Chattanooga

8:24am

Mon March 5, 2012
Community

Fourth Team Presents Urban Design Challenge Concept

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

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11:21am

Wed February 29, 2012
Arts & Culture

'Re: Structure' Exhibit Examines How Humans Interact With Environment

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.

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12:15pm

Tue February 28, 2012
Local Music Venue

The Camp House Features Local Blend Of Music, Coffee

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. 

2:44pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Flaunt The Font

A Typeface for Chattanooga

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.

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2:40pm

Mon February 27, 2012
A Night At The Museum

At This Southside Gallery, Enjoy the Art--From Your Bed

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.

2:33pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

Planet Altered’s CAFE Grant Series Helps Teachers, Too

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.

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2:01pm

Mon February 27, 2012
When Words Collide

They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh vs. Richard Winham

“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

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1:58pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Geek Rock

Re: Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton used to write computer programs.  Now he writes about programmers–his songs like Code Monkey are funny, occasionally melancholy ballads about geek culture: burnt-out code warriors, zombie office workers and mournful, lonely sea monsters.

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1:35pm

Fri January 27, 2012
LOCALLY-PRODUCED AUDIOBOOK

Handed Down: Bringing Appalachian Folk Tales To Life

Some stories are meant to be heard out loud.  Particularly, stories from oral traditions, such as the Jack Tales, which originated in Europe.  Immigrants brought Jack Tales to Appalachia, and more than sixty years ago, folklorist Richard Chase collected these tales and published them in print form.

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1:25pm

Fri January 27, 2012
JUST BUSTED

Chattanooga Resident Transforms Mugshots Into Fine Art

Ron E. Ott finds mugshots taken in Hamilton County, Tennessee, and he renders the photographs into colorful comic-book styled portraits.  He stopped by our studios recently and discussed what inspired him to start using mugshots as the basis for fine art.  He calls his project Chattanooga Mugshots.

11:47am

Mon January 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

UTC Presents Joplin's Lost Opera

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's 125th Anniversary Celebration continues with a turn of the 20th Century, American opera called, "Treemonisha," by Scott Joplin.

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1:03pm

Fri January 20, 2012
BEST NEW READ

Thomas P. Balázs's Debut Collection- ‘Omicron Ceti III’

Thomas P. Balázs,  fiction writer and UTC professor, will publish his first collection of stories in late January. The book is titled Omicron Ceti III. NecessaryFiction.com calls Balázs “an inspired and inventive writer resourceful enough to also draw on many diverse sources, cultural and pop-cultural.” Kevin Wilson, the author of The Family Fang, claims Omicron Ceti III is a “dazzling collection [that] boldly goes into unknown territory.” Garrett Crowe spoke with Thomas Balázs about his debut book.

4:47pm

Thu January 19, 2012
Arts & Culture

New Director, New Direction For AVA

The Association for Visual Arts already has an impact on Chattanooga--they are one of the city's largest arts organizations, with around 600 members.  But now AVA is doing even more to connect with the community.  Anne Willson, the new executive director, joins us to discuss new partnerships between AVA and nonprofits.  Also, Willson discusses a new magazine AVA is producing called The Bridge.

5:02pm

Fri January 6, 2012
FUN & GAMES

Defending The Scenic City In Heartland:Chattanooga

Heartland Chattanooga

Garrett Crowe

Chattanooga, TN – Chattanooga resident Adam McElhaney recently developed a game for iOS devices called Heartland: Chattanooga. The game is an action shooter that presents Chattanooga as the setting for World War III. Garrett Crowe talked to Adam about his interest in video games and the process of developing a iPhone/iPad app.

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11:06am

Wed January 4, 2012
BOOKS

Some Great Reads You Might Have Missed In 2011

Some Great Reads You Might Have Missed In 2011

Michael Edward Miller

Chattanooga, TN – Adera Causey is a volunteer book reviewer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Each week, the newspaper publishes one of Causey's reviews in the Sunday books section. In this segment, she joins us to discuss books you might have missed in 2011.

FICTION:

Teju Cole - Open City

Jesmyn Ward - Salvaging the Bones

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