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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12:34pm

Thu February 19, 2015
Arts & Culture

Into The Woods Entertains Audience at Chattanooga Theatre Centre

Kim Jackson plays the witch in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre production of Into The Woods through March 1, 2015.
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The Chattanooga Theatre Centre presents Into the Woods through March 1st directed by George Quick with musical director Tim Hinck . 

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11:58am

Thu February 19, 2015
Community

Sponsors, Participants Sought For American Cancer Society's Relay For Life

Chattanooga's Relay For Life Web site is open for signups.

Chattanooga's Relay For Life will raise money for the fight against cancer, celebrate those who have survived cancer, and give participants a chance to honor those who have passed away.  Although the event isn't until May 30th, you can visit the Web site right now and make donations, sponsor teams, and sign up to participate.

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12:06pm

Wed February 18, 2015
Happenings

Murder Mystery Dinner 2/26 to Benefit Humane Educational Society

Bob Citrullo, Executive Director of the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga, took over in December of 2013.  In this interview, he talks about his first year as the executive director; challenges and long-term goals for the organization; how they're more than just an animal shelter; and creative ways to raise funds, including their upcoming murder mystery dinner.

Buy tickets and find more information at their Web site:

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11:48am

Tue February 17, 2015
Happenings

On 3/7, Med Rock Battle of the Bands Will Raise Funds for Scholarship

Linda Benton from the Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Society Alliance joins us to discuss the second annual Med Rock Battle of The Bands, which will raise money for a scholarship fund.  We're also speaking with Courtney Green, a freshman at The University of Georgia, who won last year's $10,000 award.

From a media release:

What: 2nd Annual  Med Rock :Battle of the Physician Bands 2015 

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11:15am

Tue February 17, 2015
Happenings

Writer Jan Phillips Coming to Chattanooga for a Two-Day Performance & Workshop on 2/20, 2/21

Stone Soup is a group of seven ladies who meet regularly for lunch, for conversations about life’s questions—and for fun. During one meeting one lady introduced the others to the writer, teacher, poet, musician and philosopher Jan Phillips. They were all so taken with what she had to say that they invited her to come to Chattanooga. Richard Winham talked to Sue Reynolds and Emma Ford, two of the seven members of Stone Soup.

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3:29pm

Thu February 12, 2015
Happenings

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course Begins 2/20

Chattanooga's Center for Mindful Living is hosting an eight week course on mindfulness and stress reduction.  Instructor Claudio A. Barrientos (from the Mindful Center Knoxville) and local psychotherapist Julie L. Brown join us to explain how it works.

Information about the eight-week course and registration for the course is at the Center for Mindful Living's Web site.

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11:33am

Thu February 12, 2015
Happenings

Hunter Underground Takes the Party Under the Museum

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The Hunter Museum of American Art is hosting the 8th annual Hunter Underground for an evening of music, fun and American art on Saturday February 21st from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. 

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11:43am

Wed February 11, 2015
Arts & Culture

Seen And Heard: ‘Dark Princess Theatre’ Voice Actors Host Live Events, Too

Dark Princess Theatre cast members Hope Holloway and Marcus Ellsworth.

One of the funniest, most elaborately-produced podcasts in Chattanooga, Dark Princess Theatre is an audio series produced in the style of old-time radio dramas.  It centers on Lady Gwendolyn, who is an undead Southern belle; Aleistaire Rook, a.k.a The Bloody Butler, who is a droll sociopath; and other monsters who live in the fictitious town of Ashwood.

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11:10am

Wed February 11, 2015
Happenings

Wild at Heart Is All About the Breeding

Cocktails for Conservation at the Chattanooga Zoo is hosting Wild at Heart on Friday February 13 from 6 to 8 pm. 

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6:15pm

Tue February 10, 2015
Happenings

Dracula, The Musical? Opens 2/13 in The Signal Mountain Playhouse

Dracula, The Musical? opens in the Signal Mountain Playhouse on Friday night, February 13th. Richard Winham talked to the director Maria Chattin-Carter and Anne Rittenberry who helps coordinate the all volunteer crew that puts on all the shows in the Signal Mountain Playhouse.

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1:48pm

Tue February 10, 2015
Happenings

Royal Valentine Dance Opens the Dance Floor for Chattanooga's Newest Father/Daughter Event

Chattanooga Presents! is hosting a father/daughter Royal Valentine Dance on Friday February 13th at Chattanooga's newest venue, the Granfalloon. 

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1:14pm

Mon February 9, 2015
Happenings

Dalton Little Theatre Presents 'A Night of One Acts' Feb 13, 14 & 15

Local playwrights Jeremy Pickard and Jennifer R. Jones join us to talk about their one-act plays being performed at the Dalton Little Theatre in Dalton, Georgia.  Pickard wrote and is directing Dickcissel, an avant-garde work about a bird caught in a barbed-wire fence who interacts with a cowboy.  The play deals with themes of identity and the unanswerable questions in this world, according to the Dalton Little Theatre's Web site.  Jennifer R.

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10:02am

Mon February 9, 2015
Happenings

Storm Spotter Classes Offered at UTC as Part of SKYWARN

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SKYWARN helps inform the National Weather Service about local weather events through volunteer storm spotters and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is hosting a class on February 13, 2015. 

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11:30am

Fri February 6, 2015
CHA175

Chattanooga Oral History: Darrell McDonald's Story

In 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrated its 175th birthday.  As part of the celebratory events, WUTC  88.1 FM recorded interviews with approximately 30 residents for an oral history project.

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12:48pm

Thu February 5, 2015
CHA175

Chattanooga Oral History: Ray Laliberte's Story

In 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrated its 175th birthday.  As part of the celebratory events, WUTC  88.1 FM recorded interviews with approximately 30 residents for an oral history project.

Ray Laliberte, a teacher at Chattanooga’s Center For Creative Arts, talks about a memory that’s both his hardest one and fondest one.  He tells us about his student Kelly Butler, who passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly during her senior year.

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