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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2:05pm

Mon February 10, 2014
Community

Six Partners Plan to Start Chattanooga's First Female-Centered Angel Fund

The JumpFund is Chattanooga’s first female-centered angel fund, with $2 million in projected assets. By the middle of this year, the six partners administering the fund plan to begin investing in 12 female-led companies centered in Chattanooga. WUTC's Richard Winham talked to two of the partners in the fund, Kristina Montague and Leonora Williamson.

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10:44am

Tue February 4, 2014
Happenings

'Roadkill Confidential' Starts 2/7: The Setting is Unconventional, The Play is Absurd

Beginning Friday, February 7, the Theater for the New South will present their third play of their third season. Written by West Coast-based playwright Sheila Callaghan, the play Roadkill Confidential will be presented in the Tanner-Hill Art gallery on Broad Street in Chattanooga.

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4:12pm

Tue January 28, 2014
Community

Tragedy into Triumph: June Scobee Rogers & the Challenger Centers

Today marks the 28th anniversary of the Challenger Disaster. It was a terrible tragedy, but June Scobee Rodgers, wife of Shuttle Commander Dick Rogers, has spent all her time since the disaster in trying to turn tragedy into triumph.

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11:58am

Fri January 24, 2014
Happenings

A Summer's Tale Told in the Midst of a Cold, Cold Winter 1/25 & 1/26

Shakespeare Chattanooga is presenting two staged readings of Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which they have re-titled A Midwinter Night’s Dream in deference to the season. Richard Winham talked to Janis Hashe, the director, and Steve Disbrow, one of the actors, about the play and their unusual approach to the readings.  Performances are on 1/25 and 1/26 at Grace Episcopal Church.

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12:19pm

Tue January 21, 2014
Arts & Culture

30+ Artists Featured in Reflections Gallery's Members Exhibition

The new Members Exhibition at Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway will feature the work of more than 30 Chattanooga area artists. WUTC's Richard Winham stopped by the gallery to talk to two of the painters whose work is included in the exhibition, which opens on Thursday, January 23.  It will be on display until March 20th. 

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11:38am

Fri January 17, 2014
Community

Chattanooga Senior Group Plans Self-Contained Urban Village

The concept is called Chattanooga Collaborative Senior Housing. It’s the brainchild of local poet and former teacher Finn Bille and his wife Jeanne Bille, a former health care worker. They have retired from work, but they don’t intend to retire from life. They want to live right in the bustling heart of the city with a few close friends. Not a commune, but very similar. Richard Winham talked to Finn and Jeanne Bille who told him they want to be at least as active in retirement as they were in their professional lives.

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11:16am

Tue January 14, 2014
Books

Hashe Signing Copies of 'The Ex Club Tong Pang' 1/18

In the time she’s been living in Chattanooga, Janis Hashe has established a reputation as a theatrical director—she established a repertory company, Shakespeare Chattanooga, that has successfully presented a number of plays. She has worked as an editor for the local weekly, The Pulse. She’s  taught classes on theatre at Chattanooga State, as well as leading informal seminars on among others, Oscar Wilde and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in a local teashop. And now she's  published a novel.

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12:19pm

Fri January 10, 2014
Community

A Year of 'Bliss': Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee Dispels Stereotypes

Bliss Welch is both Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2013, and the first runner up for Ms. Wheelchair America 2014.
Credit Contributed photo/Bliss Welch

If your image of someone in a wheelchair is of someone who is weak and helpless, you haven’t met Bliss Welch, who has been Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee for the better part of a year.  Crowned in March of 2013, she’s spent the past nine months demonstrating for everyone she’s met just how independent a wheelchair user can be.

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11:44am

Tue January 7, 2014
Let Beauty Awaken

Student-Created Arts Funding Initiative May Soon Be Chattanooga City & Hamilton County Program

Chattanooga has a vibrant, expanding arts community. Painters, writers and musicians have moved here, attracted by the support for the arts from both the city and the community. But that support isn’t widely reflected in city and county middle and high schools.

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12:51pm

Tue December 31, 2013
Community

East Chattanooga's Glass House Collective Awards $30,000 Grants to 3 Artists

WUTC's Richard Winham interviews three artists who received studio space on Glass Street and $30,000 grants.

Rondell Crier, Eric ‘Seven’ Finely and Rebekah Mawuko have each been given $30,000 grants and studio space on Glass Street as part of the Glass House Collective’s continuing initiatives to revitalize the East Chattanooga neighborhood.

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5:33pm

Fri December 20, 2013
Community

Newly Uncovered History: In 1879, a Cleveland, Tennessee Mayoral Election Sparked Riots

For a little over two years in the late 1800’s, the city of Cleveland was erased from the map of Tennessee by the state legislature. The little known story was uncovered by the historians at The Museum Center at 5 Points in Cleveland. The collections curator, Lisa Chastain, talked to WUTC's Richard Winham.  An exhibit about the story will be on display until January 4th, 2014.

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11:43am

Tue December 10, 2013
Education

CSAS Tops the List of Chattanooga's Grade Schools in 2013 Report

In the second  of two stories on local grade schools with innovative approaches to learning, Richard Winham talks to Kelly Coffelt and Jim Boles, the principals at Chattanooga’s oldest magnet school, The Chattanooga School for Arts & Sciences.

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11:12am

Fri December 6, 2013
Education

Chattanooga Magnet School Addresses City's Chronic Need for More Engineers, Scientists

STEM School Chattanooga's logo.
Credit http://www.stemschoolchattanooga.net

In the first of two stories on local grade schools with innovative approaches to learning, WUTC's Richard Winham talks to Tracey Carisch about the STEM School Chattanooga, a magnet school that focuses less on facts and information, and more on problem solving and collaboration.

Chattanooga's STEM Innovation Hub is hosting an Hour of Code event December 14th at the Chattanooga Library.  More information is here.

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12:49pm

Tue December 3, 2013
Arts & Culture

Paul’s Playlist: In This WUTC Special, Meteorologist Barys Shares Favorite Songs

Paul Barys has been the Chief Meteorologist on Channel 3 television here in Chattanooga since 1985. He began his career in private weather forecasting in 1974 before moving to television broadcasting in 1975. He joined Channel 3 after working in stations in Washington, North Carolina, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Cleveland, Ohio. He has a B.S. in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University, and the American Meteorological Society’s Television Seal of Approval in 1975.

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11:27am

Tue December 3, 2013
Happenings

Houston Museum Hosts Holiday Tea Fundraisers 12/8 & 12/15

Every year, the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts hosts a Holiday English Tea and Open House. This year they have partnered with two English ladies who promise to bring a touch of authenticity to the party. WUTC's Richard Winham talked to one of the ladies, Denise Sarjant, who told him she wanted to share the kind of tea parties she loved when she was a little girl in England.

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