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10:30pm

Fri August 14, 2015
Education

Start It Up Episode 34: Unifi-Ed Launches the Pact for Public Education

Local non-profit Unifi-Ed this week announced its Pact for Public Education, a sweeping landmark initiative to improve every public school in Hamilton County.  At the center of The Pact are 4 key points of action to erase disparities between schools and make access to quality education more equitable.

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10:21pm

Fri August 14, 2015
Arts & Culture

'After Dark,' a New Play by Peggy Douglas, Opens at Barking Legs 8/15

Local poet, playwright and social activist Peggy Douglas has written a play
centering on the impact of the sweeping social changes of the 1960’s on
three distinct communities in Chattanooga. Called “After Work,” the play
centers on the white “townies” and “mill people” and the African American
community living on and around 9th street. In a series of monologs, the
characters in the play talk about their lives and their dreams. Richard
Winham talked to the play’s director, Rebecca Rouse and one of the actors in
the play, Erin Skelley.

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1:55pm

Thu August 13, 2015
Community

Should Your Tree Be Registered?

The Notable Trees Program encourages property owners to register trees of distinction with Take Root and the Chattanooga Tree Commission. 

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1:19pm

Thu August 13, 2015
Community

Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga Hosts Enthusiastic Visitors

Israeli students visited Chattanooga as part of the P2G cultural and education exchange program with the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga.
Credit Rabbit Zielke

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga participates in an exchange experience with their partner city in Israel, Hadera Eiron. 

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12:34pm

Tue August 11, 2015
Arts & Culture

Fat Shirley's: A Trailer Park Opera at the MACC

The cast of Fat Shirley's: A Trailer Park Opera at the MACC, Signal Mountain TN.

The stage at the Mountain Arts Community Center became the home of Fat Shirley's Trailer Park, a small community with very close ties. 

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11:46am

Fri August 7, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 33: New Private Equity Firm Seeks Acquisitions

Chattanoogans Ben Brown, Andrew Kean, and Jay Hildebrand have recently formed Alderman Holdings, a regional private equity firm.  Alderman Holdings seeks to buy well-established, profitable companies from owners seeking a transition.

On this episode of Start It Up, Founder Andrew Kean discusses his firm's long-term investing perspective with Host Monty Bruell.  Andrew also explains what is unique about Alderman's approach and provides insight into the firm's investment criteria and process.

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5:58pm

Wed August 5, 2015
Community

Feed Co. Restaurant, TN River Gorge Trust Partner for Conservation

In this interview, we're finding out why a new Chattanooga restaurant is partnering with a local nonprofit that’s protecting the Tennessee River Gorge.  We're speaking with Miguel Morales, one of the co-owners of the Feed Co. Table & Tavern.  Located on the Southside, it opened August 4th.  We’ve also speaking with Sarah Quattrochi, the Outreach and Development Director for the Tennessee River Gorge Trust.

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2:03pm

Tue August 4, 2015
Music

Riverfront Nights Offers a Free Concert Every Saturday Night Through The Summer

The Whiskey Gentry will perform on 8/8/15.

This year marks the ninth year of concerts in the Riverfront Nights series. As in previous years, six shows were scheduled this year. This week’s concert featuring the Whisky Gentry is the third in this year’s line-up. Richard Winham talked to Jeff Styles about the series. It was Jeff Styles’s idea to create a Nightfall —style concert series on the waterfront, but this year marks his last. He booked the bands again this year, but he’s no longer running the show.

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11:09am

Tue August 4, 2015
Arts & Culture

Applications Open for 2015 Holmberg Leadership Institute

ArtsBuild is accepting applications for the 2015 Holmberg Leadership Institute.  Today we're joined by Rodney Van Valkenburg, Director of Grants & Initiatives for ArtsBuild, and Rick Morris, a graduate of the Institute.

From the ArtsBuild Web site:

ArtsBuild is seeking candidates for the 2015 Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute, an eight-part series designed to fully engage participants in the arts community. The deadline for applications is August 14, 2015.

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3:06pm

Fri July 31, 2015
Happenings

City Seeks Peer Mentors for Veterans

Chattanooga is calling on all Veterans, active military personnel, and passionate volunteers to help our community end Veteran Homelessness by being a peer mentor to a homeless or recently housed Veteran. During this informational session you'll find out how you can help homeless veterans find and move in to housing and start their path towards a stable, healthy life!

2:53pm

Fri July 31, 2015
Music

New Music: 'LIVE in the Studio' with A Man Called Bruce

Local musician Bruce Livolsi is a one-man band known as A Man Called Bruce. He joins us to talk about his new album LIVE in the Studio.

From his Web site:

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2:13pm

Fri July 31, 2015
Community

Start It Up Episode 32: Angel Summit To Bring Investors to Chattanooga

Leslie Jump is the Founder of Startup Angels, an organization that promotes angel investing in cities throughout the U.S.  As part of this mission, Leslie has also created an annual conference called The Angel Summit.  In October, the third Angel Summit will be held in Chattanooga, TN.  Previous gatherings were held in Dallas and Madrid.

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1:46pm

Thu July 30, 2015
Arts & Culture

CDE Presents Pulitzer-Winning Musical 'Next to Normal' 7/31 - 8/2

Musical director Terry Sanford and actor Christopher Cooper join us to talk about Closed Door Entertainment's production of Next to Normal.

From the CDE Web site:

When:  July 31 & August 1 @ 730p; August 1 & 2 @ 2p

Where:  Memorial Auditorium's Robert K. Walker Theatre;  399 McCallie Avenue  |  Chattanooga, TN 37402mori

Tickets:  www.chattanoogaonstage.com

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12:21pm

Wed July 29, 2015
Community

Thousands Line Funeral Procession Route for Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith

People lined up along the route to the Chattanooga National Cemetery, and fire trucks raised a large American flag over the gates.
Credit Michael Edward Miller

The last of the funerals for the five Chattanooga shooting victims happened on Tuesday.  U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith was interred in the Chattanooga National Cemetery, where soldiers and sailors have been buried for about 150 years.  It’s the same cemetery where another victim of the shootings, Marine Staff Sergeant David Wyatt, was laid to rest last Friday.

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11:08am

Wed July 29, 2015
Arts & Culture

Shakespeare Chattanooga Presents Two Gentlemen of Verona on 7/30

This Thursday July 30, Shakespeare Chattanooga is presenting a staged reading of “Two Gentlemen of Verona” by William Shakespeare. It is his first play and according to Janis Hashe, the play’s director, it shows. “Dorky” is one of the words she used to describe the play when she talked to Richard Winham.

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