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1:52pm

Wed August 27, 2014
Arts & Culture

‘Dark Princess Theatre’ Podcast Blends Horror & Comedy

Hope Holloway and Marcus Ellsworth star in "Dark Princess Theatre." Holloway plays Lady Gwendolyn, and Ellsworth plays Alestaire and is the head writer for the episodic audio play.

Produced in Chattanooga, Dark Princess Theatre is a serialized audio play set in the fictitious town of Ashwood, where the undead Lady Gwendolyn, her psychotic butler Aleistaire, a semi-retired Southern Grim Reaper and other characters live together in the spooky Hourglass Manor.  Sometimes Lovecraftian, sometimes Seinfeldian, the show skewers genre tropes.

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11:19am

Fri August 22, 2014
Happenings

Comedian Duncan Trussell Performing at JJ's 8/26

Joel Ruiz joins us to talk about what's new with Chattanooga's underground comedy scene.  Ruiz is a comedian, writer, performer and show producer/promoter.  Through his production company Evatt & Bloom, he's creating film projects, comedy sketches, and more, and is editing the "Organic Tour" documentary about the alternative and underground comedy scenes in cities throughout the Southeast. 

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10:58am

Fri August 22, 2014
Happenings

Opening 8/28, Reflections Gallery's New Exhibit Celebrates Books and Book Lovers

Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway has a new exhibition opening next Thursday August 28th. Called Literary Art, the exhibition will feature work by local artists and craftsmen celebrating their love of books. One artist whose work is in the exhibition is Jackie Cory. She says she likes making her own books, but she also enjoys taking them apart and re-shaping them into something else.

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11:59am

Wed August 20, 2014
Community

How Low Impact Design Challenge Winners Would Transform Northgate Mall

Winning designs can be viewed at GreenspacesChattanooga.com

The Resource Rain Low Impact Development (LID) Design Challenge asked teams of engineers, architects and designers to come up with innovative, greener ways to manage stormwater runoff.  Teams created concepts for four sites around Chattanooga: Broad Street, Cherokee Boulevard, Bonny Oaks and Northgate Mall.  The teams who created the top design for each location were awarded $10,000 each.

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5:01pm

Tue August 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

An 'Industrial Farmhouse' in Chattanooga Creates Custom Furniture

While the term “industrial farmhouse” may seem to be a contradiction, for Mark Oldham it’s a hedge against corporate uniformity. Technology has enabled furniture makers to produce hundreds of tables and chairs that are all exactly alike. It’s very efficient, but for Mark Oldham and his crew it’s “boring.”

At The Industrial Farmhouse, they produce individual, one-of-a-kind pieces, but say the pieces don’t cost any more than mass produced furniture.

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4:30pm

Tue August 19, 2014
Happenings

'Wine For Wags' Fundraiser to Benefit East TN Alliance for Animals 8/21

Members of the East Tennessee Alliance for Animals join us to discuss their fundraiser, which is coming up August 21st at 212 Market Restaurant.

From their Web page:

We are a 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded in May of 2010. Our focus is education regarding humane treatment of companion animals and sharing the message of the importance of spaying and neutering your dogs and cats.

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3:56pm

Thu August 14, 2014
Education

Innovation, Higher Education & Chattanooga’s Future: A Conversation with UTC Chancellor Angle

Dr. Steve Angle
Credit The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

About thirteen months ago, Dr. Steve Angle became the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s new chancellor.  In this interview, Dr. Angle reflects on his first year at UTC and looks ahead.  Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has proposed that the city create a new innovation district for businesses, and UTC could complement it, particularly if it’s located downtown near the campus.

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3:32pm

Wed August 13, 2014
Happenings

Climate Chattanooga Renewable Energy Festival Coming up 8/16

The Cool Down Chattown Climate Chattanooga Renewable Energy Festival will happen Saturday, August 16th at the Crash Pad.  Sandy Kurtz from the Chattanooga Healthy Energy for Everyone coalition joins us for an interview about the free festival and the new coalition.  In this interview, we also speak about the future of renewable energy with Chris Ann Lunghino, the Tennessee organizing representative from the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign.

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5:17pm

Tue August 12, 2014
Happenings

Choo Choo Chorus Concert Celebrates Disney 8/16

The Choo Choo Chorus is a group of 45 local barbershop harmony singers who sing together and in individual quartets. On August 16th the full Choo Choo Chorus as well as a number of the quartets will be in concert singing songs from Disney movies. Richard Winham talked to the one of the quartets –The Chattanooguys—Marcellus Scott, Bo Christian, David Fleury and Wally Edmondson.

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1:46pm

Mon August 11, 2014
Community

Poverty-Free Chattanooga Meetings Begin

Chattanooga Organized for Action is working to reduce poverty in the area with a new campaign, Poverty-Free Chattanooga.  The group wants community input and seeks to work with city and county officials on social inequality.  Twenty-seven percent of residents live below the poverty line, and 42% of children live in poverty, which is twice the national average, according to a report cited by Perrin Lance, the group's leader.  Lance joins us for an interview.  In early August, the group began having monthly meetings with the public.

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4:24pm

Thu August 7, 2014
Community

Images of Africa: Molly Gardner Photographs Kenyan Refugees

One of the women Molly Gardner photographed in Kenya.
Credit Molly Gardner Photography

Chattanooga photojournalist Molly Gardner traveled to Nairobi, Kenya and photographed refugee women who live there. The women work for Amani Ya Juu, a fair-trade nonprofit that helps the women create and sell clothing and other goods to earn a living. Amani has several locations in Africa, as well as a distribution center in Chattanooga.

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2:36pm

Wed August 6, 2014
Happenings

Southern Brewer's Festival is Now Two Nights of Brews and Boogie: 8/22 & 8/23

This year’s Southern Brewer’s Festival has been expanded to two nights—Friday August 22nd and Saturday August 23rd. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the festival. Richard Winham talked to George Parker—he’s been booking the music for the festival since its inception—he told him this year may be the best yet.

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2:07pm

Wed August 6, 2014
Community

Hamilton County Election Day is 8/7. Here's How to Get Informed.

Nooga.com features an election guide at http://election.nooga.com/

August 7th will feature both Democratic and Republican primaries and will give Hamilton County residents a chance to vote on state and local judges, the Hamilton County Mayor, and more. The ballot has so many choices, it can be overwhelming. Here's how to get informed:

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11:48am

Mon August 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

Charlie Newton’s Art Classes Make a ‘SPLASH’ with Underprivileged Kids

This YouTube video shows children participating in a SPLASH workshop in February.
Credit YouTube/SPLASH Youth Arts

It's three p.m. on a sunny July afternoon, and even though it’s summer, the children inside the old James A. Henry school building look thrilled to be inside a classroom. Some of them are grinning as if they were on a trip to Disneyworld.

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5:11pm

Fri August 1, 2014
Happenings

Free Riverfront Nights Concerts Begin 8/2 with Jacob Powell

Riverfront Nights is back for another season of six shows on the grass beside the Tennessee River.  Jacob Powell kicks off the free concert series on Saturday, August 2nd at 7 p.m.

Jeff Styles appears in this interview to talk about the music and all of the other activities they’ve got planned for this year.

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