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2:37pm

Wed February 19, 2014
VW Vote

UAW Could Return To Chattanooga Next Year (Maybe Sooner)

The United Auto Workers failed to unionize Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant last week, but how soon might they return?  Nooga.com reporter Chloé Morrison joins WUTC's Michael Edward Miller for a discussion of what's ahead.

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2:27pm

Tue February 18, 2014
Happenings

UTC Hosts Marian Anderson String Quartet, Composer Forum 2/20 - 2/22

Dr. Jonathan McNair discusses the Southeastern Composers League Forum coming up at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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2:14pm

Tue February 18, 2014
Personal Finance

Questions About Debt? 'Ask Doctor Debt' Can Help

Dallas Bunton, the President-CEO at North American Credit Services, Inc, and Michael Rainwater, President of the Tennessee Collectors Association, join us to talk about Ask Doctor Debt, an online resource for people who are in debt and need answers, or who want to report unscrupulous debt collectors.

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4:22am

Sat February 15, 2014
VW Vote

UAW Voted Out of VW Chattanooga, But Works Council Still Sought

Workers at the Volkswagen auto assembly plant in Chattanooga have rejected representation from the United Auto Workers.  The vote was a disappointment for the UAW, which lost by a narrow margin.  About 1,300 workers voted, and anti-union forces won by only 86 votes. UAW President Bob King said that to lose by such a close margin is very difficult.

"Obviously, we’re deeply disappointed," King said after results were announced.

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6:13pm

Fri February 14, 2014
VW Vote

President Obama Comments on VW Vote

After a week of local and state politicians speaking out about the ongoing unionization vote at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant, President Obama has joined the discussion, "accusing Republican politicians who oppose unionization of being more concerned about German shareholders than U.S. workers," according to Reuters.

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5:32pm

Fri February 14, 2014
Happenings

"The Dreamer:" a Concert Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela 2/16

Sounds of Destiny, a choir affiliated with Metropolitan Tabernacle, a non-denominational church in Chattanooga, is presenting a concert celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela on Sunday afternoon. Richard Winham talked to Adam Aziz, the music director at the church, who told him he’s spent much of the past year putting the concert together.

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3:26pm

Fri February 14, 2014
VW Vote

UAW Vote at Volkswagen: Expect A Winner Tonight

Both pro-and anti-union forces are predicting victory as workers at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant decide whether to allow the United Auto Workers to represent then.  If the workers vote yes, VW will set up a works council with UAW participation at the plant--a first in the United States.  Works councils

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3:12pm

Fri February 14, 2014
Community

Starting a Farm in an Urban Food Desert

East Chattanooga is a “food desert.” There aren’t any supermarkets in the neighborhood, and many of the people live on processed foods from fast food restaurants and convenience markets. Joel Tippens is part of a group called Fair Share Urban Growers. The group has begun developing what they’re calling an “urban farm” on Roanoke Avenue, across the street from the recently closed Harriet Tubman Housing Project. Their goal is to teach a new generation how to grow their own food.

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3:07pm

Fri February 14, 2014
Ask The Doc

Building a Home Gym for Less Than $100 (And Staying Motivated Enough to Use It)

In this month’s Ask The Doctor segment, Dr. Danielle Mitchell joins us.  She founded the Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health, and she’s got practical tips on staying motivated while working out, and how to build an inexpensive home gym.

Got a question for next month's Ask The Doctor segment?  Let us know in the comments!

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12:11pm

Thu February 13, 2014
Community

The 10 Places Where Health Insurance Costs The Least

Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 4:55 pm

St. Paul, capital of Minnesota, the land of inexpensive health insurance.
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People in much of Minnesota, northwestern Pennsylvania and Tucson, Ariz., are getting the best bargains from the health care law's new insurance marketplaces. Their premiums run half as much as those in the country's most expensive markets.

The 10 regions with the lowest premiums in the nation also include Salt Lake City, all of Hawaii and eastern Tennessee. This ranking is based on the lowest cost of a silver plan, the midrange plan most consumers are choosing.

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9:20am

Thu February 13, 2014
VW Vote

The Latest: Volkwagen CEO Refutes Corker's Claim

VW CEO Refutes Corker's Claim

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7:34pm

Wed February 12, 2014
VW Vote

Corker Claims UAW Vote Will Influence New VW Production

Chattanooga has been named as a likely site for production of Volkswagen's newest sport utility vehicle.  But U.S. Senator Bob Corker says if plant workers decide to reject the United Auto Workers, that could clinch the deal.

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9:09am

Wed February 12, 2014
VW Vote

Reality Check: UAW ‘Ate Detroit’? And Chattanooga’s on the Menu?

The unionization vote at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant has spurred impassioned debate.  Various pro-union and anti-union organizations are in the Scenic City, attempting to persuade local VW workers to vote one way or another.  One group put up billboards around town that say, “Auto Unions Ate Detroit.  Next Meal: Chattanooga?”

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2:05pm

Mon February 10, 2014
Community

Six Partners Plan to Start Chattanooga's First Female-Centered Angel Fund

The JumpFund is Chattanooga’s first female-centered angel fund, with $2 million in projected assets. By the middle of this year, the six partners administering the fund plan to begin investing in 12 female-led companies centered in Chattanooga. WUTC's Richard Winham talked to two of the partners in the fund, Kristina Montague and Leonora Williamson.

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3:32pm

Fri February 7, 2014
Happenings

Rump Run 3/15 Benefits Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation

Registration is open for the 2014 Rump Run, a 5k race/1-mile fun run taking place on March 15th.  Organizers hope to raise $40,000 for the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation.

From a media release:

The Greater Chattanooga Rump Run 5K Run/Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness will take place on Saturday, March 15 at Enterprise South Nature Park in Chattanooga. 

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