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11:49am

Fri June 5, 2015
Riverbend 2015

Riverbend Festival: 5 Can't-Miss Acts During Opening Weekend

Here are five of the bands and musicians to check out during the Riverbend Festival's opening weekend:

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

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6:09am

Fri June 5, 2015
Arts & Culture

Listen: Steve Inskeep Discusses 'Jacksonland' and Chief John Ross with WUTC

History buffs in other parts of the country may know Chattanooga only for its importance during the Civil War.  However, a new book by NPR’s Steve Inskeep recounts a lesser-known regional conflict, and it's a story that deserves to be heard and remembered.

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12:42pm

Thu June 4, 2015
Community

Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Hosting 2015 Summer Mini Camps

The Hamilton County Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting several mini camps this summer with a focus on reading and the great outdoors.  

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12:19pm

Thu June 4, 2015
Riverbend 2015

So What Is 'Chamberfolk'? A Conversation with Harpeth Rising's Rebecca Reed-Lunn

From left to right: Rebecca Reed-Lunn, Jordana Greenberg and Maria Di Meglio are Harpeth Rising.
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The trio of string players who founded Harpeth Rising are all classically trained, but they have eclectic tastes in music.  Their songs are a blend of bluegrass, folk, rock and classical.  They call what they do “chambergrass” or “chamberfolk.“

Banjo and viola player Rebecca Reed-Lunn joins us to talk about the band.  They'll perform at the Riverbend Festival on Thursday, June 11th at 7:45 p.m. on the TVFCU stage.

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12:18pm

Tue June 2, 2015
Community

CNE Hosts Homeownership Fair

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise is hosting a free homeownership fair open to the public on Saturday, June 6 from 10 am to 2 pm at 1500 Chestnut Street, Suite 102. 

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11:32am

Tue June 2, 2015
Around the Region

UAB Reinstates Football Program But With A Financial Caveat

In December, the president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham shocked people in the state's largest city when he canceled the football program, saying it wasn't economically feasible.

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11:30am

Tue June 2, 2015
Around the Region

In Rural Alabama, Limited Access To Obstetrics Care

Only 17 of 54 of Alabama's rural counties have hospitals that offer obstetrics services. It's one of the state's greatest healthcare challenges. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with journalist Anna Claire Vollers of AL.com and Dale Quinney of the Alabama Rural Health Association.

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5:49pm

Mon June 1, 2015
Arts & Culture

'Southern Dialogues' Documentary Series: Filmmaker Invites Public Input on Chattanooga's Future

"In all of my work, I go out to listen and to learn," documentary filmmaker Robert Ashton Winslow says. "I have the stories I feel like I can approach, and then I just ask people what their experience is, what they think is most important."

Traveling around the South, working on a shoestring budget, Winslow has created about a dozen films as part of the Southern Dialogues series, including the feature-length Chattanooga Story.

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5:46pm

Fri May 29, 2015
Happenings

Brainerd United Methodist Church Hosts Tabernacle Concert 6/7

From a media release:

The Tabernacle Symphony of Praise Orchestra (SOP) will be giving their summer concert in the sanctuary of Brainerd United Methodist Church in Chattanooga, TN on Sunday, June 7 at 5:00 PM. The concert will feature a variety of classical, contemporary Christian, and other orchestral works, including Ottorino Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances, Michael W. Smith's Prayer for Taylor, and music from the 1950's documentary Victory at Sea.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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12:18pm

Fri May 29, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 25: Harvest Grocery Is Coming to Hixson

CEO and Co-Founder Tim McClure is bringing Chattanooga's largest organic and health food supermarket to Hixson.  Harvest Grocery will contain more than 35,000 square feet of healthy food offerings plus the largest wellness center of any store in the South.

Tim and Marketing Director Jon Moss join us on this episode to talk about their June 12th grand opening festivities and their local, down-home approach to business.  Find out what it takes to start a company with so many moving parts and strong, established competitors like Whole Foods and Fresh Market.

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3:37pm

Thu May 28, 2015
Community

Troubled Waters Ahead for Ocoee’s Rafting Industry?

Ocoee Whitewater Center from pedestrian bridge, altered riverbed without water. Canoe slalom venue for 1996 Olympic Games.
Credit By Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Remember the scene in the original National Lampoon’s Vacation when the Griswolds finally finish their long journey to Walley World and find the theme park is closed?

If you’re headed for a whitewater rafting trip on the Ocoee River and you don’t plan ahead, you might be similarly frustrated.

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1:42pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Around the Region

Alabama Considers Legalized Gambling To Close Budget Deficit

In conservative Alabama, legislative leaders propose bills to open up gambling and start a state lottery as a way to shore-up sagging state coffers. The governor, instead, proposes higher taxes.

12:24pm

Tue May 26, 2015
Community

Find Your Place to Volunteer

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga's Volunteer Center helps link volunteers to agencies and organizations that could use an extra hand.

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1:56pm

Fri May 22, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 24: Gig City Productions Promotes Fun and Festivals

Jonathan Susman and Barrett Taylor have worked together for years organizing events. Now this duo has founded Gig City Productions to bring more fun and frivolity to Chattanooga.

Jonathan and Barrett discuss how technology and music can be combined to bring people together while also expanding the cultural activities throughout our community. Find out how having fun van also be big business.

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3:06pm

Thu May 21, 2015
Community

Chattanooga Narrowly Beating Boone for 'Best Town Ever'; Voting Still Open

Chattanooga is among the top eight contenders for Outside Magazine's Best Town Ever 2015 Award.  Online voting will determine the winners, and at the time of this posting, Chattanooga is ahead of Boone, N.C. with 51.83% of the votes.

From the site:

You can vote on our current matchups once every round. Come back daily to see how your town stacks up. Votes are tallied and displayed in real time. 

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