Chattanooga

12:33pm

Wed June 4, 2014
Best New Read

Shaara’s ‘The Smoke At Dawn: A Novel Of The Civil War’ Dramatizes Chattanooga Battles

Jeff Shaara's "The Smoke At Dawn" takes place in 1863 and dramatizes Chattanooga-area battles.

“There’s a lot that happened [in Chattanooga] that people are not aware of,” acclaimed Civil War author Jeff Shaara says of the battles that took place in 1863, when Union forces controlled the city and Confederates cut off supply lines.  Shaara’s new novel The Smoke At Dawn dramatizes what happened, including conflicts such as the Battle of Lookout Mountain and the Battle of Missionary Ridge.

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3:03pm

Tue June 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Chattanooga Artists are Creating a Drive-by Gallery on McCallie Avenue

Ali Kay, one of five artists involved in the project, created this mural.
Credit Kevin Bate

1:48pm

Tue June 3, 2014
Ask A Doc

Training for Triathlons? Here Are a Few Tips.

The Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon is coming up June 29th, and the Chattanooga Ironman competition is coming up September 28th.  In our monthly Ask A Doc segment, Dr. Danielle Mitchell from the Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health joins us with advice about training for these kind of grueling competitions.

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5:30pm

Fri May 30, 2014
Arts & Culture

At the Hunter: Moroccan Photographer Challenges Stereotypes of Islamic Women

Lalla Essaydi (b. 1956), Les Femmes Du Maroc: La Grande Odalisque, 2008, 43 1/2 x 54 1/2 inches (110.5 x 138.4 cm), photographic print, edition of 10, Museum purchase, 2011.1

Lalla Essaydi is a painter and photographer whose work hangs in galleries all over the country, as well as in England, Japan and Syria and a number of other countries around the world. Born in Morocco, she’s lived here in the U.S. for the past 18 years. She recently visited Chattanooga to talk about her work. One of her photographs is part of the permanent collection at the Hunter Museum of American Art here in Chattanooga. While she was here, Essaydi sat down to talk about her work.

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3:35pm

Thu May 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

Ensemble Theatre's 'Lunch Money' Teaches Bullying Awareness

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production Lunch Money  is based on children's real experiences with bullying, and is intended to open a dialogue among children.  Eleven Ooltewah Middle School students recently performed it.  In this segment, Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director Garry Lee Posey, Ooltewah Middle theater teacher Chris Cooper and student Ryan Cain talk about the play's impact and where it may next be seen.  The play can be customized for different schools--it can be re-written to reflect the specific expe

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5:37pm

Wed May 28, 2014
Community

Public Input Sought on New Housing Options for People with Autism

A new organization, iSolve Project, could create two communities in Chattanooga where people with autism (and other populations) could live together and find support.  This interview includes iSolve Project founder Lori Sanders and Dave Buck from the Chattanooga Autism Center. Coming up on June 3rd at 6:30 p.m., the center will host a meeting to gauge public interest.

From the event's Facebook page:

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5:17pm

Fri May 23, 2014
Community

Northside Farmers' Market Provides Fresh Options on North Shore

Brooke Brown of Brown Dirt Farm and Brad Solomon of Mountain Song Farm join WUTC's Michael Edward Miller to discuss a new option for artisan goods and local and organic food in Chattanooga.  The Northside Farmers' Market is located at the Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Avenue, and is open Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm.

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4:08pm

Tue May 20, 2014
Happenings

LearningRx Offers Free Assessment for Attention Difficulties 5/24

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with Michelle Hecker Davis, Executive Director of LearningRX Chattanooga, about symptoms of ADD and ADHD, as well as treatment options.

From a media release:

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7:02pm

Fri May 16, 2014
Community

Tennessee River Gorge Trust To Study Climate Change

Rick Huffines, Executive Director of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, and Sarah Quattrochi, Outreach and Development Director, join WUTC's Michael Edward Miller to discuss several ways the TRGT is supporting ecological preservation in the river gorge, including a climate change vulnerability assessment of the natural communities within the gorge.  A Lyndhurst Foundation grant is making the climate change assessment possible.  In this segment, Huffines and Quattrochi also discuss the TRGT’s annual fundraiser

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6:49pm

Thu May 15, 2014
Education

Researchers Studied Chattanooga's On Point Program. Here's What They Found Out.

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with On Point Executive Director Amy Pearson about Life On Point, a program intended to help teens make healthy choices in regards to drugs, alcohol, violence and other potential problems.  The Journal of Adolescent and Family Health recently published a scientific study about the program.  In this interview, Pearson shares what researchers learned.

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5:09pm

Tue May 13, 2014
Community

Why Are Fair-Trade Clothes So Hard to Find in Chattanooga?

Last year, after a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, many Americans started thinking about where their clothes are made.  Major clothing manufacturers often use the cheapest labor they can find, and some workers in third-world countries toil in sweatshop conditions.

Suppose you wanted to fill your closet with items created by workers who are paid fair-trade wages.  Where would you buy them?

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11:06am

Fri May 9, 2014
Community

Why Corinne Hill Says Libraries Should ‘Stop Being Missionary and Start Being Mercenary’

Corinne Hill, executive director of the Chattanooga Public Library, is recognized as an innovator.  Library Journal named her the 2014 Librarian of the Year, and she’s recently traveled to Washington, D.C.

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5:40pm

Thu May 8, 2014
Happenings

Chattanooga Library Hosts Zinefest On Saturday, May 10

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller discusses the upcoming Zinefest event with Mary Barnett from the Chattanooga Public Library and Aggie Toppins, an assistant professor of art and graphic design at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga who creates her own zines.

Zines are independently-published books and magazines.  Here's how the event's Web site defines zines:

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12:05pm

Wed May 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

How Music Can Be Medicine: A Conversation with Robert Gupta

Robert Gupta performs during a 2012 Ted Talk.

When Robert Gupta was only 17 years old, he graduated college with a degree in pre-med.  However, in graduate school, he went in a different direction, earning a master's in music from Yale University.  At 19 years old, he became a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  In this interview with WUTC's Michael Edward Miller, Gupta talks about the positive effects music can have on the brain.  Gupta will be in Chattanooga May 9th for the Cam Busch Lecture Series.

From a media release:

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5:02pm

Fri May 2, 2014
Books

For the Love of Kaiju

The anthology Kaiju Rising features a short story by Chattanooga author Shane Berryhill.

Every few years, giant monsters rise from the ocean and smash cities--at least, in Hollywood movies and in fiction.  Last year, Pacific Rim presented a new twist on the theme, and this summer, yet another Godzilla remake will be released.

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