Grace Kling, who plays Princess Fiona, and Johnny Krause, who plays Shrek, discuss Shrek The Musical. Closed Door Entertainment is performing it at the Tivoli on August 15th, 16th, and 17th. More information is at CDE's Web site.
Siskin StarNight co-chairs Charles and Betty Lebovitz join us to talk about the event, which features singer Colbie Callat and benefits Siskin Children's Institute. It will take place August 16th at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
David Crewe was trained as a mechanical engineer. He spent over a decade building and installing boilers until he got bored with it. At that point he went back to the small woodworking shop he and his father spent 20 years building on a scrap of land on Signal Mountain. He makes furniture in the same Queen Anne style his dad adored, but his passion is for designing and building high end loudspeakers. In this interview, David Crewe explains how he builds the fanciful speakers he sells in the Area 61 Art gallery on Main Street.
Patrick Johnston is a self-described “soccer junkie.” A soccer coach at the University of the South in Sewanee, he has been to every World Cup since Mexico in 1986 and wrote the book The Odyssey of a Soccer Junkie about his experiences. He was our guest on Around and About a few weeks ago to talk about his book detailing his adventures in pursuit of tickets and a place to sleep wherever the World Cup has been played in the past 25 years.
Ravelry.com is a website for fiber enthusiasts and within the forums and discussion groups of this world wide network there are many competitions. Nerd Wars: Geek Noosphere is a quarterly tournament that gathers teams of fiber enthusiasts to compete in a series of challenges.
"Treasure of the Templars" is one of more than 35 novels by Chattanooga-area author Tim Champlin, whose career began in the early 1980s.
Chattanooga-area author Tim Champlin's first few novels were published in the early 1980s. Writing mainly Westerns, he's now penned more than thirty-five books. In this extended interview, he discusses his long career. Many of his novels originally published in paperback or hardcover are being re-issued as e-books.
Blood Assurance has been providing a safe blood supply in Chattanooga and 47 other counties since 1973. Prior to that time, people in need of blood had to rely on friends and relatives. In addition to ensuring a plentiful supply of whole blood, Blood Assurance also distributes plasma and blood platelets, primarily to cancer patients. It was the parents of a cancer patient who established the Blood Assurance Foundation. The foundation gives scholarships to local high school seniors every year.
'The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food' by Janisse Ray. She will be in Chattanooga on July 24th.
“[I]n the last one hundred years,” Janisse Ray writes in The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food, “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.”
Her book explains why so many seed varieties have vanished, and how this loss could pose serious environmental dangers.
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.
Chattanooga's Department of Youth and Family Development is working with at-risk kids by using a holistic approach to keep them in school. City Administrator Lurone "Coach" Jennings discusses the Chattanooga Ambassador Program.
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.