"Treasure of the Templars" is one of more than 35 novels by Chattanooga-area author Tim Champlin, whose career began in the early 1980s.
Chattanooga-area author Tim Champlin's first few novels were published in the early 1980s. Writing mainly Westerns, he's now penned more than thirty-five books. In this extended interview, he discusses his long career. Many of his novels originally published in paperback or hardcover are being re-issued as e-books.
'The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food' by Janisse Ray. She will be in Chattanooga on July 24th.
“[I]n the last one hundred years,” Janisse Ray writes in The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food, “94 percent of seed varieties available at the turn of the century in America and considered a part of the human commons have been lost.”
Her book explains why so many seed varieties have vanished, and how this loss could pose serious environmental dangers.
Velo Coffee Roasters has been on Chattanooga's Main Street for almost five years, selling coffee by the cup and delivering bags of beans by bike to businesses across the city. Their original business plan was for slow but steady growth, but now they’re ready to take a big step forward. The coffee roaster they’ve been using is too small and they’d like to replace it.
Chattanooga's Department of Youth and Family Development is working with at-risk kids by using a holistic approach to keep them in school. City Administrator Lurone "Coach" Jennings discusses the Chattanooga Ambassador Program.
The Chattanooga Nature Center and Arboretum and Reflection Riding is a peaceful oasis just minutes from downtown. Circling the foot of Lookout Mountain, Reflection Riding is acres of open pasture and woodland bisected by miles of trails that wind through the woods and beside the river that snakes though the property. Michael Green, one of the dozens of volunteers who run the Nature Center, takes us for a short walk through the property, stopping at the animal sanctuary, which is one of the center’s biggest draws.
The protagonist, Hal Franklin, is a twelve-year-old shapeshifter who can turn into a dragon. Along with his friends, he must keep an uneasy peace between humans and mythical creatures such as dragons, ogres, and centaurs.
New midsize SUV from Volkswagen to be produced in Chattanooga (Concept car shown)
Credit Copyright Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Saying that the United States "is and will remain one of the most important markets for Volkswagen," officials at Volkswagen announced that the Chattanooga, Tennessee plant will assemble the company's new midsize, seven-passenger SUV. About $600 million will be invested in new production, and 2,000 new jobs are expected to be added.
"This is also a strong signal for the US as an industrial and automobile production location," said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, in a prepared statement.
Tiffany Muff and Landon Steele are working on an ambitious project: they want to record a new version of the famous song "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" and release a music video for the song. Last year, they sought Kickstarter funding for the project. They met that goal, but need additional support to finish the video editing and music recording.
The bagpipe players and Scottish drummers in the City of Chattanooga Pipe Band have won all three competitions they've entered this year. Bagpipe player Diron Cundiff joins us to talk about the band's success and how the band is open to new members as well as experienced musicians.
Former 911 dispatcher Jeff Hewitt writes fiction, humor, horror and more. He co-wrote an article for Cracked.com, “5 Terrible Things I Learned As A 911 Dispatcher,” which currently has more than one million page views. Popular horror podcasts Pseudopod dramatized his short story “Face Change,” with actor Anson Mount reading it.
The Chattanooga Symphony’s Independence Day Celebration is set for Thursday, July 3rd in Coolidge Park starting at 8 o’clock. In addition to the music, there’ll be food available from vendors in the park, or people can stop at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre for their Star Spangled BBQ event. Kim Jackson from the Chattanooga Theatre Centre and Molly Sasse from the CSO discuss it in this interview segment.
How can athletes take care of their knees and joints and prevent future problems? Does running cause arthritis? What can a person do about chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis--is a knee replacement the only option? Dr. Danielle Mitchell from the Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health joins us to discuss these topics and more.