Chattanooga

5:12pm

Fri September 13, 2013
Books

The 'Color of Christ' and The Civil War: A Conversation With Edward J. Blum

An interview with Edward Blum.

Publisher's Weekly named The Color of Christ as one of the best religion books of 2012.  

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2:23pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

Chattanooga Artists Create Animal Art, Pet Portraits for Reflections Gallery

  Opening September 12th and showing through October 24th, the new Reflections Gallery exhibit features farm animals, wild animals and household animals.  Patrons can even commission portraits of their cats, dogs and other pets.  Reflections Gallery is located at 6922 Lee Highway.

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5:04pm

Fri September 6, 2013
Community

Chattanooga's Center for Mindful Living Hosts Open House Sunday, September 8th

The Center for Mindful Living, a non-profit center dedicated to teaching and supporting mindful practices, is hosting an open house on Sunday, September 8th from 3 until 5. In a press release from the center, mindfulness is summarized as “the practice of being present and accepting ourselves and others without judgment or fear.”

The 4000 square foot facility is divided into four offices as well as open spaces including a meditation and contemplation room with an adjacent outdoor garden, as well as an education studio, a library and a kitchen.

12:03pm

Fri September 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

21 Galleries Participating in AVA's Gallery Hop on 9/7

An interview with AVA Director Anne Willson and board member Bobby Stone.

The seventh annual AVA Gallery Hop, taking place September 7th, offers art lovers a chance to visit 21 different galleries in downtown Chattanooga and win an instant art collection.

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5:28pm

Mon August 26, 2013
On The Road

Ayesha & Zachary Reynolds Plan 30-Day 'Caravan of Change' Tour

Ayesha and Zachary Reynolds, a married couple who live in Chattanooga, want to travel in a vintage Airstream trailer across the Southeast and help ten people improve their lives.  They call their project Caravan of Change, and they're planning to create short films based on their journey.  To raise funds for travel and filming costs, they've started a Kickstarter campaign.

11:31am

Fri August 23, 2013
Nonprofits

Chattanooga Organization is Eradicating Childhood Malnutrition in Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas. When local cardiologist Mitchell Mutter first began visiting the island in 1988, 25% of the children on the island were starving. After visiting the island on week-long medical missions for seven years working in chaotic conditions with few resources treating as many people as he could, Dr. Mutter reached a crossroads.

Despite the best efforts of Mutter and his colleagues, a 3-year-old child he’d been treating for malnutrition died in his arms. It was at that point he realized that he and his colleagues would never be able to correct the terrible conditions on the island by themselves. After months of agonizing over the problem he decided to form an organization called Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti so that, as he put it, “Haitians can help Haitians to solve the problems of health, economics, infrastructure, and literacy.”

Fifteen years later their work is beginning to bear fruit. 

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11:16am

Fri August 23, 2013
Books

Wooley Pens Clerical Crime Novel 'Murder, Intelligently Designed'

An interview with Becky Wooley.

Becky Wooley's Grit and Grace mystery novels feature amateur detectives Grit Griffin and Grace Willis, two churchgoing sleuths whose cases are often entangled with church drama and theological questions.

Murder, Intelligently Designed is the second book in the series,  a clerical crime novel that combines questions about faith and science with a whodunit plot.

Becky Wooley lives in Chattanooga, and is a minister's wife and former church secretary.   

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3:58pm

Mon August 19, 2013
Ecology

DeWaard Presents 'Mystery & Magic of Monarchs' 8/25

Outdoor educator Wanda DeWaard will give a presentation, "The Mystery and Magic of Monarchs," at Chattanooga State Community College's Humanities Auditorium on Sunday, August 25th.  The Tennessee Aquarium and the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Wild Ones are partnering with each other to bring DeWaard here.  In this segment, we talk about monarch butterflies and milkweed with DeWaard and Sally Wencel, President of the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Wild Ones.

11:29am

Mon August 12, 2013
Education

Mentors, High School Students Sought for Architecture, Construction & Engineering Program

The ACE Mentor Program of Chattanooga, Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia connects high school students with architects, engineers and other professionals in the construction industry.  Students who participate in the program work on design teams, learn real-world skills and get the opportunity to win scholarships. 

5:39pm

Tue August 6, 2013

4:08pm

Mon August 5, 2013
Education

New Public Service Awareness Campaign Helps Kids, Parents Discuss Bullying and Cyberbullying

Project Anti-Bully has developed a social media campaign to help kids and parents talk about bullying.  The campaign is called It’s Not Physical  It’s Personal.

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4:31pm

Fri August 2, 2013
Education

Federal Deficit Reduction Efforts Could Eliminate 1,200 Tennessee Children From Head Start

Head Start programs help disadvantaged children prepare for early education in primary school.  But due to federal sequestration efforts, many local kids  will not be able to attend Head Start and Early Head Start programs.  WUTC's Mark Colbert has this report.

11:32am

Thu August 1, 2013
Arts & Culture

The Open Press Wants To Give Everyone A Chance To Get 'Their Hands Dirty'

The Open Press, a project started by Matt Greenwell, head of the Art department at UTC, and Paul Rustand, the creative director at Widgets and Stone, a local design company, resulted from their mutual passion for hands-on creativity. They are both comfortable using the tools and techniques of the digital age, but at the same time they both have a yen for a time when everything moved a little more slowly, and the work produced had the immediately recognizable stamp of an artisanal, made by hand product. Not necessarily perfect, but(for them) beautiful in its imperfection.

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3:08pm

Wed July 31, 2013
#POTUSinCHA

Republicans, Booksellers React to Obama's Chattanooga Visit

President Obama waves to the crowd at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga, TN.
Credit Mike MIller

  NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with a couple of Republican lawmakers about President Obama's speech in Chattanooga on Tuesday.  Mr. Obama wants to lower corporate tax rates to create new jobs, but the Republicans say taxes should be lowered for individual business owners as well as corporations.  Meanwhile, the American Booksellers Association is criticizing Mr. Obama for choosing an Amazon fulfillment center as the location for his speech.  They claim Amazon unfairly undercuts book prices, which makes it difficult for independent booksellers to compete.

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4:41pm

Tue July 30, 2013
WUTC Special

President Obama Spoke in Chattanooga--Here's the Whole Speech

President Obama speaks at the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, TN.
Credit Mike MIller

President Obama spoke on Tuesday, July 30th at the Amazon distribution center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  He outlined five different key points for "Better Bargain for the Middle Class" plan to create jobs and grow American manufacturing.  This is the full, unedited audio of his speech.  Amazon employee Lydia Flanders gave the introduction.

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