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.

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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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Tue June 26, 2012
Nerds, Geeks and Fiber Arts

Crafty Geeks

Elise Adams Taylor

Nerd Wars is a friendly fiber arts competition between geeks, nerds and passionate fans.

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Mon June 25, 2012


Mon June 25, 2012
Blue In The Face

Five Eat To Win At Market's Pie Contest

Bill Brock and WUTC's Rabbit Zielke face off at the Chattanooga Market's pie eating contest on Sunday.


It was a good old-fashioned American competition at the Chattanooga Market on Sunday: a pie eating contest.

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Fri June 22, 2012
Tiny Trees

The Art Of The Bonsai

This Parsley Hawthorn tree, which is 50 years old, will be on display this weekend at the River Gallery, as part of an exhibit of bonsai trees.
River Gallery


Expert bonsai grower Tom Scott will give a demonstration at the River Gallery,  in the Bluff View Art District, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 23 and 24.

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Thu June 21, 2012
Participatory Ecology

Jan 21st: Naked, Frigid Biologist Commiserates With Chickadees

The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch In Nature, by David George Haskell

David George Haskell's new book The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch In Nature chronicles his experiences getting up close and personal with creatures in a patch of old-growth forest in Sewanee.

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Thu June 21, 2012
On the Go

Fresh on Fridays: Where the Mobile Restaurants and Vendors Gather

An important component to Chattanooga's growing food scene is the rising number of food trucks and street vendors in the area.

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Wed June 20, 2012

Blueberry Festival

The Chattanooga Market is starting a new tradition this summer in celebration of blueberries. 

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Wed June 20, 2012
Flying With The WASP

You And God And The Sky, All In One Piece

Beverly Sanders prepares for a recent plane ride in Hixson. Sanders was one of a small number of women who served as pilots in World War II.


As World War II got underway, and the US became increasingly desperate for more men to send to the front, the Air Force did something it had never done before: It accepted women. Beverly Sanders was one of the women who volunteered with the Women Airforce Service Pilots – or just, the WASP.

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Wed June 20, 2012
It's Summer, Go Outside

UTC Partners With YMCA To Encourage Outdoor Play

The YMCA and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are working with families in the Emma Wheeler Homes and Cromwell Hills neighborhoods to develop outdoor activities for families and communities.

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Tue June 19, 2012
Col. Bruce, That Is

The Musical Colonel Who Inspired Panic

A little-known Atlanta musician who helped invent the jam band scene and inspired bands like Widespread Panic and Phish is finally getting his due.

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Tue June 19, 2012
Arts & Culture

Team Artifact Brings New Art, Revitalized Studio To Duncan Avenue

'Fly Again, Baby Bird' by Eric Smith

Eric Smith's sculpture 'Fly Again, Baby Bird' was created with a real, tiny, mummified bird.  It's just one unusual thing at Team Artifact's studio.

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Mon June 18, 2012

Ending Homelessness Starts With Philanthropy, Says Miskey

Anne Miskey is the executive director of Funders Together To End Homelessness.

Is it possible to end homelessness? Really end it?

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Mon June 18, 2012

Kid Fitness Safari

United Way of Greater Chattanooga

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga is hosting the second annual Kid Fitness Safari at Hamilton Place Mall Saturday, June 23rd from 11 am to 2 pm.

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Fri June 15, 2012
Hinkle FTW

GamingUnwrapped: Wade Hinkle’s Big Goals

Wade Hinkle turned his love of games into the Web site, which is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee and features game news and reviews.

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Fri June 15, 2012
Citizen Science

Ivy Academy Students Measure Tree Growth for Smithsonian

Ivy Academy student Conner Phillips reads instructions for placing a dendrometer on a tree as Trent Walker looks on.
Mary Helen Miller WUTC

The Smithsonian Institution is collecting data from around the globe to see how climate change affects tree growth, and students at Ivy Academy in Soddy-Daisy are helping. 

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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.