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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9:47am

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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9:53am

Fri March 9, 2012
Music

Yarn: Live Performance At WUTC

Americana/roots band Yarn joined Morning Music host Cleveland Carlson in the studio at WUTC in Chattanooga for a live radio performance on March 8, 2012.

 

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8:53am

Fri March 9, 2012
Education

CaribbeanSEA Hosts Beach Blast

The annual beach party to raise funds for CaribbeanSEA, TenneSEA and Kids 4 Clean Water will be held the The Mill on Friday, March 9th beginning at 7:00 pm.  Attendees can expect beach music and a limbo contest. They will also host the competition for the best salsa in town with several restaurants vying for first prize.  The silent auction will feature beach themed items.  Tickets will be available at the door.  Grass skirts and Hawaiian print shirts are encouraged.

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8:18am

Wed March 7, 2012
Music

Songwriter Workshop on Signal Mountain

The 4th annual Wintersong songwriter's workshop will be held at the Mountain Arts Community Center in Signal Mountain Tennessee on Saturday, March 10th.  The workshops include topics like grabbing the listener's ear and getting started in songwriting.  The sessions will be led by nationally known writers and performers Louisa Branscomb, Kathy Reed, and Earl Brackin.  Local musicians and singer/songwriters will also be involved in Wintersong.  Workshops begin at 9:30 am.  The day long event wraps up wit

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9:13am

Tue March 6, 2012
Education

SCORE Seeks Feedback on Teacher Evaluation System

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education, SCORE, is hosting a series of discussions across the state of Tennessee seeking feedback on the new teacher evaluation system.  SCORE invites educators, administrators, parents and business leaders to attend the sessions and provide feedback on the successes and challenges with the new evaluation process.  The organization will provide a report in June with the results of the feedback discussions and other data gathering instruments.  The goal is to assess the

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8:24am

Mon March 5, 2012
Community

Fourth Team Presents Urban Design Challenge Concept

The River City Company is celebrating 25 years of working with the community to build a better Chattanooga.  The Urban Design Challenge is part of that celebration.  In this challenge design teams are provided with an area of the city in need of a makeover and the teams develop a concept to improve the location with the future of the city in mind.  Three teams have already presented their concepts.  There are six total teams in the Urban Design Challenge.  The fourth team

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10:11am

Fri March 2, 2012
Education

UTC Entrepreneurship Program Helps Veterans

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's College of Business has partnered with Oklahoma State’s School of Entrepreneurship to introduce a program designed to help disabled veterans improve business management and entrepreneurship.  The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program  will offer training and mentoring to veterans that own or want to own their own business. 

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12:15pm

Tue February 28, 2012
Local Music Venue

The Camp House Features Local Blend Of Music, Coffee

Tucked away off Main Street, The Camp House is a warehouse that has been converted to a coffee house and music venue.  It features an intimate setting and multi-track recording--in fact the facility, was originally designed to double as a music recording space for the Mission Chattanooga.  Now it's home to a local blend of coffee and different music performances each day of the week. 

2:44pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Flaunt The Font

A Typeface for Chattanooga

Chattanooga is well on its way to becoming the first city in America with its own unique typeface.  Chatype is being developed through the grass-roots efforts of DJ Trischler and Jonathan Mansfield combined with the design creativity of Robbie de Villiers and Jeremy Dooley.  Chatype is currently in beta and when it is complete it will be a gift to the people of Chattanooga.  The hope is that the typeface will be used to help brand and promote the city as well as celebrate the rich history and exciting future.

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12:50pm

Thu January 26, 2012
LOCAL MUSIC VENUE

Exploring McKenzie Arena's History

The largest music venue in Chattanooga is the McKenzie Arena located on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  

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Around and About Chattanooga

Chattanooga is transforming into one of the nation's most progressive, vibrant cities. Guests on the Around and About program discuss the cultural events, art communities, environmental initiatives and other creative forces that are helping continue this transformation.

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