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.

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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10:39am

Wed May 9, 2012
Fine Palate

Spring Wine Fest on Mother's Day Weekend

Georgia Winery, the first official winery of Georgia, will have their 10th Annual Spring Wine Fest this weekend. From May 11th to May 13th, the Spring Wine Fest will feature live music from Sweet Georgia Sound, wine tastings, and food. At the event, Georgia Winery will also debut their newest wine called Southern Blooms.

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12:07pm

Tue May 8, 2012

3:44pm

Mon May 7, 2012
Conceiving When It's Inconceivable

Treating Infertility: Local Specialist Discusses Options

It's not unusual for a couple to have trouble conceiving a child. In fact, every couple has up to a 15 percent lifetime chance of infertility. Still, it's difficulty for many people to ask for help. Dr. Jessica Scotchie is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Chattanooga. She discusses the different causes of infertility and the different kind of treatment options available.

 

 

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9:51am

Mon May 7, 2012
Community

Fish Fry with the Children's Advocacy Center

For 21 years the Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County has been working with children and their families when there are allegations of child sexual abuse.  The center houses a small medical examining area with rooms designed for trained forensic interviews and counseling offices.  When a child becomes an alleged victim of sexual abuse or extreme physical abuse the Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County will team up with law enforcement, child protective services, medical professionals and counselors to document events and he

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10:26am

Fri April 27, 2012
One Year Later

'Just Plumb Gone': A Year After the Tornado in Apison, Tenn.

This photo was taken near the home of Virigina and Tim Miller in Apison, Tenn., after a deadly tornado came through on April 27, 2011.
Credit Virginia and Tim Miller

A year ago, a series of deadly tornadoes came through the area and killed 81 people in the Chattanooga region. Apison, Tennessee, was one of the places that was hit particularly hard.

This piece was produced from interviews with residents of Apison who survived the tornado of April 27, 2011. You'll hear Virginia Miller and her husband Tim Miller, who made a horrific discovery in their yard, Bob Dasal, the pastor of Apison Baptist Church, Margie Hullander, who lost loved ones, and Kenny Carter, who was lifted out of his home by the winds.

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2:48am

Fri April 27, 2012
Around the Nation

Can Helmets Cut Tornado Deaths? CDC Isn't So Sure

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 8:04 pm

Noah Stewart shelters in the closet just 15 minutes before an April 2011 tornado demolished his house. Wearing the helmet may have saved his life, one doctor says.
Courtesy of the Stewart family

1:24pm

Thu April 5, 2012
Synchrony

Hunter Museum Hosts Video Art Exhibition

Until April 22nd, you can visit the Hunter Art Museum to witness their newest exhibition. It’s titled Synchrony Contemporary Video Work and features seven artists such as Jonathan Horowitz, Catherine Ross, Surabhi Saraf, and others.

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11:42am

Thu April 5, 2012

2:22pm

Wed April 4, 2012
When Animals Talk Back

Do Birds Have Theory of Mind? Irene Pepperberg Talks about her Work with Parrots

Dr. Irene Pepperberg has made breakthroughs in the field of animal cognition through her work with African Grey Parrots.
Mike Lovett

Dr. Irene Pepperberg is a leader in the field of animal cognition. She studies African Grey Parrots, and she teaches at Brandeis and Harvard.  Pepperberg recently came to Chattanooga to visit UTC. While she was here, she dropped in the studio to talk about her research.

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1:43pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Cultural Tourism

What's New & Noteworthy At Chattanooga's 12th Annual 4 Bridges Arts Festival

Laura Linz directs the 4 Bridges Arts Festival, presented by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA).  Linz joins us to talk about what's new at this year's 4 Bridges, which is coming up on April 14th and 15th at the First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga, Tennessee .  It's one of Chattanooga's most prominent art festivals, and it will feature 170 artists this year.

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12:30pm

Tue April 3, 2012
Trash Into Cash? Well...

Junk for Sale (Not Garbage, Mind You)

Greg Ross runs the junk shop, Estate of Confusion, on Main Street.

Greg Ross runs Estate of Confusion, a junk shop on Main Street. The place is full of old tools, machine parts, and other curiosities. The inventory might look a little worn or rusty to most people. But this is a junk shop, after all, and it takes a certain kind of imaginative customer to see the true potential in all the junk.

 

 

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10:00am

Mon April 2, 2012
Flutists Flouting It

Honor Wind Ensemble Concert April 21st at UTC

Sherry Burt

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Music Department presents the Wind Ensemble in concert on April 21, 2012 in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center on the campus.  The concert will feature guest performer Sherry Burt, a UTC alumna and member of the Air Force Band stationed  in California.  Other guest performers include high school students from the Tennessee All State Band.  The concert is free and open to the public.  The Honor Wind Ensemble performance begins at 5:00 pm.

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10:34am

Fri March 30, 2012
Community

Sangria on the Southside Celebrates Latino Culture May 4th

La Paz is a nonprofit organization that works with the growing Latino community in the Chattanooga region to promote advocacy, education, and inclusion.  The fourth annual Sangria on the Southside on May 4th is a celebration of Latino culture and a fundraiser for La Paz.  The event will include a performance of flamenco dancing, music, salsa dancing and of course, sangria.   Sangria on the Southside will be held a

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10:34am

Fri March 30, 2012
PTA All-Star

Scottie Goodman Summerlin to Represent Tennessee at 'Mom Congress'

Scottie Goodman Summerlin will represent the state at an education conference in Washington D.C. later this month.

Scottie Goodman Summerlin is heading to Washington D.C. later this month as the Tennessee delegate for "Mom Congress." Parenting Magazine picked Summerlin for the education conference because of her involvement in the public school system in Tennessee. Summerlin talks about what the conference will be like and what Tennessee has to bring to the table.

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3:41pm

Thu March 29, 2012
Happy Birthday To Zoo, Happy Birthday To Zoo

Remembering 75 Years Of Chattanooga Zoo History (Bunny Hugs Included)

The Chattanooga Zoo is celebrating its 75th anniversary.  In this segment, Marisa Ogles, the zoo's Director of Marketing & Communications, joins us to talk about zoo history--changes over the years, including the zoo's decline in the 1970s and modern revitalization.  We also get the details on 75 Days Of Fun (including Hug A Bunny Day), the big celebration leading up to the 75th birthday party on June 16th.

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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.