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4:30pm

Tue August 19, 2014
Happenings

'Wine For Wags' Fundraiser to Benefit East TN Alliance for Animals 8/21

Members of the East Tennessee Alliance for Animals join us to discuss their fundraiser, which is coming up August 21st at 212 Market Restaurant.

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We are a 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded in May of 2010. Our focus is education regarding humane treatment of companion animals and sharing the message of the importance of spaying and neutering your dogs and cats.

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1:55pm

Tue August 19, 2014
Happenings

Celebrate the Purple Lady's Birthday with the Chattanooga Zoo 8/20

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The Chattanooga Zoo is hosting a Perfectly Purple Celebration on Wednesday August 20, 2014  in celebration of the 80th  birthday of the Purple Lady. 

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1:34pm

Tue August 19, 2014
Happenings

The Scenic City Chorus Is Singing Saturday August 23, 2014

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The Scenic City Chorus presents their annual show on Saturday, August 23rd at the Frierson Theater on the campus of the Girls Preparatory School starting at 7:00 pm. 

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10:00am

Fri August 15, 2014
Happenings

Turning a Parking Space Into a Park

Credit River City Company

On September 19th from 10 am to 4 pm parking in downtown Chattanooga won't be just for cars.  Park(ing) Day will transform the parking spaces into small parks and interactive urban spaces. 

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3:56pm

Thu August 14, 2014
Education

Innovation, Higher Education & Chattanooga’s Future: A Conversation with UTC Chancellor Angle

Dr. Steve Angle
Credit The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

About thirteen months ago, Dr. Steve Angle became the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s new chancellor.  In this interview, Dr. Angle reflects on his first year at UTC and looks ahead.  Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has proposed that the city create a new innovation district for businesses, and UTC could complement it, particularly if it’s located downtown near the campus.

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12:51pm

Thu August 14, 2014

3:32pm

Wed August 13, 2014
Happenings

Climate Chattanooga Renewable Energy Festival Coming up 8/16

The Cool Down Chattown Climate Chattanooga Renewable Energy Festival will happen Saturday, August 16th at the Crash Pad.  Sandy Kurtz from the Chattanooga Healthy Energy for Everyone coalition joins us for an interview about the free festival and the new coalition.  In this interview, we also speak about the future of renewable energy with Chris Ann Lunghino, the Tennessee organizing representative from the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign.

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5:17pm

Tue August 12, 2014
Happenings

Choo Choo Chorus Concert Celebrates Disney 8/16

The Choo Choo Chorus is a group of 45 local barbershop harmony singers who sing together and in individual quartets. On August 16th the full Choo Choo Chorus as well as a number of the quartets will be in concert singing songs from Disney movies. Richard Winham talked to the one of the quartets –The Chattanooguys—Marcellus Scott, Bo Christian, David Fleury and Wally Edmondson.

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1:01pm

Tue August 12, 2014
Happenings

Live United Day at the Chattanooga Market on August 17th

On August 17th the Chattanooga Market will feature Live United Day with the United Way of Greater Chattanooga. 

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1:46pm

Mon August 11, 2014
Community

Poverty-Free Chattanooga Meetings Begin

Chattanooga Organized for Action is working to reduce poverty in the area with a new campaign, Poverty-Free Chattanooga.  The group wants community input and seeks to work with city and county officials on social inequality.  Twenty-seven percent of residents live below the poverty line, and 42% of children live in poverty, which is twice the national average, according to a report cited by Perrin Lance, the group's leader.  Lance joins us for an interview.  In early August, the group began having monthly meetings with the public.

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4:28pm

Fri August 8, 2014
Community

Lost Any Luggage? It Might Be Close to Chattanooga

About an hour’s drive from Chattanooga, the Unclaimed Baggage Center is a massive retail outlet—it’s 40,000 square feet, and about one million people visit it every year.  It sells electronics, clothing, books, and all kinds of odds and ends left behind by passengers who were traveling on airlines, buses, trucks and trains.

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11:26am

Fri August 8, 2014
Community

Electric Bicycles Can Help With Commute or Just Make Riding More Fun

Certified Electric Bike Specialists is the only electric bicycle shop in Chattanooga and they are excited about the possibilities electric bikes bring to the community.

Garnet Caldwell (left) and Chandlee Caldwell (right) are co-owners of Certified Electric Bike Specialists.Credit Florence BromfieldEdit | Remove

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4:24pm

Thu August 7, 2014
Community

Images of Africa: Molly Gardner Photographs Kenyan Refugees

One of the women Molly Gardner photographed in Kenya.
Credit Molly Gardner Photography

Chattanooga photojournalist Molly Gardner traveled to Nairobi, Kenya and photographed refugee women who live there. The women work for Amani Ya Juu, a fair-trade nonprofit that helps the women create and sell clothing and other goods to earn a living. Amani has several locations in Africa, as well as a distribution center in Chattanooga.

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12:19pm

Thu August 7, 2014
Happenings

Serve and Protect: Sustainable Seafood with the Tennessee Aquarium

Serve and Protect is the annual outreach event that hopes to educate people about sustainable food production practices as well as raise funds to support the Tennessee Aquarium. 

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2:36pm

Wed August 6, 2014
Happenings

Southern Brewer's Festival is Now Two Nights of Brews and Boogie: 8/22 & 8/23

This year’s Southern Brewer’s Festival has been expanded to two nights—Friday August 22nd and Saturday August 23rd. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the festival. Richard Winham talked to George Parker—he’s been booking the music for the festival since its inception—he told him this year may be the best yet.

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