Chattanooga http://wutc.org en Consumer Watch's Ellen Phillips Is In Your Corner http://wutc.org/post/consumer-watchs-ellen-phillips-your-corner <p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:11:54 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40694 at http://wutc.org Consumer Watch's Ellen Phillips Is In Your Corner Book News: A 'Treasure' Of Thrilling Westerns from Tim Champlin http://wutc.org/post/book-news-treasure-thrilling-westerns-tim-champlin <p></p><p>Chattanooga-area author <a href="https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Tarbaby">Tim Champlin's</a> first few novels were published in the early 1980s.&nbsp; Writing mainly Westerns, he's now penned more than thirty-five books.&nbsp; In this extended interview, he discusses his long career.&nbsp; Many of his novels originally published in paperback or hardcover are being re-issued as e-books.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:36:43 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40646 at http://wutc.org Book News: A 'Treasure' Of Thrilling Westerns from Tim Champlin Janisse Ray’s ‘The Seed Underground’ Explains Startling Loss of Seed Diversity http://wutc.org/post/janisse-ray-s-seed-underground-explains-startling-loss-seed-diversity <p></p><p>“[I]n the last one hundred years,” <a href="http://janisseray.weebly.com/">Janisse Ray</a> writes in <em>The Seed Underground</em><em>: A Growing Revolution to Save Food</em>, “94 percent of seed varieties available at the turn of the century in America and considered a part of the human commons have been lost.”</p><p>Her book explains why so many seed varieties have vanished, and how this loss could pose serious environmental dangers.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:11:06 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40439 at http://wutc.org Janisse Ray’s ‘The Seed Underground’ Explains Startling Loss of Seed Diversity Velo Coffee Turns to Kickstarter to Fund New Roaster http://wutc.org/post/velo-coffee-turns-kickstarter-fund-new-roaster <p> Velo Coffee Roasters has been on Chattanooga's Main Street for almost five years, selling coffee by the cup and delivering bags of beans by bike to businesses across the city. Their original business plan was for slow but steady growth, but now they’re ready to take a big step forward. The coffee roaster they’ve been using is too small and they’d like to replace it. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:36:00 +0000 Richard Winham 40443 at http://wutc.org Chattanooga Ambassador Program Helps At-Risk Kids Stay in School http://wutc.org/post/chattanooga-ambassador-program-helps-risk-kids-stay-school <p> Chattanooga's Department of Youth and Family Development is working with at-risk kids by using a holistic approach to keep them in school.&nbsp; City Administrator Lurone "Coach" Jennings discusses the Chattanooga Ambassador Program.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:57:44 +0000 Mark Colbert 40335 at http://wutc.org Chattanooga Nature Center Is a World Away, but Only Minutes from Downtown http://wutc.org/post/chattanooga-nature-center-world-away-only-minutes-downtown <p> The Chattanooga Nature Center and Arboretum and Reflection Riding is a peaceful oasis just minutes from downtown. Circling the foot of Lookout Mountain, Reflection Riding is acres of open pasture and woodland bisected by miles of trails that wind through the woods and beside the river that snakes though the property. Michael Green, one of the dozens of volunteers who run the Nature Center, takes us for a short walk through the property, stopping at the animal sanctuary, which is one of the center’s biggest draws.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:50:07 +0000 Richard Winham 40334 at http://wutc.org Supernatural Suspense for Young Shapeshifters in 'Island of Fog' Series http://wutc.org/post/supernatural-suspense-young-shapeshifters-island-fog-series <p></p><p><a href="http://www.unearthlytales.com/">Keith Robinson's <em>Island of Fog</em> series</a> first launched in 2009.&nbsp; Aimed at children ages 9 and up, the books have found a following among adult sci-fi/fantasy fans as well.</p><p>The protagonist, Hal Franklin, is a twelve-year-old shapeshifter who can turn into a dragon.&nbsp; Along with his friends, he must keep an uneasy peace between humans and mythical creatures such as dragons, ogres, and centaurs.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:48:31 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40285 at http://wutc.org Supernatural Suspense for Young Shapeshifters in 'Island of Fog' Series Analysis: VW Chattanooga Expansion Involves More Than SUVs http://wutc.org/post/analysis-vw-chattanooga-expansion-involves-more-suvs <p></p><p></p><p>WUTC's Michael Edward Miller and <a href="http://www.nooga.com/167156/updated-volkswagen-announces-suv-made-in-chattanooga-as-part-of-second-phase-of-north-american-growth-strategy/">Nooga.com's Chloe Morrison</a> discuss the broader implications of Volkswagen choosing Chattanooga as the site to build its <a href="http://wutc.org/post/vw-chattanooga-not-only-gets-new-suv-also-gets-new-research-center">new seven-passenger SUV</a> and a special research center.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:05:32 +0000 Staff 40275 at http://wutc.org Analysis: VW Chattanooga Expansion Involves More Than SUVs VW Chattanooga Not Only Gets New SUV; Also Gets New Research Center http://wutc.org/post/vw-chattanooga-not-only-gets-new-suv-also-gets-new-research-center <p></p><p>Saying that the United States "is and will remain one of the most important markets for Volkswagen," officials at Volkswagen announced that the Chattanooga, Tennessee plant will assemble the company's new midsize, seven-passenger SUV.&nbsp; About $600 million will be invested in new production, and 2,000 new jobs are expected to be added.</p><p>"This is also a strong signal for the US as an industrial and automobile production location," said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, in a prepared statement.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:41:00 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40215 at http://wutc.org VW Chattanooga Not Only Gets New SUV; Also Gets New Research Center Almost Complete: A New 'Choo-Choo' Music Video http://wutc.org/post/almost-complete-new-choo-choo-music-video <p>Tiffany Muff and Landon Steele are working on <a href="http://chattachoochoo.weebly.com/">an ambitious project:</a> they want to record a new version of the famous song "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" and release a music video for the song.&nbsp; Last year, they sought<a href="http://wutc.org/post/support-sought-new-chattanooga-choo-choo"> Kickstarter funding</a> for the project.&nbsp; They met that goal, but need additional support to finish the video editing and music recording.&nbsp;</p><p>Landon Steele joins us to talk about the project.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:36:00 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40056 at http://wutc.org Almost Complete: A New 'Choo-Choo' Music Video Did Cleveland, TN Really Redefine 'Mile High Club' With $42 Million in Pork? http://wutc.org/post/did-cleveland-tn-really-redefine-mile-high-club-42-million-pork <p>The Beacon Center of Tennessee's<a href="http://www.beacontn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014-Pork-Report-Final-Version.pdf"> 2014 Pork Report</a> roasts government spending that the center claims is wasteful, including $42 million for a private jetport in Cleveland, Tennessee.</p><p>"Apparently," the report says, "Cleveland officials felt our well-to-do comrades should not be relegated to commuting with the common folk from the Chattanooga airport."</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:25:13 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40007 at http://wutc.org City of Chattanooga Pipe Band on a Winning Streak http://wutc.org/post/city-chattanooga-pipe-band-winning-streak <p>The bagpipe players and Scottish drummers in the <a href="http://www.chattanoogapipeband.org/">City of Chattanooga Pipe Band</a> have won all three competitions they've entered this year.&nbsp; Bagpipe player Diron Cundiff joins us to talk about the band's success and how the band is open to new members as well as experienced musicians.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:36:34 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40003 at http://wutc.org City of Chattanooga Pipe Band on a Winning Streak 911, Cracked & the 'End of All Magic’: A Conversation with Author Jeff Hewitt http://wutc.org/post/911-cracked-end-all-magic-conversation-author-jeff-hewitt <p></p><p> Former 911 dispatcher <a href="http://www.jeffhewitt.net/">Jeff Hewitt </a>writes fiction, humor, horror and more.&nbsp; He co-wrote an article for Cracked.com, “5 Terrible Things I Learned As A 911 Dispatcher,” which currently has more than one million page views.&nbsp; Popular horror podcasts Pseudopod dramatized his short story “Face Change,” with actor Anson Mount reading it.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:30:08 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 39703 at http://wutc.org 911, Cracked & the 'End of All Magic’: A Conversation with Author Jeff Hewitt Chattanooga Symphony & Chattanooga Theatre Centre Collaborate to Celebrate Independence Day http://wutc.org/post/chattanooga-symphony-chattanooga-theatre-centre-collaborate-celebrate-independence-day <p>The Chattanooga Symphony’s Independence Day Celebration is set for Thursday, July 3rd in Coolidge Park starting at 8 o’clock. In addition to the music, there’ll be food available from vendors in the park, or people can stop at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre for their Star Spangled BBQ event. Kim Jackson from the Chattanooga Theatre Centre and Molly Sasse from the CSO discuss it in this interview segment.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:03:26 +0000 Richard Winham 39655 at http://wutc.org Ask A Doc: What Can I Do About Chronic Knee Pain? http://wutc.org/post/ask-doc-what-can-i-do-about-chronic-knee-pain <p> How can athletes take care of their knees and joints and prevent future problems?&nbsp; Does running cause arthritis?&nbsp; What can a person do about chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis--is a knee replacement the only option?&nbsp; Dr. Danielle Mitchell from <a href="http://www.chattanoogasportsinstitute.com/">the Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health</a> joins us to discuss these topics and more.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:35:05 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 39608 at http://wutc.org