Chattanooga

2:52pm

Mon October 27, 2014
Community

Nearly 500 Years After Protestant Reformation, Area Catholics and Lutherans Eye Reconciliation

When Martin Luther posted his 95 theses to a church door in the year 1517, he started a revolution that split mainstream Christianity into Catholics and Protestants.  But in the last few decades, Catholics and Lutherans around the world have worked toward reconciliation, and congregations in the Chattanooga area will come together for a special service on October 31st to commemorate the 497t

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1:24pm

Fri September 26, 2014
Happenings

Public Education Foundation Hosts 25th Anniversary Luncheon 10/22

Chattanooga's Public Education Foundation is hosting the first-ever event in its 25-year history.  On Wednesday, October 22nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Chattanoogan Hotel, the foundation will host a luncheon celebrating its 25 -year partnership with Hamilton County public schools.  WUTC's Blake Blum is speaking with Shannon Edmonson, the PEF's Development & Communications Officer.

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4:51pm

Tue September 23, 2014
Arts & Culture

Sculptor John Henry Plans 33-Acre Sculpture Garden on Chattanooga's Southside

John Henry is a sculptor with an international reputation. He has placed more than 2000 sculptures all over the world. His sculptures are large scale pieces designed to be placed outdoors. Examples of his work are on display in Chattanooga outside the Hunter Museum of Art and in the  Outdoor Museum of Art at Chattanooga State Community College. When Richard Winham talked to John Henry recently he began by asking him how he conceives such huge pieces.

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12:14pm

Mon September 15, 2014
Happenings

Closed Door Entertainment Performing 'Chicago' 9/19 & 9/20

Closed Door Entertainment is performing Chicago on September 19th and 20th at the Memorial Auditorium's Robert K. Walker Memorial  Theatre.  Cast members Greg Glover and Randy Forester join us to talk about this Broadway favorite.

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11:51am

Fri September 12, 2014
Happenings

Local Heroes The Producers Headline This Year's Final Riverfront Nights Show 9/13

The concert on September 13th, which is the last concert in this year’s Riverfront Nights Series,  features what organizer Jeff Styles calls a “name.” He says that every year the series includes one act most people recognize—this year it’s a Georgia band that made its debut with MTV in the early 1980’s.

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11:07am

Thu September 11, 2014
Books

'Dollface' Sets A Serial Killer Loose In The Scenic City

Alabama-based The Ardent Writer Press recently published Dollface, a crime thriller set in Chattanooga.  The novel centers on Moses Palmer, a cop who runs afoul of his boss and the city's political powers as he tracks a serial killer.  Dollface is J.D. Frost's first novel, and he joins us for a conversation about it.

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1:49pm

Wed September 10, 2014
Community

Could Alcohol Abuse Cause Dementia?

Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School tracked thousands of American adults for about 20 years.  They found that middle-aged adults with a history of alcohol abuse are at increased risk of developing severe memory impairment later in life.

Dr. Michael Osborne joins us to talk about the potential link between drinking and dementia.  He's a Chattanooga psychiatrist who has a board certification in addiction psychology.

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2:26pm

Tue September 9, 2014
Happenings

Reflection Riding's Native Plant Sale Starts 9/12

Reflection Riding and Arboretum is one of the most beautiful places in the Chattanooga area  and yet many people have never been there. The people who know it go there to get away from urban life for a spell, but at this time of year many local gardeners head for the Arboretum for the semi-annual native plant sale. Over 12000 plants representing over 100 different species are for sale beginning this Friday September 12th. I went over to the Arboretum last week to talk to Dr. Paola Zannini Craddock who, along with a crew of volunteers, was busily preparing for the sale.

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12:35pm

Fri September 5, 2014
Happenings

A GeoCASH Adventure: Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga Offers $35K in Prizes 9/13

The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga is turning 50 years old, and they’re celebrating by hosting a race for a total of $35,000 in prize money.  Teams from 25 area nonprofits will compete September 13th in the Greater Race: A GeoCASH Adventure The public is invited to a finish-line party at the First Tennessee Pavilion in downtown Chattanooga.  The race begins at 9 a.m., and the public is encouraged to show up at the pavilion at 10 a.m.

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12:30pm

Fri September 5, 2014
Happenings

The Main Squeeze are the Main Act at Riverfront Nights Show 9/6

There are two more shows left in this year’s Riverfront Nights series. Jeff Styles,responsible for finding the bands and organizing the shows every week, says that this year’s series has been by far the most successful season yet.

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4:58pm

Wed September 3, 2014
Community

City of Chattanooga Seeks Names for Free Wi-Fi Network

From our news partners at Nooga.com:

Chattanooga plans to provide free wireless Internet access at city-owned buildings and public spaces, and it’s looking for ideas to name the network.

A competition to submit names began today on Chattanooga.gov. Next week, the submissions will be narrowed down to five names, followed by a public vote. The winning name will be announced by the end of September.

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4:46pm

Wed September 3, 2014
Happenings

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Rolls out 'Railfest' 9/6 & 9/7

Robert Pettway joins us to talking about the upcoming Railfest celebration.

From a media release:

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is celebrating its 4th Annual Tennessee Valley Railfest on September 6-7 at the Grand Junction Depot off Jersey Pike in Chattanooga.  The weekend event is a salute to railroading history with unique excursions and family fun.

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10:56am

Wed September 3, 2014
Happenings

Tim Hinck's 'Eve Apart' Opens 9/4 in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre

A new musical and theatrical production by local composer Tim Hinck will receive its world premiere Thursday, September 4th in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Called Eve Apart, it focuses on the conflicts between men and women and the role of women in society. Working with such weighty themes led him to write a piece that is part light opera, part Broadway musical.

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4:12pm

Fri August 29, 2014
Happenings

This Labor Day Weekend, Riverfront Nights Celebrates the Working Man

Riverfront Nights is back Saturday evening after taking a break for the Southern Brewers festival last weekend. As always in addition to the music there are a number of activities planned including paddle boarding and a couple of trail runs. Jeff Styles talks about the music and Randy Whorton from Wild Trails talks about the trail runs and paddle boarding.

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11:33am

Fri August 29, 2014
Quite A Ride

Chattanooga UPS Drivers' 10-Million-Mile Journey Ends On Top

Charlie Millican (l) and Ronnie Tims (right) are retiring with perfect safety records and more than 40 years each on the road, which ranks them among the top 20 UPS drivers in the world.
Credit WUTC

Charlie Millican and Ronnie Tims have both been driving UPS trucks for more than forty years, have both stayed completely accident-free and have collectively traveled more than ten million miles.  Their perfect safety records rank them among the top twenty UPS drivers in the world.  Millican and Tims retired on August 28th, and it's truly the end of an era--Millican is the last original UPS driver in Chattanooga.

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