Around and About Chattanooga

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Around and About Chattanooga is a local weekday radio program with interviews, feature news stories and information about the Tennessee Valley.

Comments?  Story ideas?  Questions about an interview you heard?  You can contact the public affairs desk at (423) 425-2224 or email Mike-Miller@utc.edu.

Chattanooga is transforming into one of the nation's most progressive, vibrant cities.  Guests on the Around and About program discuss the cultural events, art communities, environmental initiatives and other creative forces that are helping continue this transformation.

The concert calendar airs every Thursday with a look at what's happening around town in the music scene.

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12:03pm

Fri September 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

21 Galleries Participating in AVA's Gallery Hop on 9/7

An interview with AVA Director Anne Willson and board member Bobby Stone.

The seventh annual AVA Gallery Hop, taking place September 7th, offers art lovers a chance to visit 21 different galleries in downtown Chattanooga and win an instant art collection.

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5:39pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Books

Kickstarter Funds Sought for 'Tennessee River: Sparkling Gem of the South'

Ron Lowery is seeking Kickstarter support to publish his book 'Tennessee River: Sparkling Gem of the South.'

Photographer/pilot Ron Lowery has taken aerial photos of the Tennessee River from the Appalachian Mountains to Paducah, Kentucky. He is seeking Kickstarter support to publish a coffee table book, Tennessee River:  Sparkling Gem Of The South. 

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10:03am

Thu September 5, 2013
Community

Park(ing) Day Will Create Mini Parks in Metered Spaces

Credit River City Company

The 6th annual Park(ing) Day in Chattanooga is Friday, September 20th from 11 am to 6 pm.  Area residents and corporations reserve metered parking spaces for one day and use that space to engage the community in play and activities. 

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1:54pm

Tue September 3, 2013
Arts & Culture

'FACADE' Event at UTC Features Poetry, Music, Art, & Animation

UTC Music Department

A collaboration with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Music, Art, and Theater departments along with the artistic creations of local school children brings together a project more than a year in the making.  FACADE will be performed on Thursday September 5th in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center on UTC's campus. 

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12:18pm

Thu August 29, 2013
Performing Arts

Chattanooga Theatre Centre Opens 90th Season with ‘The Secret Garden’

When The Secret Garden opens on September 6th, 2013, it will mark 90 years’ worth of CTC productions.  CTC Executive Director George Quick joins WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller in this conversation about the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s long history.  

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11:00am

Thu August 29, 2013
Accessibility Project

Looking At Accessible Playgrounds In Chattanooga

Riverfront Park
Credit http://www.chattalittle.com/chattanooga-playgrounds/

Two accessible playgrounds built 5 years apart provide completely different experiences for children and their families. 

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9:41am

Thu August 29, 2013
Printing With the Past

Printmaking Workshop Takes Place This Saturday In Cleveland

Before the age of digital text, art, and images, there was manual printmaking. Using machines such as typesetters and linographs, mass communication could be accomplished centuries before the computer. On Saturday, August 31st, there will be a family printmaking workshop to “explore early newspaper typesetting methods”. The workshop takes place at the Museum Center at Five Points in Cleveland and begins at 10 AM.

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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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12:05pm

Wed August 28, 2013
Civil War History

Traveling 'Free at Last' Exhibit Comes to Bessie Smith Cultural Center

The Free at Last exhibit explains how Tennessee slaves secured freedom with the help of the Union Army.  Contraband camps controlled by Union Army troops led to the develop of communities throughout Middle and West Tennessee during the Reconstruction Era, between 1865 and 1877.  The four-panel display emphasizes the significance of emancipation as a result of the Civil War.  The exhibit runs through October 1st at the Chattanooga’s Bessie Smith Cultural Center.  

11:06am

Wed August 28, 2013
Accessibility Project

Creating Playspace For Everyone

Accessible Play Spaces designed by PlayCore for Signal Centers in Chattanooga.
Credit PlayCore

Designing a public play space for everyone regardless of their ability is a challenge. 

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10:13am

Wed August 28, 2013
Community

Street Food Scene Picks At The Park

An interview with Nathan Flynt, president of the Chattanooga Street Food Project and co-owner of Famous Nater's World Famous food truck

  The Chattanooga Street Food Project is a group of food trucks, carts, trailers, and mobile restaurants of all kinds. To educate Chattanoogans about street food, the organization is sponsoring their second annual Pickin’ in the Park tomorrow. 

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11:57am

Tue August 27, 2013
Accessibility Project

Find Accessible Playgrounds Near You

Originally published on Tue August 27, 2013 12:48 pm

John W. Poole NPR

A community-edited guide to accessible playgrounds. So far, we've identified more than 1,200. Help us find more at npr.org/playgrounds.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

11:27am

Tue August 27, 2013
Arts & Culture

Vibrant Color & Contrast Characterize 2013 UTC Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

The Biennial 2013 UTC Department of Art Faculty Exhibit is on display at UTC’s Fine Arts Center.  Fifteen UTC faculty members  are showcasing paintings, sculpture, drawings and photography, as well as conceptual and time-based media.  Works are on display inside the Cress Gallery Of Art, located in the lobby of the UTC Fine Arts Center.  The exhibit runs until  Friday, October 4, 2013.

10:00am

Tue August 27, 2013
Community

Chattanooga's Center Park Hosts Free Movie Screenings

Movies at Center Park (formerly Movies at the 700 Block) returns in September with three evenings of fun planned for downtown Chattanooga. 

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5:28pm

Mon August 26, 2013
On The Road

Ayesha & Zachary Reynolds Plan 30-Day 'Caravan of Change' Tour

Ayesha and Zachary Reynolds, a married couple who live in Chattanooga, want to travel in a vintage Airstream trailer across the Southeast and help ten people improve their lives.  They call their project Caravan of Change, and they're planning to create short films based on their journey.  To raise funds for travel and filming costs, they've started a Kickstarter campaign.

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Podcasts

  • Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00am
    Laura Johnston Kohl was a member of the People's Temple in 1978 when Jim Jones led more than 900 people to commit mass suicide. In this extended interview, WUTC's Richard Winham speaks with Kohl about getting involved in the group, surviving the massacre, rebuilding her life afterward, and why she says the United States is a country of cults today.
  • Monday, April 7, 2014 12:00am
    Pediatricians and community leaders have formed a new group called the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley, which is working on a strategic plan for long-term solutions to pediatric healthcare problems.
  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:00am
    Tennessee has about 890,000 residents who are uninsured and eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to Bill Corr, Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Corr speaks with WUTC's Michael Edward Miller in this segment.
  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:00am
    We have a special mystery guest on Around and About. You may not know his name, but you'll know his voice.
  • Friday, March 7, 2014 12:00am
    Chattanooga native Bill Dedman co-authored the New Yorks Times #1 Bestseller "Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune." Dedman will be in Chattanooga 3/11/14 for a book signing.