year since 2008. The US rate is now more than 27%, up from 26% in 2012. An average of 62.8% of American adults was overweight or obese that same year.

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