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.

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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 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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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.


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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Mon July 23, 2012

Stuff the Bus

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

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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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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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Wed July 18, 2012
A Night At The Picture Show

'Ella' To Premiere At Tivoli

Alex, the main character of "Ella," plays a piano in this screen shot from the film.

A short film shot in Chattanooga will premiere this weekend at the Tivoli Theater, which itself is a prominent location in the film. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, for the 8 p.m. screening of "Ella." The film will be followed by a Q&A and a screening of the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

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Wed July 18, 2012
El Duderino

'The Big Lebowski' and Its Followers


To some, the 1998 film The Big Lebowski shares the same ideas and qualities as Buddha, Nietzsche, and William Shakespeare. 

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Wed July 18, 2012
From Chattanooga to Aquarius

Youngest Member of Mission Aquarius

Dr. Sylvia Earle and Ella Van Cleave
One World One Ocean

Ella Van Cleave is the youngest member of Mission Aquarius, the expedition to the last operating undersea research laboratory. 

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Tue July 17, 2012
(Almost) Open For Business

Five New Businesses To 'Pop Up' On Chestnut St.

A bagel shop and a gaming lab are among the five new businesses set to open all at once downtown on Chestnut Street next month. It's part of a River City Company effort to bring more retailers downtown.

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Tue July 17, 2012
A Call to Aquarius

Calling the Ocean Floor

Sylvia Earle
(c) Kip Evans

The Aquarius Reef Base is the last undersea research laboratory on the planet.

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Thu July 12, 2012
Airtight Homes

Habitat For Humanity To Use Green Building Standards

From now on, Habitat for Humanity will only build homes that meet a certain set of criteria for efficiency. The organization is working with Better Built, a Chattanooga program that helps people build homes that waste a minimal amount of water and energy.

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