Richard Winham

Afternoon Music Host & Business News

Host and producer of the Afternoon Music program, Richard was born in London.  He has lived in the United States since the early 1970s.  He moved to the US to find a job in radio.  He has worked in both commercial and public radio ever since.  Richard has been with WUTC since 1987; his show offers a freewheeling mix of music and interviews with musicians and other movers and shakers within our community, as well as visiting musicians and artists from across the country.

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5:53pm

Wed November 20, 2013
Arts & Culture

'Let Beauty Awaken' Project Releases CD to Fund Local Arts Education

Let Beauty Awaken is an initiative spearheaded by four local high school students. The idea originated with Thomas West. Thomas, a senior at McCallie, is a singer. After performing on the NPR show, From The Top, he performed at a local public school. While he was there he became painfully aware of the lack of funding for the arts and music in local public schools and determined then and there to do something about it.

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6:46pm

Sun November 17, 2013
Happenings

Clearspring Yoga Offers Free Introductory Classes at Open House 11/23

Clearspring Yoga is hosting an open house from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 23rd. Along with free ½ hour long introductory classes, they’ll be offering massages and energy healing. Richard Winham talked to Anthony Crutcher and Sallie Beckes, who told him the practice has changed dramatically since she first took classes from a very strict teacher in Louisiana in the 1970’s.

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3:54pm

Fri November 8, 2013
Education

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's ROTC Forms Partnership With Cherokee Students

The ROTC program at UTC has formed a partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina.  UTC has established an internship program for graduates from the Cherokee school, and athletes from the school are being encouraged to try out for UTC’s football program.  WUTC’s Richard Winham speaks to Major Robert Ricks from UTC and Lynne Harlan, a public relations coordinator with the Eastern Band of Cherokee.

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10:56am

Tue November 5, 2013
Happenings

Reflections Gallery Staging Local Landscapes Exhibition Nov - Jan

On November 7th, Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway is hosting a reception for the artists featured in the upcoming exhibition, Fine Art Landscapes. All of the paintings in the exhibition are by local artists, one of whom, Lee Fritch, talked to Richard Winham about his life and work.  The exhibition will run from November 2013 to January 2014.

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11:17am

Mon November 4, 2013
Books

Hashe's Debut Novel 'Ex-Club Tong Pang' Combines Comedy, Crime

The Ex-Club Tong Pang by Janis Hashe/Twilight Times Books (2013)

In the relatively short time she has been in Chattanooga, Janis Hashe has realized several of her goals, including establishing a repertory company that has presented a number of Shakespeare's plays in a variety of locations such as Coolidge Park and Grace Episcopal Church. She also works as an editor for local weekly The Pulse, and teaches classes on theater at Chattanooga State. But one goal has eluded her for a long time.

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6:13pm

Fri October 25, 2013
Community

It’s Owned by a Church, but The Camphouse isn’t a Christian Coffee Shop/Listening Room

For the past three years, The Camphouse has slowly been growing its reputation as both a gourmet coffee shop and an ideal listening room for acoustic music.

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6:08pm

Fri October 25, 2013
Happenings

Urban League of Greater Chattanooga Hosts Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast 10/29

Let us work not as colored people nor as white people for the narrow benefit of any group alone, but together, as American citizens, for the common good of our common city, our common country.” –- Ruth Standish Baldwin

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8:36am

Fri September 20, 2013
Photo Mystery

Do You Recognize this Couple?

Fifty-eight years ago, a Swiss photographer, Robert Frank, visited Chattanooga and photographed people going about their daily business downtown. He took fascinating snapshots of everyday life in 1955. But much more fascinating, at least for local photojournalist Billy Weeks, is that Frank failed to get any information about the people he photographed.

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5:23pm

Wed September 18, 2013
Happenings

Ninth Annual Go!Fest is Saturday, September 23rd at Chattanooga Zoo

Go!Fest is an annual celebration for everyone. Too often people with disabilities are left out of the party because it’s assumed they can’t or won’t fit in. But as anyone who has attended Go!Fest for the past eight years can attest, that’s all wrong. Most people with a disability—physical or intellectual—want nothing more than to be treated just like anybody else.
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5:04pm

Fri September 6, 2013
Community

Chattanooga's Center for Mindful Living Hosts Open House Sunday, September 8th

The Center for Mindful Living, a non-profit center dedicated to teaching and supporting mindful practices, is hosting an open house on Sunday, September 8th from 3 until 5. In a press release from the center, mindfulness is summarized as “the practice of being present and accepting ourselves and others without judgment or fear.”

The 4000 square foot facility is divided into four offices as well as open spaces including a meditation and contemplation room with an adjacent outdoor garden, as well as an education studio, a library and a kitchen.

8:39am

Thu August 29, 2013
Arts & Culture

Vintage Printmaking at Warehouse Row

As part of the on-going series Crafted by Southern Hands in Warehouse Row, two print shops are going to demonstrating the hands on art of letter press printing on Friday evening beginning at 5:30 in Warehouse Row. As well as the opportunity to try your hand at printing, the reception will also be offering  local food from Champy’s and Southern Burger and handcrafted beers from the Chattanooga Brewing Company.  

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11:31am

Fri August 23, 2013
Nonprofits

Chattanooga Organization is Eradicating Childhood Malnutrition in Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas. When local cardiologist Mitchell Mutter first began visiting the island in 1988, 25% of the children on the island were starving. After visiting the island on week-long medical missions for seven years working in chaotic conditions with few resources treating as many people as he could, Dr. Mutter reached a crossroads.

Despite the best efforts of Mutter and his colleagues, a 3-year-old child he’d been treating for malnutrition died in his arms. It was at that point he realized that he and his colleagues would never be able to correct the terrible conditions on the island by themselves. After months of agonizing over the problem he decided to form an organization called Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti so that, as he put it, “Haitians can help Haitians to solve the problems of health, economics, infrastructure, and literacy.”

Fifteen years later their work is beginning to bear fruit. 

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2:26pm

Thu August 15, 2013
Live Music & More

UTC Patten Performances Series Set for Banner Year

 

   Having produced the Patten Performances series at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for six years now, Bob Boyer is confident he has the series back on track. When he took over ticket sales were lackluster and the series was moribund. For the first three years he booked sure-fire acts, and slowly began re-building the audience for the heritage fine arts program.

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5:39pm

Tue August 6, 2013

11:32am

Thu August 1, 2013
Arts & Culture

The Open Press Wants To Give Everyone A Chance To Get 'Their Hands Dirty'

The Open Press, a project started by Matt Greenwell, head of the Art department at UTC, and Paul Rustand, the creative director at Widgets and Stone, a local design company, resulted from their mutual passion for hands-on creativity. They are both comfortable using the tools and techniques of the digital age, but at the same time they both have a yen for a time when everything moved a little more slowly, and the work produced had the immediately recognizable stamp of an artisanal, made by hand product. Not necessarily perfect, but(for them) beautiful in its imperfection.

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