Chattanooga

1:31pm

Fri February 28, 2014
Religion

Pastor Jamie Coots Remembered As More Than A Serpent Handler

The Chattanooga Times Free Press published 'Even Unto Death,' a special report on serpent handling in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Serpent-handling Kentucky pastor Jamie Coots recently died from a rattlesnake bite.  Coots, who starred in the National Geographic show "Snake Salvation," was credited with helping put the long-hidden practice of serpent handling in the limelight.

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12:10pm

Fri February 28, 2014

11:57am

Fri February 28, 2014
Happenings

Set In Stone Offering Classes in the Creative Use of Concrete

In the mid 1990’s, Buddy Rhodes, a potter living in San Francisco, decided to try working with concrete rather than clay. Since then many other people have been inspired to try his techniques. He has written two books outlining his techniques and he also trains people in his approach. Justin Burd is one of his trainers. Justin and his partners own Set In Stone on W. Main Street.

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11:27am

Tue February 25, 2014
Books

A Hitchhiker Guided by the Cherokee: Jerry Ellis Discusses 'Two Wolves'

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Jerry Ellis’ first book, Walking the Trail: One Man’s Journey Along the Cherokee Trail of Tears. He’s written eight more books since then, all largely autobiographical, inspired by his adventures walking and hitchhiking across the country.

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4:05pm

Mon February 24, 2014
Happenings

AVA Seeks Artists for 'Seasoned Eye' Celebration

From a media release:

The Seasoned Eye: A Celebration of Artists Working for 20+ Years

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12:48pm

Mon February 24, 2014
Happenings

Physican Bands Battle in 'Med Rock' Competition 3/1

Linda Benton from the Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Alliance joins us to talk about Med Rock, a battle of the bands that benefits a scholarship fund.

From a media release:

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5:19pm

Fri February 21, 2014
Happenings

On 2/24, UTC Premieres New Documentary on Chattanooga's Civil Rights Movement

On the afternoon of Friday February 19, 1960, 12 honors students from Howard High School sat down at a segregated “whites only” lunch counter in downtown Chattanooga. Their protest marked the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga. A new documentary honoring nine Chattanoogans whose actions were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement will receive its premiere in UTC’s University Center Auditorium on Monday February 24 at 5:15. Richard Winham has excerpts from the documentary, and talks with Dr.

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3:06pm

Fri February 21, 2014
Breaking

UAW Appeals VW Vote In Chattanooga

The United Auto Workers are appealing last week's election results at Chattanooga's Volkswagen manufacturing plant.  In the UAW's objection, filed with the National Labor Relations Board, the UAW claims that Tennessee politicians such as State Senator Bo Watson "conducted what appears to have been a coordinated and widely-publicized coercive campaign... to deprive VWGOA workers of their federally-protected right, through the Election, to support and select the UAW as their exclusive representative... free of coercion, intimidation, threats and interference."

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3:41pm

Wed February 19, 2014
VW Vote

AFL-CIO's Trumka: Keep VW Union Vote In Perspective

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 1:10 pm

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations President Richard Trumka addresses members during the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention at Los Angeles Convention Center in Sept. 2013.
Nick Ut AP

When workers at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga narrowly rejected the United Auto Workers in a recent vote on whether to unionize, it was a stinging setback for a labor movement looking for a big organizing victory in a Southern state.

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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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