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.

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10:44am

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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9:45am

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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8:50am

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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10:40am

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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11:19am

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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9:51am

Fri July 6, 2012
Community

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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3:29pm

Thu July 5, 2012
Business News

Thumbtack.com 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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9:20am

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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11:13am

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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8:45am

Fri June 29, 2012
Community

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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11:06am

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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10:45am

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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12:02pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Become Chattanooga's Own JK Rowling?

Quit Your Day Job (Maybe) And Finally Write That Novel

The e-book revolution means anyone can publish a novel at no cost and market it to Kindle, Nook and iPad owners.  But what are the odds of a self-published story becoming a bestseller?

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10:22am

Wed June 27, 2012

10:45am

Tue June 26, 2012
Community

American Cancer Society Seeks 1000 Area Residents To Particpate In Study

The American Cancer Society needs people age 30 - 65 who have never had cancer for a nationwide study about who does and doesn't get cancer, and why.  Michael Edward Miller spoke with Kara Neloms, Communications and Marketing Associate Director, Mission Support, about the study.

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