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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3:47pm

Fri June 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

'Walk In My Shoes' Tells a Homeless Man's Story From His Point of View

The documentary 'Walk in my Shoes' is available on YouTube. It centers on a homeless man named Lee and a theatrical production about homelessness in Chattanooga.

Walk In My Shoes is a six-minute film about a homeless man called Lee. The film is a documentary about a stage play featuring actors recounting  the stories about their lives told to them by homeless people in Chattanooga. Staged in the salvation Army’s recreate café, the play was conceived by the café’s artistic director, Tenika Dye.

This segment features Tenika Dye, as well as Leif Ramsey, the film’s director, and Rodney Van Walkenburg from Arts Build Chattanooga. Arts Build funded the play and the film with a Community Cultural Connections grant.

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3:17pm

Fri June 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

Mark Making Is On the Move

Frances McDonald, Executive Director of Mark Making, joins us to discuss how the organization helps underserved populations and creates large-scale public art projects that give a voice to people who are often ignored or marginalized.  Long housed on the North Shore, the organization is now moving to the Glass Street area, which will allow it to grow and further its mission.

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2:13pm

Thu June 12, 2014
Happenings

Vintage Base Ball Double Header Scheduled for Father's Day at Engel Stadium

Vintage Base Ball Follows 19th Century Rules.
Credit Richard Compton

The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball will be batting balls in Engel Stadium with a double header scheduled on Sunday, June 15th starting at noon. 

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11:45am

Thu June 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

Open Spaces Brings Interactive Art to the City Center

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The River City Company is calling for proposals to turn empty storefronts in the City Center in to interactive animated Open Spaces

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11:18am

Thu June 12, 2014
Happenings

Home Builders Blitz Adds 3 New Homes for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga

The Home Builders Blitz is an annual event for Habitat for Humanity that recognizes the professional builders and their support of Habitat's programs..

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6:09pm

Wed June 11, 2014
Tuesday With Maury

'Perfect Practice Makes Perfect': Legendary Dodger Maury Wills Looks Back

A conversation with 1962 National League MVP Maury Wills and Chattanooga Lookouts President and General Manager Rich Mozingo.

Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is coming to Chattanooga on Tuesday, June 17th to be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Southern League All-Star Luncheon.  This year, the Chattanooga Lookouts will host the Southern League All-Star game, with the game itself on the 17th at AT&T Field, and a home run derby happening on July 16th at historic Engel Stadium.

Maury Wills and Lookouts President and General Manager Rich Mozingo appear in this segment to talk about how the all-star game luncheon will benefit the RBI Program of Chattanooga, which brings baseball to inner-city children.

Wills also discusses highlights of his career--a legendary shortstop known for stealing bases, he explains his "perfect practice" philosophy, and reveals his struggle with drug addiction after his baseball career ended, explaining how he got clean and now uses his story to inspire others.

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10:59am

Wed June 11, 2014
Education

Boarding the Bus With the Creative Discovery Museum

Inside the Discovery Mobile
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The Creative Discovery Museum takes to the road with a colorful, fun-filled bus, the Discovery Mobile

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10:22am

Wed June 11, 2014
Happenings

SORBA Opens New Trails on Raccoon Mountain

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On Saturday June 7th SORBA, the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association, opened 8.5 new miles of trails as part of the Raccoon Mountain bike trails

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2:31pm

Tue June 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Reflections Gallery's Upcoming Exhibition Features Abstract and Contemporary Paintings

The Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway specializes in original work by local artists. Their next exhibition, which opens on Thursday, June 12, is a collection of abstract and contemporary paintings by thirty local artists. In this segment, two artists are featured: Jake Kelley and Miki Boni, whose work is in the exhibition.

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12:16pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Books

3 Chattanooga Authors Offer Free Audiobooks This Month

In this interview, Chattanooga authors Becky Wooley and Michael W. Gardner and Chattanooga audiobook narrator George Taylor explain how to get free downloads of their work--available in June only.

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THREE CHATTANOOGA AUTHORS, ONE CHATTANOOGA NARRATOR

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12:53pm

Fri June 6, 2014
Music

Chattanooga Text Marketing Company Creates Apps for Riverbend and Nightfall

According to the Pew Research Center, 58% of American adults own a smart phone, and an increasing number are using them to text rather than talk, according to Suzanne Burnham. Ms. Burnham is the CEO of Click Click Boom, a Chattanooga based text marketing company. She helps businesses stay in touch with their customers with tightly targeted text messages.

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3:51pm

Thu June 5, 2014
Community

What's Killing Bees? The Simple Answer Is, There Is No Simple Answer

Bee populations have declined over the past few years, and as these pollinators die off, our own food supply could dwindle.  Scientists are researching a variety of causes, including controversial pesticides and a

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11:02am

Thu June 5, 2014
Community

Old Style Service Provided at New Butcher Shop

You can watch the butchers at work through the glass windows at Main Street Meats in Chattanooga.
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Main Street Meats takes lessons learned from the history of butchering to make their new enterprise stand out from the rest. 

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9:45am

Thu June 5, 2014
Education

The Best of Both Worlds: Homeschool and Cyber School

2014 Georgia Cyber Academy Salutatorian Eddie Sunder with his parents.
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Betsy Sunder's six children stay home for school every day and accomplish their studies with the help of the Georgia Cyber Academy. 

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12:33pm

Wed June 4, 2014
Best New Read

Shaara’s ‘The Smoke At Dawn: A Novel Of The Civil War’ Dramatizes Chattanooga Battles

Jeff Shaara's "The Smoke At Dawn" takes place in 1863 and dramatizes Chattanooga-area battles.

“There’s a lot that happened [in Chattanooga] that people are not aware of,” acclaimed Civil War author Jeff Shaara says of the battles that took place in 1863, when Union forces controlled the city and Confederates cut off supply lines.  Shaara’s new novel The Smoke At Dawn dramatizes what happened, including conflicts such as the Battle of Lookout Mountain and the Battle of Missionary Ridge.

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Podcasts

  • Monday, July 28, 2014 12:00am
    This soccer coach from Sewanee has attended World Cup soccer games in every series since the mid-1980's. In this interview, Johnston talks about his incredible dedication to the sport.
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00am
    "[I]n the last one hundred years," Janisse Ray writes in The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food, "94 percent of seed varieties available at the turn of the century in America and considered a part of the human commons have been lost." Her book explains why so many seed varieties have vanished.
  • Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:00am
    Keith Robinson's Island of Fog series first launched in 2009. Aimed at children ages 9 and up, the books have found a following among adult sci-fi/fantasy fans as well.
  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:00am
    A new report says the state of Tennessee has wasted up to $180 million. That's because the state paid unemployment benefits to dead people, felons who are in prison, and other people who shouldn't be getting any money.
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00am
    Heather Crowe tried a new treatment option for migraines—a surgical option never before performed in Chattanooga.