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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12:40pm

Fri May 18, 2012
Berry Nice Weekend

EPB Strawberry Festival at the Chattanooga Market

On Sunday May 20th the Chattanooga Market will be celebrating the annual EPB Strawberry Festival.  In addition to the usual strawberry vendors you can anticipate seeing even more berries at the market this year.  Artisans and other food vendors have been encouraged to include the succulent sweet to their own products and displays to ensure everything is coming up strawberries at the Chattanooga Market this weekend, located in the First Tennessee Pavilion on Carter Street.

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10:23am

Wed May 16, 2012
Community

Red Riders and Tour de Cure

Tava Young

Tour de Cure is Saturday, May 19th all across America.  It is a bicycle ride to raise funds and awareness for the American Diabetes Association.  A team of energetic young bicycle riders have been training for Tour de Cure to join thousands of people across the country in support of diabetes research.  The Red Riders are people with diabetes riding in Tour de Cure.  Several of the young teens riding in the Chattanooga Tour have been training for months.

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11:24am

Tue May 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

Final Performance of The Suntones

The Suntones have been singing four part harmony as a barbershop quartet for more than half a century.  They were the 1961 International Gold Medal Quartet winners in the Barbershop Harmony Society International competition and went on to become a regular feature on the Jackie Gleason Show filmed in Miami Florida. 

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9:54am

Mon May 14, 2012
Community

Urban Design Challenge Phase 5

The River City Company is ready for the 5th team in the Urban Design Challenge to present their vision of a part of Chattanooga's future.  On Tuesday, May 15th the team will be presenting their design concept of the Vine Street Corridor, a street connecting the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with Georgia Avenue.  The presentation will take place at 5:30 at the Central Church of Christ at 400 Vine Street, at the corner of Vine and Lindsay Street.

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11:03am

Wed May 9, 2012

9:51am

Mon May 7, 2012
Community

Fish Fry with the Children's Advocacy Center

For 21 years the Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County has been working with children and their families when there are allegations of child sexual abuse.  The center houses a small medical examining area with rooms designed for trained forensic interviews and counseling offices.  When a child becomes an alleged victim of sexual abuse or extreme physical abuse the Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County will team up with law enforcement, child protective services, medical professionals and counselors to document events and he

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10:00am

Mon April 2, 2012
Flutists Flouting It

Honor Wind Ensemble Concert April 21st at UTC

Sherry Burt

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Music Department presents the Wind Ensemble in concert on April 21, 2012 in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center on the campus.  The concert will feature guest performer Sherry Burt, a UTC alumna and member of the Air Force Band stationed  in California.  Other guest performers include high school students from the Tennessee All State Band.  The concert is free and open to the public.  The Honor Wind Ensemble performance begins at 5:00 pm.

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10:34am

Fri March 30, 2012
Community

Sangria on the Southside Celebrates Latino Culture May 4th

La Paz is a nonprofit organization that works with the growing Latino community in the Chattanooga region to promote advocacy, education, and inclusion.  The fourth annual Sangria on the Southside on May 4th is a celebration of Latino culture and a fundraiser for La Paz.  The event will include a performance of flamenco dancing, music, salsa dancing and of course, sangria.   Sangria on the Southside will be held a

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8:46am

Wed March 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

Think Nutrition - Think Dessert

March is National Nutrition Month and the focus for 2012 is the importance of making informed decisions.  Knowing what ingredients are in the food you purchase can help plan nutritious meals.  Desserts are not always part of the focus for a nutritious diet plan but a food producer in the natural food market offers products that are natural, wholesome and nutritious.  Wholly Wholesome products include pie shells and desserts that are quick frozen at the factory and baked at home by the consumer.  The company uses all natural ingredien

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8:48am

Tue March 27, 2012
April 18th in Chattanooga

Odyssey 2012: Shuttle Pilot Eileen Collins, NPR Host Michele Norris Coming

The Young Women's Leadership Academy Foundation will host Odyssey 2012: Engineering a Dream on noon Wednesday, April 18th at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  Special guests include the first women space shuttle pilot and commander Colonel Eileen Collins and NPR's Michele Norris.  Odyssey 2012 is an award luncheon for the Supernova Award honoring local women professionals in the fields of science, engineering, technology and mathematics.  Outstanding students from the

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8:16am

Mon March 26, 2012
Community

SARAH Project to protect elders from abuse

The Senior Services department of the Partnership for Families Children and Adults is raising awareness of elder abuse through the SARAH Project.  Safety And Resources And Help is the name of the project and in addition to pubic awareness the project is educating law enforcement officers on the signs of elder abuse.  Future plans include awareness programs for judges as well as supporting legislation to protect elders.  The Senior Services department

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10:22am

Fri March 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Opera Theater presents 'The Gondoliers'

The Opera Theater Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will present Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers March 29 through 31 at the Roland Hays Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center.  The Thursday March 29th dress rehearsal performance provides a special discount for students to attend this working rehearsal.  All performances begin at 7:30 pm.  Tickets available at the door or by calling 423-425-4269.

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9:47am

Wed March 21, 2012
Education

Keeper Kids Makes Connecting With Nature Fun

The Tennessee Aquarium Spring Break Keeper Kids program provides enrichment activities that take children behind the scenes to learn how to care for some of the animals at the aquarium.  The National Wildlife Federation is working with the Tennessee Aquarium to promote awareness and programming that will connect kids with nature.  The Keeper Kids activities are provided at no additional charge with the price of admission.  Children and their parents can sign up f

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9:34am

Tue March 20, 2012
Arts & Culture

3D chalk artist to visit Chattanooga

The Craniofacial Foundation of America is hosting the 5th annual Palate 2 Palate gallery stroll and art celebration on Saturday April 14, 2012.  The event includes a gallery stroll through art galleries on the Southside of Chattanooga with fine wines and local culinary art to sample.  A special performance of street art will feature internationally known 3D chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum at the Loose Cannon Studio and the evening will wrap up with Bubbles and Sweets, a champa

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9:32am

Tue March 13, 2012
Sculpture

Sunlight Shines Through McLeod's 'Sundial,' Casting Shadows

Sundial with Donnie Hutcherson and Hugh Huffaker

When the accounting firm of Henderson Hutcherson and McCullough decided to remove an old parking hut from the center of their parking lot, the concrete pedestal offered the perfect location for a piece of art that could be shared with everyone who passed by.  They commissioned a work from local sculpture artist John McLeod.  Between the firm's input and McLeod's artistic exploration of their wishes, the piece Sundial was created.

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