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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10:45am

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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10:24am

Tue June 26, 2012
What's The Catch?

An Afternoon On The Pier

Five women fish at Johnson Pier in Riverpark near Chickamauga Dam on June 9.
Mary Helen Miller WUTC

 

It's hot and sunny on a recent Saturday afternoon, and Lisa Julius is out fishing with her sister and niece at Chickamauga Dam.  There's bream, catfish, and bass to catch. And there's plenty to talk about.

9:37am

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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11:10am

Mon June 25, 2012

10:53am

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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2:13pm

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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2:02pm

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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10:29am

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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10:49am

Wed June 20, 2012
Community

Blueberry Festival

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

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9:55am

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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9:02am

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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12:57pm

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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12:34pm

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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4:15pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Community

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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9:55am

Mon June 18, 2012
Community

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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