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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.