Tue April 28, 2015

UTC Student Robert Fisher is the University's Third Rhodes Scholar

Robert Fisher is a Rhodes Scholar.
Credit UTC University Relations

Robert Fisher, a senior in the Brock Scholars program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, is only the third student from UTC to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. Widely regarded as the most prestigious scholarship in the world, the Rhodes Scholarship was established with a bequest from Cecil Rhodes to “promote civic-minded leadership among young people with the moral force of character and instincts to lead.”

In this segment, we have an interview with Fisher, one of only 32 students from across the US to be awarded the scholarship this year.

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Fri April 24, 2015

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke Previews 2015 State of the City Address

On April 27th, Mayor Andy Berke will give his second State of the City address.
Credit Contributed photo

On Monday, April 27 from 5:30 to 7 pm, Mayor Berke will give the annual State of the City address at the Chattanoogan hotel.  "We want as many people there as possible," Berke says in this interview, and the event is free and open to the public.

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Thu April 23, 2015

Castle Rock Climbing Site Protected By Conservation Easement

The Tennessee River Gorge Trust and the Land Trust for Tennessee have partnered to protect Castle Rock, a Marion County site that's popular with rock climbers.   Joel Houser, the Southeast Regional Director for the Land Trust for Tennessee, and Rick Huffines, the Executive Director for the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, join us to talk about the conservation easement protecting the location, which protects the environment while still allowing climbers to enjoy the spot.  On April 30th, they'll have a party at the Crash Pad to celebrate, and the public is invited.

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Wed April 22, 2015
Arts & Culture

Art Fusion Creates Pop-Up Galleries in Chattanooga

Artwork by Antonio Snipes Jr., Rebecca Love, Mia Hansford, R. Josiah Golson and other artists is on display at City Hall in Chattanooga.
Credit WUTC

Rebecca Love joins us.  She's the creator of Art Fusion Collaborations, which is helping new and emerging visual artists get publicity and sales through pop-up galleries around town.  They currently have an exhibit on the third floor of City Hall, and they'll be displaying art during Jazzanooga on April 25th and 26th.

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Tue April 21, 2015
Arts & Culture

Hear Highlights of the Celebration of Southern Literature

(From left to right) Chris Dortch, Charles Frazier, Allan Gurganus and Ron Rash talk about what Hollywood gets right and gets wrong during a panel on books and film.

Hundreds of fans and more than 40 esteemed Southern authors participated in the 2015 Celebration of Southern Literature, hosted by the Southern Lit Alliance at the Tivoli Theatre.  In this segment, we're looking back at a few of the highlights, including a panel discussion about adapting books to with with Charles Frazier, Ron Rash and Allan Gurganus and Chris Dortch; a musical performance from Clyde Edgerton & The Rank Strangers; and a poetry reading from Terran

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Thu April 16, 2015
Arts & Culture

Muse of Fire: Ten Original Short Plays Written by Kids, Acted by Adults

Stevie Ray Dalimore and Kate Forbes Dalimore have been described as a “Chattanooga power couple.” They are both actors who have worked in movies and television as well as the theater in New York. After moving to Chattanooga several years ago, Stevie Ray became the Director of the Theater Program at McCallie School while Kate continued working in the theater and they both still work regularly work in television and movies.

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Wed April 15, 2015

Saturday's Little Owl Music & Arts Festival Rescheduled for May 23rd

The Little Owl Music & Arts Festival, which was planned for April 18th, has been rescheduled.

From the festival's organizers:

We are officially rescheduling this Saturday's Little Owl Music & Arts Festival for May 23rd in light of this weekend's dreary weather forecast.  We appreciate all of you taking time out of your busy schedules to be with us for this event and hope you will be able to join us on May 23rd.

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Wed April 8, 2015

WTCI's 'Underground Revealed' Debuts

In the latest episode of WTCI's Greater Chattanooga film series, the legendary area known as "underground Chattanooga" is explored.

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Tue April 7, 2015

Coleman Barks, Interpreter of Sufi Poet Rumi, Is Coming (Back) To Chattanooga

Coleman Barks is a poet, but he is best known both in the English-speaking world and the Middle East for his “translations” of the poetry written by the 12th century Persian poet, Rumi. Barks does not speak or read Persian so his work is not a literal translation, but rather a poetic re-working of literal translations by Islamic scholars.

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Mon March 16, 2015
Arts & Culture

Chris Dortch Previews the Chattanooga Film Festival

The second annual Chattanooga Film Festival will happen April 2nd through April 5th.  Chris Dortch, the festival's founder and executive director, joins us to discuss some of the highlights, which include film screenings and live events with actors/filmmakers Bob Goldthwait,

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Thu March 5, 2015
Volunteer State

Community Match Connects Students with Service Opportunities

Community Match is online at

Robin Howe, creator of the Community Match Web site, joins us.  Community Match connects high school and college students with volunteer opportunities in Chattanooga.

From the Web site:

Community Match helps high school and college students in the Chattanooga area find service opportunities according to their time and needs. We aim to help guidance counselors with their workload and small non-profits and charitable businesses let their needs be known.

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Wed March 4, 2015

ArtsBuild Honors Mai Bell Hurley on 3/10

Dan Bowers and Mary Kilbride join us to talk about the 2015 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award honoring Mai Bell Hurley.  Dan Bowers is the President of ArtsBuild, and Mary Kilbride is one of the people chairing the event on March 10th from 6 to 8 pm at the Hunter Museum.

From the ArtsBuild Web site:

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Mon March 2, 2015

UTC Partners With Zoo, Other Organizations to Help Animals

Last year, students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy helped create a new prairie dog exhibit at the Chattanooga Zoo.  Now more partnerships that will enrich animals' lives and gather research data are continuing and expanding.  Funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, this year's projects will involve the zoo, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center.

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Fri February 27, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 16: GPS Goes Mad, Bad, and Dangerous!

For many in America, the ultimate expression of independence and self-empowerment is business ownership. For young women, entrepreneurship can be the trump card in achieving pay and workplace equality. GPS continues its tradition of empowering young women by hosting Mad, Bad, and Dangerous on February 28th.

GPS Head of School Autumn Graves talks about how this symposium on women and entrepreneurship will bring together and support women of all ages. Open to the public, Mad, Bad, and Dangerous is a resource and launching pad for students throughout the greater Chattanooga area.

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Thu February 26, 2015

Registration Open for Colon Cancer Foundation's 2015 Rump Run

Dr. Marshall Horton and Charlotte Smith joins us to talk about the 2015 Rump Run.  Dr. Horton is a Chattanooga gastroenterologist who is on the board of the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation.  Charlotte Smith and her daughter are colon cancer survivors.

From the event's Web site:

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