Chattanooga

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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12:44pm

Fri February 7, 2014
On Track

Chattanooga in Top 4 Runner-Friendly Cities

WUTC's Mark Colbert finds out why the Road Runners Club of America named Chattanooga as one of the four best cities for putting on a pair of track shoes and hitting the pavement.

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12:05pm

Fri February 7, 2014
Pediatric Health Series

Here Are Two Major Health Problems Facing Chattanooga Kids

Pediatricians and community leaders have formed a new group called the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley, which is working on a strategic plan for long-term solutions to pediatric healthcare problems.  “The Chattanooga region's children are among the unhealthiest in Tennessee and the nation,” according to

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4:12pm

Tue January 28, 2014
Community

Tragedy into Triumph: June Scobee Rogers & the Challenger Centers

Today marks the 28th anniversary of the Challenger Disaster. It was a terrible tragedy, but June Scobee Rodgers, wife of Shuttle Commander Dick Rogers, has spent all her time since the disaster in trying to turn tragedy into triumph.

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12:07pm

Fri January 24, 2014
Happenings

CTC Performs Gender-Bending 'Odd Couple' 1/24 - 2/16

Two versions of the Neil Simon Comedy "The Odd Couple" -- one featuring men and the other women -- are presented in repertory at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre beginning Friday, January 24, for 14 performances. Pictured here, the leads from both productions are (seated, left to right) the messy ones -- Carlene Conway as Olive and Zach DeSutter as Oscar; and (standing) the neat ones -- Katlyn Gabor as Florence and Sanford Knox as Felix.
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Throughout the next few weeks, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre will perform two different versions of Neil Simon's classic The Odd Couple--both the well-known version with two male leads, and a newer rewrite featuring two female leads. 

From a media release:

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11:58am

Fri January 24, 2014
Happenings

A Summer's Tale Told in the Midst of a Cold, Cold Winter 1/25 & 1/26

Shakespeare Chattanooga is presenting two staged readings of Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which they have re-titled A Midwinter Night’s Dream in deference to the season. Richard Winham talked to Janis Hashe, the director, and Steve Disbrow, one of the actors, about the play and their unusual approach to the readings.  Performances are on 1/25 and 1/26 at Grace Episcopal Church.

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2:34pm

Wed January 22, 2014
Community

Pet Emergency? There's An App For That

Credit American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has created a pet first-aid app.

WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Greg Waite, Community Chapter Executive for the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee, about their new smartphone app that can provide vital information during pet emergencies.

From a media release:

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