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Mayor Rogero Interviewed During Live Early-morning NPR Taping of 'The View From Here' - Huge Crowd! 
Big 6 a.m. crowd at Holly's Gourmet Market in Bearden for a live taping of NPR's "The View From Here."

Before the sun came up Thursday, the house was already full at Holly's Gourmet Market & Cafe in Bearden. The restaurant was the site for a live taping of National Public Radio's "The View From Here," with NPR Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep.

Mayor Madeline Rogero was interviewed during the show, which explored views of Knoxville's (and Appalachia's) needs and priorities heading into the 2016 national elections. An earlier interview with Gov. Bill Haslam also was part of the NPR report.

A big turnout of about 140 people listened at Holly's as the show was broadcast live nationally. During a follow-up segment, audience members were invited to post questions to Inskeep and Mayor Rogero.

Holly's owner Holly Hambright talks with Mayor Madeline Rogero.

City Councilman Finbarr Saunders and Mike Dunthorn, Office on Homelessness, were at Holly's, part of an audience of about 140 NPR listeners.

Singer/songwriter R.B. Morris lends some unique Knoxville sounds to the NPR show.

The live taping of "The View From Here" drew an audience of about 140 at 6 a.m. Thursday.

Posted by evreeland On 21 April, 2016 at 12:16 PM