Chattanooga

10:44am

Wed November 5, 2014
Happenings

WTCI Celebrates Family Day And Chattanooga's Anniversary During CHA175

From a media release:

WTCI, Chattanooga’s community PBS station, has been the city’s storyteller for over 40 years and is honored to be a part of the events celebrating the 175th anniversary of the city’s charter. Join WTCI and the Chattanooga History Center at Family Day to enjoy the History Makers series honoring the people and organizations that changed the landscape of our city.

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10:35am

Wed November 5, 2014
Happenings

Chattanooga FACC Branch Celebrates the Release of This Year's Beaujolais Nouveau

The French-American Chamber of Commerce has been promoting economic and commercial cooperation between the US and France for more than a century. Three years ago the FACC in Atlanta opened a branch here in Chattanooga. Marissia Tiller is a member of the volunteer board in Chattanooga. She says her goal along with her colleagues on the board is to share her love of French culture and cuisine.

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12:18pm

Mon November 3, 2014
Community

On Election Day, TN Voters Will Decide on 4 New Amendments

Nooga.com features an election guide where voters can type in their addresses and get personalized ballot information.

On Tuesday, November fourth, Tennessee voters will approve or reject four new amendments to the state constitution, along with choosing candidates in various elections.  Nooga.com's David Morton joins us to talk about the amendments and what a yes or no vote on each one could mean.

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10:40am

Thu October 30, 2014
Happenings

Paul LaJeunesse's North Shore Mural To Be Unveiled 11/7

Paul LaJeunesse's mural, the newest addition to public art on the North Shore, will be unveiled at a public event on November 7th from 4 - 6 p.m.

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1:23pm

Wed October 29, 2014
Happenings

Symphony on Stringer's Ridge Brings Classical Music Outdoors 11/1

From a media release:

Chattanoogans with a love for both music and the outdoors will be treated to a truly one-of-a-kind experience on November 1 with “Symphony on Stringer’s.” The event will be in Stringer’s Ridge Park from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and will feature a free concert by the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera brass quintet.

The concert will be held on “Old Baldy,” a cleared knoll overlooking the downtown skyline and the Tennessee River. Fall foliage should be in full array to offer an autumn backdrop and clear views from the ridge.

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1:17pm

Wed October 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

Chattanooga Painter Alan Shuptrine Plans to Walk and Paint Along the Appalachian Trail

Alan Shuptrine is an acclaimed and award-winning watercolorist whose work has been displayed in museums across the South. In the 1970’s, his father, Hubert Shuptrine, a celebrated watercolorist known as “the painter of the South,”was commissioned, together with the writer, James Dickey, to create a series of portraits of the South. The resulting coffee table book was a huge success and now Alan Shuptrine wants to create a similar series of stories and paintings celebrating Appalachia.

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11:16am

Wed October 29, 2014
Best New Read

Author Interview: Kerry Howley on ‘Thrown’

Kerry Howley teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and she’s written articles and essays for The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Reason and The Atlantic.  Her debut book, Thrown, is literary nonfiction about mixed martial arts fighting, philosophy and a search for transcendence.

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2:52pm

Mon October 27, 2014
Community

Nearly 500 Years After Protestant Reformation, Area Catholics and Lutherans Eye Reconciliation

When Martin Luther posted his 95 theses to a church door in the year 1517, he started a revolution that split mainstream Christianity into Catholics and Protestants.  But in the last few decades, Catholics and Lutherans around the world have worked toward reconciliation, and congregations in the Chattanooga area will come together for a special service on October 31st to commemorate the 497t

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1:24pm

Fri September 26, 2014
Happenings

Public Education Foundation Hosts 25th Anniversary Luncheon 10/22

Chattanooga's Public Education Foundation is hosting the first-ever event in its 25-year history.  On Wednesday, October 22nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Chattanoogan Hotel, the foundation will host a luncheon celebrating its 25 -year partnership with Hamilton County public schools.  WUTC's Blake Blum is speaking with Shannon Edmonson, the PEF's Development & Communications Officer.

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4:51pm

Tue September 23, 2014
Arts & Culture

Sculptor John Henry Plans 33-Acre Sculpture Garden on Chattanooga's Southside

John Henry is a sculptor with an international reputation. He has placed more than 2000 sculptures all over the world. His sculptures are large scale pieces designed to be placed outdoors. Examples of his work are on display in Chattanooga outside the Hunter Museum of Art and in the  Outdoor Museum of Art at Chattanooga State Community College. When Richard Winham talked to John Henry recently he began by asking him how he conceives such huge pieces.

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12:14pm

Mon September 15, 2014
Happenings

Closed Door Entertainment Performing 'Chicago' 9/19 & 9/20

Closed Door Entertainment is performing Chicago on September 19th and 20th at the Memorial Auditorium's Robert K. Walker Memorial  Theatre.  Cast members Greg Glover and Randy Forester join us to talk about this Broadway favorite.

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11:51am

Fri September 12, 2014
Happenings

Local Heroes The Producers Headline This Year's Final Riverfront Nights Show 9/13

The concert on September 13th, which is the last concert in this year’s Riverfront Nights Series,  features what organizer Jeff Styles calls a “name.” He says that every year the series includes one act most people recognize—this year it’s a Georgia band that made its debut with MTV in the early 1980’s.

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11:07am

Thu September 11, 2014
Books

'Dollface' Sets A Serial Killer Loose In The Scenic City

Alabama-based The Ardent Writer Press recently published Dollface, a crime thriller set in Chattanooga.  The novel centers on Moses Palmer, a cop who runs afoul of his boss and the city's political powers as he tracks a serial killer.  Dollface is J.D. Frost's first novel, and he joins us for a conversation about it.

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1:49pm

Wed September 10, 2014
Community

Could Alcohol Abuse Cause Dementia?

Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School tracked thousands of American adults for about 20 years.  They found that middle-aged adults with a history of alcohol abuse are at increased risk of developing severe memory impairment later in life.

Dr. Michael Osborne joins us to talk about the potential link between drinking and dementia.  He's a Chattanooga psychiatrist who has a board certification in addiction psychology.

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2:26pm

Tue September 9, 2014
Happenings

Reflection Riding's Native Plant Sale Starts 9/12

Reflection Riding and Arboretum is one of the most beautiful places in the Chattanooga area  and yet many people have never been there. The people who know it go there to get away from urban life for a spell, but at this time of year many local gardeners head for the Arboretum for the semi-annual native plant sale. Over 12000 plants representing over 100 different species are for sale beginning this Friday September 12th. I went over to the Arboretum last week to talk to Dr. Paola Zannini Craddock who, along with a crew of volunteers, was busily preparing for the sale.

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