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.

Looking for a story or an interview you heard?  Scroll down for streaming audio of recent Around and About segments.  You can also subscribe to the Around and About Chattanooga podcast feed.  iTunes link here.

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12:54pm

Wed September 11, 2013
Community

Chattanooga Neighborhood Association Council Prepares For Meeting With Mayor

An interview with Helen Burns Sharp of the CNAC

  The Chattanooga Neighborhood Association Council is a group which tries to unite and represent all of the neighborhoods in the city. 

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10:07am

Tue September 10, 2013
Happenings

Racing to Eliminate Breast Cancer

The 14th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is Sunday, September 29th at Finley Stadium starting at 2:00 PM. 

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2:23pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

Chattanooga Artists Create Animal Art, Pet Portraits for Reflections Gallery

  Opening September 12th and showing through October 24th, the new Reflections Gallery exhibit features farm animals, wild animals and household animals.  Patrons can even commission portraits of their cats, dogs and other pets.  Reflections Gallery is located at 6922 Lee Highway.

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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.

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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Podcasts

  • Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00am
    The Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition says our region's children are among the unhealthiest in Tennessee and the nation. One reason for that is our high rate of infant mortality. In this feature news segment, Michael Edward Miller reports that infant mortality has improved over the last few years, but remains a major problem for some.
  • 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.