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.



Thu June 20, 2013
United Way Event

Read-A-Palooza Promotes Youth Literacy in Chattanooga

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga is hosting Read-A-Palooza on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Hamilton Place Mall from noon to 4:00 PM. 

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Thu June 13, 2013
Grand Opening for Forests of the World

Go Bananas for Reptiles at the Chattanooga Zoo

Komodo Dragon
Credit Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo is opening the new exhibit "Forests of the World" on the annual Go Bananas Day on Saturday, June 15th. 

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Wed June 12, 2013
2nd Grade Writers Contest Winner

PBS KIDS GO! Awards Young Authors

Emilia Liedke 2013 winner in 2nd grade category of PBS KIDS GO! Writer Contest.
Credit WTCI

Several young authors were celebrated in May when WTCI announced the winners of the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. 

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Tue June 11, 2013
Signal Mountain Music Festival

A Week of Classical Music for Kids

2013 Faculty. From left to right Alex Ricks, Jorge Siliezar, Michale Rittling, Robert J. Bradshaw, M.sc Rocio Mairena , Joseph Lee, Samantha Lester and Eric Reed.
Credit Mountain Arts Community Center

The Mountain Arts Community Center is hosting the 4th annual Signal Mountain Music Festival this week with the final concert scheduled for Friday June 14, 2013 at the Signal Mountain High School beginning at 7:00 PM. 

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Mon June 10, 2013
WUTC's 'Best Job Ever' Series

A Mortician Gives The Final, Personal Touch

Michelle Givens
Credit Givens Tradework, Removals & Shipping

While some girls dream of growing up to be a ballerina, Michelle Givens decided working in funeral service was her calling.  As owner and president of Givens Funeral Tradework, Removals & Shipping, she provides support services to funeral homes. 

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Thu June 6, 2013
Lunch Date

Calling All Engineers

The Chattanooga Engineers Club meets for lunch each week to share information across engineering disciplines. 

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Wed June 5, 2013
Jack's Chattanoggins

The Best Kind of Bald

For the past four years Jack Skowronnek has shaved his head for the summer but it is not to keep cool. Jack was 10 years old the first time he shaved his head to raise funds for children's cancer. 

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Tue May 28, 2013
Alternate Transportation Day

A Different Ride

Ivy Academy students and teachers heading home on Alternate Transportation Day.
Credit Rabbit Zielke

Challenging students and teachers at Ivy Academy to find alternate transportation to school on Earth Day meant bringing out the bicycles or walking to school. 

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Thu May 23, 2013
What's happening at the Chattanooga Market

From Beast Feast to Brew and Bluegrass

Chattanooga Market Vendors
Credit Chattanooga Market

The Chattanooga Market is open from 11 am to 4 pm each Sunday at the First Tennessee Pavilion.  For thousands of people it has become a weekly gathering place to hook up with friends and family while getting some shopping done at the same time. 

Interview with the general manager of the Chattanooga Market, Paul Smith.

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Wed May 22, 2013
Girls Inc Summer Camps

Science, Summer Camp, and Girls

Girls Inc Summer Camp 2012
Credit Girls Inc

Summer camps at Girls Incorporated of Chattanooga will begin June 3rd with weeks of fun and learning planned around science and careers.

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Tue May 21, 2013
Predator Or Prey?

'Great White Shark 3D' Coming to Tennessee Aquarium IMAX

Credit Tennessee Aquarium

The Great White Shark may be one of the most misunderstood animals of all time. 

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Wed May 15, 2013
Spirits in the Wild

Dragons at the Zoo

Komodo Dragon
Credit Chattanooga Zoo

Spirits in the Wild is an annual fundraiser for the Chattanooga Zoo and this year the event includes a sneak peek at the Komodo Dragons that will live in the newest exhibit, Deserts and Forests of the World. 

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Tue May 14, 2013

German Festival for a Dream Court Coming Up May 18th

The 8th annual Maifest in Cleveland, Tennessee will benefit a Dream Court where at-risk children can play basketball. 

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Mon May 13, 2013
Coworking Space

WorkSpace & ArtSpace Available Downtown

First floor at WorkSpace
Credit Chattanooga Market

WorkSpace and ArtSpace provide coworking office space and art studio facilities at low rates to encourage entrepreneurs and young artists to build their business potential. 

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Wed May 8, 2013
Chattanooga Entrepreneur

'Mama's Got Mail': Mom Of Four Runs Home Business

Shannon Rinckey at home with her children.
Credit Rabbit Zielke

Shannon Rinckey enjoys being a stay at home mom and caring for her four young children while also running her business, Mama's Got Mail, which sends surprise gifts to moms.

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