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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.

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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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5:40pm

Wed May 20, 2015
Community

Mental Health Awareness Month: At The AIM Center, People Are Members, Not Clients

President Obama has declared May as Mental Health Awareness Month, and says this year "approximately one in five American adults... will experience a diagnosable mental health condition like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or post-traumatic stress."

Still, Obama says, millions of Americans still do not receive the care they need, and there is still considerable stigma associated with mental health treatment.

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12:18pm

Tue May 19, 2015
Arts & Culture

City of Chattanooga Hosts Screening of Bessie!

Bessie Smith

HBO and the City of Chattanooga are bringing a TV movie about Bessie Smith to the big screen at the Tivoli Theater on May 21, 2015. 

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3:03pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Community

Little Owl Music & Arts Festival to Benefit Audubon Society

The logo for the 2015 Little Owl Music & Arts Festival.

Originally scheduled for April 18th and delayed due to inclement weather, the Little Owl Festival will take place Saturday, May 23rd from 11 am to 6 pm at Audubon Acres in East Brainerd.  Proceeds benefit the Chattanooga Audubon Society, and board member Ray Zimmerman joins us to talk about the festival.  We also hear several of the musical acts scheduled to perform.

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10:46am

Mon May 18, 2015
Arts & Culture

Beach Blanket Movies and Summer Nights Are Upon Us

Beach Blanket Movie Night at Chester Frost Park.

The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department are hosting movies at Chester Frost Park with Beach Blanket Movie Nights. 

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1:07pm

Thu May 14, 2015
Arts & Culture

Listen: CDE's Mary Poppins - The Musical

Mary Beth Torgerson stars in Mary Poppins - The Musical.
Credit Closed Door Entertainment

In this segment, we've got excerpts from Closed Door Entertainment's production of  Mary Poppins - The Musical.  It features new songs as well as many classics from the 1964 Disney film.  We're also speaking with Mary Beth Torgerson, who plays the lead role of Mary Poppins, and Johnny Krause, who plays George Banks.

Performances will be May 22nd & 23rd at 7:30 pm and May 23rd & 24th at 2 pm at the Memorial Auditorium.

From their Web site:

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10:35am

Thu May 14, 2015
Community

Movers for Moms

Two Men and a Truck deliver donations to the Partnership for Families Children and Adults during Movers for Moms.
Credit Two Men and a Truck

Two Men and a Truck are gathering gifts for Moms to help make Mother's Day special for women currently staying in shelters.

You can find them on facebook and at 5959 Shallowford Rd Suite 515 in Chattanooga or by calling 423-870-4450.

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5:35pm

Wed May 13, 2015
Community

Speaking of Elections, the League of Women Voters Are Back In Town

Credit Alberto Garcia/Creative Commons/Flickr / https://www.flickr.com/photos/bertogg/

Pundits are already talking about the 2016 Presidential election, and the Tennessee primaries are less than a year off. 

Looking to get more informed as the election season ramps up?

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5:29pm

Mon May 11, 2015
Arts & Culture

WEAVE Dance Company Presents 2nd Annual Showcase May 15, 16 & 17

WEAVE dancers perform in a promotional video for their 2015 Spring Showcase.

Bernadette and Travis Upton, founders of WEAVE Dance Company, join us to talk about their nontraditional approach to teaching dance classes and performing as a dance company.  Described as a "creative entanglement of fearless movement," WEAVE has classes such as Abnormal Ballet, Abnormal Barre, Hip-Hop and more.

From their Web site:

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2:10pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Arts & Culture

Touring the Temporary Exhibit at the Hunter Museum of American Art

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), Tête de Fillette, circa 1904, oil on canvas, The Alice E. and Joseph H. Davenport, Jr. Collection, L.2015.3
Credit Hunter Museum of American Art

The Hunter Museum of American Art is currently featuring three different collections in their temporary exhibit hall. 

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5:39pm

Thu May 7, 2015
Community

Summer Camp 2.0: Coding, Robotics, Film & Design at TechTown

In this segment, we're talking about TechTown, a 2.5-million-dollar learning center opening this summer.  TechTown is not a school; founders call it a "people's house of technology."  It's a place where kids can find their own interests and explore them at their own pace.

CEO Cordell Carter joins us to give us details about TechTown's innovative approach to education, the nonprofit TechTown Foundation, and their summer camps that begin June 29.
 

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11:02am

Thu May 7, 2015
Education

Virtual Reality Game Demonstrates Conservation Success

The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Conservation Game expands teaching opportunities for the Tennessee Aquarium.
Credit Todd Stailey

The Tennessee Aquarium and Tennessee Tech University collaborated to put the skills of iCube to work creating a 3D educational game. 

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11:25am

Wed May 6, 2015
Arts & Culture

Jewish Film Series Features Two Documentaries, A Comedy & A Thriller

Screenshot from The Green Prince trailer, which screens on May 27.

The 8th annual Chattanooga Jewish Film Series began in April and continues every Wednesday in May.  Films will be shown at 7pm at the Jewish Cultural Center.  Sanford Winer, Chair of the Film Series, and Ann Treadwell, Program Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga, join us to discuss the films.

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5:32pm

Tue May 5, 2015
Arts & Culture

Anna Carll Hopes Her Paintings 'Punch You in the Face'

The current exhibition at Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway is called Mixed Media, Contemporary and Abstract. The exhibition features the work of thirty local artists, one of whom is Anna Carll. While her work in the exhibition is all abstracts, Anna Carll first developed her reputation as an illustrator and later as a figurative painter.

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3:35pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Arts & Culture

Choral Arts of Chattanooga to Perform 'Requiem for the Living'

Michael Devine previews Dan Forrest's 'Requiem for the Living,' a 40-minute, 5-movement work that's a very modern take on the traditional idea of requiem music.  Devine is the Artistic Director of Choral Arts of Chattanooga, which will perform the piece on May 2nd from 7 to 9 pm at First Baptist Church.

More information & ticket info is here.

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3:16pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Community

AIM Center's Creativity and Courage in Mental Health Benefit Features Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley at the 2012 Time 100 gala.
Credit "Jane Pauley 2012 Shankbone" by David Shankbone - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jane_Pauley_2012_Shankbone.JPG#/media/File:Jane_Pauley_2012_Shankbone.JPG

Rodney Battles, President of the AIM Center in Chattanooga, joins us today to talk about the organization's mission and 25-year history in the area.

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Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Jane Pauley will serve as the guest speaker at the AIM Center's Creativity and Courage in MentalHealth benefit and 25th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at The Chattanoogan Ballroom.

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