Chattanooga

6:32pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Legal News

Tennessee’s Much-Maligned Statutory Rape Law Under Scrutiny

In Tennessee, when a teenager is the victim of statutory rape, the law could consider the teenager an accomplice in the crime.  Some people are outraged over this law, which dates back to 1895.  In this segment, WUTC explains what the law really means and why it's been on the books so long.

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1:59pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Live At Tivoli Feb 9

'Screwtape' Speaks

Max McLean originated the role of Screwtape in a new live version of C.S. Lewis's novel.

A live, theatrical version of The Screwtape Letters is coming to the Tivoli in Chattanooga on February 9th.  In this interview, actor/director Max McLean talks about us about adapting C.S. Lewis's novel for the stage.

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2:50pm

Fri January 25, 2013
Underground Comedy

'Organic: A Comedy Tour Documentary' Comes To Chattanooga

Ryan Singer and Jarrod Harris will perform at JJ's Bohemia on Jan 29th
Credit Ryan Singer

The Organic Comedy Tour will stop in Chattanooga on January 29th.  More than a comedy show, it’s a documentary-in-progress about underground comedy.  In this segment, we explain what "underground comedy" is and how Chattanooga fits in.

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12:59pm

Thu January 24, 2013
On The (Local) Media

Mr. Carroll Goes To Washington

Chris Carroll is getting ready for a big move.  Right now, he lives in Chattanooga and covers federal politics for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.  He'll move to D.C. in early February and be the newspaper's first reporter stationed there in several years.  In this interview, Carroll tells us about the job of political reporting and how he interned at The Daily Show.

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1:48pm

Fri January 18, 2013
Local Lit & Lore

‘Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge’ Quickly Became Bestseller

Moon Over Taylor's Ridge by Janie Dempsey Watts, published by Little Creek Books (2012)

An interview with Janie Dempsey Watts.

Janie Dempsey Watts’s debut novel Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge hit the shelves of the Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore in Chattanooga last fall and became one of the store’s bestselling local books.  In this interview, Watts talks about the North Georgia legends and true history that inspired her.

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3:30pm

Wed January 2, 2013
Health

Chattanooga Physician’s Drug Treatment Could Be First To Fight Preeclampsia

Dr. David Adair, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Chattanooga, is working on a drug treatment that could save pregnant women’s lives.  Preeclampsia affects between five and eight percent of all pregnancies, and it’s currently an incurable, sometimes-deadly disease.  The FDA recently designated the new drug treatment for fast-track review.

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1:49pm

Fri December 21, 2012
Studio Equipment, That Is

It’s Not The Equipment, But How You Use It

Chosen Productions is one of Chattanooga’s newest audio/video production companies, and they have a huge array of microphones, audio hardware, musical instruments—even a grand piano sitting beside a window overlooking downtown.  But all that equipment would be useless without a good engineer sitting behind the console.

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1:08pm

Mon December 17, 2012
Games That Boost IQ?

Brain Training: You’ll Feel Smarter After Hearing This

Lumosity.com's Word Bubbles Rising is a brain training game meant to improve verbal fluency.
Credit Lumosity.com

Brain training games may help us sharpen our memory skills and boost our intelligence.  Students and people with cognitive disabilities have seen benefits.  However, current scientific research doesn’t necessarily prove that brain training can help healthy, average adults.  Listen to this segment and get smart about brain training.

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3:52pm

Fri December 7, 2012
Noir-El

Shane Berryhill’s ‘The Long Silent Night’ Is A Holiday Mashup

An interview with Shane Berryhill.

Shane Berryhill, a Chattanooga, TN resident and author of the Chance Fortune young-adult series, has a new novel intended for all ages.  The Long Silent Night is a Christmas noir tale starring a North Pole detective named Jack Frost.

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2:04pm

Fri October 12, 2012
Wayne White's Whimsy

'Beauty Is Embarrassing' Star Drops By WUTC

The documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing tells Wayne White's story.  White, who grew up in Hixson in the 1970's, longed to leave Chattanooga and become an artist.  After college, he moved to New York City and wound up as an Emmy-winning set designer and puppeteer on Pee-Wee's Playhouse.  He also was the art director for Peter Gabriel's Big Time music video.

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6:18pm

Wed October 3, 2012
At Carmike Majestic Oct 12 - 18

'Sahkanaga' Re-Imagines Tri-State Crematory Scandal

In this interview, writer/director John Henry Summerour discusses using the Tri-State Crematory scandal as the inspiration for Sahkanaga, an indie drama shot in Walker County.  Also, Summerour explains how he got North Georgia residents to participate in a film about events they'd rather forget.

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9:22am

Mon October 1, 2012
Community

River Rocks 2012

The third annual River Rocks celebration of the outdoor recreation opportunities in our region will include more than 90 events between October 5th through the 14th. 

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6:36pm

Thu September 27, 2012

11:50am

Fri September 21, 2012
Revitalization

New 'Popup' Businesses Offer Bagels, Battles & More

Iron Labs offers gamers a place to gather and play together.

RiverCity's Project Popup retail incubator brought new businesses to Chestnut Street, including restaurants, art stores and a video game center where customers can spar on consoles with giant, immersive screens.  The grand opening celebration happens Friday, September 21st.

1:07pm

Thu September 20, 2012
At The Rave & Northgate In Chattanooga

'Unconditional' Combines Indie Film Storytelling, Big-Budget Production Values & A (Subtle) Message

In this segment, we talk to Darren Moorman, a Chattanooga resident who co-produced Unconditional, a new feature film opening nationwide on September 21st.  We also speak with Joe Bradford, the Nashville man whose life story was the inspiration.

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