Chattanooga

11:14am

Wed April 23, 2014
VW Vote

UAW Withdraws Objections to February Union Election at VW Plant

Moments before a hearing with the National Labor Relations Board was to convene attorneys for the UAW withdrew objections to the results of a February union vote at the Volkswagen Group of America assembly plant in Chattanooga Tennessee. 

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10:18am

Wed April 23, 2014
Take Me Out to the Opera

Baseball Opera 'The Mighty Casey' Coming To Engel Stadium 4/24, 4/26

From a media release:

The Chattanooga-based grassroots operatic group, Artisti Affamati, will be presenting the opera, The Mighty Casey, at historic Engel Stadium in April 2014.  Professional local singers, musicians, directors, and and crew are coming together to present William Schuman’s operatic adaptation of the classic baseball poem “Casey at the Bat”.

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10:11am

Wed April 23, 2014
Happenings

Parkridge Hosts Wine and Pearls Benefit April 25

From a media release:

Parkridge Medical Center is proud to present Wine & Pearls 2014, a benefit for PearlPoint Cancer Support, on April 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Funds raised at this event will provide vital personalized guidance, support, and information to Chattanooga-area adults navigating the journey through cancer diagnoses and treatments.

 

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11:09am

Mon April 21, 2014
VW Vote

Corker, King Comment on UAW Appeal Withdrawal

U.S. Senator Bob Corker is commenting on the United Auto Workers' withdrawal of their appeal of the recent UAW vote at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant.  "It's time for VW, our state and our community to re-engage and move forward with bringing additional jobs to Chattanooga," Corker said in a statement this morning.

In February, the UAW had sought to unionize the plant and narrowly lost in a 712-626 vote.  The UAW then appealed the vote, saying that Corker and other politicians had interfered.

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3:14pm

Tue April 15, 2014
Community

Blood Assurance Has Critical Need For O Negative Blood

Blood Assurance particularly needs Type O negative blood, B negative, and platelet donors.  In this segment, Bonnie Phillips from Blood Assurance speaks with WUTC’s Virginia Daniels about the shortage, ways people can donate, and special promotions and giveaways at Blood Assurance.

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3:30pm

Fri April 11, 2014
Books

‘We Are a Country of Cults’: A Conversation with Jonestown Survivor Laura Kohl

Laura Johnston Kohl was a member of the People's Temple in 1978 when Jim Jones led more than 900 people to commit mass suicide.  In this extended interview, WUTC's Richard Winham speaks with Kohl about getting involved in the group, surviving the massacre, rebuilding her life afterward, and why she says the United States is a country of cults today.

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12:24am

Fri April 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

A Look at 'A Life,' as Chattanooga's First Major Film Festival Begins

The inaugural Chattanooga Film Festival kicked off with a music documentary, "A Life in the Death of Joe Meek."  WUTC's Rachel Smith attended the film's premiere and a Q&A with producer Howard S. Berger.  In this segment, Smith explains why the film was a perfect choice for the first-ever major film festival to happen in the Scenic City.

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5:24pm

Fri March 28, 2014
Happenings

Exhibition of Hand-Made Artists' Books Opens at Hunter Museum

An exhibition opening 3/28 at the Hunter Museum of American Art features 12 hand-made books from artists interested in re-inventing the book. WUTC's Richard Winham talked to Ellen Simak, the curator for the exhibition, who makes books herself.  The exhibition will be on display at the Hunter until June 14, 2014.

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1:56pm

Fri March 28, 2014
Arts & Culture

Here Are 5 Must-See Movies at the Chattanooga Film Fest

Chris Dortch, director of the first-ever Chattanooga Film Festival, joins us to discuss a few highlights among the 50+ films being screened between April 3rd and April 6th.

Here are five must-see movies mentioned in the interview:

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4:22pm

Thu March 27, 2014
Happenings

'From the Earth' Opens in April at Reflections Gallery

Earth Day is coming up in April, and Reflections Gallery is celebrating with an exhibit titled From the Earth, which will be on display in April and May.  In this segment, WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Loren Howard, a potter/sculptor participating in the exhibit.

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4:05pm

Thu March 27, 2014
Happenings

BRA-VO! Fashion Show 4/6 Celebrates Life After Breast Cancer

WUTC's Virginia Daniels speaks with Tonya Gentry about upcoming fashion show for breast cancer survivors, BRA-VO!  All the models in the show are breast cancer survivors.

From a media release:

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10:49am

Tue March 25, 2014
Community

WIT Wants You

The fields of math, science and technology are still dominated by men. A group of women in Chattanooga would like to change that. They have formed a chapter of the national organization WIT: Women in Technology.  WUTC's Richard Winham talked to Ronna- Renee Jackson and Debi Crabtree to find out more.

On 3/25 at 5:30 p.m. at they are holding a reception to introduce anyone interested to their vision for the future.

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1:07pm

Mon March 24, 2014
Community

Affordable Care Deadline Approaches; Medicaid Gap May Hinder Enrollees

People seeking ACA enrollment help can enter their zip codes at HealthCare.gov and find local organizations.

Tennessee has about 890,000 residents who are uninsured and eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to Bill Corr, Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

"For these people," Corr says, it’s "extremely important" to sign up.  People who miss the deadline may have to pay a penalty.

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1:02pm

Fri March 21, 2014
VW Vote

BREAKING: UAW Revote Hearing Rescheduled to 4/21

Earlier this week, it was announced that the National Labor Relations Board will conduct a hearing in Chattanooga to determine whether a second vote should happen at the Volkswagen plant where workers narrowly rejected the United Auto Workers' bid for representation.  The hearing was originally scheduled for April 7.

However, according to a NLRB spokesperson, the hearing has now been rescheduled to April 21st.

We'll have more details as they become available.

11:44am

Fri March 21, 2014
Pets

Behold, Bones Made From Beer Bran

Barley Bones, a Chattanooga company, crafts dog treats from the spent barley waste of local beer breweries.
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Ben Whitelaw was a brewer at Big River, the brew pub in downtown Chattanooga, when he first conceived a business making and selling dog treats. He was in the habit of taking his dog to work with him on the weekends. As soon as they got there the little dog made a beeline for the spent grain scattered all over the floor of the grain room. Other dogs are equally attracted to the grain left over during the process of brewing beer.

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