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5:03pm

Wed May 6, 2015
Happenings

Cherokee Bluegrass Festival Set for June 4, 5 & 6, Cherokee, NC

From a media release:

Adams Bluegrass, LLC, announced that the Cherokee Bluegrass Festival will be held at Happy Holiday RV Village and Campground at 1553 Wolfetown Road, Cherokee, NC., June 4 to 6.
 
The three-day event begins Thursday, June 4 at 12:00 noon and goes until 11:00 p.m. daily.  Open Stage daily from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. 

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11:25am

Wed May 6, 2015
Arts & Culture

Jewish Film Series Features Two Documentaries, A Comedy & A Thriller

Screenshot from The Green Prince trailer, which screens on May 27.

The 8th annual Chattanooga Jewish Film Series began in April and continues every Wednesday in May.  Films will be shown at 7pm at the Jewish Cultural Center.  Sanford Winer, Chair of the Film Series, and Ann Treadwell, Program Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga, join us to discuss the films.

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5:32pm

Tue May 5, 2015
Arts & Culture

Anna Carll Hopes Her Paintings 'Punch You in the Face'

The current exhibition at Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway is called Mixed Media, Contemporary and Abstract. The exhibition features the work of thirty local artists, one of whom is Anna Carll. While her work in the exhibition is all abstracts, Anna Carll first developed her reputation as an illustrator and later as a figurative painter.

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11:46am

Tue May 5, 2015
Around the Region

Georgia Tech Studies Chickens' Emotions Based On Their Clucks

When a chicken speaks, it's hard to tell whether it's a happy or sad cluck. That's what a research team at Georgia Tech is trying to decipher by recording more than 1,000 hours of chickens clucking.

Transcript:

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Any preschooler knows what a chicken sounds like.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHICKEN CLUCKING)

SIEGEL: The question is what does all that clucking mean?

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

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12:13pm

Fri May 1, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 21: The UNFoundation Uses Small Grants to Foster Change

Using CoLab's 48 Hour Launch as a springboard, The UNFoundation has emerged as an exciting new catalyst for change in Chattanooga. The premise and structure for The UNFoundation are simple.  Each month, 20 Trustees contribute $100 apiece to fund a single grant.  They then meet in an informal setting to select that month's grant recipient and to hear from a previous grantee, who provides an update.  In fact, agreeing to make a report to the Trustees is the only requirement that The UNFoundation places on its grant recipients.

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3:35pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Arts & Culture

Choral Arts of Chattanooga to Perform 'Requiem for the Living'

Michael Devine previews Dan Forrest's 'Requiem for the Living,' a 40-minute, 5-movement work that's a very modern take on the traditional idea of requiem music.  Devine is the Artistic Director of Choral Arts of Chattanooga, which will perform the piece on May 2nd from 7 to 9 pm at First Baptist Church.

More information & ticket info is here.

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3:16pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Community

AIM Center's Creativity and Courage in Mental Health Benefit Features Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley at the 2012 Time 100 gala.
Credit "Jane Pauley 2012 Shankbone" by David Shankbone - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jane_Pauley_2012_Shankbone.JPG#/media/File:Jane_Pauley_2012_Shankbone.JPG

Rodney Battles, President of the AIM Center in Chattanooga, joins us today to talk about the organization's mission and 25-year history in the area.

From their Web site:

Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Jane Pauley will serve as the guest speaker at the AIM Center's Creativity and Courage in MentalHealth benefit and 25th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at The Chattanoogan Ballroom.

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12:10pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Happenings

Alzheimer's Association Hosts Workshops in May, June

From a media release:

Alzheimer's Association Family Caregiver Workshop

Thursday May 14, 2015

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Calhoun Seventh Day Adventist Church

1411 Rome Road (Highway 53), Calhoun

Topics - The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease; Effective Communication Strategies; Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior; and Community Resources

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12:07pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Happenings

Ruby Falls Becomes Deepest “Smart Cave” With Internet Access

From a media release:

Ruby Falls is excited to announce phase one of the first-ever Wi-Fi connection 1,120 feet within Lookout Mountain, making it the deepest commercial cave with internet capability! Partnering with EPB and InfoSystems, this is a first-time installation of its kind for Chattanooga.

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12:04pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Happenings

No Nuts Moms Group Hosts Free Children's Concert on 5/2

On Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, the No Nuts Moms Group of Dalton, GA will host a free community concert featuring Kyle Dine. Mr. Dine is a musician that specializes in raising food allergy awareness through fun, upbeat songs and puppet shows. He has performed in over 200 schools across the US and Canada.

5:27pm

Wed April 29, 2015
Community

8th Annual Chocolate Fling to Benefit Epilepsy Foundation

On Sunday, May 3rd, the eighth annual Chocolate Fling and VIP Brunch will raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee, which provides free support and services such as advocacy, case management, and prescription assistance.  Christine Cates and her daughter Jenavieve join us.  Christine volunteers with the Foundation, and her daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy at a very early age.

Read more about the Chocolate Fling here.

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1:35pm

Wed April 29, 2015
Community

The Purple Scarf Project Sends Warmth To Cancer Patients

Purchasing a scarf from the Purple Scarf Project not only gets you a scarf but donates one to a cancer patient at the same time. 

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5:01pm

Tue April 28, 2015
UTC

UTC Student Robert Fisher is the University's Third Rhodes Scholar

Robert Fisher is a Rhodes Scholar.
Credit UTC University Relations

Robert Fisher, a senior in the Brock Scholars program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, is only the third student from UTC to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. Widely regarded as the most prestigious scholarship in the world, the Rhodes Scholarship was established with a bequest from Cecil Rhodes to “promote civic-minded leadership among young people with the moral force of character and instincts to lead.”

In this segment, we have an interview with Fisher, one of only 32 students from across the US to be awarded the scholarship this year.

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11:55am

Mon April 27, 2015
Charity Begins at Home

Charity Begins at Home: Chambliss Center's Roots Go Back to 1872

Little girls play in a classroom at Chambliss on Monday, April 13, 2015. The center has a three-star quality rating, which is the highest awarded by the state of Tennessee.
Yee Won Liew

This segment is part of our Charity Begins at Home series, in which we profile nonprofits that have strong ties to the Chattanooga area.  The Chambliss Center for Children has a long history dating back to the 1870s.  Over the decades, they've changed from an orphanage into a facility that provides affordable childcare and early childhood education for low-income families.  They've also started several innovative initiatives, such as 24-hour child care and helping local teachers by running chi

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9:45am

Mon April 27, 2015
Community

Miss Chattanooga 2015 Reaches Out to Help Others

Stephanie McKain, Miss Chattanooga 2015.
Credit Darren Lykes Photography

Stephanie McKain is Miss Chattanooga 2015 and wears her crown proudly.  She also promotes nonprofit and charity work when not preparing to represent Chattanooga in the Miss Tennessee pageant. 

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