Arts & Culture


Fri January 20, 2012

Thomas P. Balázs's Debut Collection- ‘Omicron Ceti III’

Thomas P. Balázs,  fiction writer and UTC professor, will publish his first collection of stories in late January. The book is titled Omicron Ceti III. calls Balázs “an inspired and inventive writer resourceful enough to also draw on many diverse sources, cultural and pop-cultural.” Kevin Wilson, the author of The Family Fang, claims Omicron Ceti III is a “dazzling collection [that] boldly goes into unknown territory.” Garrett Crowe spoke with Thomas Balázs about his debut book.


Thu January 19, 2012
Arts & Culture

New Director, New Direction For AVA

The Association for Visual Arts already has an impact on Chattanooga--they are one of the city's largest arts organizations, with around 600 members.  But now AVA is doing even more to connect with the community.  Anne Willson, the new executive director, joins us to discuss new partnerships between AVA and nonprofits.  Also, Willson discusses a new magazine AVA is producing called The Bridge.


Fri January 6, 2012

Defending The Scenic City In Heartland:Chattanooga

Heartland Chattanooga

Garrett Crowe

Chattanooga, TN – Chattanooga resident Adam McElhaney recently developed a game for iOS devices called Heartland: Chattanooga. The game is an action shooter that presents Chattanooga as the setting for World War III. Garrett Crowe talked to Adam about his interest in video games and the process of developing a iPhone/iPad app.

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Wed January 4, 2012

Some Great Reads You Might Have Missed In 2011

Some Great Reads You Might Have Missed In 2011

Michael Edward Miller

Chattanooga, TN – Adera Causey is a volunteer book reviewer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Each week, the newspaper publishes one of Causey's reviews in the Sunday books section. In this segment, she joins us to discuss books you might have missed in 2011.


Teju Cole - Open City

Jesmyn Ward - Salvaging the Bones

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Thu November 6, 2003
Arts & Culture

Singer/Songwriter Shelby Lynne on Thursday's Free Lunch

Chattanooga,TN – Produced by AMERICANA music, these radio specials are candid interviews with various artists.

The host, Rusty Miller of "This Week In AMERICANA" has produced radio specials for Nickel Creek, Dolly Parton, Guy Clark and more.

This interview with Shelby Lynne focuses are her elgantly simple new album "Identity Crisis." Lynne also talks about songwriting and her southern background.

The interview will air at noon on Thursday.

For more information on AMERICANA productions, visit


Wed July 24, 2002
Arts & Culture

This Saturday On This American Life

This American Life airs every Saturday evening at 11:00 PM Eastern here on NPR Music 88. Click to read a description of this Saturday's show.

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