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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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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:
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.
Grace Kling, who plays Princess Fiona, and Johnny Krause, who plays Shrek, discuss Shrek The Musical. Closed Door Entertainment is performing it at the Tivoli on August 15th, 16th, and 17th. More information is at CDE's Web site.