On Thursday, May 10th, 2012, Host Ira Glass and friends will perform an episode of This American Life on stage at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in NYC, and send it live via satellite to more than 500 movie theaters across the country, including Rave Motion Pictures East Ridge 18 and Hamilton Place 10-17 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Laura Linz directs the 4 Bridges Arts Festival, presented by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA). Linz joins us to talk about what's new at this year's 4 Bridges, which is coming up on April 14th and 15th at the First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga, Tennessee . It's one of Chattanooga's most prominent art festivals, and it will feature 170 artists this year.
Greg Ross runs the junk shop, Estate of Confusion, on Main Street.
Greg Ross runs Estate of Confusion, a junk shop on Main Street. The place is full of old tools, machine parts, and other curiosities. The inventory might look a little worn or rusty to most people. But this is a junk shop, after all, and it takes a certain kind of imaginative customer to see the true potential in all the junk.
Listeners who have HD radio receivers can now tune in to WUTC-HD2, a new radio service broadcasting 24 hours a day in Chattanooga, Tennessee. WUTC-HD2 provides hours of CD-quality music, plus two weekday NPR news shows. Listen online or tune your HD radio to 88.1-1 and dial up WUTC's second channel at 88.1-2.
This is a story about writing--a story that involves bigger questions about the current e-book revolution and the future of publishing. It's a story about the way that writing can go off in unexpected directions.
Beavis Cuddlesworth is one of thousands of kittens adopted from McKamey.
McKamey Animal Center on North Access Road gives medical care and shelter to animals without homes. Executive Director Karen Walsh talks about a new, recurring fundraiser series called "Yappy Meower." Future dates and locations include Sticky Fingers on March 19, Mia Cucina on April 6th and The Blue Plate on May 1st. Mary Helen Miller visited McKamey to find out more about the services -- some of them quite quirky -- that McKamey offers its animals.
Carlos Mencia, best known for his Comedy Central show The Mind of Mencia, is coming to Chattanooga to perform stand-up comedy at the Vaudeville Café. He has shows on Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th. In this interview, he discusses changes in his life and his act.
The River City Company is celebrating 25 years of working with the community to build a better Chattanooga. The Urban Design Challenge is part of that celebration. In this challenge design teams are provided with an area of the city in need of a makeover and the teams develop a concept to improve the location with the future of the city in mind. Three teams have already presented their concepts. There are six total teams in the Urban Design Challenge. The fourth team
Rylan Steele has created a series of photographs that cause viewers to take a closer look at ordinary workspaces--the clutter and the cleanliness of offices, warehouses and other spaces we inhabit every day but rarely think about.
Tucked away off Main Street, The Camp House is a warehouse that has been converted to a coffee house and music venue. It features an intimate setting and multi-track recording--in fact the facility, was originally designed to double as a music recording space for the Mission Chattanooga. Now it's home to a local blend of coffee and different music performances each day of the week.
Chattanooga is well on its way to becoming the first city in America with its own unique typeface. Chatype is being developed through the grass-roots efforts of DJ Trischler and Jonathan Mansfield combined with the design creativity of Robbie de Villiers and Jeremy Dooley. Chatype is currently in beta and when it is complete it will be a gift to the people of Chattanooga. The hope is that the typeface will be used to help brand and promote the city as well as celebrate the rich history and exciting future.
Miki Boni and Tom Paulsin put a lot of work into transforming an old house in the Southside District into a contemporary, comfortable art gallery. Now when visitors come, they hope they’ll enjoy the art and stay awhile. A long while. Maybe overnight or for the weekend.
For the last couple of years, the Planet Altered Gallery on Chattanooga’s Southside has held fundraising events called CAFE Grant Suppers. At these events, people pay $12 for dinner. During the dinner, artists and creative people who could use extra money to fund their work give pitches. People listen to the pitches, vote, and then the winning artist receives most of the money people paid for dinner–often several hundred dollars total. It’s a way for the Southside community to gather, enjoy food and fun, and support a local artist.
“I don’t ever talk to anybody who’s older than me,” John Flansburgh says in this interview with WUTC 88.1 FM’s Richard Winham. Both Flansburgh and Winham have been in the music business for decades. Winham, the host of WUTC’s afternoon music show, started his radio career in 1972. Flansburgh’s music career began in 1982, when he and John Linnell founded the band They Might Be Giants. In this extended, informal conversation, Winham doesn’t exactly interview Flansburgh–instead, these two music-industry veterans wind up interviewing each other, comparing their musical tastes and contrastin