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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Interview
5:59 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Interview: UK Crew Filming Documentary Of Medicine Man Stan Brock

Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical
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For the last two years, a film crew based in London has been working on a documentary about an iconic, but little-known figure in Knoxville:  

Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical.

We spoke with filmmaker Paul Angell about the documentary...

About the film

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Tennessee Children
4:00 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

DCS Releases Court-Ordered Review Of Child Deaths

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The Tennessee Department of Children's Services has completed its first year of reviewing child deaths in the state, as required by a federal judge.

The Tennessean newspaper reports the court order requires DCS to learn as much as possible about every death or near-death in families who had contact with DCS caseworkers.

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Health
4:00 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Settlement For Meningitis Victims Up For Approval

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Victims of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak could see more than $100 million in compensation. 

The outbreak began in 2012, sickening more than 750 people in 20 states, including Tennessee; 64 people died.

The disease was blamed on tainted steroids from the now-closed New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts. The company's owners have denied wrongdoing and no criminal charges have been fired in the case.

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Health and Medicine
4:00 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Use Of Antipsychotic Drugs In Tennessee Nursing Homes Is Declining

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New data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show a reduction in the use of antipsychotic medications in Tennessee’s nursing homes.             

The data was collected as part of a campaign to reduce the overuse of powerful antipsychotic medications on elderly patients.

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State of the Air 2014
4:00 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Knoxville-Area Sees Lowest Levels Of Particle Pollution In 15 Years

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A new air-quality report finds that Knoxville has cut particle pollution compared to last year’s report.

The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2014 report shows the Knoxville metro area cut year-round particle pollution, or soot, levels compared to the 2013 report. In fact, the metro area recorded its lowest annual particle pollution levels since the report began 15 years ago, but it still doesn’t meet the national standard in that category.

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Sexual Assault On Campus
4:00 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Federal Investigation Includes Vanderbilt University

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Investigators with the US Department of Education will take a closer look into sexual violence at Vanderbilt University.                     

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Marriage
4:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Injunction Halted, At Least Temporarily

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A panel for a federal appeals court has invalidated the marriages of three same-sex Tennessee couples, at least temporarily. The couples were married in other states, but live in Tennessee.

Last month, a US district court judge granted an injunction, forcing the state to recognize those marriages, but the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has now put that order on hold. The court has also ordered an expedited hearing on Tennessee's appeal of that injunction.

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Science & Society
4:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Interview: Dr. Tim Persons, GAO Chief Scientist

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with Tim Persons, Chief Scientist of the Government Accountability Office, about the agency and the technology that is transforming the nation’s manufacturing sector, the National Nanotechnology Initiative… 

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Crime and the Justice System
4:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Hearings Set For Grainger County Jail Employees

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Four former Grainger County Sheriff’s Office employees charged with misconduct will begin appearing for hearings next month. Charges vary from theft to allowing inmates to escape.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Jacob Layel stole cash while searching cells for contraband. Layel is the son of Sheriff Scott Layel and a former patrol deputy.

Tyler Farrow was indicted for having knowledge of inmates with contraband and for refraining from performing his duties.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
3:30 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

New Legislation Gives Morgan County Chance To Develop Former Prison

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The now-closed Brushy Mountain State Prison could see new life from new state legislation.

The state decommissioned the prison in Morgan County five years ago. Now, new legislation gives the county the chance to develop the retired prison, in a plan that includes a distillery, gift shops, and horse stables.

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