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1:03pm

Tue April 7, 2015
Poetry

Coleman Barks, Interpreter of Sufi Poet Rumi, Is Coming (Back) To Chattanooga

Coleman Barks is a poet, but he is best known both in the English-speaking world and the Middle East for his “translations” of the poetry written by the 12th century Persian poet, Rumi. Barks does not speak or read Persian so his work is not a literal translation, but rather a poetic re-working of literal translations by Islamic scholars.

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12:17pm

Tue April 7, 2015
Community

Treating 'Nature-Deficit Disorder': A Conversation with Trails & Trilliums Keynote Richard Louv

Richard Louv joins us.  He's the keynote speaker at the Trails & Trilliums Festival taking place in Sewanee April 10 - 12.  He's also the author of eight books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age.  Louv is also the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network.

From the Trails & Trilliums Web site:

Keynote Talk: "The Nature Rich Life"

Louv will present a keynote talk and book signing during Wine & Wildflowers, Saturday, April 11 at 6:00 in the Assembly Auditorium. Tickets for the wine and cheese reception and the talk are $20 a person, payable at the door or online. Following his talk, there will be a chance to purchase and get autographs in copies of the brand new 10th Anniversary Edition of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder.

Read more about the 3-day festival at Nooga.com.

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3:59pm

Mon April 6, 2015
Happenings

Public Art Chattanooga Requests Public Input for M.L. King District Mural

From a media release:

Public Art Chattanooga is inviting the public to two community-input sessions with nationally-recognized artist, Meg Saligman, who has been commissioned to create a monumental mural in the M.L. King District.

During these input sessions, Saligman will gather ideas from Chattanooga residents to inform the creation and development of the project. The mural is planned for 300 M.L. King Blvd., which is within the recently established Innovation District.

PUBLIC MEETING 1

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2:53pm

Mon April 6, 2015
Happenings

Southern Lit Alliance Hosts Additional Events After the Celebration of Southern Literature

From a media release:

The Southern Lit Alliance will host a variety of social events with respected writers during the 2015 Celebration of Southern Literature. Tickets/reservations for these special events are available by phone or on www.SouthernLitAlliance.org.

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11:46am

Mon April 6, 2015
Happenings

UTC Department of Communication to host political journalism panel on April 7

From a media release:

As a former White House Correspondent for CNN, Dan Lothian was never sure what the day would bring when he woke up in the morning. From press conferences at the White House to long flights on Air Force One during campaign season to sleeping in a tent in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Lothian has done it all and reported about it to day after day to an audience of millions.

“It was a grind, but it was exhilarating. I had to pinch myself when I walked through the gate of the White House with my own press pass for the first time,” he said.

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11:57am

Fri April 3, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 19: Program Propels Young Businesses to Next Level

Many startup companies survive their first two years in business only to plateau shortly thereafter.  Next month, the Chattanooga Area Urban League and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) will bring an exciting program to Chattanooga to provide a solution to this problem.  Called Next Level, this program will support 15 business owners with more than 1,000 hours of intensive business consulting and classroom instruction.  Started in Boston, Next Level has produced impressive results in major US cities.

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4:06pm

Thu April 2, 2015
Happenings

Southern Lit Alliance Hosts Dinner & Cocktail Parties During Celebration of Southern Literature

From a media release:

The Southern Lit Alliance will host a variety of social events with respected writers during the 2015 Celebration of Southern Literature. Tickets for these special events are available by phone or on www.SouthernLitAlliance.org.

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3:15pm

Fri March 27, 2015
Membership

Listener Support Keeps WUTC On The Air. Please Donate Today.

WUTC is independent, non-profit and commercial-free. That means we can bring you the most eclectic music mix in the region, as well as NPR news and other programs. WUTC relies on your donations instead of advertising, so please pledge today and help keep your favorite shows on the air.

6:16am

Fri March 27, 2015
Membership

Friday, March 27’s Giveaway: An iPad Air 2

We’re giving away the latest version of the Apple iPad.

The iPad Air 2 features a Retina display, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a powerful A8X chip, improved iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, Wi-Fi, and weighs less than a pound.  Call 423-425-4756 and make a donation or give online to be automatically entered into the drawing.

This drawing will happen at 8 pm on 3/27.

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6:09am

Thu March 26, 2015
Membership

Thursday, March 26’s Giveaway: a Kindle Fire HD7

We’re giving away the latest 7-inch version of Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD tablet.  This drawing will happen at 8 pm on 3/26.

From Amazon:

-Powerful, full-featured 7-inch Fire HD tablet—fast quad-core processor, HD display, front and rear cameras, stereo speakers, and five color choices

-Fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz—2x the speed and over 3x the graphics performance of previous generation Fire HD for quicker apps and smooth videos

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5:51am

Wed March 25, 2015
Membership

Wednesday, March 25’s Giveaway: WUTC Pet Packages

Today is Pet Wars day—the day when we ask you to make a pledge not only in your name, but also in the name(s) of your pet(s).  Today only, WUTC’s hosts will read pets' names on the air.  We’ll also count up which types of pets receive the most pledges—cats, dogs, or perhaps even goldfish.

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6:05am

Tue March 24, 2015
Membership

Tuesday, March 24’s Giveaway: Eton Wireless Solar Audio Systems

We’re giving away three of these on Tuesday, so we’ll have three different winners.

The Eton Rugged Rukus is a solar-powered wireless sound system that allows you to stream music from your smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled device.  This drawing will happen at 8 pm on 3/24.

From Amazon:

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2:59pm

Mon March 23, 2015
Happenings

Songwriter Comes Home To Celebrate Music And Family At Gem Theatre

From a media release:

Calhoun’s GEM Theatre is pleased to welcome folk songwriter and Resaca native Cheyenne Medders to the stage on March 28 at 7:00pm. He will perform with his band in support of his new album, Day Stood Still, being released on CD, digital download, and 12-inch vinyl LP. Local favorites Owen's Gin are opening the show with their trademark soul blues.

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2:52pm

Mon March 23, 2015
Happenings

UTC Hosts 'To Light a Candle' Screening & Discussion 3/26

From a media release:

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2:49pm

Mon March 23, 2015
Happenings

15th Annual Bunny Hop! Benefits Chambliss Center For Children

From a media release:

Tickets are now on sale for the 15th annual Bunny Hop! event to benefit the Chambliss Center for Children to be held on Friday, May 1.

This family-friendly fundraiser will be held in the spacious and open-air First Tennessee Pavilion from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Parents can enjoy an evening with friends and festivities while their kids take advantage of the numerous activities for children. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend, and, of course, adults without children, or grandparents, are also welcome.

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