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9:55am

Wed November 26, 2014
Perspectives

Music News & Views: ‘When I Became Obsessed With K-Pop, I Was A Little Thrown’

K-pop boy-band MBLAQ stars in the fifth season of "Hello Baby," a reality show where small children are loaned to K-pop stars, so the stars can see what it’s like to be parents. Shows like "Hello Baby" are an example of how different the South Korean music industry can be, compared to mainstream American music stardom.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Blake Blum is a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior interning with WUTC.  She’s also a huge fan of K-pop, a genre of music originating in South Korea. “Gangnam Style” is the best-known example of K-pop, but it turns out there’s a lot more to the genre. In this story, Blum explains why K-pop appeals to her, even though she lives about seven thousand miles away from South Korea and doesn’t speak the language that most of the lyrics are sung in. “Believe me, Blum says, “when I became obsessed with K-pop I was a little thrown, too.”

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5:34pm

Tue November 25, 2014
Community

Main Streets Meats Wants to Be a Full Service Butcher Shop and Cafe

Chef Erik Niel and his wife, Amanda, have been running Easy Bistro on Broad Street in Chattanooga for  ten years. Now they are ready for a new venture, and so Erik and Amanda Niel have become partners in an old fashioned stand-alone butcher shop on Main Street in Chattanooga—Main Street Meats. When Richard Winham talked to Chef Niel about their new venture he told him he’d always wanted to work with animals.

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11:54am

Mon November 24, 2014
Happenings

Mainx24: All Day, All Night Southside Festival Features 100+ Events

Monica and Adam Kinsey join us for an overview of Mainx24, an annual festival that takes place on Chattanooga's Southside every December.  This year's Mainx24 will feature twenty-four hours of activities such as musical performances, open houses, an Art Bike Rodeo, a parade, art exhibits, a silent disco, and special offerings for children.  It starts the morning of December 6th.  More information is on Facebook and at the

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9:55am

Fri November 21, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 4: Internet for All, Open-Source Coding, and Treehouses

The Mozilla Hive is Abuzz in Chattanooga

Lindsey Frost Cleary and Geoff Millener of the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund want a free and open internet for everybody.  Access to the Internet is the gateway to all things technology, and The Mozilla Foundation is making sure that every kid in Chattanooga gets to run through the door.

Open Source Coding: The Real Benefits of Sharing Data

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11:35am

Thu November 20, 2014
Best New Read

Author Interview: James McPherson Takes a New Look at an ‘Embattled Rebel’

Pulitzer-Prize winning historian James M. McPherson joins us to discuss his new book Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief, which re-examines the legacy of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  In this extended interview, McPherson also talks about historical preservation and the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.

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1:35pm

Wed November 19, 2014
Community

Recommended For Some Smokers, CT Scans Could Detect Lung Cancer Early

Chattanooga radiologist Dr. Trey Carr joins us to discuss low-dose CT lung scans, which are recommended for some smokers.  Such tests can detect lung cancer before a smoker experiences any outward symptoms.  In this interview, Dr. Carr discusses who should consider having such a test done, and how these quick, painless, non-invasive tests work.

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2:40pm

Tue November 18, 2014
Education

PEF's 'Project Inspire' Trains Professionals to Teach in TN's At-Risk Schools

The Public Education Foundation's Project Inspire is a federally-funded program training math and science professionals to teach in some of the lowest-performing middle and high schools in Tennessee. In this interview, WUTC's Richard Winham is speaking with Mark Neal—the Services Director for Project Inspire—and Tadd Russell, a first year teacher in the program. Mr.

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1:03pm

Tue November 18, 2014
Happenings

Grateful Gobbler Benefits the Shelter for Homeless Families

The 15th annual Grateful Gobbler 5K starts 8:00 AM on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th at Coolidge Park. 

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10:26am

Tue November 18, 2014
Community

66 Year Old Fitness Instructor Battles Cancer And Keeps Teaching

Roseann Grandy has been teaching fitness classes for more than 36 years.
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Roseann Grandy has been a fitness instructor for 36 years and continues to teach while she is battling cancer.

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11:27am

Mon November 17, 2014
Community

VITA Program Provides Free Tax Preparation Assistance

The Urban League's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program prepares Federal and State Tax Returns for families with low and moderate incomes, and there is no cost for the assistance.

"The VITA program saves the taxpayer on an average $250 in tax preparation fees," says Val Palmer, Area Coordinator of the VITA Program.  It returns $1.2 million in federal tax dollars to the local community, according to Palmer.

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11:42am

Fri November 14, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 3: Exploring Caterers, Accountants, and Folk Culture

Amanda Varnell and Sarah Hooper's Recipe for Success

Local caterers Amanda Varnell and Sarah Hooper were friends before they were business partners. They have turned their desire to share "food love" into a thriving catering business, Dish T' Pass.

Paul Beckmann of Decosimo Offers Advice By the Numbers

While Decosimo is better known for advising large clients, Paul Beckmann has always taken pride in helping small businesses. Paul reveals how a good accountant can contribute to a startup's success.

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1:29pm

Thu November 13, 2014
Happenings

On 11/15, Hot Chocolate Run on the Collegedale Greenway to Benefit D9

D9 is a newly formed fundraising foundation for all of the schools K-12 in the Ooltewah area. Rita Newman, one of the members on the D9 board, joins us to talk about the foundation and its goals.

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12:17pm

Thu November 13, 2014

12:09pm

Thu November 13, 2014
Happenings

Read20 Teams Up With Barnes & Noble for a Book Drive and Fundraiser to Support Literacy

Read20  promotes reading to children at least 20 minutes a day in support of literacy as well as providing age appropriate books for children in the region.  Now until December 27 Barnes and Noble Booksellers are working to provide books to be distributed by Read20.  

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10:25am

Thu November 13, 2014
Happenings

Fantastic Mr. Fox Runs Through November 23rd at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre

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The Chattanooga Theatre Centre presents Fantastic Mr. Fox performed by the Youth Theatre Ensemble. 

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