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

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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Thu July 12, 2012
Solar Solutions

Solar Solutions

The Tennessee Valley Authority is working with companies interested in installing small to mid-sized solar power generating systems.

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Wed July 11, 2012

UTC To Offer Degrees In Occupational Therapy And Integrated Studies

The UT Board of Trustees recently approved two new degrees for UTC – the Bachelor of Integrated Studies and the Occupational Therapy Doctorate.

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Wed July 11, 2012
In Bloom

Family Lines: Orchid Business in Third Generation

Orchids are on display in a greenhouse at Lines Orchids on Signal Mountain.
Mary Helen Miller

Joan McCandless has always had orchids in the backyard. Thousands of them. Her grandfather, Oliver Lines, and father, John Lines, started selling orchids on Signal Mountain more than 60 years ago.

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Wed July 11, 2012
Pet Profile

The Social Petwork

You probably have a Facebook account. All your friends have Facebook profiles. Your parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles have accounts. But does your dog have a Facebook profile? How about your neighbor's cat?

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Tue July 10, 2012
Best Job Ever

Volunteer Emergency Responders

Giving back to the community as a volunteer can be hazardous for Jay Heavilon and Marc Serrano.  They are volunteer firefighters with Walden's Ridge Emergency Service.

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Mon July 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

Villa Aviana: A Birdhouse Big Enough For Humans

Jack Denton and Villa Aviana
Rock City Gardens

Rock City-themed birdhouses are seen all over the Southeast--they're almost as ubiquitous as "See Rock City" barns.  Now Rock City has a giant one.

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Sun July 8, 2012
Arts & Culture

'Anything Goes' at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre

This musical by Cole Porter opens on CTC's Main Stage on July 13th and runs through July 29th, 2012.

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Fri July 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Langston's Art Masks Benefit FACES

Coyee Shipp Langston, the featured July artist at the In-Town Gallery, creates Asian-inspired artistic masks.  A portion of the proceeds from the masks she sells will go toward FACES, the National Craniofacial Association.

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Fri July 6, 2012

Peach Festival at the Chattanooga Market

Locally grown peaches take center stage this weekend for the 3rd annual Peach Festival at the Chattanooga Market. 

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Thu July 5, 2012
Business News Rates TN Good For Small Business Owners (With One Catch)

The survey reveals a surprise: despite general satisfaction right now, Tennessee business owners aren't looking forward to the future.

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Tue July 3, 2012
Best Job Ever

Service on Roller Skates

Rabbit Zielke

Sometimes the best job is not about what you do but how you do it. 

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Fri June 29, 2012
Attention All Shoppers

Mobile Market Brings Fresh Food To 'Deserts'

The Chattanooga Mobile Market is parked outside the Chattanooga Area Food Bank on Wednesday morning, before it starts it route.
Mary Helen Miller WUTC


For Chattanoogans who live miles from a grocery store and don't have access to a car, buying groceries can be a constant struggle. But there's a new traveling store that aims to alleviate some of that burden. It's the Chattanooga Mobile Market.

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Fri June 29, 2012

Goods for the Troops

The Chattanooga Market will be collecting good to ship overseas for our families and friends serving in the 1-181st National Guard Unit in Chattanooga.

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Thu June 28, 2012
Meadowscaping In Suburbia

Natural Lawn Care Expert Catherine Zimmerman In Chattanooga July 9th

Organic lawn-care techniques can save homeowners money.  Less mowing, less watering and less pesticides are used with natural landscaping.

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Thu June 28, 2012
The Biggest and Baddest Bomb

Americans Sure Do Love Fireworks

Garrett Crowe

Next Wednesday is the Fourth of July, and for many Americans that means fireworks.

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  • Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00am
    The Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition says our region's children are among the unhealthiest in Tennessee and the nation. One reason for that is our high rate of infant mortality. In this feature news segment, Michael Edward Miller reports that infant mortality has improved over the last few years, but remains a major problem for some.
  • 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.