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10:06am

Thu September 18, 2014
Books

In ‘Tennesseans at War,’ The Volunteer State Earns Its Nickname

Tom Kanon joins us to discuss two intertwined, oft-overlooked military conflicts: The War of 1812 and the Creek War.  Kanon is an author and an archivist for the Tennessee State Library in Nashville.  His new book is Tennesseans at War, 1812–1815: Andrew Jackson, The Creek War, And The Battle of New Orleans.

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3:03pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Happenings

Footgolf Tournament Benefits Blood Assurance 9/18

From a media release:

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1:53pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Happenings

Veterans Administration Is Hosting a Town Hall Meeting at the VA Clinic September 26

The Veteran's Administration is inviting local veterans to voice their concerns in a Town Hall Meeting on Friday, September 26th at 3:00 PM. 

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1:50pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Happenings

Sign Up for the Imagination Library at Park(ing) Day

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga will be on Broad Street near the Tennessee Aquarium for Park(ing) Day on September 19th on Chattanooga. 

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3:15pm

Tue September 16, 2014
Books

'The Postmortal' Paints a Terrifyingly Realistic Picture of Immortality

Drew Magary's novel The Postmortal explores what might happen if scientists discovered a cure for aging.

In this dystopian sci-fi story, governments initially outlaw the cure; many people obtain it and use it anyway, and the world soon faces overcrowding and increasing tensions between immortals and "organics" who remain mortal.

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12:26pm

Mon September 15, 2014
Happenings

UTC Hosting Constitution Day Lecture 9/17

WUTC's Blake Blum speaks with Dr. Lucien Ellington about Constitution Day, which is coming up on September 17th and will feature a lecture by Dr. Michael Federici.

From the UTC Web site:

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12:14pm

Mon September 15, 2014
Happenings

Closed Door Entertainment Performing 'Chicago' 9/19 & 9/20

Closed Door Entertainment is performing Chicago on September 19th and 20th at the Memorial Auditorium's Robert K. Walker Memorial  Theatre.  Cast members Greg Glover and Randy Forester join us to talk about this Broadway favorite.

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11:35am

Mon September 15, 2014
Happenings

2nd Annual TasteBuds Farm Tour Is September 20 & 21

The 2nd annual TasteBuds Farm Tour is September 20 and 21 from noon to 5 pm. 

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8:30am

Mon September 15, 2014
Community

Student Veterans Organization Brings Veterans Together at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga encourages veterans and their families to get involved with campus life through the Student Veterans Organization (SVO). 

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11:59am

Fri September 12, 2014
Happenings

Creative Discovery Museum Pours On the Chocolate for 3rd Festival

The 3rd Annual Chocolate Festival at the Creative Discovery Museum is Saturday, September 13, 2014 from noon to 4:00. 

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11:51am

Fri September 12, 2014
Happenings

Local Heroes The Producers Headline This Year's Final Riverfront Nights Show 9/13

The concert on September 13th, which is the last concert in this year’s Riverfront Nights Series,  features what organizer Jeff Styles calls a “name.” He says that every year the series includes one act most people recognize—this year it’s a Georgia band that made its debut with MTV in the early 1980’s.

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11:07am

Thu September 11, 2014
Books

'Dollface' Sets A Serial Killer Loose In The Scenic City

Alabama-based The Ardent Writer Press recently published Dollface, a crime thriller set in Chattanooga.  The novel centers on Moses Palmer, a cop who runs afoul of his boss and the city's political powers as he tracks a serial killer.  Dollface is J.D. Frost's first novel, and he joins us for a conversation about it.

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1:49pm

Wed September 10, 2014
Community

Could Alcohol Abuse Cause Dementia?

Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School tracked thousands of American adults for about 20 years.  They found that middle-aged adults with a history of alcohol abuse are at increased risk of developing severe memory impairment later in life.

Dr. Michael Osborne joins us to talk about the potential link between drinking and dementia.  He's a Chattanooga psychiatrist who has a board certification in addiction psychology.

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10:49am

Wed September 10, 2014
Education

September Is National Recovery Month

Credit SAMHSA

Substance addiction like drugs and alcohol can destroy lives and families but the path to destruction can be avoided and there is hope in recovery. 

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2:26pm

Tue September 9, 2014
Happenings

Reflection Riding's Native Plant Sale Starts 9/12

Reflection Riding and Arboretum is one of the most beautiful places in the Chattanooga area  and yet many people have never been there. The people who know it go there to get away from urban life for a spell, but at this time of year many local gardeners head for the Arboretum for the semi-annual native plant sale. Over 12000 plants representing over 100 different species are for sale beginning this Friday September 12th. I went over to the Arboretum last week to talk to Dr. Paola Zannini Craddock who, along with a crew of volunteers, was busily preparing for the sale.

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