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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 served as WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue from late 2021 to early 2023. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She had previously been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally filled in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.