Every year, the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts hosts a Holiday English Tea and Open House. This year they have partnered with two English ladies who promise to bring a touch of authenticity to the party. WUTC's Richard Winham talked to one of the ladies, Denise Sarjant, who told him she wanted to share the kind of tea parties she loved when she was a little girl in England.
African goods such as these oven mitts and wooden spoons are distributed and sold at Amani Chattanooga.
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Women affected by war and other hardships in Africa create handmade goods as part of Amani Ya Juu’s economic development program. Amani is an international, fair-trade network with five locations in Africa, as well as one in Washington, D.C. and a distribution center in Chattanooga.
Chattanooga filmmaker Daniel Griffith has created a feature-length documentary about Mystery Science Theater 3000 for the 25th anniversary of the cult sci-fi show. Griffith produces all the bonus materials for the DVD box sets of MST3K. WUTC's Richard Winham spoke with Griffith, who said that since his childhood, he’s been a fan of the kind of music and movies most people are happy to ignore.
The Moccasin Flying Club, based out of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, isn't a flying school--but they can help student pilots earn their licenses, and they provide social interaction for experienced pilots. They have a Cessna 172 and a Flight Design CTSW, and members may fly the planes. Gene Perkins, the Membership Coordinator, joins us for this segment.
Chattanooga’s annual Lighted Boats Parade starts November 29th at 7 p.m. It’s been a Chattanooga tradition ushering in the Christmas season for longer than its current organizer Carla Pritchard can remember. She told WUTC's Richard Winham she first saw it when she was a teenager.
Acme and Meeks, a pair of roadrunners, look around their new home at the Chattanooga Zoo.
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The Chattanooga Zoo has two new arrivals at its Deserts and Forests of the World Exhibition: a pair of roadrunners. One is named Meeks; the other, in true Looney Tunes style, is named Acme. WUTC's Mark Colbert visited the zoo to meet the speedy birds.
WUTC's Michael Edward Miller talks to the director and cast members from the Theater For The New South, which is performing Circle Mirror Transformation, a play about five people participating in a drama class who wind up revealing personal information and secrets while playing acting games. The play opens 11/8 at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center.
On November 7th, Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway is hosting a reception for the artists featured in the upcoming exhibition, Fine Art Landscapes. All of the paintings in the exhibition are by local artists, one of whom, Lee Fritch, talked to Richard Winham about his life and work. The exhibition will run from November 2013 to January 2014.
Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People, by Dr. Kathryn Primm
Dr. Kathryn Primm, a veterinarian who owns Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, has written a memoir. It's a collection of short, true stories about her four-legged patients and the people who love them. Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People is available from Amazon. Proceeds from the book's first year of sales will benefit the Chattanooga Humane Society and the Pet Placement Center.
Dacre Stoker is the great-grand-nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker. In this segment, Dacre discusses his famous ancestor's inspiration. Was Vlad the Impaler really the inspiration for the world's most famous vampire? Was one of Bram Stoker's brothers the inspiration for Van Helsing?