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3:30pm

Fri April 11, 2014
Books

‘We Are a Country of Cults’: A Conversation with Jonestown Survivor Laura Kohl

Laura Johnston Kohl was a member of the People's Temple in 1978 when Jim Jones led more than 900 people to commit mass suicide.  In this extended interview, WUTC's Richard Winham speaks with Kohl about getting involved in the group, surviving the massacre, rebuilding her life afterward, and why she says the United States is a country of cults today.

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12:19pm

Mon April 7, 2014
Happenings

McKamey Animal Center Announces New Hours

Adoptions:
Tuesdays - Saturdays 11am - 7pm
Sundays 1 - 5pm
Closed Mondays

Admissions:
Tuesdays - Saturdays 10am - 6pm
Closed Mondays
 
Spay/Neuter Surgeries:
Wednesdays - Fridays
Drop off between 7:30 - 8:30am

 

12:14pm

Mon April 7, 2014
Happenings

UTC Music Department Presents “Catch the Groove” Percussion Ensemble 4/14

The UTC Music Department is pleased to present “Catch the Groove”, directed by Monte Coulter. This traditional spring concert will take place at the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St., Chattanooga, on April 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., and will consist of some works which are totally new to the area and others which are more established in the percussion ensemble idiom. This one-night-only program is free, and the public is invited.

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12:11pm

Mon April 7, 2014
Happenings

Apothecary Hosts UTC Student Art Show

Collaboration on Mapping: Space, Self, and Surrounding features the work of 48 first-year art students in Drawing II classes at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. The exhibition includes large-scale collaborative drawings created by students working in teams, as well as independent individual projects taking mapping as a central theme.

An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 17, at 6:00 p.m. at The Apothecary,  744 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403.

12:24am

Fri April 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

A Look at 'A Life,' as Chattanooga's First Major Film Festival Begins

The inaugural Chattanooga Film Festival kicked off with a music documentary, "A Life in the Death of Joe Meek."  WUTC's Rachel Smith attended the film's premiere and a Q&A with producer Howard S. Berger.  In this segment, Smith explains why the film was a perfect choice for the first-ever major film festival to happen in the Scenic City.

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5:24pm

Fri March 28, 2014
Happenings

Exhibition of Hand-Made Artists' Books Opens at Hunter Museum

An exhibition opening 3/28 at the Hunter Museum of American Art features 12 hand-made books from artists interested in re-inventing the book. WUTC's Richard Winham talked to Ellen Simak, the curator for the exhibition, who makes books herself.  The exhibition will be on display at the Hunter until June 14, 2014.

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1:56pm

Fri March 28, 2014
Arts & Culture

Here Are 5 Must-See Movies at the Chattanooga Film Fest

Chris Dortch, director of the first-ever Chattanooga Film Festival, joins us to discuss a few highlights among the 50+ films being screened between April 3rd and April 6th.

Here are five must-see movies mentioned in the interview:

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4:22pm

Thu March 27, 2014
Happenings

'From the Earth' Opens in April at Reflections Gallery

Earth Day is coming up in April, and Reflections Gallery is celebrating with an exhibit titled From the Earth, which will be on display in April and May.  In this segment, WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Loren Howard, a potter/sculptor participating in the exhibit.

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4:05pm

Thu March 27, 2014
Happenings

BRA-VO! Fashion Show 4/6 Celebrates Life After Breast Cancer

WUTC's Virginia Daniels speaks with Tonya Gentry about upcoming fashion show for breast cancer survivors, BRA-VO!  All the models in the show are breast cancer survivors.

From a media release:

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11:10am

Thu March 27, 2014
Happenings

Meet Storybook Characters at Rock City Gardens During Fairytale Nights

Fairytale Nights at Rock City Gardens from 5 to 8 each evening starting March 28 through April 20, 2014.
Credit Rock City Gardens

Fairytale Nights is an inaugural event at Rock City Gardens that features favorite characters from Fairytales and runs nightly from March 28 to April 20.  

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10:41am

Wed March 26, 2014
Community

Habitat for Humanity Asks You to "Raise the Roof"

Joshua DuBois, former Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and guest speaker for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga's "Raise the Roof" event on April 11, 2014.
Credit Joshua DuBois

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga is hosting a fundraiser on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Chattanoogan Hotel. 

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10:49am

Tue March 25, 2014
Community

WIT Wants You

The fields of math, science and technology are still dominated by men. A group of women in Chattanooga would like to change that. They have formed a chapter of the national organization WIT: Women in Technology.  WUTC's Richard Winham talked to Ronna- Renee Jackson and Debi Crabtree to find out more.

On 3/25 at 5:30 p.m. at they are holding a reception to introduce anyone interested to their vision for the future.

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10:08am

Tue March 25, 2014
Arts & Culture

Celebrate the Month of April with Jazzanooga

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Jazzanooga is Chattanooga's annual Jazz Festival and will be celebrated with several events scheduled all through the month of April. 

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1:07pm

Mon March 24, 2014
Community

Affordable Care Deadline Approaches; Medicaid Gap May Hinder Enrollees

People seeking ACA enrollment help can enter their zip codes at HealthCare.gov and find local organizations.

Tennessee has about 890,000 residents who are uninsured and eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to Bill Corr, Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

"For these people," Corr says, it’s "extremely important" to sign up.  People who miss the deadline may have to pay a penalty.

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10:05am

Mon March 24, 2014
Happenings

Chattanooga Roller Girls Open 2014 Season With a Re-Match

Credit Ricky Davis Photo / http://www.rickydavisphoto.com/

The Chattanooga Roller Girls have been at the heart of roller derby in Chattanooga since 2008 and will open their 6th season at the Chattanooga Convention Center on March 29, 2014. 

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