Chattanooga

5:37pm

Wed May 28, 2014
Community

Public Input Sought on New Housing Options for People with Autism

A new organization, iSolve Project, could create two communities in Chattanooga where people with autism (and other populations) could live together and find support.  This interview includes iSolve Project founder Lori Sanders and Dave Buck from the Chattanooga Autism Center. Coming up on June 3rd at 6:30 p.m., the center will host a meeting to gauge public interest.

From the event's Facebook page:

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5:17pm

Fri May 23, 2014
Community

Northside Farmers' Market Provides Fresh Options on North Shore

Brooke Brown of Brown Dirt Farm and Brad Solomon of Mountain Song Farm join WUTC's Michael Edward Miller to discuss a new option for artisan goods and local and organic food in Chattanooga.  The Northside Farmers' Market is located at the Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Avenue, and is open Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm.

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4:08pm

Tue May 20, 2014
Happenings

LearningRx Offers Free Assessment for Attention Difficulties 5/24

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with Michelle Hecker Davis, Executive Director of LearningRX Chattanooga, about symptoms of ADD and ADHD, as well as treatment options.

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7:02pm

Fri May 16, 2014
Community

Tennessee River Gorge Trust To Study Climate Change

Rick Huffines, Executive Director of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, and Sarah Quattrochi, Outreach and Development Director, join WUTC's Michael Edward Miller to discuss several ways the TRGT is supporting ecological preservation in the river gorge, including a climate change vulnerability assessment of the natural communities within the gorge.  A Lyndhurst Foundation grant is making the climate change assessment possible.  In this segment, Huffines and Quattrochi also discuss the TRGT’s annual fundraiser

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6:49pm

Thu May 15, 2014
Education

Researchers Studied Chattanooga's On Point Program. Here's What They Found Out.

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with On Point Executive Director Amy Pearson about Life On Point, a program intended to help teens make healthy choices in regards to drugs, alcohol, violence and other potential problems.  The Journal of Adolescent and Family Health recently published a scientific study about the program.  In this interview, Pearson shares what researchers learned.

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5:09pm

Tue May 13, 2014
Community

Why Are Fair-Trade Clothes So Hard to Find in Chattanooga?

Last year, after a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, many Americans started thinking about where their clothes are made.  Major clothing manufacturers often use the cheapest labor they can find, and some workers in third-world countries toil in sweatshop conditions.

Suppose you wanted to fill your closet with items created by workers who are paid fair-trade wages.  Where would you buy them?

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11:06am

Fri May 9, 2014
Community

Why Corinne Hill Says Libraries Should ‘Stop Being Missionary and Start Being Mercenary’

Corinne Hill, executive director of the Chattanooga Public Library, is recognized as an innovator.  Library Journal named her the 2014 Librarian of the Year, and she’s recently traveled to Washington, D.C.

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5:40pm

Thu May 8, 2014
Happenings

Chattanooga Library Hosts Zinefest On Saturday, May 10

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller discusses the upcoming Zinefest event with Mary Barnett from the Chattanooga Public Library and Aggie Toppins, an assistant professor of art and graphic design at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga who creates her own zines.

Zines are independently-published books and magazines.  Here's how the event's Web site defines zines:

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12:05pm

Wed May 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

How Music Can Be Medicine: A Conversation with Robert Gupta

Robert Gupta performs during a 2012 Ted Talk.

When Robert Gupta was only 17 years old, he graduated college with a degree in pre-med.  However, in graduate school, he went in a different direction, earning a master's in music from Yale University.  At 19 years old, he became a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  In this interview with WUTC's Michael Edward Miller, Gupta talks about the positive effects music can have on the brain.  Gupta will be in Chattanooga May 9th for the Cam Busch Lecture Series.

From a media release:

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5:02pm

Fri May 2, 2014
Books

For the Love of Kaiju

The anthology Kaiju Rising features a short story by Chattanooga author Shane Berryhill.

Every few years, giant monsters rise from the ocean and smash cities--at least, in Hollywood movies and in fiction.  Last year, Pacific Rim presented a new twist on the theme, and this summer, yet another Godzilla remake will be released.

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12:08pm

Thu May 1, 2014
Books

Chattanooga Author’s Creation Debuts on Free Comic Book Day

Shane Berryhill’s new comic book series Sherwood, Texas will debut on Free Comic Book Day, which is Saturday, May 3rd.  WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller speaks with Berryhill about the series, which is a modern re-imagining of the Robin Hood story.

The publisher, 12 Gague Comics, describes it like this:

A story older than all of us, told now for the first time!

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4:56pm

Tue April 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

Major Exhibition of African-American Art Is In The Hunter Museum For One More Month

One hundred works of African-American art from the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s to the turn of the last century are on display in the Hunter Museum of Art here in Chattanooga until the end of May. All of the paintings, photographs and sculpture in the exhibition are on loan from the Smithsonian’s Museum of American Art in Washington, DC.

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1:07pm

Mon April 28, 2014
Happenings

La Paz Hosts 'Sangria on the Southside' 5/2

  La Paz Chattanooga has its annual fundraiser, Sangria on the Southside, coming up May 2nd.  WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with La Paz Executive Director Stacy Johnson and David Martin, Development & Communication, about La Paz.

From their Web site:

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10:38am

Fri April 25, 2014
Happenings

Styleworks Fashion Show Raises Funds for Siskin 5/1

Styleworks is an annual fashion show and luncheon raising funds for Siskin Children's Institute.  There will be a preview party on April 30th, and the main event is on May 1st.  WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with event co-chairs Rachelle Haddock and Rachael Welch.

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10:31am

Fri April 25, 2014
Community

Nuclear Power Expansion Expected In TN

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller chats with John Williams, a speaker for the group Clean Energy America, which visited the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus.  The group says nuclear power supplies about 33% of Tennessee's power and is expected to supply even more soon.

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