The Tax Cat: Evonne Kautz

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Evonne M. Kautz, EA

‘The Tax Cat’

joins The Housing Hour this week to begin our newest and most important series(Thank you Robert Carter) on personal and business tax returns and planning. Evonne M. Kautz shares her 10 years experience including  Income Tax Return Preparation (Personal, Corporate, Non-Profit, State, and Amendments), Tax Planning, and Representation of Clients before the Internal Revenue Service.  Also, Small Business Services encompassing Bookkeeping, Payroll, State Taxation, Business Planning, and Notary Services.

Today’s Topics:

How does the new tax law affect you and your family?

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Big Thank You to MIG’s very own Robert Carter for connecting ‘The Tax Cat’ with The Housing Hour.

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An additional part of 5-Star is its education program to teach taxpayers the basics of tax and the importance of tax planning.  Specifically for the military, Evonne travels to bases and units to teach these fundamentals with a focus on tax savings for service members. In the civilian community, she has shared tax tips for real estate agents and rental property owners, and even a class for college-bound students and parents about paying for/tax savings for the college years.

Evonne M. Kautz:

Evonne has been practicing in the tax field for 10 years in the Knoxville area, specializing in military and small business.  She holds the EA designation, an abbreviation for Enrolled Agent, earning the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards and authorizes unlimited practice rights in tax matters such as audit, appeals, and collections.

 

Smart Home Technologies Part I

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Smart Home Technologies

are changing how we live. A few years ago,  Smart Home  Technologies were about ‘lights and locks,’ but innovation in smartphone apps and Personal Attendants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home have evolved to be so much more.

Kevin and Mark embark on a  multi-part series discussing the future of  Smart Home Technologies.

Crazy Home Inspections Part IV

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Jack Feldmann

Clayton  Inspection Service

(865) 693-7109 ph

joins us for the fourth installment of our Crazy Home Inspection  Series.   The idea for the show is not just to merely entertain but to inform our listeners about the importance of a home inspection.  You don’t need to buy a home to get one. If you have never had an inspection done or it’s been years since the last inspection, Crazy Home Inspection Series will motivate you to order one today!!!

Follow the pictures as  Jack, Kevin and Mark discuss these Crazy photos!!

 

 

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East Tennessee Weather

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 Special Guests

John Lindsay -David Manuel-Kevin Rhea

-The passion of these three rivals anything you’ll ever listen too!

Topics include:

Defining El Nino vs La Nina  weather patterns

Describing how the ‘Tennessee Valley’ effects weather fronts

Polar Vortexes

plus a ton of other weather terms you’ve probably never heard of!

So tune into this show and find out what these guys predict for the winter season!

 

The Legacy Of ‘A Christmas Carol’

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Special Guest

Dr. Misty Anderson

Professor of English & Adjunct Professor

of Theatre and Religious Studies at

The University of Tennessee

joins The Housing Hour to discuss The Legacy of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ Dr. Anderson supplies our listeners with the deep background of Charles Dickens life and how his childhood shaped his adult writings.   She unwraps the story,  ‘A Christmas Carol’ and demonstrates how this simple novella influenced   Christmas traditions, changed social perceptions, effected moral behavior that altered how the world celebrates Christmas.

The Legacy Of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Dr. Anderson also mentions the current Clarence Brown Theatre production of A Christmas Carol performing through December 17th.

Buy tickets now!

Starring ‘The  Head of Acting’ at UT, Dr. Jed Diamond

A Christmas Carol

Opens in 4 weeks. Tix selling! To order: https://goo.gl/M5Bpfd

Posted by Clarence Brown Theatre on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Read Dr. Anderson’s Blogs!

Misty Anderson

Professor of English & Adjunct Professor of Theatre and Religious Studies

Biography

Misty G. Anderson is Professor of English, a Lindsay Young Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and holds courtesy appointments as an Adjunct Professor in both the Theatre and Religious Studies departments at the University of Tennessee. Anderson is the author of Imagining Methodism in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Enthusiasm, Belief, and the Borders of the Self (Johns Hopkins, 2012) and Female Playwrights and Eighteenth-Century Comedy: Negotiating Marriage on the London Stage (Palgrave, 2002). She an editor of the new Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama (2017), which features a documentary she has produced about the CBT’s recent production of The Busy Body. She is currently at work on a second volume of the Routledge anthology and a third book project, God on Stage. She served as the Editor of the journal Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700 from 2003-2016. She is currently an elected member of the executive board of ASECS (the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies), she chairs the Modern Language Association’s division on Religion and Literature, and serves on the editorial boards of Restoration and Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research. She is also a blogger for The Huffington Post and the faculty advisor to Tyson House and VOLT.


Education

B.A., Yale University, 1989
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1991


Publications

Representative articles

  • “The Genealogy of Georgian Comedy.”  Ed. David Francis Taylor.  The Oxford Handbook to Georgian Theatre.  Oxford: Oxford UP, 2013 (forthcoming)
  • “The Scottish Play: Centlivre and The Wonder of British Nationalism.”  Ed. Daniel O’Quinn.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2013 (forthcoming)
  • “Sacred Satire: Representing Religious Belief in Eighteenth Century Britain.”  Curated gallery show with book, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.  September 22, 2011-March 1, 2012.
  • “Embodying Centlivre’s Comic Vision: A Bold Stroke for a Wife and The Wonder; a Woman Keeps a Secret in the Classroom. The MLA Guide to Teaching British Women Playwrights of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. Ed. Bonnie Nelson and Catherine Burroughs. New York: MLA, 2010.
  • “Women Playwrights.” Cambridge Companion to British Theatre, 1730-1830. Ed. Jane Moody and Daniel O’Quinn. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2007: 145-158.
  • Baby Talk; or, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Exit.’ ADE Bulletin, 138-139, Fall 2005-Spring 2006
  • “Our Purpose is the Same’: Whitefield, Foote, and the Crisis of Methodist Theatricality” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Vol. 34, 2005
  • “Living in a Material World: Margaret Cavendish’s The Covent of Pleasure,” in Senses of Touch: Discourse of Tactility, ed. Elizabeth Harvey and H.L. Meakin, introduction and afterward by Lynn Enterline, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002
  • “Mr. Barvile’s Enthusiasm: Habit, Discipline, and Methodism in the Eighteenth-Century British Imagination,” in Launching Fanny Hill: Critical Essays, ed. Patricia Fowler, AMS Press, 2002
  • “Tactile Places: Materializing Desire in Margaret Cavendish and Jane Barker,” Textual Practice, Vol.13 (2), (1999), 329-352
  • “Frances Burney,” Reader’s Guide to Literature in English, ed. Mark Hawkins-Dady (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1996)
  • “Justify My Desire: Madonna and the Representation of Visual Pleasure,” Gender in Popular Culture: Images of Men and Women in Literature, Visual Media, and Material Culture, ed. Susan Rollins (Cleveland: Ridgemont Press, 1995), 7-24
  • “‘The Different Sorts of Friendship’: Desire in Mansfield Park,” Jane Austen and Discourses of Feminism, ed. Devoney Looser (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995)
  • “Rehearsing the Eighteenth Century: The (Re) Production of Professional Knowledge,” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, 35 (1994): 86-95.

Professional Service

  • President-elect, University of Tennessee Faculty Senate
  • MLA Executive Committee, Religion and Literature, 2015-2020
  • ASECS Executive Board, 2016-2020
  • Editor, Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700, July 2003-present
  • SEASECS Secretary, 2008-2013
  • ASECS Women’s Caucus, Chair, 2015-16, Masquerade Ball 2014, Anniversary Committee, 2009-2010
  • ADE Graduate Directors Workshop Coordinator, 2006 and 2007
  • MLA Delegate Assembly, Restoration and Early 18th-Century Studies, 2005-2008
  • ASECS Travel Prizes Committee, Chair 2005-2006 and 2012-2013; member 2011-2013 and 2004-2006.
  • Manuscript reader:  Studies in Eighteenth-Century CultureJournal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Broadview Press, Baylor University Press, Canadian Arts Council, Restoration, Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library

Selected University Service:

  • Transatlantic Studies Working Group chair, 2015-present
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (relaunch of the Women’s Studies IDP), Curriculum Review Chair, 2016.
  • Search committee, Dramaturgy (Theatre), 2015-16
  • Women’s Leadership Class, 2011-2012
  • Internal Reviewer, Department of Religious Studies, 2010-11
  • AAUP President, local chapter, 2002-2003
  • AAUP board member, local chapter, 2000-2002
  • Faculty Senator, English, 2002-2005

Selected Departmental Service:

  • Website Committee, Recruitment and Outreach Committee, Taylor Prize Committee, Undergraduate Committee
  • Associate Department Head, English, Dec. 2010-July 2013
  • Romanticism Search Committee, 2009-2010
  • Administrative Committee elected representative, 2009-2010
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Fall 2003-Summer 2007
  • PhD Program Review Committee Chair, 2004-2005
  • Contemporary/Post-Modern Search Committee, member 2001-2002

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • 2015   Lindsay Young Chair of Excellence in the Humanities
  • 2014    Tennessee Humanities Center Fellow
  • 2013    D. Allen Carroll Chair of Teaching
  • 2013    Professional Development Award, University of Tennessee
  • 2011    Elected as a member of The Johnsonians
  • 2010    Professional Development Award, University of Tennessee
  • 2009    Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Visiting Fellow, Yale University
  • 2008    Lewis Walpole Library Visiting Fellow, Yale University
  • 2002    Faculty Appreciation Award, Graduate Students in English
  • 2000    College of Arts and Sciences Junior Faculty Teaching Award

Associations & Organizations

  • MLA
  • ASECS
  • SEASECS
  • Frances Burney Society
  • AAUP

Invited Lectures

  • Restoration, Sovereignty, and the Long Restoration.” University of Maryland, College Park, April 28, 2016. Plenary address at conference marking the move of Restoration to Maryland.
  • “Rocks and Belief.”  University of Notre Dame Symposium on Religion and Literature, South Bend, Indiana, March 27-28, 2015. Plenary address and all-day seminar.
  • “Frances Burney, Dramatist.” The Frances Burney Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, October 9, 2014. Plenary address.
  • “God on Stage.” McGill University, October 8, 2014. Invited talk.
  • The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret: Centlivre and the Religious Politics of Britishness.”  Columbia University Seminar on 18th and 19th-Century Studies, New York, NY, December 12, 2013.  Invited talk.
  • “Centlivre and the Religious Politics of Britishness.”  The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, May 3, 2013.  All-day seminar.
  • “God on Stage.”  Yale Divinity School, April 20, 2013.  Plenary address.
  • “The Scottish Play:  Centlivre and the Wonder of Britishness.”  University of Georgia, January 30, 2013.  Invited talk.
  • Masterclass, “Sacred Satire: Representing Religious Belief in Eighteenth Century Britain.” The Lewis Walpole Library, September 30, 2011.  All-day seminar.
  • “Actors and Ghosts.”  Yale Divinity School, September 29, 2011.  Invited talk.
  • “Johnson Among the Methodists.”  Johnson Society of the Central Region, University of Michigan, April 8, 2011.  Invited talk.
  • “Methodistical Sisters and the New Man.”  Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.  April 17, 2010.  All-day seminar.
  • “Methodism and the Theater of the Real.”  Robert Penn Warren Humanities Center, Vanderbilt University.  November 4, 2009.  Invited talk.
  • “Refreshing Conceptions of the Other,” British Women Writer’s Conference, Plenary Panel. Iowa City.  April 2, 2009.  Plenary talk.
  • “Queer as Folk: Methodism and other Technologies of Gender in Henry Fielding.” University of Michigan.  March 12, 2008.  Invited talk.
  • “Methodism, Desire, and Henry Fielding.” Nolte-Behrens Lecture, University of Arkansas, Conway, April 5, 2007.  Invited talk.

First American Home Warranty Program

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Maryann Page-Azambuja

Area Manager,

First American Home Buyers Protection,

joins The Housing Hour to discuss how First American Home Warranty program can save you thousands of dollars of out pocket repairs.  Maryann explains how a home warranty offers resources to help you maintain your home and keep home systems and appliances running smoothly throughout the year.

Learn how to protect you home today!

mazambuja@firstam.com


A First American home warranty will…

  • Protect your budget from covered system and appliance failures.
  • Repair or replace your covered systems and appliances.
  • Save you hassle and headache of finding a reputable contractor you can trust.
  • Provide 24/7 online or phone availability to request claims service.
How to get the most out of your home warranty

Home warranties provide valuable coverage and peace of mind; however they do not cover all system and appliance failures. It is important to read the coverage outlined in the contract. Follow these easy steps before placing a service request.

  • Verify your coverage. When something in your home fails, check your home warranty contract to be sure it is covered and understand any coverage limits.
  • Contact us first. Do not call a service provider before you report the failure to First American. We will dispatch a technician from our network to diagnose the problem and perform the repair or replacement.
  • Perform routine maintenance. Remember the simple things like cleaning or changing filters in your systems and appliances. Check the manufacturer’s guidelines to see what types of maintenance are recommended and how frequently they should be performed.

 

Mother Of Thanksgiving- Sarah Josepha Hale

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Mike Allegra

author of  Sarah  Give Thanks, a beautiful children’s books that describe’s the life of Sarah Josepha Hale and her 36-year  struggle to make Thanksgiving a national holiday!

Sarah was a magazine “editress” and an avid writer who penned the famous children’s poem ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb.’ Everyone man, women, and child need to know the story of Sarah Josepha Hale!

Superbly written  and brilliantly illustrated, make this book a part of your Thanksgiving tradition:

Letter from Sarah to President Lincoln :

Download (PDF, 334KB)

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

It has pleased Almighty God to prolong our national life another year, defending us with His guardian care against unfriendly designs from abroad and vouchsafing to us in His mercy many and signal victories over the enemy, who is of our own household. It has also pleased our Heavenly Father to favor as well our citizens in their homes as our soldiers in their camps and our sailors on the rivers and seas with unusual health. He has largely augmented our free population by emancipation and by immigration, while He has opened to us new sources of wealth and has crowned the labor of our workingmen in every department of industry with abundant rewards. Moreover, He has been pleased to animate and inspire our minds and hearts with fortitude, courage, and resolution sufficient for the great trial of civil war into which we have been brought by our adherence as a nation to the cause of freedom and humanity, and to afford to us reasonable hopes of an ultimate and happy deliverance from all our dangers and afflictions:

Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby appoint and set apart the last Thursday in November next as a day which I desire to be observed by all my fellow-citizens, wherever they may then be, as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the Universe. And I do further recommend to my fellow-citizens aforesaid that on that occasion they do reverently humble themselves in the dust and from thence offer up penitent and fervent prayers and supplications to the Great Disposer of Events for a return of the inestimable blessings of peace, union, and harmony throughout the land which it has pleased Him to assign as a dwelling place for ourselves and for our posterity throughout all generations.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this 20th day of October, A.D. 1864, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-ninth.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

National Housing Trends

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Dr. Ralph DeFranco

Global Chief Economist,

Arch Capital Services,

joins The Housing Hour this week to give us an update on national housing trends. Dr. Defranco gives his opinion on possible housing bubbles signs across the country and what the housing industry can look forward to in the coming months. He also explains why housing prices aren’t as high as they seem.

You don’t want to miss this excellent opportunity to become informed on the latest housing update!

Also, Dr. Defranco has written a quarterly economic report packed full of the latest economic information, trends, and predictions.

Download (PDF, 2.27MB)

Arch Mortgage Insurance (Arch MI)

Arch MI is dedicated to providing risk management and risk financing products to the mortgage insurance sector worldwide, through their three distinct platforms in the United States, Europe, and Bermuda.  Their group of dedicated mortgage insurance and reinsurance professionals understands the unique requirements and challenges of mortgage insurance markets around the globe.  Their market-specific knowledge and expertise enable their teams to provide creative and commercially viable solutions for their clients. Superior analytics and risk assessment combined with outstanding client service are at the forefront of all their activities.

 

The Holli McCray Group

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Holli McCray

CEO with The Holli McCray Group at Keller Williams joins The  Housing Hour this week to share her expertise in the real estate market.   Holli discusses how her group has become the number real estate team in Knoxville and one of the top 100 teams in the country.   The last segment  Holli discusses her passion for community and her continued role in the Wesley House.

2017 Top 100 Real Estate Team in America (REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal)

#3 Real Estate Team in Tennessee (REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal)

 #1 Real Estate Team in Tennessee for 2016 (KWRI – Southeast Region)


Being the Greater Knoxville area’s top selling real estate team, The Holli McCray Group can fulfill all of your real estate needs at a high level.   They have an expert staff that allows them to provide each of  their clients with excellent customer service and guidance.  Their focus is on professional consultations, personalized strategies, powerful negotiations and proven results.  HMG is able to quickly adapt to changes in the market and grasp new technologies that allow  them to sell homes faster and for more money.  As a result, they consistently sells over 350 homes per year.

 So Why Hire The Holli McCray Group?

  • They have a full support staff to quickly respond to inquires, return phone calls and follow up with potential buyers for our listings.
  • They have a highly experienced marketing department to ensure your house is advertised properly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
  • They have a full-time customer service manager who is available to  their clients to help resolve any concerns or issues that may arise.
  • They have an expert buyer team that has been hired to sell  their listings.  When a buyer calls to get more information about  their listings, they are available to take those calls and show the property!
  • Their team of expert listing agents provide honest feedback and advice about how best to sell your home. HMG firmly believes in advising  their clients using strategies that will work best for their situations.  HMG does not believe in making false promises to  their clients in order get their business.
  • They  have a highly effective marketing plan that literally generates hundreds of buyers every month.   Their monthly marketing budget is well above the gross income of the average real estate agent in  their area.
  • They  have a full array of preferred partners who they do business with to make sure your homes sell faster and your real estate transaction goes as smoothly as possible.
  • Simply put…..They put more money in  their clients’ pockets at closing than the competition!