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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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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Oak Ridge City Schools
4:00 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Oak Ridge Parents To Be Surveyed Over School Calendar

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Oak Ridge City Schools are considering major changes to the school calendar. Next month, an automated survey will ask parents for their thoughts on the possible changes.

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Tennessee Coal Mining
4:00 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Effort Underway To Overturn State Coal Mining Policy

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Tennessee state legislators want to reverse a decision made almost 30 years ago.

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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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