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.

In early September, President Trump announced he wanted to end DACA, an Obama Administration policy that deferred deportation for certain undocumented immigrants. Trump passed the topic to Congress, urging lawmakers to formalize the policy into federal law or take on other immigration-related issues. While the announcement was met with some bipartisan support, whether Congress will indeed approve DACA is unclear.

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This spring, Beverly Davenport became the eighth chancellor of the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Davenport, the university's first female chancellor, comes to the school at a time of political polarization and diverging views about freedom of speech, academic freedom, sexual assault, infrastructure and other campus concerns. In her first interview for WUOT, Davenport spoke to Victor Agreda about the road ahead and her plans for the university.

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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