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

Fri March 14, 2014
Community

Would You Like To Make a Book? Dombrowski Hosting 'Artist Books' Events 3/14 & 15

What is a book? Most of us would have a ready answer for that question, but Chattanooga artist Bob Dombrowski wants to complicate it. In the past thirty years he has created more than 100 “artist books.” Simply put, an artist’s book is whatever the artist decides it is.

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9:43am

Fri March 14, 2014
Pediatric Health Series

Local Infant Mortality Rates Decrease, But African-Americans Still Disproportionately Affected

According to the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley, our region's children are among the unhealthiest in Tennessee and the nation.  One reason for that is our high rate of infant mortality.  In this feature news segment, Michael Edward Miller reports that infant mortality has improved over the last few years, but there are still challenges, particularly for African-Americans.  This is true both in Hamilton County and around the nat

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8:03pm

Thu March 13, 2014
Health

Ask the Doc: Should I Eat Backwards?

Many of us eat according to a predictable pattern: something small and quick for breakfast (because we're in a hurry), something moderate for lunch, and a large dinner.  But Dr. Danielle Mitchell recommends turning that pattern backwards, and eating the most calories at breakfast.

Dr. Mitchell founded the Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health.  She joins WUTC's Michael Edward Miller to talk about eating and exercise in this interview, part of our regular "Ask the Doc" series.

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9:34am

Thu March 13, 2014
Community

Poison Prevention Is Up To You

Credit Tennessee Poison Center

The number one cause of injury deaths in the state of Tennessee is poison.  National Poison Prevention Week provides an opportunity to remind communities about what you can do to reduce accidental poisoning. 

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11:17am

Wed March 12, 2014
Happenings

Ocowassee Festival Features Dozens of Free Outdoor Activities 3/28 – 3/30

The first-ever Ocowassee Festival starts March 28th and offers a wide selection of free, family-friendly outdoor activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, bird watching, orienteering and more.  In this interview, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller discusses festival highlights with Tennessee State Park Ranger Angelo Giansante from the Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park.

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10:05am

Wed March 12, 2014
Happenings

Chattanooga Autism Center Hosts Conference, Invites Public to Awareness Day Event

Credit Chattanooga Autism Center

April is Autism Awareness Month, and the Chattanooga Autism Center has two events planned: one will take place on Awareness Day, April 2nd, at Miller Plaza.  The other is a conference on April 4th at the Chattanooga Convention Center. 

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11:50am

Tue March 11, 2014
Education

Journey to the South Pacific 3D Takes You to the Coral Triangle

Jawai and the Whale Shark from Journey To The South Pacific currently showing at the Tennessee Aquarium's IMAX Theater.
Credit IMAX & MacGillivray Freeman FIlms

The new 3D movie at the Tennessee Aquarium's IMAX Theater takes you to one of the most bio-diverse areas of the ocean with a tour of the Coral Triangle. 

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11:36am

Tue March 11, 2014
Happenings

'Local Hero Project' Seeks Short Films for Festival 3/20

The Local Hero Project is a short film festival within the Lookout Wild Film Festival here in Chattanooga. Everyone is invited to submit a short video--three minutes or less--about the outdoors. There’ll be a grab bag of prizes for a couple of winning videos, but every video will be shown on the night. All the videos will also be shown on Comcast’s “Get Local” channel, and some may even be part of a future Chattanooga Visitor’s Bureau commercial.

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11:27am

Tue March 11, 2014
Happenings

Southeast Youth Corps Hosts Golden Cairn Awards 4/3

The Southeast Youth Corps will host the 2014 Louis Ross Golden Cairn Awards on Thursday, April 3rd.  WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Corps members about the event.

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10:05am

Mon March 10, 2014
Education

Project Inspire Brings STEM Teachers to Public Schools

Credit Project Inspire

Project Inspire is a teacher residency program designed to prepare math and science professionals for Chattanooga's classrooms. 

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1:42pm

Fri March 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

ArtsBuild Recognizes Ruth Holmberg as as a Leader of Chattanooga's Arts Community

On March 11, ArtsBuild Chattanooga will present Ruth Holmberg with their first Arts Leadership Award. Holmberg was the publisher of the Chattanooga Times from 1964 until 1992. She’s also chaired the boards of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera association and the Hunter Museum, and is a founding member of the Tennessee Arts Commission. WUTC's Richard Winham talked to the president of ArtsBuild, Dan Bowers, and Chair of the Board Patti Frierson.

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9:00am

Fri March 7, 2014
Books

Chattanooga Native Bill Dedman Co-Authors ‘Empty Mansions’ Bestseller

MEET THE AUTHOR: Bill Dedman will be in Chattanooga on Tuesday, March 11th to sign books and give a presentation at the Chattanooga Writer’s Guild Meeting.  The event is free and open to the public, and will take place 6:30pm – 8pm at the Chattanooga Public Library downtown.

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10:51am

Thu March 6, 2014
Education

Speaker Series Will Focus on Learning Differences

Skyuka Hall is hosting a Speaker Series featuring topics related to children with learning differences with the topic of exploring support strategies for learners of all abilities for the next event on March 11th. 

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8:42am

Thu March 6, 2014
Books

What Frank Tavares, the ‘Voice of NPR,’ is Doing Today

Frank Tavares is a fiction writer, college professor and former NPR announcer.
Credit Richard Glinka

For three decades, Frank Tavares was one of the most-heard voices on NPR stations.  He’s the one who voiced NPR’s underwriting credits—those short “Support comes from….” statements that appear during shows like Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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4:24pm

Wed March 5, 2014
Happenings

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Offering Training Seminar 3/6

There is no typical suicide victim.  No age group, ethnicity or background is immune.  But some troubled individuals display behaviors, either deliberately or inadvertently, that signal their suicide intent, and help is available.  The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network is offering a suicide prevention training seminar for mental health and substance abuse workers on Thursday, March 6th, and the seminar is open to the general public.  

WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Tricia Henderson of UTC’s Counseling Center about the event.

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