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11:19am

Tue May 12, 2015
Happenings

Blood Assurance Supports National Park Nite

From a media release:

From May 25 to June 1, Blood Assurance will give donors to the Fort Oglethorpe location 2 tickets each for the June 1 Chattanooga Lookouts baseball game, in support of National Park Nite. Tickets are while supplies last. National Park Nite celebrates the beauty and history of Tennessee’s and Georgia’s national parks and monuments such as Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and supports Friends of the Park.

Special activities will be taking place at National Park Nite, including:

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5:29pm

Mon May 11, 2015
Arts & Culture

WEAVE Dance Company Presents 2nd Annual Showcase May 15, 16 & 17

WEAVE dancers perform in a promotional video for their 2015 Spring Showcase.

Bernadette and Travis Upton, founders of WEAVE Dance Company, join us to talk about their nontraditional approach to teaching dance classes and performing as a dance company.  Described as a "creative entanglement of fearless movement," WEAVE has classes such as Abnormal Ballet, Abnormal Barre, Hip-Hop and more.

From their Web site:

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2:10pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Arts & Culture

Touring the Temporary Exhibit at the Hunter Museum of American Art

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), Tête de Fillette, circa 1904, oil on canvas, The Alice E. and Joseph H. Davenport, Jr. Collection, L.2015.3
Credit Hunter Museum of American Art

The Hunter Museum of American Art is currently featuring three different collections in their temporary exhibit hall. 

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1:50pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 22: UTC Chancellor Steve Angle Partners with Startup Community

Dr. Steve Angle is fast approaching his 2-year anniversary as Chancellor of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. One of his top priorities has been to strengthen the relationship between UTC and Chattanooga's startup community. As the area's leading 4-year university, UTC plays an important role in the overall economic development picture for the region.

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5:39pm

Thu May 7, 2015
Community

Summer Camp 2.0: Coding, Robotics, Film & Design at TechTown

In this segment, we're talking about TechTown, a 2.5-million-dollar learning center opening this summer.  TechTown is not a school; founders call it a "people's house of technology."  It's a place where kids can find their own interests and explore them at their own pace.

CEO Cordell Carter joins us to give us details about TechTown's innovative approach to education, the nonprofit TechTown Foundation, and their summer camps that begin June 29.
 

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11:02am

Thu May 7, 2015
Education

Virtual Reality Game Demonstrates Conservation Success

The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Conservation Game expands teaching opportunities for the Tennessee Aquarium.
Credit Todd Stailey

The Tennessee Aquarium and Tennessee Tech University collaborated to put the skills of iCube to work creating a 3D educational game. 

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10:22am

Thu May 7, 2015
Community

WTCI Brings Greater Chattanooga Online

WTCI is taking their cameras all across the region to find stories of Greater Chattanooga and sharing them on the internet.


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5:04pm

Wed May 6, 2015
Happenings

Local Artists Selected for M.L. King District Mural

From a media release:

Public Art Chattanooga is pleased to announce the local artists who have been selected to work as apprentices on a monumental mural in the M.L. King District, which will revitalize the neighborhood and illustrate its important story and history. Nationally recognized muralist Meg Saligman, who has been commissioned to create the mural, has selected 7 local artists to assist her with the project.

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5:03pm

Wed May 6, 2015
Happenings

Cherokee Bluegrass Festival Set for June 4, 5 & 6, Cherokee, NC

From a media release:

Adams Bluegrass, LLC, announced that the Cherokee Bluegrass Festival will be held at Happy Holiday RV Village and Campground at 1553 Wolfetown Road, Cherokee, NC., June 4 to 6.
 
The three-day event begins Thursday, June 4 at 12:00 noon and goes until 11:00 p.m. daily.  Open Stage daily from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. 

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11:25am

Wed May 6, 2015
Arts & Culture

Jewish Film Series Features Two Documentaries, A Comedy & A Thriller

Screenshot from The Green Prince trailer, which screens on May 27.

The 8th annual Chattanooga Jewish Film Series began in April and continues every Wednesday in May.  Films will be shown at 7pm at the Jewish Cultural Center.  Sanford Winer, Chair of the Film Series, and Ann Treadwell, Program Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga, join us to discuss the films.

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5:32pm

Tue May 5, 2015
Arts & Culture

Anna Carll Hopes Her Paintings 'Punch You in the Face'

The current exhibition at Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway is called Mixed Media, Contemporary and Abstract. The exhibition features the work of thirty local artists, one of whom is Anna Carll. While her work in the exhibition is all abstracts, Anna Carll first developed her reputation as an illustrator and later as a figurative painter.

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11:46am

Tue May 5, 2015
Around the Region

Georgia Tech Studies Chickens' Emotions Based On Their Clucks

When a chicken speaks, it's hard to tell whether it's a happy or sad cluck. That's what a research team at Georgia Tech is trying to decipher by recording more than 1,000 hours of chickens clucking.

Transcript:

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Any preschooler knows what a chicken sounds like.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHICKEN CLUCKING)

SIEGEL: The question is what does all that clucking mean?

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

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12:13pm

Fri May 1, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 21: The UNFoundation Uses Small Grants to Foster Change

Using CoLab's 48 Hour Launch as a springboard, The UNFoundation has emerged as an exciting new catalyst for change in Chattanooga. The premise and structure for The UNFoundation are simple.  Each month, 20 Trustees contribute $100 apiece to fund a single grant.  They then meet in an informal setting to select that month's grant recipient and to hear from a previous grantee, who provides an update.  In fact, agreeing to make a report to the Trustees is the only requirement that The UNFoundation places on its grant recipients.

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3:35pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Arts & Culture

Choral Arts of Chattanooga to Perform 'Requiem for the Living'

Michael Devine previews Dan Forrest's 'Requiem for the Living,' a 40-minute, 5-movement work that's a very modern take on the traditional idea of requiem music.  Devine is the Artistic Director of Choral Arts of Chattanooga, which will perform the piece on May 2nd from 7 to 9 pm at First Baptist Church.

More information & ticket info is here.

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3:16pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Community

AIM Center's Creativity and Courage in Mental Health Benefit Features Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley at the 2012 Time 100 gala.
Credit "Jane Pauley 2012 Shankbone" by David Shankbone - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jane_Pauley_2012_Shankbone.JPG#/media/File:Jane_Pauley_2012_Shankbone.JPG

Rodney Battles, President of the AIM Center in Chattanooga, joins us today to talk about the organization's mission and 25-year history in the area.

From their Web site:

Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Jane Pauley will serve as the guest speaker at the AIM Center's Creativity and Courage in MentalHealth benefit and 25th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at The Chattanoogan Ballroom.

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