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.

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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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Fri February 8, 2013
3D Printing in Chattanooga

A New Dimension

A 3D printer at Co.Lab prints a part that will improve its own function.
Credit Mary Helen Miller / WUTC

While still far from the mainstream, a handful of 3D printers have popped up around town. The Company Lab, a non-profit that helps businesses start in Chattanooga, acquired a printer at the beginning of the year. We stopped by to see what all the buzz was about.

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Fri February 8, 2013

Meet Dr. E. Grady Bogue

Dr. E. Grady Bogue
Credit The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Dr. E. Grady Bogue, Interim Chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has enjoyed a long career in academics and leadership.  He’s also authored several books on leadership and education.  In this interview, he discusses his philosophy of leadership and how he stepped up very quickly when called to UTC.

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Fri February 8, 2013
Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Masquerade To Benefit Junior League

The Junior League of Chattanooga is hosting a Mid Day Masquerade in celebration of Mardi Gras on Saturday February 9th at the Car Barn from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. 

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Thu February 7, 2013
National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Girls and Sports

Credit NGWSD

In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Lady Mocs Basketball team will spend Saturday February 9, 2013 mentoring youth from Girls Inc. of Chattanooga

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Wed February 6, 2013
Legal News

Tennessee’s Much-Maligned Statutory Rape Law Under Scrutiny

In Tennessee, when a teenager is the victim of statutory rape, the law could consider the teenager an accomplice in the crime.  Some people are outraged over this law, which dates back to 1895.  In this segment, WUTC explains what the law really means and why it's been on the books so long.

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Wed February 6, 2013
The Adaptive Predator

Town of Walden Seeks Solution for Coyote Problem

Flyer posted around the town of Walden
Credit Garrett Crowe

The Coyote is not a native animal to Tennessee, but on any given night, you may see them in rural and urban areas of Hamilton County.

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Wed February 6, 2013
Married by Captain

Wedding on the Water

The Tennessee River may not be where you would expect to be married on a boat but the captains on the Tennessee Aquarium's River Gorge Explorer are fully licensed to perform weddings. 

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Tue February 5, 2013
Flashback Prom

Celebrating Prom

Flashback Prom hosted by Chattanooga Friends in support of the Speech and Hearing Center will be Saturday February 16, 2013 at the Double Tree downtown Chattanooga. 

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Mon February 4, 2013
DIY Earth Pigments

Before Painting, She Makes the Paint

Amanda Brazier makes paint by grinding together oil and pigment.
Amanda Brazier

For artist Amanda Brazier, making a painting starts with a trip out to the backyard to gather soil that she can turn into paint. She says that using homemade colors like "Red Bank Red" and "Chickamauga Gold" add to the narrative of her paintings.

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Fri February 1, 2013
Live At Tivoli Feb 9

'Screwtape' Speaks

Max McLean originated the role of Screwtape in a new live version of C.S. Lewis's novel.

A live, theatrical version of The Screwtape Letters is coming to the Tivoli in Chattanooga on February 9th.  In this interview, actor/director Max McLean talks about us about adapting C.S. Lewis's novel for the stage.

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Thu January 31, 2013

Tennessee Earns C- in Nationwide Report Card

StudentsFirst grades Tennessee

In the first week of January, StudentsFirst, an organization founded by education reformer Michelle Rhee, unveiled their nationwide report card.

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Thu January 31, 2013
National Mentoring Month

Mentoring Makes a Difference


Thu January 31, 2013
No Refusal

Refuse a blood test for DUI? Not anymore.

The "No Refusal Law" is in effect in Tennessee which removes any chance a driver believed to be impaired by drugs or alcohol can refuse a blood test. 

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Tue January 29, 2013
A New Kind of Public Library

Transformation at the Top

Participants in the Digital Public Library of America's first Appfest work on the 4th floor at the Chattanooga Public Library.
Credit Mary Barnett / Chattanooga Public Library

Until recently, the top floor at the Chattanooga Public Library was used for storage space. There’s still a part sectioned off for storage, but now, the rest is wide open and ready for new things. It’s mostly being used as an event space right now, but assistant director Nate Hill has big ideas for the 4th floor.

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Fri January 25, 2013
Underground Comedy

'Organic: A Comedy Tour Documentary' Comes To Chattanooga

Ryan Singer and Jarrod Harris will perform at JJ's Bohemia on Jan 29th
Credit Ryan Singer

The Organic Comedy Tour will stop in Chattanooga on January 29th.  More than a comedy show, it’s a documentary-in-progress about underground comedy.  In this segment, we explain what "underground comedy" is and how Chattanooga fits in.

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  • 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.