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5:58pm

Thu June 26, 2014
Arts & Culture

Roman Gods & Sicilian Beaches Inspire Painter/Potter Bob Fazio

Since 2009, the stores, restaurants and galleries on the Southside have been inviting everybody down for a stroll though the neighborhood around Main Street on the final Friday of the summer months.  Among the special events planned for this month’s stroll starting 5/27 at 5 p.m. is the opening reception for an exhibition of work by the local painter, potter and sculptor Bob Fazio in Area 61 on Main Street.

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3:31pm

Wed June 25, 2014
Cutting-Edge Treatment

How Could Plastic Surgery Alleviate Migraines? And Why Are Some Neurologists Wary?

Heather Crowe’s migraines began when she was in junior high.  The pain was blinding, and when they happened, she couldn't do anything except stay in bed.  She suffered for years, until she became a nurse and started working for Dr. Jimmy Waldrop at the Erlanger-housed Plastic Surgery Group.

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12:16pm

Wed June 25, 2014
Happenings

Tennessee’s New Breast Density Law Effective July 1, 2014

From a media release:

Memorial Health Care System’s new technology improves lesions and mass detection in women with dense breast.

Dense breast tissue can make cancer harder to detect on a traditional mammogram, which increases the risk of a late-stage diagnosis in many women, according to the American Cancer Society. The new Tennessee state law effective Tuesday, July 1, 2014, will require mammography radiologists to notify women of their breast density and offer other screening options in addition to their routine mammograms.

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12:14pm

Wed June 25, 2014
Happenings

WTCI To Host Republican Primary Congressional Debate 7/2

From a media release:

WTCI-PBS and the Chattanooga Times Free Press will host a Republican primary Congressional debate for the citizens of the 3rd Congressional District.  Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and the Republican primary challenger, Weston Wamp, have agreed to participate in a debate on July 2nd, 2014 at the WTCI studio at 7540 Bonnyshire Drive.  Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press Business Editor, will moderate the debate.

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12:10pm

Wed June 25, 2014
Happenings

'Constant Motion' Exhibit Opens at River Gallery July 1st

From a media release:

July Exhibit  

 

Constant Motion      

July1 to July 31, 2014

  

Who:

Clara Blalock (GA)
Cal Breed (AL)
edie Maney (TN)
Pat Snyder (TN)   

     

When: 

OPENING RECEPTION:

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12:44pm

Tue June 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

Barking Legs Theater Is Raising Funds and Rebuilding

Barking Legs Theater was originally intended to be a dance workshop and performance space. Ann Law had already had a long career as a dancer when she and her husband, Dr. Bruce Kaplan, moved to Chattanooga in the early 1990’s. But within a few years Bruce and his partner, George Bright, began using the theater for acoustic music concerts. Since then it has become a showcase for all forms of music, dance and theater. But the aging building had some problems and so they decided to try and raise some money to repair some of the more pressing problems.

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9:25am

Tue June 24, 2014
Happenings

Picking Your Best Color

Darin Wright with her color swatches.
Credit Darin Wright

In Tuesday June 24th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM color consultant Darin Wright will be the guest speaker at Life Care Center of Hixson as part of the Live Well Speaker Series. 

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11:06am

Fri June 20, 2014
Community

Lawyers Dressed in Hoodies and Bluejeans

Chattanooga is developing a reputation as a start up friendly city. Young entrepreneurs excited by access to the ultra fast Internet are working with the Company Lab and other mentor organizations. But many of them still face the sometimes daunting challenge of finding legal advice they can afford. Scott Maucere wants to help. He’s the CEO of a local legal cooperative called Push To Start.

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11:15am

Thu June 19, 2014
Made In Chattanooga

This App Could ‘Nudge’ Users Toward Healthier Lifestyles

The Nudge app is a free download in iTunes and the Google Play store.

Plenty of apps already exist to collect a health-conscious person’s data.  RunKeeper, FitBit and MapMyFitness can all track how often a person takes a walk, how far he or she runs, how often he or she sleeps, and more.  Some apps can also connect with wearables, such a smart watch that measures someone’s heart rate.

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1:58pm

Wed June 18, 2014
Community

When Dealing With A Loved One Who Has Dementia, Plan Ahead

Susan Farmer, Director of the Senior Life Program at Parkridge Valley, joins us with advice on dealing with parents and loved ones who show signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s.  Many families never discuss what to do if older relatives can’t remember basic information or become unable to live independently.

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10:54am

Tue June 17, 2014
Happenings

Shakespeare Chattanooga's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Opens 6/20

Shakespeare Chattanooga has a new production opening this weekend in the Ripple Theatre on Brainerd Road. As they have in the past, Janis Hashe and her company have taken some liberties with the setting for the play. It was set in Athens, Greece by Shakespeare, but Shakespeare Chattanooga’s version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set in Athens, Georgia.

Janis Hashe, Stephanie Smith and Steve Disbrow discuss the play in this interview.

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11:30am

Mon June 16, 2014
Happenings

'Doing Business with the City: Tivoli & Memorial' Event 6/17

WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with James McKissic, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the City of Chattanooga and Melissa Turner, Marketing Coordinator for Civic Facilities about a business seminar on Tuesday, June 17th at 11:30 a.m. inside the lobby of the Memorial Auditorium.

From the event's Web site:

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3:47pm

Fri June 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

'Walk In My Shoes' Tells a Homeless Man's Story From His Point of View

The documentary 'Walk in my Shoes' is available on YouTube. It centers on a homeless man named Lee and a theatrical production about homelessness in Chattanooga.

Walk In My Shoes is a six-minute film about a homeless man called Lee. The film is a documentary about a stage play featuring actors recounting  the stories about their lives told to them by homeless people in Chattanooga. Staged in the salvation Army’s recreate café, the play was conceived by the café’s artistic director, Tenika Dye.

This segment features Tenika Dye, as well as Leif Ramsey, the film’s director, and Rodney Van Walkenburg from Arts Build Chattanooga. Arts Build funded the play and the film with a Community Cultural Connections grant.

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3:17pm

Fri June 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

Mark Making Is On the Move

Frances McDonald, Executive Director of Mark Making, joins us to discuss how the organization helps underserved populations and creates large-scale public art projects that give a voice to people who are often ignored or marginalized.  Long housed on the North Shore, the organization is now moving to the Glass Street area, which will allow it to grow and further its mission.

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11:36am

Fri June 13, 2014
Riverbend 2014

Richard Winham & Jeff Styles Preview Riverbend Festival's Final Weekend

Robert Randolph and the Family Band perform at the 2014 Riverbend Festival.
Credit Cleveland Carlson

The 2014 Riverbend Festival has only two days left, but plenty of great performances are still to come.  WUTC's Richard Winham and Riverbend assistant talent and production coordinator Jeff Styles play selections from the festival's final weekend.

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