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12:16pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Education

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Earns Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement

The Carnegie Foundation has designated the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as a 2015 Community Engagement University.  Dr. Deborah Arfken, who chaired the committee that led the application process, and Dr. Steve Angle, the Chancellor of UTC, join us to explain how UTC won the honor and what it means.

From UTC's University Relations:

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1:50pm

Mon January 12, 2015
Slam Dunk

‘I Got Cut A Lot,’ Harlem Globetrotter Says, But Persevered Anyway

WUTC's Calvin Forrest and Harlem Globetrotter "Zeus" McClurkin pose in the WUTC studios.

When Julian "Zeus" McClurkin was in high school, he got cut from the basketball team for several years. But his love of the game kept him going.

"My perseverance came from the naysayers," he says in this interview with WUTC's Calvin Forrest and WUTC's Michael Edward Miller.

McClurkin became a professional player--first for the Washington Generals, and now for their rivals, the Harlem Globetrotters.

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1:28pm

Fri January 9, 2015
Start It Up!

Successful Entrepreneur Paul Cummings & Foundation Leader Cordell Carter Team Up to Launch TechTown

Chattanooga, Tennessee is Ground Zero for the biggest technology learning initiative ever undertaken. Successful businessman Paul Cummings and foundation leader Cordell Carter are teaming up to invest $750 million to build 200 TechTown centers around the world. Perhaps most astonishingly, they plan to reach their ambitious goal in under 10 years!

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5:03pm

Wed January 7, 2015
Community

As Gas Prices Fall, Federal & State Taxes May Rise

AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report shows average gas prices in Chattanooga for Wednesday, January 7th, 2015.
Credit http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com/todays-gas-prices/

Gas prices have plummeted to lows not seen since 2009, and in Chattanooga, regular unleaded can be bought for as little as $1.80 per gallon. But the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which finances road construction and other transportation projects, is facing a $100 billion shortfall, according to U.S.

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3:22pm

Mon January 5, 2015
Happenings

MacDowell Music Club and Chattanooga Music Club Host Program 1/19

From a media release:

MacDowell Music Club and Chattanooga Music Club will have a joint meeting and program at 2:30 p.m.  on Sunday, January 19, 2014 in the sanctuary of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, There is no charge to attend the musical program, which will include multiple presentations by members from both groups.

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3:19pm

Mon January 5, 2015
Happenings

January is National Radon Action Month

From a media release:

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9:59am

Mon January 5, 2015
Community

Civic Hacking & CityCampCHA: A Conversation with Catherine Bracy

Catherine Bracy is Director of Community Organizing for Code For America, a national organziation that builds open source technology and is working to make government services simple, effective, and easy to use.  Bracy joins us to talk about civic hacking and an upcoming event, CityCampCHA, where she will be the keynote speaker.  Reporter David Morton also joins us for the conversation.  Morton is

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11:24am

Tue December 30, 2014
Happenings

Auditions to Be Held for Chattanooga Bach Choir

From a media release:

The Chattanooga Bach Choir and Orchestra will be  performing the Chattanooga premier of Mozart’s Mass in C minor as completed by Robert Levin on April 26, 2015.  Director David Long will be hearing new singers during auditions to be held Sunday January 4, from 2:00p – 4:30 and Sunday January 11 from  2:00p – 4:30p at Brainerd United Methodist Church inside the Choir Suite. All voice types are welcome and pianist will be provided. 

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12:28pm

Mon December 29, 2014
Happenings

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Hamilton County Recycling Centers

From a media release:

Hamilton County is once again accepting Christmas trees at any hour of the day at all five Hamilton County Recycling Centers through the month of  January. Each Center has a designated space located outside the gate for Christmas trees.

The Highway Department chips the trees into mulch for walking trails, landscaping and landfill ground cover. Hamilton County residents are welcome to pick-up mulch from the chip yard located at the Highway Department on Standifer Gap Road at no charge.

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12:11pm

Mon December 29, 2014
Happenings

Alzheimer’s Association to Host Living With Alzheimer’s Disease Series

From a media release:

The Alzheimer’s Association will present an eight-week education series entitled Living
With Alzheimer’s Disease starting Tuesday, February 3, 2015. The program will take place each
Tuesday from 10:00 to 12:00 for eight weeks and will be held at the Alzheimer’s Association
Community Outreach Center, 922 East Morris Street, Dalton.

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1:31pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Happenings

Blood Assurance Donor Center at Erlanger Open January 2

From a media release:

The Blood Assurance donor center inside the Erlanger Baroness campus will be open on Friday, January 2, 2015 from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. The donor center is located at 975 East Third Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee near elevator F and Pastoral Care. Regularly the donor center is only open on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Blood Assurance is a regional blood center that serves 47 counties in a 5 state region and is the provider of blood and blood components for over 70 healthcare facilities, including Erlanger.

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1:28pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Happenings

Starting Jan 9, AVA Presents Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Member Show

From a media release:

Exhibit Dates: January 9, 2015 - February 27, 2015

The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) and the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) are partnering to present a juried exhibition of work by MSA members. This exhibit seeks to foster MSA’s mission to advance the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms, and promote a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors.

Participating artists include:

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10:09am

Fri December 19, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 8: A Passion for Languages and Understanding What Investors Want

Teaching Foreign Language Through Fun and Culture

Chattanooga native Laurie Stevens had always loved Spanish, but it was her time spent in Costa Rica that convinced her that teaching languages to others could become a business.  When she returned home, she set about creating the Chattanooga School of Language.

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3:22pm

Thu December 18, 2014
A Different Kind of Hybrid Vehicle

Mach Fuels Converts Cars, Trucks to Gas/CNG Bi-Fuel Systems

Mach Fuels Vice President Owen Maclellan (l) and CEO Joshua D. Kapellusch (r) appear in a Youtube Video, 'Alternative Fuels Are Not Boring!'
Credit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fucy2DsSM5M

Chattanooga’s Mach Fuels takes cars and trucks—new or old—and converts them to run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas, which is better for the environment and offers drivers potential fuel savings and less wear and tear on engines.  Joshua D. Kapellusch, the founder and CEO of the company, is an Air Force veteran and a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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1:33pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Education

LAUNCH Chattanooga Awards Prize Package to High School Students

Credit LAUNCH Chattanooga

LAUNCH provides a chance for people to see the dream of owning their own company come to life. 

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