Rabbit Zielke

Feature News Producer

Rabbit has been on the air at WUTC since 1993.  Originally a music host on the weekends and the producer/host of Celtic Harvest, she began producing news segments for Around and About Chattanooga in 2006.  Rabbit is an alumna of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga obtaining a BS in Exceptional Education and MPA with a concentration in Nonprofit Management.  Her background includes teaching, technical writing, IT, electronics technician, US Navy veteran and roller derby announcer.  Rabbit and her husband Jack live in Harrison Tennessee.

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9:02am

Wed June 20, 2012
It's Summer, Go Outside

UTC Partners With YMCA To Encourage Outdoor Play

The YMCA and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are working with families in the Emma Wheeler Homes and Cromwell Hills neighborhoods to develop outdoor activities for families and communities.

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9:55am

Mon June 18, 2012
Community

Kid Fitness Safari

United Way of Greater Chattanooga

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga is hosting the second annual Kid Fitness Safari at Hamilton Place Mall Saturday, June 23rd from 11 am to 2 pm.

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10:14am

Thu June 14, 2012
Brew & Bluegrass

Leggo Build at Chattanooga Market

The Chattanooga Market has something for everyone in the family on Father's Day.  In addition to local produce and food the market will feature a sampling of local breweries Sunday June 27th with Brews and Bluegrass.

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9:44am

Wed June 13, 2012

9:25am

Tue June 12, 2012
Arts & Culture

Tinkertoys at the Creative Discovery Museum

Building with Tinkertoys
Creative Discovery Museum

The summer exhibit at the Creative Discovery Museum downtown Chattanooga is all about Tinkertoys and building your imagination.  Through a series of manipulative objects children and their families can learn about nature, water systems, communication and collaboration.  There are activities involving wind power and plenty of opportunities to build using the classic Tinkertoy objects of wooden spools, sticks, fans and blocks.    The exhibit opened Memorial Day we

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11:42am

Mon June 11, 2012

11:25am

Mon June 11, 2012
Community

Why Jack Skowronnek is Bald

Jack's Chattanoggins

This is the 4th year for Jack's Chattanoggins, a special event to raise funds for pediatric cancer with a twist.  People shave their heads to raise funds and also show solidarity for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments.  Jack Skowronnek was 10 years old the first time he shaved his head for children's cancer.  Each year the event grows larger and more people shave their heads

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11:49am

Tue June 5, 2012
Community

Jack's Chattanoggins

Jack and some of the Chattanooga Roller Girls that will be shaving their heads for Jack's Chattanoggins. Starting at left; Wagzilla, Tamara Obscura, Violet Heartbreaker, and Jack.
Jack Shaves for Kids Cancer

When Jack Skowronnek was 10 years old he read a book over the summer about a boy whose little brother had cancer, Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie.  In a show of solidarity with pediatric cancer patients Jack asked his mom if he could shave his head.  Jack just wanted to do something to show support for children fighting cancer.  The inspiration of a child has grown into an annual event. 

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9:50am

Mon June 4, 2012
Music

Scenic City Sampler

Scenic City Sampler

Scenic City Sampler is a new compilation CD featuring local bands, singer songwriters and musicians.  The CD offers a variety of music styles and a little bit of home grown entertainment for the Chattanooga Region.

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10:33am

Fri June 1, 2012
Arts & Culture

Swing Fest at the Chattanooga Market

The Chattanooga Market

The big band Sweet Georgia Sound will be featured at Swing Fest on Sunday, June 3rd at the Chattanooga Market.  Swing Fest began in 2002 as a celebration of big band music and dance.  The Chattanooga Market is setting up a dance floor and invites everyone to come down and dance to the music of Sweet Georgia Sound while shopping for  local produce and artisan wares.  The Chattano

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10:07am

Wed May 30, 2012
Community

Guerrilla Urbanism in Chattanooga

Grassroots efforts to improve your community is a form of guerrilla urbanism and in Chattanooga this past month the issue targeted by the River City Company includes promoting more walking.  Park your car and walk around downtown and to help encourage this signs were posted at intersections pointing the way to local attractions with estimated walking times. 

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12:52pm

Tue May 29, 2012
Let's Go To The Movies

Meet The Extras In '42'

Angeline Lassiter on the Red Carpet for "42"
Southern Hollywood Events

Legendary Pictures is filming the Jackie Robinson story in the movie 42 and portions of the movie are being filmed at historic Engel Stadium in Chattanooga.  Southern Hollywood Events is rounding up extras for the movie.  WUTC's Around and About producer Rabbit went behind the scenes to talk with some of the extras in the movie.

If you are interested in becoming an extra in the movie "42" call the hotline at 1-800-913-8563.

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9:10am

Fri May 25, 2012
Community

Beast Feast

The friendly annual barbeque competition Beast Feast is Sunday, May 27th at the Chattanooga Market.  Local and regional restaurants and chefs will pile on the pork to compete in the Beast Feast.

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9:48am

Tue May 22, 2012

9:38am

Mon May 21, 2012
Arts & Culture

New Harmonies:Celebrating American Roots Music

The Harris Arts Center in Calhoun Georgia is the temporary home of a Smithsonian traveling exhibit celebrating American Roots Music. 

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