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.

Four years ago, the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, helped launch a national debate about how law enforcement deals with minority communities. Similar conversations have arisen, over how we talk about and implement racial diversity in workplaces, government, media and daily life.

 

This week, fourteen states announced they're banding together to promote the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, creating an almost unprecedented push for what’s called heritage tourism. That's when visitors dive into the real history of a location, with goal of telling the story, whether good, or bad...or both.

Knoxville's theatergoers rarely want for choice. From the elaborate (The Tennessee Theatre) to the intimate (The Carousel), big-budget showstoppers (Clarence Brown) to experimental (The Lab), the city has myriad venues and visions. To learn more about the environment for producers, actors and arts lovers, WUOT's Victor Agreda spoke with Jayne Morgan and John Ferguson of Flying Anvil Theatre.

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