Arts & Culture


Thu December 13, 2012
I want your...I need your...

To Clean a Skull: Beetles, Bones, and Business

Matt Nooga holding the skull of a bobcat
Credit Garrett Crowe

One might say Matt Nooga from Rossville, Georgia has a sticky job. He cleans animal skulls for a living. And if you think cleaning skulls for money is unusual, wait until you learn about his method.

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Tue December 11, 2012
Jazz Special On WUTC

Dryden's Tribute To Dave Brubeck Airs Wednesday Evening

Dave Brubeck plays piano at the 1992 Charlotte Jazz Festival
Credit Ken Dryden

'Dziekuje, Dave' will air at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12.  WUTC's Ken Dryden is producing the two-hour special, named after a Brubeck composition honoring Chopin.  Dryden will include rare recordings from his personal collection.  

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Fri December 7, 2012

Shane Berryhill’s ‘The Long Silent Night’ Is A Holiday Mashup

Shane Berryhill, a Chattanooga, TN resident and author of the Chance Fortune young-adult series, has a new novel intended for all ages.  The Long Silent Night is a Christmas noir tale starring a North Pole detective named Jack Frost.

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Thu December 6, 2012

Addiction & Recovery Recounted In ‘Hooked’

A new book tells the true story of a Chattanooga woman who got so hooked on hydrocodone that she took between 30 and 40 pills a day. 

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Mon November 26, 2012
No Shipping, No Waiting

Holiday Gift Idea: Give Apps

Lifehacker's 2012 Gift Guide recommends giving apps.

Whitson Gordon, Deputy Editor at, talks about reasons to give people apps and digital subscriptions as gifts instead of physical presents.  Lifehacker recently published a 2012 gift guide.

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Wed November 21, 2012

'Santaland Diaries': A Sardonic Elf Takes Center Stage

Judy LaMance and Joshua Harrell star in 'Season's Greetings' and 'The Santaland Diaries.'
Credit Cansler Photography

In this segment, we hear how David Sedaris's sardonic monologue about being a Macy's elf became a classic holiday play, and we talk to the cast and director of the Chattanooga Theatre Center's The Santaland Diaries (plus Season's Greetings.)  It runs November 23rd through December 8th.

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Wed November 21, 2012
Comedy As A Career

They Quit Their Day Jobs. You May Laugh.

The Quit Your Day Job comedy tour is coming to J.J.'s Bohemia in Chattanooga on November 27th.  In this segment, we talk to three comedians: Grady Ray, who is a former cop; Matt Ward, who is the tour organizer; and J.C. Ratliff, who says he has more fun when his jokes bomb.

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Wed November 21, 2012
Muskets & Malls

State of the Union Exhibit Combines Civil War's Past and Present

Gregg Segal's photo taken at the battle sight of Orchard Knob
Credit Gregg Segal

What would it look like if the American Civil War happened today in 2012? That's exactly what photographer Gregg Segal depicts in his State of the Union exhibit.

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Wed November 7, 2012
History Buffs, Listen Up

Women Stealing Pantaloons & The 19th Century Press

Dr. Anthony Fellow discusses his new paper, "They Are Stealing Our Pantaloons: Women Journalists in the Civil War."  His presentation is one of many at the annual Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression, which starts Thursday, November 8th and is free and open to the public.

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Thu November 1, 2012
It's The End Of The World As We Know It

'Boom' Is A Different Kind Of Big Bang Comedy

Theater For The New South is performing Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's Boom, starting November 2nd at the Rivoli Art Mill in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  It's a sci-fi comedy involving an Earth-destroying comet, an awkward attempt at repopulating the world, and weirdly prescient fish.


Wed October 31, 2012
It's A Scream

Halloween Special! Vincent Phipps Reads An Original Ghost Story

Professional storyteller Vincent Ivan Phipps joins us with a dramatic reading from his new book/CD Spooky-Nooga: Ghost Stories From Chattanooga, TN.

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Fri October 12, 2012
Wayne White's Whimsy

'Beauty Is Embarrassing' Star Drops By WUTC

The documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing tells Wayne White's story.  White, who grew up in Hixson in the 1970's, longed to leave Chattanooga and become an artist.  After college, he moved to New York City and wound up as an Emmy-winning set designer and puppeteer on Pee-Wee's Playhouse.  He also was the art director for Peter Gabriel's Big Time music video.

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Fri October 5, 2012
Arts & Culture

October at the Chattanooga Market

The month of October is very busy for the staff at the Chattanooga Market beginning with the 40th Annual Fall Hodge Podge on Signal Mountain. 

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Wed October 3, 2012
At Carmike Majestic Oct 12 - 18

'Sahkanaga' Re-Imagines Tri-State Crematory Scandal

In this interview, writer/director John Henry Summerour discusses using the Tri-State Crematory scandal as the inspiration for Sahkanaga, an indie drama shot in Walker County.  Also, Summerour explains how he got North Georgia residents to participate in a film about events they'd rather forget.

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Tue October 2, 2012
Wine Tasting On The Walnut Street Bridge

'Wine Over Water' To Benefit Engel Stadium

Every year, Cornerstones, Inc. puts on the Wine Over Water wine-tasting event to help preserve historic Chattanooga buildings.  This year's event-- coming up October 6th--will raise funds to help preserve Engel Stadium.