Chattanooga

11:30am

Fri February 6, 2015
CHA175

Chattanooga Oral History: Darrell McDonald's Story

In 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrated its 175th birthday.  As part of the celebratory events, WUTC  88.1 FM recorded interviews with approximately 30 residents for an oral history project.

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12:48pm

Thu February 5, 2015
CHA175

Chattanooga Oral History: Ray Laliberte's Story

In 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrated its 175th birthday.  As part of the celebratory events, WUTC  88.1 FM recorded interviews with approximately 30 residents for an oral history project.

Ray Laliberte, a teacher at Chattanooga’s Center For Creative Arts, talks about a memory that’s both his hardest one and fondest one.  He tells us about his student Kelly Butler, who passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly during her senior year.

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1:18pm

Wed February 4, 2015
Community

Small Homes, Big Dreams: Tiny House Enthusiasts Hope to Start A Community in Chattanooga

In a promotional Kickstarter video, Travis and Brittany Pyke sit on the porch of a tiny house.
Credit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/windrivercustomhomes/wind-river-and-tiny-house-chattanooga-begin-a-tiny

How much space do you really need?  Some Chattanoogans are choosing to live in houses with only 190 square feet of living space--about the third of the size of a single-wide mobile home.  In this segment, Travis Pyke of Wind River Custom Homes (a local company that builds these domiciles) and Hannah Shadrick and Mary Ann Twitty of Tiny House Chatt join us to talk about the appeal of living in these small, portable, energy-efficient buildings.

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12:49pm

Wed February 4, 2015
CHA175

Chattanooga Oral History: Ellen Heavilon's Story

In 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrated its 175th birthday.  As part of the celebratory events, WUTC  88.1 FM recorded interviews with approximately 30 residents for an oral history project.

This story is from Ellen Heavilon, Executive Director and Founder of the Hart Gallery, which supports homeless and non-traditonal artists by helping them create artwork and giving them a place to sell it.  Heavilon's story is about trust and transformation.

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5:33pm

Tue February 3, 2015
Happenings

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Awards Luncheon 2/9 at Convention Center

The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) ia a charter school designed to help young women from what they call “underserved communities.” Almost all of the students qualify for the free lunch program. Most of them come from very poor backgrounds, but CGLA aims to be a beacon of hope. Richard Winham talked to Bess  Steverson, the director of the foundation that helps fund the school. She joined the school this past September because she wanted to help them realize their ambitious goals.

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2:38pm

Mon February 2, 2015
CHA175

Chattanooga Oral History: Moses Freeman's Story

In 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrated its 175th birthday.  As part of the celebratory events, WUTC  88.1 FM recorded interviews with approximately 30 residents for an oral history project.

Moses Freeman joins us for this segment.  Born here, he's a City Council member who represents District 8.  He talks about growing up in Chattanooga and the changes he's seen in technology and civil rights.

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9:49am

Fri January 30, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 12: Chattanooga Is Crazy for Tattoo Art and Organic Juice

If you like high-end tattoos,vampish pinups, and pirates, then there is no doubt that you already know Christine “Hollywood” Bordeaux.  She is the proprietor of Blackbeard Tattoo and has been fascinated with the artform since getting her first ink at age 15.  Despite the quirky image of tattoo parlors, Christine must deal with the same issues as every other business owner (like attracting customers, turning a profit, and managing employees).

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6:39pm

Thu January 29, 2015
Arts & Culture

'Awesome Songs for Cool Kids' Wins Adult Fans, Too

Awesome Songs for Cool Kids was released in 2014.

Chattanooga native Alex Volz returned to the Scenic City after more than a decade of living in Los Angeles.  While in LA, he recorded a children's album, Awesome Songs for Cool KidsNow that he's back here, he's been performing his wild, hilarious songs at local events like Normalpalooza and the Mainx24 festival.

Volz has fans in both Chattanooga and Los Angeles.

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5:45pm

Wed January 28, 2015
Arts & Culture

New Reflections Gallery Exhibition Features Favorite Pieces by 30 Chattanooga Artists

  Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway has a new exhibition called “Artist’s Favorites.” Representing thirty different artists working in watercolor, wood and oil, the exhibition is a collection of each artists’ personal favorites. Richard Winham stopped by the gallery to talk to Margaret Park and Burney Thompkins, two of the artists whose work is in the exhibition.

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4:52pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Happenings

Parents, Students Invited to Free College Planning & Financial Aid Conference 1/31

From a media release:

U.S. Department of Education coming to Chattanooga for College Goal Tennessee 2015

High school students/parents/educators invited to learn more about college financial aid

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11:50am

Mon January 26, 2015
Arts & Culture

'The Future West' Film Team Seeks Crowdfunding for Sequel

Wally (Chris Schulz, left) and Sugar Baby (Geoff James, right) are two lifelong friends lost in the wilderness in Cindicate's 'The Future West.'

Southern dramatic short The Future West premiered at last year's Chattanooga Film Festival. Cindicate Productions created the  22-minute film about two friends lost in the Georgia wilderness, seeking direction--both literally and metaphorically.  Being lost together forces them to have deep, honest conversation about their lives.

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9:48am

Fri January 23, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Ep11: Two Media Mavens Show How Social Media Can Jumpstart Your Business

When Ashley Danford founded Whiskey Women, she needed to get the word out without breaking the bank on expensive marketing.  Because she had a background in social media, Ashley understood how to harness the power of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a host of other platforms.  Today Whiskey Women is growing and has partnerships with major distillers like Diageo.

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4:53pm

Thu January 22, 2015
Arts & Culture

Harping In Harmony: Beverly Inman-Ebel Previews Free CHE Concerts

For decades, Beverly Inman-Ebel longed to play the harp, but never got around to learning it.  In this interview, she tells us what motivated her to finally take lessons and become a proficient player.  She’s now active in the local harp community—she is president of the Jan Pennington Gray Harp Fund, and she performs with the Chattanooga Harp Ensemble, which is giving two free concerts at the end of the month.

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4:29pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Best New Read

Berryhill Gets His ‘Mojo’ Working in New Novel

In this version of Chattanooga, monsters hide beneath the streets and in lurk dark corners.

Shane Berryhill’s Bad Mojo features vampires—called “vipers” by the locals—who dwell in underground Chattanooga.  Zombies attack people in alleys near the Terminal Brewhouse.  Legendary dive bar the Stone Lion is still open for business, an enchanted, magically-protected haven for humans and supernatural creatures alike.

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1:18pm

Tue January 20, 2015
Happenings

Terra Mae Hosting Benefit Feast for The Siskin Children's Institute on 2/5

Chef Shelley Cooper at Terra Mae Appalachian Bistro is bringing together friends and colleagues along with her mentor to celebrate good food for a great cause—the Siskin Children’s Institute. Last year they raised $5000 for Siskin—this year they are certain they will surpass that, according to Chef Cooper.

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