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Dialogue: Violence Reduction Initiatives in Knoxville


Knoxville, like many other cities, is exploring new ways to reduce and address violence. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper hosted with guests LaKenya Middlebrook, the City of Knoxville’s first Director of the Office of Community Safety; activist Denzel Grant of Men on a Mission and the Turn Up Knox program (details to come); J.D. Jackson, Chief Operating Officer of SEEED (Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development); and Chief Paul Noel of the Knoxville Police Department.

Chrissy is WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She has been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally fills in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and has won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.