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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11:36am

Tue March 11, 2014
Happenings

'Local Hero Project' Seeks Short Films for Festival 3/20

The Local Hero Project is a short film festival within the Lookout Wild Film Festival here in Chattanooga. Everyone is invited to submit a short video--three minutes or less--about the outdoors. There’ll be a grab bag of prizes for a couple of winning videos, but every video will be shown on the night. All the videos will also be shown on Comcast’s “Get Local” channel, and some may even be part of a future Chattanooga Visitor’s Bureau commercial.

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1:42pm

Fri March 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

ArtsBuild Recognizes Ruth Holmberg as as a Leader of Chattanooga's Arts Community

On March 11, ArtsBuild Chattanooga will present Ruth Holmberg with their first Arts Leadership Award. Holmberg was the publisher of the Chattanooga Times from 1964 until 1992. She’s also chaired the boards of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera association and the Hunter Museum, and is a founding member of the Tennessee Arts Commission. WUTC's Richard Winham talked to the president of ArtsBuild, Dan Bowers, and Chair of the Board Patti Frierson.

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3:43pm

Tue March 4, 2014
Community

UTC to Host Symposium 3/8 on Growing Native Plants in Your Garden

The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones, a national non-profit organization promoting the preservation of bio-diversity, is holding a symposium at UTC on Saturday, March 8th. Called “Native Plants, Natural Landscapes” the symposium, co-sponsored by UTC’s  Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, will offer information and advice from experts on improving landscapes and gardens using sustainable landscaping practices.

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11:57am

Fri February 28, 2014
Happenings

Set In Stone Offering Classes in the Creative Use of Concrete

In the mid 1990’s, Buddy Rhodes, a potter living in San Francisco, decided to try working with concrete rather than clay. Since then many other people have been inspired to try his techniques. He has written two books outlining his techniques and he also trains people in his approach. Justin Burd is one of his trainers. Justin and his partners own Set In Stone on W. Main Street.

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11:27am

Tue February 25, 2014
Books

A Hitchhiker Guided by the Cherokee: Jerry Ellis Discusses 'Two Wolves'

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Jerry Ellis’ first book, Walking the Trail: One Man’s Journey Along the Cherokee Trail of Tears. He’s written eight more books since then, all largely autobiographical, inspired by his adventures walking and hitchhiking across the country.

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5:19pm

Fri February 21, 2014
Happenings

On 2/24, UTC Premieres New Documentary on Chattanooga's Civil Rights Movement

On the afternoon of Friday February 19, 1960, 12 honors students from Howard High School sat down at a segregated “whites only” lunch counter in downtown Chattanooga. Their protest marked the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga. A new documentary honoring nine Chattanoogans whose actions were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement will receive its premiere in UTC’s University Center Auditorium on Monday February 24 at 5:15. Richard Winham has excerpts from the documentary, and talks with Dr.

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5:32pm

Fri February 14, 2014
Happenings

"The Dreamer:" a Concert Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela 2/16

Sounds of Destiny, a choir affiliated with Metropolitan Tabernacle, a non-denominational church in Chattanooga, is presenting a concert celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela on Sunday afternoon. Richard Winham talked to Adam Aziz, the music director at the church, who told him he’s spent much of the past year putting the concert together.

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3:12pm

Fri February 14, 2014
Community

Starting a Farm in an Urban Food Desert

East Chattanooga is a “food desert.” There aren’t any supermarkets in the neighborhood, and many of the people live on processed foods from fast food restaurants and convenience markets. Joel Tippens is part of a group called Fair Share Urban Growers. The group has begun developing what they’re calling an “urban farm” on Roanoke Avenue, across the street from the recently closed Harriet Tubman Housing Project. Their goal is to teach a new generation how to grow their own food.

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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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