Mary Helen Miller http://wutc.org en Why Tennessee Has Weird Wine Laws http://wutc.org/post/why-tennessee-has-weird-wine-laws <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The majority of states allow grocery and food stores to sell wine.&nbsp; Not Tennessee.&nbsp; Here in the Volunteer State, liquor stores alone can sell packaged wine.&nbsp; In this segment, WUTC examines the history and rationale behind this law.&nbsp; WUTC also explores current debates about <a href="http://wpln.org/?p=45128">changing it</a>.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:07:08 +0000 Michael Edward Miller & Mary Helen Miller 17971 at http://wutc.org Why Tennessee Has Weird Wine Laws A New Dimension http://wutc.org/post/new-dimension <p>While still far from the mainstream, a handful of 3D printers have popped up around town. The Company Lab, a non-profit that helps businesses start in Chattanooga, acquired a printer at the beginning of the year. We stopped by to see what all the buzz was about.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:09:53 +0000 Mary Helen Miller 17828 at http://wutc.org A New Dimension Tennessee’s Much-Maligned Statutory Rape Law Under Scrutiny http://wutc.org/post/tennessee-s-much-maligned-statutory-rape-law-under-scrutiny <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Tennessee, when a teenager is the victim of statutory rape, the law could consider the teenager <a href="http://www.tba.org/news/court-to-consider-rape-accomplice-law">an accomplice in the crime.</a>&nbsp; Some people are <a href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130121/COLUMNIST0101/301210018/Tennessee-Supreme-Court-must-end-child-rape-accomplice-law">outraged</a>&nbsp;over this law, which dates back to 1895. &nbsp;In this segment, WUTC explains what the law really means and why it's been on the books so long.</span></p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:32:23 +0000 Michael Edward Miller & Mary Helen Miller 17736 at http://wutc.org Before Painting, She Makes the Paint http://wutc.org/post/painting-she-makes-paint <p>For artist <a href="http://amandabrazier.com/" target="_blank">Amanda Brazier</a>, making a painting starts with a trip out to the backyard to gather soil that she can turn into paint. She says that using homemade colors like "Red Bank Red" and "Chickamauga Gold" add to the narrative of her paintings.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:19:47 +0000 Mary Helen Miller 17592 at http://wutc.org Before Painting, She Makes the Paint Transformation at the Top http://wutc.org/post/transformation-top <p>Until recently, the top floor at the Chattanooga Public Library was used for storage space. There’s still a part sectioned off for storage, but now, the rest is wide open and ready for new things. It’s mostly being used as an event space right now, but assistant director Nate Hill has big ideas for the <a href="http://4thfloor.chattlibrary.org/" target="_blank">4th floor</a>.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:11:51 +0000 Mary Helen Miller 17338 at http://wutc.org Transformation at the Top Author of 'Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You' to Speak at UTC http://wutc.org/post/author-race-monogamy-and-other-lies-they-told-you-speak-utc <p>University of Notre Dame Professor Augustin Fuentes will deliver a lecture at UTC tomorrow called “It’s Not All Sex and Violence.”&nbsp;</p><p>The lecture is scheduled from 2p.m. to 4p.m. on January 24 at the University Center Auditorium at UTC.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:15:15 +0000 Mary Helen Miller 17106 at http://wutc.org Author of 'Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You' to Speak at UTC How do you carry? http://wutc.org/post/how-do-you-carry <p>Tennessee is big on gun ownership. But how many people actually own guns, and how many carry them on a regular basis? Does the guy behind you in the checkout line at the grocery store have one under his coat?</p><p>In this segment, we take a look at how common it is to carry a weapon in Tennessee, and the sometimes unusual places people like to keep them.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:19:44 +0000 Mary Helen Miller 17069 at http://wutc.org How do you carry? 'Pink!' Gala to Raise Funds For Local Breast Cancer Centers http://wutc.org/post/pink-gala-raise-funds-local-breast-cancer-centers <p>The eighth annual <a href="http://www.memorial.org/how_to_give_foundation_events_pink.html" target="_blank">Pink!</a> gala is scheduled for February 2, 2013, at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Tickets are available <a href="https://10208.thankyou4caring.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=300" target="_blank">online</a> or by calling (423) 495-PINK (7465).</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:07:09 +0000 Mary Helen Miller 16842 at http://wutc.org 'Pink!' Gala to Raise Funds For Local Breast Cancer Centers Next Crop of Electric Linemen Train in Trenton, GA http://wutc.org/post/next-crop-electric-linemen-train-trenton-ga <p>The <a href="http://www.lineworker.com/" target="_blank">Southeast Lineman Training Center</a> opened in Trenton, GA, in 2000 to train new electric power workers. Since then, enrollment has grown with the demand for training.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:32:36 +0000 Mary Helen Miller 16789 at http://wutc.org Next Crop of Electric Linemen Train in Trenton, GA How To Survive A Zombie Outbreak In The South http://wutc.org/post/how-survive-zombie-outbreak-south <p>How do you prepare for the end of the world? Well, it depends on how the world ends. Here at WUTC, we thought that a zombie outbreak is as likely as anything else. So, we called up Jennifer Nicholas, the head of Atlanta's <a href="http://www.facebook.com/ZORTAtl?ref=ts&amp;fref=ts" target="_blank">Zombie Outbreak Response Team</a>, to ask for some advice.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 19:56:47 +0000 Mary Helen Miller 15946 at http://wutc.org How To Survive A Zombie Outbreak In The South Are Constables A Liability, Or Crucial To Law Enforcement? http://wutc.org/post/are-constables-liability-or-crucial-law-enforcement <p>In many Tennessee counties, constables are a lot like regular police officers, but with a few major differences: They get paid very little, if anything, are required to have very little training, and don't have a superior.</p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:45:51 +0000 Mary Helen Miller 15894 at http://wutc.org Are Constables A Liability, Or Crucial To Law Enforcement? For Sibyl Carmichael, Work Is Just Icing On The Cake http://wutc.org/post/sibyl-carmichael-work-just-icing-cake <p>Sybil Carmichael decorates wedding cakes at the <a href="http://www.sugarshoppe.com/" target="_blank">Sugar Shoppe</a> in East Brainerd. She also teaches cake decorating classes there.</p><p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:48:04 +0000 Mary Helen Miller 15806 at http://wutc.org The Chattanooga Pulse Turns Ten http://wutc.org/post/chattanooga-pulse-turns-ten <p>Chattanooga’s alternative weekly newspaper, The Pulse, turns 10 this year. In the last decade, the paper has covered the city’s arts and culture scene, been subpoenaed for an investigative story, and even made a foray into radio. In this segment, publisher Zachary Cooper talks about ten years of The Pulse.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:33:40 +0000 Mary Helen Miller 15525 at http://wutc.org The Chattanooga Pulse Turns Ten Southtree Co-Founder Advises 'How To Bootstrap Your Startup' http://wutc.org/post/southtree-co-founder-advises-how-bootstrap-your-startup <p></p><p>When Adam Boeselager was at Lee University, he and his friend Nick Macco decided to start a business converting old home videos and audio recordings into digital files.&nbsp; Now, three years later, their company <a href="http://southtree.com/" target="_blank">Southtree </a>has created more than a million DVDs for customers all over the country.</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:24:02 +0000 Mary Helen Miller 15386 at http://wutc.org Southtree Co-Founder Advises 'How To Bootstrap Your Startup' Suspected Dog Fighting Operation Discovered In Tennessee http://wutc.org/post/suspected-dog-fighting-operation-discovered-tennessee <p></p><p>On Thanksgiving evening this year, there was a brush fire in Ashland City, Tennessee, which is about 20 miles west of Nashville. When the firefighters arrived, they found something in the woods they weren't expecting: about 60 dogs chained up at a suspected dog fighting operation.</p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:40:30 +0000 Mary Helen Miller 15257 at http://wutc.org Suspected Dog Fighting Operation Discovered In Tennessee