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.

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3:15pm

Wed August 29, 2012
Story Time

Martha Bell Miller Recounts Her Days As Mother Goose

Martha Bell Miller poses with her Rock City hat and stuffed goose in her room at St. Barnabas.
Mary Helen Miller WUTC

Martha Bell Miller had a long career as a teacher in Hamilton County Schools, and a shorter career as a travel agent. But what most Chattanoogans probably know her for is her 20 year stint as Mother Goose.

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11:22am

Wed August 29, 2012
PINK

Breast Cancer Survivors Create Art for Scholarships

The Mary Ellen Locher Foundation helps students affected by breast cancer with scholarships. Their newest fundraising campaign is an art exhibition to be held at Walker Pavilion at Coolidge Park on September 22nd.

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10:21am

Wed August 29, 2012

9:31am

Wed August 29, 2012
Winner's Club

Steven Fox Returns To UTC After Big Win In Golf

Steven Fox holds the trophy he won at the U.S. Amateur golf championship in Denver. His name appears on the trophy with the likes of Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer.
Courtesy of UTC Office of University Relations

Steven Fox is a UTC business major and now, a golf star. He recently won the U.S. Amateur Championship in Denver.

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8:49am

Tue August 28, 2012
Education

Serve and Protect with Alton Brown

Alton Brown promoting Serve and Protect at the Tennessee Aquarium
Tennessee Aquarium

Celebrity chef Alton Brown is back in Chattanooga working with the Tennessee Aquarium to promote sustainable seafood with Serve and Protect

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10:46am

Mon August 27, 2012
Community

La Paz To Honor Latino Leaders

La Paz Chattanooga will honor local Latino leaders at a luncheon on September 17.

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10:22am

Mon August 27, 2012
Community

Welcome New Leaders at the CVB

The Chattanooga Convention and Visitor's Bureau welcomed three new executives to their team this past week with a reception introducing Tim Morgan, President of the Sports Committee and Dave Santucci, Vice President of Marketing along with Ed Dolliver, Vice President of Sales. 

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1:26pm

Fri August 24, 2012
Building The Future

The Urban Design Challenge Is Over. Now What?

Six teams of architects created six concept designs to improve various city blocks and neighborhoods downtown.  It was part of a year-long contest called The Urban Design Challenge.  In this segment, we discuss what it would take to make these designs real.

1:00pm

Fri August 24, 2012
Famous In A Small Town

Make-A-Wish Grants A Night Of Stardom To Teen Singer

Michelle Stratton poses in a publicity photo.
Make A Wish Foundation of East Tennessee

Michelle Stratton, a Red Bank sophomore, loves singing country music.  She's been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a condition that affects her lungs and impairs her breathing.  Despite that, she sings loud and proud.  Saturday, August 25th, she'll sing country music hits at the UTC Fine Arts Center.  The concert is free and open to the public.

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10:02am

Fri August 24, 2012
Community

Free Health Screenings

This Sunday the Erlanger Health Day at the Chattanooga Market offers health and wellness information and a variety of free health screenings. 

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12:28pm

Thu August 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Calling for 10 minute playwrights

The third annual Ten for Tenn Play Festival presented by the Fine Arts and Theater Department of Tennessee Wesleyan College has extended the deadline for script submissions. 

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10:23am

Thu August 23, 2012
Community

Star Night Golden Jubilee

The golden anniversary of Star Night will be celebrated Saturday, August 25th at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

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6:59pm

Wed August 22, 2012
Unheard History

Chattanooga MLK Interview Comes to Light, After More Than 50 Years

Dr. Martin Luther King gives his "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963, in Washington, D.C.
National Archives and Records Administration

A Chattanooga man recently discovered something in his attic that has caught the attention of the world: a never before heard recording of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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11:26am

Wed August 22, 2012

10:41am

Wed August 22, 2012
MUSIC

'Reel Old School' Documentary Explores Analog and Digital Recording

Digital versus analog recording is a heavy debate amongst audiophiles, and it's the topic for the new documentary Reel Old School.

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