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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10:51am

Sun May 13, 2012
Very Funny

Vaudeville Cafe hosts 'Mouth of the South' Comedy Competition

This stand-up comic competition begins May 15th and runs on Tuesday nights at Vaudeville Cafe in downtown Chattanooga.  Sixty or so comedians from the Tennessee Valley and beyond have signed up to compete.  The final round will be judged by an agent from Funny Business comedy booking agency.  For more information, click here.

Listen to the story with comics Kristine Kinsey and Chad Rosser and Vaudeville Manager Sandra Moses.  

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11:48am

Fri May 11, 2012

10:50am

Thu May 10, 2012
Odd Shaped, Rectangular Black Boxes

The Memory Factory (2000 Memories at a Time)

Do you have a stash of home videos that need to be transferred into a digital medium? Around and About producer Garrett Crowe encountered the same problem. In this story, he goes on a journey to digitally transfer his home videos and ends up at Southtree, a Chattanooga business dedicated to converting film into a digital format. 
 

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2:54pm

Wed May 9, 2012
25 Years of Singing

Alumnae to Sing Along in Girls Choir 25th Spring Concert

The Chattanooga Girls Choir started 25 years ago. To celebrate the milestone, they're putting on a 25th anniversary concert. LuAnn Holden, the artistic director of the Girls Choir, talks about what to expect.

The concert is scheduled for May 12 at 3 p.m., at Ridgedale Baptist Church. Tickets are available at the door, or by phone at 423-296-1006. 

 

 

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11:39am

Wed May 9, 2012
Live From Chattanooga, It's Tuesday Night

Leslie Jordan Headlines Chattanooga Theater Center Show May 15th

In this interview, actor/writer Leslie Jordan talks about how winning an Emmy took his career in an unexpected direction, what happened when he blew off a balcony during the Will & Grace finale and how growing up in Chattanooga influenced the autobiographical plays he writes.  Jordan will perform in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's annual fundraiser, Tuesday Night Live!, on M

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11:03am

Wed May 9, 2012

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

Tornadoes killed more than 500 people in the U.S. last year — the highest number in decades. Already this year, 63 people have died, and the tornado season doesn't hit its peak until June.

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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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