Chattanooga

2:04pm

Thu May 17, 2012

2:33pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Charity Begins At Home

Origin Story: The Northside Neighborhood House

This is part of our Charity Begins At Home series, where we explore the history behind some of Chattanooga's oldest and most prominent non-profit organizations.

One day during the Great Depression in Chattanooga, Rose Longgley, Emily Page Schlessinger and their friends went for a walk to the North Chattanooga post office, and they saw families in need camped out near the river.  That moment sparked nearly ninety years' worth of helping local residents at the Northside Neighborhood House.

 

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10:23am

Wed May 16, 2012
Community

Red Riders and Tour de Cure

Tava Young

Tour de Cure is Saturday, May 19th all across America.  It is a bicycle ride to raise funds and awareness for the American Diabetes Association.  A team of energetic young bicycle riders have been training for Tour de Cure to join thousands of people across the country in support of diabetes research.  The Red Riders are people with diabetes riding in Tour de Cure.  Several of the young teens riding in the Chattanooga Tour have been training for months.

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9:54am

Mon May 14, 2012
Community

Urban Design Challenge Phase 5

The River City Company is ready for the 5th team in the Urban Design Challenge to present their vision of a part of Chattanooga's future.  On Tuesday, May 15th the team will be presenting their design concept of the Vine Street Corridor, a street connecting the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with Georgia Avenue.  The presentation will take place at 5:30 at the Central Church of Christ at 400 Vine Street, at the corner of Vine and Lindsay Street.

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10:51am

Sun May 13, 2012
Very Funny

Vaudeville Cafe hosts 'Mouth of the South' Comedy Competition

This stand-up comic competition begins May 15th and runs on Tuesday nights at Vaudeville Cafe in downtown Chattanooga.  Sixty or so comedians from the Tennessee Valley and beyond have signed up to compete.  The final round will be judged by an agent from Funny Business comedy booking agency.  For more information, click here.

Listen to the story with comics Kristine Kinsey and Chad Rosser and Vaudeville Manager Sandra Moses.  

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11:39am

Wed May 9, 2012
Live From Chattanooga, It's Tuesday Night

Leslie Jordan Headlines Chattanooga Theater Center Show May 15th

In this interview, actor/writer Leslie Jordan talks about how winning an Emmy took his career in an unexpected direction, what happened when he blew off a balcony during the Will & Grace finale and how growing up in Chattanooga influenced the autobiographical plays he writes.  Jordan will perform in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's annual fundraiser, Tuesday Night Live!, on M

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10:26am

Fri April 27, 2012
One Year Later

'Just Plumb Gone': A Year After the Tornado in Apison, Tenn.

This photo was taken near the home of Virigina and Tim Miller in Apison, Tenn., after a deadly tornado came through on April 27, 2011.
Credit Virginia and Tim Miller

A year ago, a series of deadly tornadoes came through the area and killed 81 people in the Chattanooga region. Apison, Tennessee, was one of the places that was hit particularly hard.

This piece was produced from interviews with residents of Apison who survived the tornado of April 27, 2011. You'll hear Virginia Miller and her husband Tim Miller, who made a horrific discovery in their yard, Bob Dasal, the pastor of Apison Baptist Church, Margie Hullander, who lost loved ones, and Kenny Carter, who was lifted out of his home by the winds.

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2:21pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Attention Ira Glass Fans

This American Life In Chattanooga May 10th

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.

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11:42am

Thu April 5, 2012

1:43pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Cultural Tourism

What's New & Noteworthy At Chattanooga's 12th Annual 4 Bridges Arts Festival

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.

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12:30pm

Tue April 3, 2012
Trash Into Cash? Well...

Junk for Sale (Not Garbage, Mind You)

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.

 

 

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3:03pm

Mon March 26, 2012
Membership

WUTC-HD2 Goes Live; Talk Of The Nation Returns To Chattanooga

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.

The Diane Rehm Show airs weekdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST on WUTC-HD2.

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11:48am

Thu March 22, 2012
Books

Novelist Chad Prevost Delays 'Happiness'

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.

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10:44am

Fri March 16, 2012
Pet Party

McKamey's 'Yappy Meower' Series Benefits Homeless Cats and Pups

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.

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8:44am

Fri March 9, 2012
Stand-Up Comedy

Mencia Performing In Chattanooga 3/9 and 3/10

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.

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