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3:08am

Fri July 17, 2015

7:17pm

Wed July 15, 2015
Southern Humor

"I've Never Done Off-Color Material": Henry Cho Stays Successful with Clean Comedy

Henry Cho performing in 2006.

Knoxville native Henry Cho has been doing stand-up for nearly 30 years, and because he does clean comedy, he's able to perform nearly anywhere--from Las Vegas to comedy clubs to churches.  In this interview, Cho talks about what it was really like to grow up Korean in Knoxville, how he became a successful comedian very quickly (opening for Jerry Seinfeld and others), and how he finds inspiration from his in-laws in Arab, Alabama.

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11:14am

Wed July 15, 2015
Happenings

July League of Women Voters Panel Features David Testerman, Jeannine Alday, Pam Ladd

From a media release:

The Chattanooga members-at-large Unit of the League of Women Voters of Tennessee (LWVTN) will continue its schedule of programs on Monday, July 20, with a panel discussion of the League’s Observer Corps, a group of League members who attend governmental meetings, note what happens, and report back to the League and community.

Panelists include Hamilton County School Board Member David Testerman, Jeannine Alday, former chief of staff to County Mayors Ramsey and Coppinger, and Pam Ladd, former Chattanooga City Councilwoman.

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2:44pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Arts & Culture

After Six Years, The Chattanooga Folk School May Finally Be On a Firm Footing

The Chattanooga Folk School has a new Executive Director. Like the other directors before her, Laura Walker is a musician, but unlike her predecessors she has had experience in organizing and running a business. It’s those skills, along with her natural affinity for people, that she hopes will enable her to revive the flagging fortunes of the Chattanooga Folk School. She spoke to WUTC's Richard Winham.

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1:30pm

Sun July 12, 2015
Books

'Mockingbird Next Door' Gives a Rare Glimpse into Harper Lee's Life

UPDATE 7/13/15 @ 4:54 p.m:  NPR's Maureen Corrigan has reviewed Harper Lee's new novel Go Set A Watchman, and Corrigan calls it "a mess" and a "a troubling confusion of a novel."  Also, Tonja Carter, the attorney who claims she found the long-lost Watchman manuscript, has written an editorial in The Wall Street Journal discuss

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12:30pm

Fri July 10, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 31: Robyn Carlton Focuses Lookout Mountain Conservancy on Community

Robyn Carlton moved from Atlanta to Chattanooga on a dare, but that move continues to pay dividends today.  As Executive Director of the Lookout Mountain Conservancy (LMC).  Robyn has guided the organization's efforts to conserve nature, develop trails, and connect people to the land.  However, it is her relationship with Howard School and its students that has distinguished LMC's work and has formed lasting ties to the community.

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12:10pm

Fri July 10, 2015
Community

Crash Pad & Greenspaces Invite Public to Celebration of Next-Gen Green Homes

Greenspaces is developing eco-friendly next-generation homes that could allow residents to never pay an electric bill.  Through solar panels, the homes could produce more energy than the homeowners consume.  The first will be built at 631 Hamilton Avenue on Chattanooga's North Shore.

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1:28pm

Thu July 9, 2015
Arts & Culture

Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble at Hamilton Place Mall is presenting a month of pop culture with activities that feature the culture of the 1950's, 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond. 

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1:13pm

Thu July 9, 2015
Arts & Culture

All American Summer Concerts at the Hunter Museum of American Art

The Hunter Museum of American Art is hosting the All American Summer Concert Series on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. 

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5:29pm

Wed July 8, 2015
Community

Objective Perspective Series Facilitates 'Awkward' Discussion on Important Topics

Shawnessey Keith Cargile joins us to talk about the 5-week Objective Perspective series, which will happen at various locations in Chattanooga and feature live music, poetry, art, and opportunities for people to have an honest dialogue about (sometimes uncomfortable) subjects such as race and politics.

OBJECTIVE PERSPECTIVE series

part 1. July 13th

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10:11pm

Tue July 7, 2015
Arts & Culture

Peter Pan Takes Flight at The Signal Mountain Playhouse

Peter Pan opens at The Signal Mountain Playhouse July 10. Originally written as a play, it was re-written in the mid-1950’s as a musical starring Mary Martin. Since then there have been several popular adaptations of the story, but for their production the director Jennifer Arbogast and her cast are going back to the Mary Martin version. Richard Winham talked to Dr. Arbogast, who also teaches musical theater at Chattanooga State, as well as two of the lead actors, Kimberlin Lacy and Daniel Meeks.

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7:17pm

Mon July 6, 2015
Community

Amy Pearson Named New President of On Point

Amy Pearson has worked with nonprofit organization On Point since 1997.  Promoted in 2011 to Executive Director, she's now been named the President.  She joins us to talk about their mission.

From a media release:

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11:20am

Mon July 6, 2015
Arts & Culture

American Impressionism at the Hunter Museum

Credit Hunter Museum of American Art

The temporary exhibit at the Hunter Museum of American Art features the work of French painter Claude Monet and the American artists that followed his Impressionism movement. 

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10:00am

Fri July 3, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 30: H and D Corp. and MomSource Bring New Tools to Startups

When Volkswagen announced that it was building a manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, TN, H and D Corp. knew that it would be investing there as well.  H and D manages IT for Volkswagen around the world and has made Chattanooga headquarters for its North American operations.

Brandon Miller, Vice President of Business Development, discusses IT Forward, the company's new initiative to provide world class IT management to small and medium-size organizations. By leveraging the Cloud and its trademark discipline, H and D has made its solutions both affordable and scalable.

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4:31pm

Thu July 2, 2015
Community

Pops on the River Hopes to Go as Scheduled

From a media release:

Officials with Pops on the River have announced that they are moving ahead with plans to hold the event on Saturday, July 4, at Coolidge Park, and that it will be an event-time decision as to whether rain will cause its cancellation.

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