Former 911 dispatcher Jeff Hewitt writes fiction, humor, horror and more. He co-wrote an article for Cracked.com, “5 Terrible Things I Learned As A 911 Dispatcher,” which currently has more than one million page views. Popular horror podcasts Pseudopod dramatized his short story “Face Change,” with actor Anson Mount reading it.
The Chattanooga Symphony’s Independence Day Celebration is set for Thursday, July 3rd in Coolidge Park starting at 8 o’clock. In addition to the music, there’ll be food available from vendors in the park, or people can stop at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre for their Star Spangled BBQ event. Kim Jackson from the Chattanooga Theatre Centre and Molly Sasse from the CSO discuss it in this interview segment.
How can athletes take care of their knees and joints and prevent future problems? Does running cause arthritis? What can a person do about chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis--is a knee replacement the only option? Dr. Danielle Mitchell from the Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health joins us to discuss these topics and more.
Chattanooga artists Rondell Crier and Olga de Klein join us to discuss their Urban Heroes project, which brings arts education and training to youth who are housed in the Hamilton County detention center.
An ArtsBuild Community Cultural Connections grant is helping to fund the project. From an ArtsBuild media release:
Since 2009, the stores, restaurants and galleries on the Southside have been inviting everybody down for a stroll though the neighborhood around Main Street on the final Friday of the summer months. Among the special events planned for this month’s stroll starting 5/27 at 5 p.m. is the opening reception for an exhibition of work by the local painter, potter and sculptor Bob Fazio in Area 61 on Main Street.
Heather Crowe’s migraines began when she was in junior high. The pain was blinding, and when they happened, she couldn't do anything except stay in bed. She suffered for years, until she became a nurse and started working for Dr. Jimmy Waldrop at the Erlanger-housed Plastic Surgery Group.
Chattanooga is developing a reputation as a start up friendly city. Young entrepreneurs excited by access to the ultra fast Internet are working with the Company Lab and other mentor organizations. But many of them still face the sometimes daunting challenge of finding legal advice they can afford. Scott Maucere wants to help. He’s the CEO of a local legal cooperative called Push To Start.
The Nudge app is a free download in iTunes and the Google Play store.
Plenty of apps already exist to collect a health-conscious person’s data. RunKeeper, FitBit and MapMyFitness can all track how often a person takes a walk, how far he or she runs, how often he or she sleeps, and more. Some apps can also connect with wearables, such a smart watch that measures someone’s heart rate.
Susan Farmer, Director of the Senior Life Program at Parkridge Valley, joins us with advice on dealing with parents and loved ones who show signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Many families never discuss what to do if older relatives can’t remember basic information or become unable to live independently.
Shakespeare Chattanooga has a new production opening this weekend in the Ripple Theatre on Brainerd Road. As they have in the past, Janis Hashe and her company have taken some liberties with the setting for the play. It was set in Athens, Greece by Shakespeare, but Shakespeare Chattanooga’s version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set in Athens, Georgia.
Janis Hashe, Stephanie Smith and Steve Disbrow discuss the play in this interview.
WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with James McKissic, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the City of Chattanooga and Melissa Turner, Marketing Coordinator for Civic Facilities about a business seminar on Tuesday, June 17th at 11:30 a.m. inside the lobby of the Memorial Auditorium.
A conversation with 1962 National League MVP Maury Wills and Chattanooga Lookouts President and General Manager Rich Mozingo.
Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is coming to Chattanooga on Tuesday, June 17th to be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Southern League All-Star Luncheon. This year, the Chattanooga Lookouts will host the Southern League All-Star game, with the game itself on the 17th at AT&T Field, and a home run derby happening on July 16th at historic Engel Stadium.
Maury Wills and Lookouts President and General Manager Rich Mozingo appear in this segment to talk about how the all-star game luncheon will benefit the RBI Program of Chattanooga, which brings baseball to inner-city children.
Wills also discusses highlights of his career--a legendary shortstop known for stealing bases, he explains his "perfect practice" philosophy, and reveals his struggle with drug addiction after his baseball career ended, explaining how he got clean and now uses his story to inspire others.
The Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway specializes in original work by local artists. Their next exhibition, which opens on Thursday, June 12, is a collection of abstract and contemporary paintings by thirty local artists. In this segment, two artists are featured: Jake Kelley and Miki Boni, whose work is in the exhibition.
According to the Pew Research Center, 58% of American adults own a smart phone, and an increasing number are using them to text rather than talk, according to Suzanne Burnham. Ms. Burnham is the CEO of Click Click Boom, a Chattanooga based text marketing company. She helps businesses stay in touch with their customers with tightly targeted text messages.