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5:33pm

Tue February 3, 2015
Happenings

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Awards Luncheon 2/9 at Convention Center

The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) ia a charter school designed to help young women from what they call “underserved communities.” Almost all of the students qualify for the free lunch program. Most of them come from very poor backgrounds, but CGLA aims to be a beacon of hope. Richard Winham talked to Bess  Steverson, the director of the foundation that helps fund the school. She joined the school this past September because she wanted to help them realize their ambitious goals.

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4:10pm

Mon February 2, 2015
Membership

Volunteers Needed for Spring 2015 Fund Drive

WUTC’s Spring 2015 fund drive is fast approaching, and we once again need the help of our amazing volunteers to answer phone calls from donors.

The fund drive will begin on Monday, March 16. We hope to finish it in two weeks and a couple of days, but we’ll have a three-week schedule just in case. Fund-raising takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is no fund-raising after 8 p.m. or on weekends.

There will be two training sessions for volunteers this year:

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3:01pm

Mon February 2, 2015
Music

Interview: Jon Terrey of Stolen Nations

Please Be Quiet Please host Rachel Smith speaks with Jon Terrey of the band Stolen Nations about their four-song EP Smoke Signals, which was released in late 2014.  In the interview, Terrey explains how a grunge mixtape he was given in fifth grade changed his ideas about music.

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2:38pm

Mon February 2, 2015
CHA175

Chattanooga Oral History: Moses Freeman's Story

In 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrated its 175th birthday.  As part of the celebratory events, WUTC  88.1 FM recorded interviews with approximately 30 residents for an oral history project.

Moses Freeman joins us for this segment.  Born here, he's a City Council member who represents District 8.  He talks about growing up in Chattanooga and the changes he's seen in technology and civil rights.

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6:00am

Mon February 2, 2015
TN Capitol Hill

Will Terminally-Ill Tennesseans Get the ‘Right To Try’ Experimental Drugs?

Credit Nicki Dugan Pogue / Flickr/Creative Commons

State Rep. Jon Lundberg and Sen. Joey Hensley are sponsoring HB0143, the "Tennessee Right To Try Act," which allows terminally-ill patients to ask pharmaceutical companies for experimental drugs or medical devices that the FDA hasn't approved.

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9:49am

Fri January 30, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 12: Chattanooga Is Crazy for Tattoo Art and Organic Juice

If you like high-end tattoos,vampish pinups, and pirates, then there is no doubt that you already know Christine “Hollywood” Bordeaux.  She is the proprietor of Blackbeard Tattoo and has been fascinated with the artform since getting her first ink at age 15.  Despite the quirky image of tattoo parlors, Christine must deal with the same issues as every other business owner (like attracting customers, turning a profit, and managing employees).

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6:39pm

Thu January 29, 2015
Arts & Culture

'Awesome Songs for Cool Kids' Wins Adult Fans, Too

Awesome Songs for Cool Kids was released in 2014.

Chattanooga native Alex Volz returned to the Scenic City after more than a decade of living in Los Angeles.  While in LA, he recorded a children's album, Awesome Songs for Cool KidsNow that he's back here, he's been performing his wild, hilarious songs at local events like Normalpalooza and the Mainx24 festival.

Volz has fans in both Chattanooga and Los Angeles.

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5:45pm

Wed January 28, 2015
Arts & Culture

New Reflections Gallery Exhibition Features Favorite Pieces by 30 Chattanooga Artists

  Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway has a new exhibition called “Artist’s Favorites.” Representing thirty different artists working in watercolor, wood and oil, the exhibition is a collection of each artists’ personal favorites. Richard Winham stopped by the gallery to talk to Margaret Park and Burney Thompkins, two of the artists whose work is in the exhibition.

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4:22pm

Wed January 28, 2015
UTC

UTC Mocs Announce Changes to Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country Programs

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics David Blackburn announced the Mocs will no longer participate in men’s indoor and outdoor track & field and are limiting participation in men’s cross country after the end of the 2014-15 season.

“This was a very difficult decision,” stated Blackburn.  “You never want to cut a program, but based on our current Title IX situation and the current financial climate, it was a decision that had to be made.”

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10:49am

Wed January 28, 2015
Happenings

Southern Lit Alliance Announces Highlights of the 2015 Celebration of Southern Literature

From a media release:

The Southern Lit Alliance will host the 2015 Celebration of Southern Literature in collaboration with the Fellowship of Southern Writers from April 16th -18th , with some events extending into April 19th , 2015. This year’s Celebration of Southern Literature features a diverse array of events from workshops and discussions, readings and book signings, to exciting new social occasions.

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4:52pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Happenings

Parents, Students Invited to Free College Planning & Financial Aid Conference 1/31

From a media release:

U.S. Department of Education coming to Chattanooga for College Goal Tennessee 2015

High school students/parents/educators invited to learn more about college financial aid

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4:25pm

Mon January 26, 2015

4:23pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Happenings

UTC Cress Gallery of Art Announces Monica Cook 'Milk Fruit' Exhibiton

From a media release:

The Cress Gallery of Art

University of Tennessee Chattanooga

announces

Monica Cook

“Milk Fruit”

Exhibition dates: February 03- March 19, 2015

Spring 2015  Diane Marek Series Visiting Artist

Artist’s lecture: Tuesday, February 03, 5:30pm, followed by an opening reception

Room 356 of the UTC Fine Arts Center.

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4:21pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Happenings

Tickets on Sale Now for Mardi Gras Gala Benefiting Chambliss Center for Children

From a media release:

Chambliss Center for Children, in collaboration with Events with Taste, will host a Mardi Gras Gala on Saturday, February 7th, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Loose Cannon, located at 1800A Rossville Avenue. The evening will feature Cajun-inspired fare, cocktails, Dixieland Jazz Quartet, late-evening DJ and lots of New Orleans-style fun.

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11:50am

Mon January 26, 2015
Arts & Culture

'The Future West' Film Team Seeks Crowdfunding for Sequel

Wally (Chris Schulz, left) and Sugar Baby (Geoff James, right) are two lifelong friends lost in the wilderness in Cindicate's 'The Future West.'

Southern dramatic short The Future West premiered at last year's Chattanooga Film Festival. Cindicate Productions created the  22-minute film about two friends lost in the Georgia wilderness, seeking direction--both literally and metaphorically.  Being lost together forces them to have deep, honest conversation about their lives.

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