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.



Tue August 6, 2013

Kids Design and Build Their Own Space on Glass Street

Painting the concrete at the Glass Street Design/Build summer camp.
Credit Glass House Collective


Mon August 5, 2013

Celebrate the Heritage of American Music August 10 & 11 at the Bessie Smith Heritage Festival

Credit Bessie Smith Cultural Center

The 6th annual Bessie Smith Heritage Festival in Chattanooga Tennessee is a celebration of jazz and soul music.  This year the festival will be held in the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in the heart of Chattanooga.

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Thu August 1, 2013

SimCenter Provides NASA Curriculum to Girls Inc. Campers

Samantha Bautista holding her robotic hand. The girls learned the fundamentals behind designing a robotic hand and were able to build these models to move each finger independently and by finger joints.
Credit Girls Inc


Wed July 24, 2013

Former NTSB Chairman Speaking July 25th at First Amendment Dinner

Former National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall.
Credit http://www.ntsb.gov/

  The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga is bringing former  National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall to speak at the 7th annual First Amendment Dinner on Thursday July 25th at 6:00 PM in the Jewish Cultural Center.  The goal of the First Amendment Dinner is to educate, inform and open discussion on the First Amendment rights historically and in the present context.  The event also honors veterans for their service in protection of those rights. 

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Tue July 23, 2013


Mon July 22, 2013

‘Q & Brew’ BBQ Contest July 27th Will Benefit Chattanooga Zoo

Credit Chattanooga Zoo

Q n' Brew at the Chattanooga Zoo will be Saturday, July 27th  from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. 

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Thu July 18, 2013
Stuff the Bus

School Supplies will Stuff the Bus

United Way of Greater Chattanooga is beginning to gather school supplies in the 4th annual Stuff the Bus campaign to stock the Hamilton County PTA Teacher Supply Depot.

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Wed July 17, 2013

Children Learn to Give Back at Philanthropy Camp

Campers from Camp Tikkun Olam volunteer with the Chattanooga Food Bank in 2012.
Credit Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga and the Chattanooga First  Church of the Nazarene will co-host Philanthropy Camp and Camp Tikkun Olam July 29 through August 2 to promote community giving in youth in grades 1 through 9. 

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Thu July 11, 2013

Elle Woods Sings on the Main Stage in 'Legally Blonde: the Musical'

Legally Blonde at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre with Bobby Burkich as Warner Huntington II, Brittni Rhodes as Elle Woods, and Dobby as Bruiser.
Credit Chattanooga Theatre Centre

Legally Blonde: the Musical opens on the main stage at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre Friday July 12  and runs through July 28. 

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Thu July 11, 2013
Striding Forward

Amputee Ran in 5 Marathons After Loss of Leg

Jack Richmond with his tension spring running leg on left and computer enhanced leg with functional ankle pictured on right.
Credit Rabbit Zielke

Jack Richmond did not let the loss of one leg keep him from racing and now he motivates other amputees to embrace the technology that will help them run again. 

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Wed July 10, 2013
Tri State Women Veterans

Women Veterans Share Stories Over Brunch

The Tri State Women Veterans is an unofficial organization where women who have served in the US armed forces meet socially to share stories, plan events, and discuss current information about their veteran benefits. 

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Thu June 27, 2013
Giant Fish

Zeb Hogan from Nat Geo WILD's Monster Fish at the Tennessee Aquarium

Some of the world's rivers provide a natural habitat for extremely large fish.  These animals are the stars in the  Nat Geo WILD program Monster Fish.  In June 2012 Zeb Hogan visited Chattanooga in search of giant catfish in the Tennessee River.  The season opener for Monster Fish will air on Nat Geo WILD Friday July 5, 2013 at 10:00 PM and includes the Chattanooga visit.

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Wed June 26, 2013
'Listening With Eyes'

Do You Need to Attend Defensive Hearing School?

David Harrison
Credit Let My People Hear

Let My People Hear is a nonprofit organization that helps deaf and hearing impaired people communicate through skills taught at Defensive Hearing School.

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Tue June 25, 2013
Tennessee Department of Veterans Affaris

Help for Tennesseans Filing for VA Benefits

The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) provides assistance to US Veterans of Military Service and their families to apply for benefits offered through the US Department of Veterans Affairs

An interview with the Tennessee Department of Veteran Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder.

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Thu June 20, 2013

Makers Share Skills During Workshop

Jeff Johnson providing individual instruction at Chat*Lab's soldering workshop
Credit Jack Zielke

Chattanooga's emerging makerspace Chatt*Lab hosted a soldering workshop to promote the growing interest in DIY communities. 

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