Chattanooga, TN – Begun in 2009 by The Gathering Church on Hixson Pike, the Gathering Garden provides sustainably grown fruits and vegetables for Chattanoogans who need them. Once a softball field, the land beside Gathering Church had been mowed for several years before a church member with a green thumb had the idea to plow the field up and plant a garden.
Chattanooga, TN – Chattanooga author David Magee recently won an IPPY award for his newest non-fiction title, The Education of Mr. Mayfield. The IPPYs are independent publishing prizes, and they honor books that take chances, break new ground, and bring about societal change.
Chattanooga, TN – For 80 years, Engel Stadium has been Chattanooga's favorite hometown baseball field. The field was the home of the Chattanooga Lookouts until 1999 and has a rich history of exhibition games and community events spanning back before the great depression. The stadium was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 2009, but the future was the topic of speculation once the Chattanooga Lookouts moved to their new field.
Chattanooga, TN – T.J. Ojehomon and Jelani Morson are having an impact in bringing down high infant mortality rates in Tennessee. These two high school students work as volunteers for a program called IMPACT, which is happening through Chattanooga's Girls Incorporated, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote gender equality through education and development of leadership skills for girls.
Chattanooga, TN – Tim Kelly says he can't count the number of times he said "I told you so" to General Motors. He watched the corporation make bad decision after bad decision, hating what he saw--because his family owned a Cadillac dealership.
In this interview, Kelly discusses how GM went from an industry leader to a beggar asking for government bailouts.
Chattanooga, TN – A brand new series of annual arts-based programming celebrates Chattanooga's diverse Latin communities. Titled the Latino Arts Project, it's a level of programming designed to document, present and promote traditional and Hispanic folk arts. The program will kick off officially Sunday from 3-5 p.m. One of those arts is the art of storytelling.
Dalton, GA – Bluegrass Bands, Helping Hands is a project supporting DOC-UP, the Dalton Organization for Churches United for People. Regional and national bluegrass and mountain musicians donated various tracks in support of this non-profit organization, helping families affected by unemployment in Whitfield County and Dalton, Georgia.
Chattanooga, TN – The Bessie Smith Cultural Center is currently exhibiting "Southern Journeys: African American Artists of the South," a traveling collection which will remain in Chattanooga through August 11. This exhibit contains the work of many significant African American Artists works in multiple mediums, ranging from 1941 through 2009.
Chattanooga, TN – Tommy Cotter and Mike Miller discuss the music WUTC is currently playing, make yet another attempt to define our eclectic format, and talk about new albums by John Mellencamp, Laurie Anderson and more.
Chattanooga, TN – The Chattanooga Football Club (football as in soccer) regularly draws thousands of fans to their games. Now they are looking towards an IPO, so Chattanoogans can buy a piece of their local football club. Members of the club are convinced that European-style football will someday be as popular as baseball.
Chattanooga, TN – This year's Pops On The River went off with a bang as usual, but the fireworks almost fizzled before they began.
We talked to Dan Bowers, President of Allied Arts, and Maestro Bob Bernhardt, director of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, just before Pops On The River. During that conversation it came up that the concert came very close to being cancelled.
Chattanooga, TN – Sandy Bell is almost an institution downtown Chattanooga. For decades, he has been found riding his bike with a bundle of flowers and a huge smile. Sandy spreads friendship, love and happiness with the offer of a flower, friendly smile, and seemingly unlimited vigor for life.