Paranormal Technology Investigations


 Special Guest

Robb Phillips

owner and lead investigator with Paranormal Technology Investigations return The Housing Hour this week to discuss one of their most active investigation they ever witnessed!

Paranormal Technology Investigations located at 101 Fox Street Jonesborough Tn.

They offer an Escape Room Game, guided ghost tours plus real guided investigations. (if you got what it takes)

Robb and Kathy Shepard (co-owner) started Paranormal Technology Investigations over 15 years ago and had investigated hundreds of homes. In the last few years, Destination America show, “A Haunting” has dramatized a few of their scariest investigations.

“A Haunting” episodes:

  • 2014 (S7E5)     ‘Ashes to Evil’
  • 2015 (S7E15)   ‘Conjuring Evil’
  • 2017                   (S9E2)       ‘Bewitched’

Watch their latest show:

Actual footage from their investigation ‘Bewitched’:



Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Special Guest

           Alle Lilly and Maggie McNally

both with the  YWCA in Knoxville joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Alle is the Director of Programs for the YWCA and Maggie is the Director of Women’s Services.  Their talents and commitment brings a powerful dedication to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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Today’s topic:

Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Alle Lilly joined the YWCA Knoxville in 2007 as an intern while obtaining her Master’s degree and soon became the Assistant Director of the Women’s Housing Program but left to complete her education. She returned to the YWCA as Director of the Transitional Housing Program in 2011 and was then promoted to Director of Programs in 2013. Alle oversees the YWCA programs which include the Victim Advocacy Program, Keys of Hope Women’s Housing Program, After-School Enrichment Program, and Club W.

Her previous work experience includes community organizing, volunteer management, program development, and fundraising with nonprofit organizations. She gained clinical experience while working at a dual-diagnosis treatment facility for women as a group, individual, and family therapist.

Alle is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Tennessee and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She holds a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from DePauw University.

Maggie McNally joined the YWCA in September of 2014 as the Enough! Volunteer Coordinator and is now the Director of Women’s Services.  As Director of Women’s Services Maggie oversees our Victim Advocacy Program and the Women’s Transitional Housing Program.

Her previous work experience includes extensive work with children in therapeutic foster care and foster parent recruitment and training.  In addition, Maggie has experience with program development providing substance abuse treatment services for women  who delivered NAS and drug exposed infants,  and work with criminal justice involved clients with substance abuse issues.

Maggie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from East Tennessee State University and is currently working toward her Master of Science in Social Work.  She participates in the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking Leadership Team and the Anderson County Domestic Violence Task Force.

YWCA’s History

The YWCA Knoxville has been serving women and their families since 1899.

Originally, the YWCA Knoxville used space over a store on Gay Street. YWCAIn 1914, members created and sold a special edition of the News Sentinel to raise funds toward the purchase of the Brown home on Clinch and Walnut, where we taught classes, provided the only housing for women in the city, and opened the Blue Triangle Tea Room. The YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center, a facility for Black women, opened in 1920.

Replacing the Brown home, the current facility was erected in 1925. In addition to more rooms for women, we added the Girl Reserves (later known as Y-Teens), an employment bureau, gym classes, sewing room, and transit services.

In 1954, the current Phyllis Wheatley facility was built, and the organization started Camp Tri-Point on Lake Loudon approximately two decades later, increasing opportunities for youth. Soon after, the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center developed the After-School Program and Senior Network. Later, the facility would become home to all YWCA youth programs.

In 1985, the YWCA presented the first annual Tribute to Women, recognizing the achievements of East Tennessee women. The late 80s saw the formation of the innovative Victim Advocacy Program, and the mid-90s kicked off the Race Against Racism. Since then, the YWCA Knoxville has developed racial justice programming and health and fitness services for low-income individuals and families.

Offerings have changed over the years to meet community needs, but one thing has remained the same for more than 100 years; women from all walks of life depend on our services.YWCA

Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence, and for housing as they transition to a permanent living situation. We work to help them become independent by providing career counseling and support. They come for help meeting health-related goals. They come for after-school and summer programming for their children. They come for a variety of reasons. But they come, and they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives.

We keep women going. And because we understand the importance of women’s leadership, we work hard to train future leaders through our youth programs. The YWCA Knoxville is committed to improving the lives of women and girls and to enhancing this great community.

United Way Of Greater Knoxville Part V



Special Guests

Brandon Parks, Associate General Manager at IMG College – The Vol Network,
Tyler Boldin, Manager of Major Gifts and Leadership Giving / United Way of Greater Knoxville
Joel Simmons, Rehabilitation Counseling and Public Relations at East Tennessee Technology Access Center

joins The Housing Hour this week to continue our multi-part series entitled: “being a united neighbor’.  Each of our guests brings a unique perspective to the collective power of  ‘community’ through The United Way of Greater Knoxville.

Brandon Parks discusses his role in the  Young Leaders’ Society (YLS) which cultivates a new generation of donors by engaging young professionals in United Way’s work by offering networking opportunities, service projects, and leadership development.

Tyler Boldin was formally a ‘Loaned Executive’ for the United Way of Greater Knoxville.   A ‘Loaned Executive’ does much of the front-line fundraising work but are volunteered by local employers to complement United Way’s full-time staff. Tyler used his experience as a ‘Loaned Executive’  to decide he wanted to be a permanent staff member with the United Way and help them grow their incredible outreach into the Knoxville and surrounding communities.

Joel Simmons was a beneficiary of United Way of Greater Knoxville through one of their many agencies.  Joel had a devastating car accident in 2010 that left him a quadriplegic.   United Way of Greater Knoxville connected Joel with East Tennessee Technology Access Center to help train Joel with new skill sets that prepared him for his future.


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United Way Of Greater Knoxville Part IV


Special Guests

Julie Goodrich,

Agent Marketing Manager at U.S. Cellular,

Emily Reichard,

Branding and Messaging Associate,


Claudia Caballero,

Executive Director at Centro Hispano of East Tennessee,

joins The Housing Hour for Part IV of our United Way Series. Our three guest talks about the importance of United  Way to the Health, Education and Financial stability to the surrounding agency partners.

Our first guest, Julie Goodrich, talks about the importance of the United Way and its financial commitment to sustaining and ensuring that their agency partners continue to grow and flourish.   Emily Richardson joins the conversation in the second segment to discuss some tremendous United Way programs like CMA Music Fest and  Pilot Pumpers.

Our final two segments guest Claudia Caballero discusses  Centro Hispano of East Tennessee.  Their mission is to promote empowerment and civic participation of the multicultural community through education and social services.

Complete Series: