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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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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10:00am

Wed November 20, 2013

10:00am

Tue November 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

Family Fun With Winter Wonder at the Creative Discovery Museum

The Winter Wonders exhibit has returned to the Creative Discovery Museum with seasonal fun for the entire family through mid January. 

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8:58am

Mon November 18, 2013
Community

A Diet Based On $4.40 A Day

Credit Junior League of Greater Chattanooga

The Junior League of Greater Chattanooga challenged people to limit their food for an entire week to the average amount an individual on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would receive.  

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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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10:43am

Thu November 14, 2013
Happenings

Fancy Rhino Provides Open Audition on November 15 & 16

Fancy Faces, an open audition, will be held Nov. 15th & 16th for Fancy Rhino.
Credit Fancy Rhino

Fancy Faces is a chance to have your 15 minutes of fame as an actor in a commercial or other film project.  Fancy Rhino is holding open auditions November 15 in Center Park and November 16 in Renaissance Park. 

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9:37am

Thu November 14, 2013
Arts

Mark Making Creating Murals With 3-D Portraits

Mark Making, a Chattanooga organization which transforms under-served communities through art, has had a busy fall. The organization recently received a Community Foundation Grant to begin a mural in East Chattanooga. The mural will feature portraits of those in the community.

And these portraits are not only two-dimensional, but three-dimensional.  Frances McDonald of Mark Making describes the process in this interview.

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8:35am

Thu November 14, 2013
Happenings

A Chance to Hear a Story at Tellabration November 16, 2013

Peter Vanderpool shares an original story with Rabbit Zielke that he plans to tell at Tellabration on November 16th.
Credit Jack Zielke

In celebration of story telling the Cleveland Storytelling Guild presents Tellabration on Saturday, November 16 at the First Presbyterian Church, downtown Cleveland TN. 

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12:44pm

Tue November 12, 2013
Happenings

Artist John McLeod Shows Harmony and Hostility November 15 at St. Pauls Church

Illumination by John McLeod
Credit John McLeod

Sculptor John McLeod will present "Harmony and Hostility", a one man show featuring his latest work at the Exum Gallery at St. Paul's Church downtown Chattanooga Friday November 15th from 5 to 7 pm. 

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10:14am

Mon November 11, 2013
Happenings

A Performance of Mozart's Requiem on November 14, 2013 at the Tivoli Theater

The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Chorus will be joined by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Chamber Singers to present Mazart's Requiem on Thursday, November 14th at the Tivoli Theater starting at 7:30 pm. 

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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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4:58pm

Thu November 7, 2013
He's a Poet, Producer & Performer

Poet Collier Steps Into Studio for ‘Between Beauty & Bedlam’

'Between Beauty & Bedlam' by Christian J. Collier (Released 10/06/2013 )

Christian J. Collier, a Chattanooga poet/musician, knows how to wow a crowd—he’s been invited to poetry slams in Atlanta and Nashville, and he hosts a local performance series, The Speakeasy.

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9:43am

Thu November 7, 2013
Happenings

Box City Simulates Homelessness November 16th at the First Tennessee Pavilion

Credit Family Promise

The 5th annual Camp Out to Stamp Out Homelessness hosted by Family Promise will be building a box city at the First Tennessee Pavilion on Saturday November 16th starting at 5:00 PM. 


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9:36am

Thu November 7, 2013
Happenings

Beehive Design Collective Returning To Chattanooga 11/13

"The True Cost of Coal" will be unveiled at the University of Tennessee

 The Beehive Design Collective is an art group that works on an anonymous level. They create elaborate posters detailing the balance between natural and industrialized environments.

At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, The Bee Hive Design Collective will present the “The True Cost of Coal”, a narrative illustration exploring the effect of mountaintop removal.

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11:29am

Wed November 6, 2013
Happenings

Free UTC Jazz Band Concert Coming Up 11/13

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Music Department will present UTC’s Jazz Band, showcasing a variety of jazz styles from composers Quincy Jones,  Thelonious Monk,  Cootie Williams and others.  Guest vocalists Amy Oaks and Alea Tveit will also perform with The Jazz Band on Wednesday,  November 13th at 7:30 PM.

From a media release:

The UTC Music Department presents the UTC Jazz Band
Dr. Erika Schafer, Director

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