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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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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4:55pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Hinkle FTW

GamingUnwrapped: Wade Hinkle’s Big Goals

Wade Hinkle turned his love of games into the Web site GamingUnwrapped.com, which is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee and features game news and reviews.

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12:48pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Citizen Science

Ivy Academy Students Measure Tree Growth for Smithsonian

Ivy Academy student Conner Phillips reads instructions for placing a dendrometer on a tree as Trent Walker looks on.
Mary Helen Miller WUTC

The Smithsonian Institution is collecting data from around the globe to see how climate change affects tree growth, and students at Ivy Academy in Soddy-Daisy are helping. 

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10:00am

Fri June 15, 2012
Extreme Makeover: Camp Edition

The TV Show May Be Over, But 'Extreme Team' Builds On In Chattanooga

Members of the "Extreme Build Team" work at their project headquarters in the mess hall at Camp Joy in Harrison. They're preparing for a blitz build in July.
Mary Helen Miller WUTC

A tornado hit Camp Joy in Harrison, Tennessee, in March and damaged some of its buildings.  Now, the camp is rebuilding, and it has enlisted some unusual help: a famous team of super-fast builders.

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9:37am

Fri June 15, 2012
Summer Vacation

For Some Kids, Summer Schedule Can Be A Struggle

School's out! Good news, right?

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10:14am

Thu June 14, 2012
Brew & Bluegrass

Leggo Build at Chattanooga Market

The Chattanooga Market has something for everyone in the family on Father's Day.  In addition to local produce and food the market will feature a sampling of local breweries Sunday June 27th with Brews and Bluegrass.

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1:04pm

Wed June 13, 2012
Glass Half Full

Glass House Gets $300,000 Grant For Art in East Chattanooga

Glass Street in East Chattanooga is the home of Glass House Collective, an organization with plans to bring art and commerce to the area.
Courtesy of Glass House Collective

Glass House Collective, which opened up on East Chattanooga's Glass Street at the beginning of the year, just got news of a $300,000 ArtPlace grant. The collective plans to use the money to commission art projects in its neighborhood. Director of Glass House Katherine Currin and local artist Kevin Bate talk about the grant.

9:44am

Wed June 13, 2012

11:42am

Mon June 11, 2012

11:25am

Mon June 11, 2012
Community

Why Jack Skowronnek is Bald

Jack's Chattanoggins

This is the 4th year for Jack's Chattanoggins, a special event to raise funds for pediatric cancer with a twist.  People shave their heads to raise funds and also show solidarity for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments.  Jack Skowronnek was 10 years old the first time he shaved his head for children's cancer.  Each year the event grows larger and more people shave their heads

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12:06pm

Thu June 7, 2012
Raising Canine

The Class Menagerie

Amy Boortz feeds rescue dogs in the old Wallaceville School in Chickamauga, GA, where she lives with them.
Mary Helen Miller WUTC

Wallaceville School was built in 1952 as an elementary school for African-American kids in Chickamauga, Georgia. Eventually, it was shut down and auctioned off as private property. Amy Boortz bought the place a few years ago to fix it up a little. Now, it's filled with life again. But this time, the little ones have tails.

4:04pm

Wed June 6, 2012
Riding Around

Out Of The Wheelchair, And Into The Saddle

Mason Plott rides a horse at Eagles Rest Ranch.
Courtesy of Ginger Brown

Usually, Mason Plott is in a wheelchair. But about once a week, he rides a horse at Eagle's Rest Ranch in Flintstone, Georgia, which has a horseback program for kids with disabilities. Riding helps Mason build muscle strength. And it gives him a chance to walk around, way up high. 

 

 

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