Beth Kirby, a food blogger and amateur chef who lives in Chattanooga, is a weekly contestant on MasterChef. Gordon Ramsay hosts the cooking competition, which airs Wednesday evenings on Fox. In this interview, Kirby tells WUTC what it's like to be on the show, and she talks about her blog, Local Milk.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's School of Nursing has launched a new program to help people who have severe, persistent mental illness get quality health care. The project's innovative approach uses Tai Chi, wellness visits and education.
Tiffany Muff and Landon Steele hope to record a new version of our city’s most famous song and film a 1940’s-style music video right here in Chattanooga. They’re using Kickstarter to raise funds. The deadline is June 22, 2013.
WUTC previews the third annual New Dischord Festival with participants Tim Hinck, Ann Law and Marcus Ellsworth.
The third annual New Dischord Festival will take place June 6th – 9th, 2013 in various Chattanooga locations. Originally, the festival focused primarily on experimental and improvised music. Now it includes art collaborations, with local and national poets, musicians, dancers and other artists working together. Malcolm Goldstein, a violinist/composer active in experimental music since the 1960s, will perform on Thursday and Saturday.
Ben Schnell, creator and host of Another Story, joins WUTC for an interview. Schnell’s podcast features local people telling true, personal stories. Schnell culls some of the stories from a monthly storytelling competition at The Camp House. Other stories come from interviews Schnell conducts. The free podcast is available through iTunes, and Schnell has also created a Soundcloud page.
A ticket to Sangria on the Southside comes with unlimited food and drinks--and benefits local Latino outreach organization La Paz Chattanooga. The event will feature performances from the Calo Gitano flamenco dance company, food from Taqueria Jalisco, Mexican beer, and (of course!) sangria. David Martin from La Paz joins WUTC to discuss the event, which will take place Friday, May 3rd from 7 – 11 p.m. at the Lindsay Street Hall.
An interview with Susan Robinson, Executive Director of the Southern Lit Alliance, about the upcoming Celebration of Southern Literature in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
This biennial literary gathering used to be called the Conference On Southern Literature. It draws major Southern authors. But it's also open to fans--in fact, fans have always been welcome to attend. This year, organizers have changed the event's name to the Celebration of Southern Literature to emphasize that the public is welcome. Executive Director Susan Robinson expects the event to draw more than forty authors and a thousand fans to the Tivoli in Chattanooga.
WUTC's Michael Edward Miller interviews Arthur Golden, a Chattanooga native who wrote the bestseller 'Memoirs Of A Geisha.'
In 1997, Arthur Golden's smash bestseller Memoirs Of A Geisha was published. Since then, Golden's fans have eagerly awaited a follow-up. Golden says his new novel, set in 19th-century Amsterdam and North America, will be published next year. He stopped by WUTC recently and gave details about the story (and why he's taken so long writing it.)
WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller interviews This American Life creator/host Ira Glass. They discuss creativity, failure, how the element of surprise is crucial in radio stories, and much more. Glass will be here April 7th for the George T. Hunter Lecture series.
New York author Teddy Wayne talks about his novel 'The Love Song Of Jonny Valentine.' Wayne is coming to Chattanooga March 21st for the Meacham Writers' Workshop.
Teddy Wayne's novel The Love Song Of Jonny Valentine is a deft mix of pop-culture criticism and slick literary craft. Jonny, the protagonist/narrator, is a tween singer similar to Justin Bieber, and he's savvy enough to understand he exists solely as a marketing tool. Only eleven years old, his star is already fading. The novel is meant for adults—it’s a scathing satire of the music industry's hype machine. Critics are praising it.
Jamie Quatro, author of 'I Want To Show You More,' joins WUTC for an interview.
Grove/Atlantic published Barry Hannah, Charles Frazier and other celebrated Southern authors. Now, Grove/Atlantic is adding Jamie Quatro to their roster. Quatro’s debut collection of short stories, I Want To Show You More, comes out in March, and she visited WUTC for an interview.