Chrissy Keuper

All Things Considered Host/Reporter

Chrissy is WUOT's local All Things Considered host. Her first job with the station was as a weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. From 2004 to 2015, she served as the station's local host for Morning Edition. In that role, Chrissy won multiple awards for her reporting and interviewing, as well as hosting WUOT's monthly public affairs series Dialogue.

Chrissy took a break in the autumn of 2015 and wrote for Cityview magazine, writing about East Tennessee military veterans. But, she says, her heart never left WUOT. She returned in July 2019.

Keuper is a native of Johnson City, Tennessee. In her free time, she serves on the boards of the Marble City Opera and Discover Life in America, leads book discussions for Knox County Public Library's "All Over the Page" series, and enjoys the many offerings of a growing Knoxville, specifically the city's art galleries, restaurants and greenways.

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As the world struggles with the pandemic coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, Tennesseans are sharing their anxieties and their methods for finding calm amidst the fear with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper.

MEDIC Regional Blood Center

An already dire blood shortage in Tennessee and other states is being made worse by the fear of the coronavirus and COVID-19. MEDIC Regional Blood Center is feeling the pinch. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Kristy Altman, MEDIC’s Director of Communications and Donor Engagement, about the current blood shortage and about what protocols MEDIC has in place to keep blood donors and the community safe.

To donate, you can call 865.521.2658 or visit medicblood.org

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On March’s Dialogue, WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper began a series of conversations about affordable housing with a discussion about housing for the homeless. Her guests were Bruce Spangler and Mary Beth Ramey of Volunteer Ministry Center and Chris Smith and Lisa Higginbotham of the University of Tennessee’s Social Work Office of Research and Public Service

Clarence Brown Theatre

The Clarence Brown Theatre is producing one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with director John Sipes and Charles Pasternak, who plays the starring role of Hamlet.

Tennessee Stage Company

This year, the Tennessee Stage Company is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its New Play Festival. The festival includes the world premiere of a play called “Raft”, about two friends, Morgan and Hedgehog, who are stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a half-deflated bouncy-castle after being washed away from a birthday beach party during a storm. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Tennessee playwrights playwrights Harrison Young and Carolyn Thomas about how the play evolved…

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William Blount, arguably the father of the state of Tennessee, was the first and as yet only member of the federal legislature to be impeached.

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For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper sat down with two scholars from the University of Tennessee to talk about their research into European Jews and the Holocaust. Helene Sinnreich is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of The Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies. Marilyn Kallet is Professor Emerti of Creative Writing and Knoxville’s Poet Laureate.

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Whether or not you celebrate a new beginning on New Year’s Day, you may agree that the day marks the end of the winter holidays and the beginning of the coldest and darkest time of the year. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper invited Knoxville’s Poet Laureate Marilyn Kallet to help warm us with some poetry for the New Year. 

 

 

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