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11:27am

Mon June 29, 2015
Community

Locals Rally, Marry After SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

People celebrate at a Ross's Landing rally on the day the U.S. Supreme Court announced a ruling effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in Tennessee.
Credit Rachel Smith

The first same-sex couple to wed in Hamilton County got married on the courthouse lawn Friday, following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states.  That evening, more than a hundred people gathered at Ross's Landing for a celebration rally, where City Councilman Chris Anderson announced a non-discrimination bill he plans to introduce at the next City Council meeting.

Special thanks to Nooga.com's David Morton for providing WUTC with audio from the Hamilton County Courthouse.

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6:08pm

Fri June 26, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 29: Investor Jared Nixon Talks Venture Capital at 36/86

At any tech conference, a lot of attention is given (and rightfully so) to startup companies and their founders. However, equally important are the angel investors and venture capitalists who fund them. The recent 36/86 Conference attracted a Who's Who of the investor community to Nashville.

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5:49pm

Wed June 24, 2015
Arts & Culture

Cleveland Museum Exhibit Explores African & Native American History

Sam Rumschlag, Curator of Collections, stands beside one of the exhibit banners.

The Museum Center at 5ive Points is hosting a traveling Smithsonian exhibit, IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas.  Sam Rumschlag, the Museum Center's Curator of Collections, takes us on a tour of the exhibit, which will be on display until July 3rd.

From the exhibit Web site:

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12:03pm

Wed June 24, 2015
Skyglow

Chasing the Last Dark Skies

Wupatki by Harun Mehmedinovic.
Credit Harun Mehmedinovic

Astrophotographer Harun Mehmedinovic is visiting the last places in North America where you can still see the Milky Way simply by looking at the night sky. 

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11:42am

Wed June 24, 2015
Community

Best Job Ever - Deli Owner

Always ready with the special of the day, Bruce Weiss is passionate about his New York Style restaurant, the River Street Deli.
Credit Rabbit Zielke

As part of the Best Job Ever Series we spoke with Bruce Weiss, owner of the River Street Deli, about his passion for cooking and sharing the New York Deli experience in Chattanooga.

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11:21am

Wed June 24, 2015
Community

It's Too Darn Hot--UTC in the Summertime

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a microcosm of Chattanooga. A community with a bigger population than Collegedale and twice the number of people in Van Buren County, UTC is a small town within the city. As director of the Office for Emergency Management at UTC, it’s Tim Pridemore’s job to anticipate problems. Right now the campus is quiet. Most of the students are on Summer break. But for Tim Pridemore and his staff, this is one of the busiest times of the year.

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10:58am

Wed June 24, 2015
Education

Listening to the Lake Sturgeon in the Tennessee River

Bernie Kuhadja monitors Lake Sturgeon on the River Gorge Explorer.
Credit Tennessee Aquarium

Several Lake Sturgeon have been tagged with special markers that can be tracked with new technology added to the Tennessee Aquarium's River Gorge Explorer and listening devices along the Tennessee River. 

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10:46am

Wed June 24, 2015
Community

Ideas, Events Sought for Start Up Week 2015

Start Up Week 2014 was a big success, and organizers are seeking community input for the next one.  Project Manager Stephanie Hays joins us to talk about Start Up Week and an informational meeting happening on Thursday, June 25th.

From a media release:

Startup Week Chattanooga Calls For Event Proposals

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10:20am

Wed June 24, 2015
Community

Ribbon Cutting Planned for Greens

Greens is already open for business and will celebrate the regions first sustainable building materials and supplies store with a ribbon cutting on Thursday June 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm. 

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4:57pm

Tue June 23, 2015
Membership

Want to Support WUTC Through Underwriting? Give Bill a Call.

Bill Galloway can be reached at 423.425.2376.

Bill Galloway is the new person to contact about underwriting on WUTC 88.1 FM. For more information about how underwriting can help you grow your business, e-mail Bill at William-Galloway@utc.edu, or give him a call at 423-425-2376.

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4:28pm

Tue June 23, 2015
Happenings

WTCI to Stream Live Interview With Crispin Glover 6/24 8 PM

Crispin Glover has been taking chances as an actor for over thirty years with filmmakers like David Lynch, Tim Burton, Robert Zemeckis, and Gus Van Sant. Whether you know him from Back to the Future, his infamous appearances with David Letterman, or from the challenging films he’s directed, you will learn something new about Crispin Glover. He’ll sit down for a live interview with Alison Lebovitz on Wednesday, June 24th at 8 PM.  Visit wtciTV.org to watch the interview streaming live from the WTCI studios in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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12:00pm

Tue June 23, 2015
Community

City's Economic & Community Development Department Strengthens Neighborhood Leadership

Donna Williams joins us to talk about neighborhood leadership.

What does it mean to be a leader on your street?  What qualities does it take?  How do the needs of a new neighborhood differ from one that's been around for decades?  Is a formal neighborhood association always the best answer?

Donna Williams is the director of the Department of Economic and Community Development for the City of Chattanooga, and they offer several ways to help create stronger communities through stronger leadership.

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2:04pm

Fri June 19, 2015
Education

Read-A-Palooza Provides Carnival of Reading Fun

The Bookmark Fairy (Rabbit Zielke) reads a children's bookat Read-A-Palooza.

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga is hosting the 8th annual Day of Action with Read-A-Palooza at the Hamilton Place Mall on Saturday, June 20, 2015. 

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12:59pm

Fri June 19, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 28: Dynepic and Artiphon Shine at 36/86 Conference

Created by Launch Tennessee, the 36/86 Technology Conference in Nashville featured dozens of startup companies from across the southeast.  Among these technology innovators were Dynepic from Charleston, SC and Artiphon from Nashville, TN.

Krissa Watry, Co-Founder and CEO of Dynepic, explains on this week's episode that the toy industry has lagged behind in adopting new technologies.  Dynepic has developed ways to make toys more interactive, even making action figures play along with their counterparts on film and TV.

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1:35pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Veterans

Tri-State Women Veterans Hosts Chartering Ceremony

The Tri-State Women Veterans will become a chartered unit of Military Women Across the Nation with a ceremony held at the June 20th meeting. 

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