Around and About Chattanooga

Weekdays, 10am - 10:30am & 8pm - 8:30pm

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.

Looking for a story or an interview you heard?  Scroll down for streaming audio of recent Around and About segments.  You can also subscribe to the Around and About Chattanooga podcast feed.  iTunes link here.

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12:06pm

Fri August 3, 2012
He Also Has A Showtime Special Aug. 3rd

Doug Stanhope Coming Back To Chattanooga August 7th

Stanhope will bring his dark, caustic wit back to the Lindsay Street Hall on August 7th as part of his Big Stink Comedy Tour.

11:56am

Fri August 3, 2012
Bittersweet Balloon Release

DUI Victim's Family Hopes To Save Lives

At the Buffalo Wild Wings in Hixson, TN, people gather for a balloon release. Kevin Yates, a server who worked at the restaurant, was killed by a drunk driver. August 1st, 2012 was the one-year anniversary of his death.

10:50am

Fri August 3, 2012
CPS-3

New National Study from the American Cancer Society

Chattanooga is one of the cities chosen by the American Cancer Society to participate in the newest Cancer prevention study. The study is known as CPS-3, and Chattanoogans can learn how to become involved by visiting the enrollment site

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10:59am

Wed August 1, 2012
Build Me a World

New Documentary Tells Howard High's Story

Build Me a World: The Story of the Howard School is the newest documentary by Fancy Rhino, a Chattanooga film production company. The film has its premiere at the Tivoli on August 16th.

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10:44am

Wed August 1, 2012
Truly Southern Cuisine

Growing Number Of Restaurants Involved in Harvested Here Week

From August 6th through August 10th, seventeen restaurants will take place in the Chattanooga's third Harvested Here Restaurant Week, organized by Gaining Ground.  The restaurants will highlight menu choices created with locally-sourced ingredients.

10:58am

Fri July 27, 2012
Sake To Me

Bison Potstickers & More At 212's First Sake Tasting

212 Market Restaurant is hosting their first-ever sake tasting on Friday, July 27th.  They'll serve sake along with Asian-inspired recipes featuring local foods like blueberry barbecued Georgia quail, smoked Pickett’s Trout Ranch trout and Eagles Rest Ranch bison potstickers.

11:46am

Thu July 26, 2012
Another Tale Of Downtown Revitalization

River Gallery's 20th Anniversary Coming Up Aug 3rd

The River Gallery is one of the cornerstone businesses in Chattanooga's Bluff View Art District

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11:41am

Thu July 26, 2012

12:02pm

Wed July 25, 2012
No More Puppies

Wally's Friends Offers Special For Pit Bulls

The staff at Wally's Friends, a spay and neuter clinic, weigh a dog before it goes in for surgery.
Mary Helen Miller WUTC

In August, you can spay or neuter your pit bull at Wally's Friends -- on the cheap!

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3:55pm

Tue July 24, 2012
Craft Culture

Chattanooga Woodworking Academy To Open Soon

Bill Carney is preparing to open the Chattanooga Woodworking Academy on South Market Street.
Mary Helen Miller WUTC

Bill Carney has been hard at work preparing the Chattanooga Woodworking Academy for its first students.

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4:23pm

Mon July 23, 2012
Mental Health

Dealing With A Stressful Pregnancy

For some women, pregnancy can be filled with anxiety and depression. Dr. Terri Rieth counsels women with high-risk and high-stress pregnancies.

4:05pm

Mon July 23, 2012
We Have The Power

EV Charging Network: We Built It, But Will They Come?

An electric vehicle charger sits in the parking lot at Blood Assurance.

As part of Ecotality's nationwide, $230 million-dollar EV Project, Chattanooga businesses have installed electric vehicle chargers in more than twenty locations around the city.  Right now, local drivers don't stop by very often for a power-up. 

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10:28am

Mon July 23, 2012
Education

Stuff the Bus

United Way of Greater Chattanooga is gathering school supplies to Stuff the Bus for children in need.

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11:18am

Thu July 19, 2012
Full Throttle

Buzz About Electric Bikes Still Mostly Overseas

Jonathan Cleary and Lindsey Frost ride electric bikes on Forest Avenue.

Chattanooga has its own electric bike shop, but it's marketing to a tough demographic: Americans.  In China and Europe, electric bikes are a popular form of transportation. But in the U.S., we prefer to do all the pedaling ourselves -- or drive a car.

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10:01am

Thu July 19, 2012
Arts & Culture

Back Alley Productions

Kaylee Smith is the driving force behind Back Alley Productions, a new theater company working to keep the community in community theater.

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Podcasts

  • 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.