Chattanooga

Ballot Vox: Todd Gardenhire

Oct 22, 2016

As part of WUTC's coverage of the November 8 elections, we are speaking to many of the major candidates on the Hamilton County ballot. This is our interview with Todd Gardenhire, running for re-election as the Republican candidate for Tennessee State Senate District 10. 

Jacqui Helbert: If you could tell me your name and what office you are running for? 

Todd Gardenhire: Thank you. My name is Todd Gardenhire, I am a State Senator in district 10 which covers part of Hamilton County and part of Bradley County. 

Ballot Vox: Chuck Fleishmann

Oct 21, 2016

As part of WUTC’s coverage of the November 8 elections, we are speaking to many major candidates on the Hamilton County ballot. This is our interview with Chuck Fleischmann, who is running for re-election as the Republican candidate for Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District. 

JACQUI HELBERT: Where are you from and what is your background?

Ballot Vox: Khristy Wilkinson

Oct 21, 2016

As part of WUTC’s coverage of the November 8 elections, we are speaking to many of the major candidates on the Hamilton County ballot. This is our interview with Khristy Wilkinson, who is the Democratic candidate for Tennessee’s State Senate District 10. 

Jacqui Helbert: Go ahead and introduce yourself for me? 

Khristy Wilkinson: Sure, my name is Khristy Wilkinson, and I am a Democratic candidate for State Senate District 10. 

Helbert: Why are you running for this office?

Ballot Vox: Patsy Hazelwood

Oct 20, 2016

As part of WUTC’s coverage of the November 8 elections, we’re speaking to many of the major candidates on the Hamilton County ballot. This is our interview with Patsy Hazelwood, a Republican who is running for re-election as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, District 27.   

Michael Edward Miller: Patsy Hazelwood, thank you for joining us today!

Patsy Hazelwood: Thank you for having me. 

Ballot Vox: Marc Gravitt

Oct 20, 2016

As part of WUTC’s coverage of the November 8 elections, we are speaking to many major candidates on the Hamilton County ballot. This is our interview with Marc Gravitt, a Republican who is running for re-election as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, District 30. 

JACQUI HELBERT: If you would, introduce yourself? What is your name, where you are from, and what is your background?

Leslie Jordan, a Chattanooga native and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga alumnus, won an Emmy in 2006 for his role on Will & Grace. He's also appeared on Desperate HousewivesBoston Legal and American Horror Story.

 This past Summer 26 people ranging in age from 40 to 70 went away to Summer Camp for the weekend. The organizers called it Boomer Camp. It was at Camp Ocoee and for a couple of days in addition to wine tastings and a smoked salmon supper, they kayaked, canoed, hiked, swam and sang songs around a fire like kids at camp. “It was an opportunity to play and have fun without feeling guilty about it,” said one.

The camp was a big success; the organizers had hoped for eight people, 26 signed up.

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WUTC's Richard Winham speaks with Teal Thibaud, Executive Director of the Glass House Collective, and Shane Morrow about revitalization efforts in the neighborhood.

The Glass Street LIVE Block Party is coming up 9/24, and the public is invited.

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Thanks to the Arts Move Chattanooga program, which invited noted artists to move to Chattanooga offering them a $15,000 break on their mortgage, Chattanooga is now home to a host of painters, musicians, writers and sculptors. One of the sculptors who accepted the city’s invitation is Roger Halligan, who is also the Vice president of The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance. The Sculpture Alliance was formed by the noted sculptor, John henry, a decade ago. For their 10th anniversary the Alliance plans to spend a day celebrating John Henry.

The Sculpture Fields in Montague Park on Chattanooga’s South Side is a “world class sculpture garden,” according to the website—and that’s not hyperbole. John Henry, the sculptor behind the gardens, has spent more than fifty years creating large scale sculptures that are now in museums and galleries across the country as well as in public spaces across and Europe and Asia. The work on display in the garden represents his peers from around the world.

Steely Bruno

   You’re never too young to learn about jazz, and Steely Bruno (a trumpet player/composer whose real name is Antoine Williamson) introduces schoolchildren to legends like Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis, and teaches kids to play a few tunes themselves. He's on the roster of the Tennessee Arts Commission teaching artists.

AVA, Chattanooga’s Association for the Visual Arts, has scheduled this year’s gallery hop for Saturday September 10th.  The 10th annual gallery hop includes stops at 24 galleries and artists’ studios as well as five pop-up galleries set up just for the hop. Richard Winham talked to Lauren Goforth the organizer for this year’s hop.  

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  The National Labor Relations Board is ordering Volkswagen to recognize a labor union at its Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant. But Volkswagen opposes United Auto Workers Local 42 because the group is only a small part of the plant's overall workforce.

  The first Chattanooga Readers and wRiters Fair hosted by The City of Chattanooga will be in Chattanooga’s City Hall on 11th street this Saturday, August 27th, from 10 until 3. The fair will include several panels including one on Creative Non-Fiction. Richard Winham talked to one of the writers on that panel, Linda Murray Bullard.

  Chattanooga State Community College students who plan to transfer to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga can get a head start by enrolling in the dual admissions program. In this segment, we discuss the program with Gail Campbell, Director of the Admissions and Enrollment Services Center at Chattanooga State and Yancy Freeman, Assistant Provost for Enrollment Services at UTC.

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