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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

Credit Chattanooga Theatre Centre

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

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10:09am

Thu November 13, 2014
Community

New Plans for the Chattanooga Zoo Giraffe Exhibit

Credit Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo Strategic Plan includes a new exhibit housing giraffes and lions. 

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2:13pm

Wed November 12, 2014
Happenings

CDE Presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'Cinderella' 11/21 - 11/23

Closed Door Entertainment is putting on a musical version of Cinderella.  Two of the cast cast members join us today to talk about the show.

From the CDE Web site:

November 21st & 22nd, 2014 @ 7:30p; November 23rd @ 2pThe Tivoli Theatre

 

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4:56pm

Tue November 11, 2014
Documentary Film

I Married a Serial Killer

Joy Krause has just finished making her first documentary film. She was inspired to make a film herself after taking a class on documentary films here at UTC. She’d come back to school after having spent most of her life running her own business. She had no intention of becoming a filmmaker when she first enrolled here, but after seeing a film in which a woman began a relationship with—and eventually married—a man on death row, she was intrigued.

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1:15pm

Mon November 10, 2014
Happenings

Healthcare Navigator Helps Understand Affordable Care Act

The Medical Society is hosting a community forum and enrollment events to address changes in the Affordable Health Care Act. 

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