Victor Agreda, Jr.

Morning Edition Host/Producer

Victor Agreda comes to WUOT with 10 years of experience in the media field, managing DownloadSquad, Engadget Spanish, Autoblog Spanish, DIYLife, and The Unofficial Apple Weblog for AOL. During his time at TUAW, Victor tested thousands of apps, and worked closely with developers and innovators in the technology field.

Victor holds degrees from the University of Tennessee (English) as well as Watkins in Nashville (Film Editing). Victor has created content for television and the web, and has been a speaker at SXSW and 360 Intersect, and has been interviewed on BBC Radio and Fox Business News.

Victor’s passion lies in storytelling and empowering local businesses and individuals in the region. Victor lives in Fountain City, and has two teenage children, Belle and Weston.

More than forty years ago, the federal government created what’s called Section 8 housing. It authorizes vouchers intended to help make housing affordable. It also includes tax credits to encourage developers to make at least some units available to those with vouchers. But increasingly, developers aren’t including Section 8 units in their projects.

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A state bill to allow wine sales on the same days as beer, namely Sundays, has some retailers saying it's unfair to smaller retail operations with the primary benefits going to chain grocery stores. WUOT Morning Edition host Victor Agreda sat down with the local president of the Tennessee Wind and Spirits Retailers Association, Thad Cox, Jr., to talk about the potential impact of the proposed legislation.

 

In the summer of 2015, word came from Nashville that Gov. Bill Haslam favored a broad privatization effort that would take services traditionally performed by state employees and turn them over to private contractors. The governor's case goes like this: Outsourcing custodial and maintenance jobs at the state's public colleges and universities would save money, keep essential services and shrink the state's governmental footprint.

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