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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12:17pm

Thu November 13, 2014

10:25am

Thu November 13, 2014
Happenings

Fantastic Mr. Fox Runs Through November 23rd at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre

Credit Chattanooga Theatre Centre

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre presents Fantastic Mr. Fox performed by the Youth Theatre Ensemble. 

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10:09am

Thu November 13, 2014
Community

New Plans for the Chattanooga Zoo Giraffe Exhibit

Credit Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo Strategic Plan includes a new exhibit housing giraffes and lions. 

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2:13pm

Wed November 12, 2014
Happenings

CDE Presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'Cinderella' 11/21 - 11/23

Closed Door Entertainment is putting on a musical version of Cinderella.  Two of the cast cast members join us today to talk about the show.

From the CDE Web site:

November 21st & 22nd, 2014 @ 7:30p; November 23rd @ 2pThe Tivoli Theatre

 

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4:56pm

Tue November 11, 2014
Documentary Film

I Married a Serial Killer

Joy Krause has just finished making her first documentary film. She was inspired to make a film herself after taking a class on documentary films here at UTC. She’d come back to school after having spent most of her life running her own business. She had no intention of becoming a filmmaker when she first enrolled here, but after seeing a film in which a woman began a relationship with—and eventually married—a man on death row, she was intrigued.

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1:15pm

Mon November 10, 2014
Happenings

Healthcare Navigator Helps Understand Affordable Care Act

The Medical Society is hosting a community forum and enrollment events to address changes in the Affordable Health Care Act. 

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12:29pm

Mon November 10, 2014
Community

WUTC Invites Public to Record Stories for Oral History Project on 11/13

On November 13 from 3 to 6 p.m., WUTC FM 88.1 will set up a mobile recording site on the third floor of the Chattanooga Public Library.  The public is invited to come share their memories and stories of life in Chattanooga as we celebrate the city’s 175th birthday.  These recordings will be archived and included in a time capsule to be buried on Saturday, November 15.  Excerpts of the interviews will also be aired on WUTC 88.1 FM.

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11:29am

Thu November 6, 2014
Theater

Ripple Theater Presents 'Caroline or Change' 11/7 - 11/23

Chattanooga's Ripple Theater will perform the Tony-nominated musical Caroline or Change starting November 7th.  Mario Brooks, the Production Manager, and L-Shante' Faunteroy, the actress who plays Caroline, join us for an interview about this thought-provoking show, set in Louisiana in 1963, about social change, class tensions and race relations.  Ticket information and showtimes are available at the Ripple Theater Web site.

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10:51am

Thu November 6, 2014
Happenings

Free Diabetes Expo Educates and Entertains

The Diabetes Sisters along with Partners and Peers for Diabetes Care is hosting a Diabetes Expo on Saturday November 8 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. 

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11:59am

Wed November 5, 2014
Happenings

Women Veterans Appreciation Day Honors Female Service Members

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will honor women veterans on Monday November 10, 2014 by celebrating Women Veterans Appreciation Day from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

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11:00am

Wed November 5, 2014
Community

View Hamilton County Election Results Here

The Hamilton County Election Commission has put together an interactive guide to the winners and losers in November 4th's elections.  You can see which candidates, referendums and amendments won by visiting  the election commission's Web site.

A few of the top races:

10:35am

Wed November 5, 2014
Happenings

Chattanooga FACC Branch Celebrates the Release of This Year's Beaujolais Nouveau

The French-American Chamber of Commerce has been promoting economic and commercial cooperation between the US and France for more than a century. Three years ago the FACC in Atlanta opened a branch here in Chattanooga. Marissia Tiller is a member of the volunteer board in Chattanooga. She says her goal along with her colleagues on the board is to share her love of French culture and cuisine.

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11:18am

Tue November 4, 2014
Books

Author Interview: John Dos Passos Coggin on ‘Walkin’ Lawton’ and the Dos Passos Legacy

John Dos Passos Coggin joins us today.  Coggin is an author and political strategist, and he's written a biography, Walkin’ Lawton, about Lawton Chiles, who was one of Florida’s most beloved politicians.  As a candidate, Chiles walked across the Sunshine State and earned his nickname.  In this interview, we discuss why so many Floridians loved Chiles.

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11:09am

Tue November 4, 2014
Community

Author Melanie Young Pens Her Second Book

Melanie Young's second book is titled Fearless Fabulous You

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12:18pm

Mon November 3, 2014
Community

On Election Day, TN Voters Will Decide on 4 New Amendments

Nooga.com features an election guide where voters can type in their addresses and get personalized ballot information.

On Tuesday, November fourth, Tennessee voters will approve or reject four new amendments to the state constitution, along with choosing candidates in various elections.  Nooga.com's David Morton joins us to talk about the amendments and what a yes or no vote on each one could mean.

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Podcasts

  • Monday, January 26, 2015 12:00am
    For decades, Beverly Inman-Ebel longed to play the harp, but never got around to learning it. In this interview, she tells us what motivated her to finally take lessons and become a proficient player.
  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:00am
    Noted author Douglas W. Tallamy will be the keynote speaker at the Tennessee Valley Wild Ones' 2015 Plant Natives symposium, which will take place Saturday, January 24th. Tallamy wrote Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens.
  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015 12:00am
    Chattanooga's Mach Fuels takes cars and trucks—new or old—and converts them to run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas, which is better for the environment and offers drivers potential fuel savings and less wear and tear on engines.
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:00am
    Tom Kanon joins us to discuss two intertwined, oft-overlooked military conflicts: The War of 1812 and the Creek War. Kanon is an author and an archivist for the Tennessee State Library in Nashville. His new book is Tennesseans at War, 1812–1815: Andrew Jackson, The Creek War, And The Battle of New Orleans.
  • Friday, December 19, 2014 12:00am
    When Chattanooga natives Fred Cash and Sam Gooden were still just teenagers they joined Curtis Mayfield to form The Impressions. The Impressions went on to become one of the most successful groups of the era. Between 1958 and 1975 they had a string of Top Ten hits including "I'm So Proud", "Gypsy Woman" and "Amen."