Chattanooga

1:35pm

Wed November 19, 2014
Community

Recommended For Some Smokers, CT Scans Could Detect Lung Cancer Early

Chattanooga radiologist Dr. Trey Carr joins us to discuss low-dose CT lung scans, which are recommended for some smokers.  Such tests can detect lung cancer before a smoker experiences any outward symptoms.  In this interview, Dr. Carr discusses who should consider having such a test done, and how these quick, painless, non-invasive tests work.

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2:40pm

Tue November 18, 2014
Education

PEF's 'Project Inspire' Trains Professionals to Teach in TN's At-Risk Schools

The Public Education Foundation's Project Inspire is a federally-funded program training math and science professionals to teach in some of the lowest-performing middle and high schools in Tennessee. In this interview, WUTC's Richard Winham is speaking with Mark Neal—the Services Director for Project Inspire—and Tadd Russell, a first year teacher in the program. Mr.

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11:27am

Mon November 17, 2014
Community

VITA Program Provides Free Tax Preparation Assistance

The Urban League's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program prepares Federal and State Tax Returns for families with low and moderate incomes, and there is no cost for the assistance.

"The VITA program saves the taxpayer on an average $250 in tax preparation fees," says Val Palmer, Area Coordinator of the VITA Program.  It returns $1.2 million in federal tax dollars to the local community, according to Palmer.

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11:42am

Fri November 14, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 3: Exploring Caterers, Accountants, and Folk Culture

Amanda Varnell and Sarah Hooper's Recipe for Success

Local caterers Amanda Varnell and Sarah Hooper were friends before they were business partners. They have turned their desire to share "food love" into a thriving catering business, Dish T' Pass.

Paul Beckmann of Decosimo Offers Advice By the Numbers

While Decosimo is better known for advising large clients, Paul Beckmann has always taken pride in helping small businesses. Paul reveals how a good accountant can contribute to a startup's success.

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4:56pm

Tue November 11, 2014
Documentary Film

I Married a Serial Killer

Joy Krause has just finished making her first documentary film. She was inspired to make a film herself after taking a class on documentary films here at UTC. She’d come back to school after having spent most of her life running her own business. She had no intention of becoming a filmmaker when she first enrolled here, but after seeing a film in which a woman began a relationship with—and eventually married—a man on death row, she was intrigued.

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12:29pm

Mon November 10, 2014
Community

WUTC Invites Public to Record Stories for Oral History Project on 11/13

On November 13 from 3 to 6 p.m., WUTC FM 88.1 will set up a mobile recording site on the third floor of the Chattanooga Public Library.  The public is invited to come share their memories and stories of life in Chattanooga as we celebrate the city’s 175th birthday.  These recordings will be archived and included in a time capsule to be buried on Saturday, November 15.  Excerpts of the interviews will also be aired on WUTC 88.1 FM.

Potential story topics could include:

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1:14pm

Fri November 7, 2014
Happenings

Mark Your Calendar for Chattanooga's 175th Anniversary

From a media release:

Mark your calendar November 8 through November 15 for CHA175, a week-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of Chattanooga as a city. While the official celebration date starts next Saturday, November 8, there are several pre-events for residents across the city.

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10:00am

Fri November 7, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 2: Chattanooga Loves Argentinian Wine and CO.STARTERS Grows Like Wildfire

Local Wine Importer Highlights His Argentinian Heritage

When Mariano Cebrian moved to Chattanooga, it immediately reminded him of home. The only thing missing were the wines produced by his family and their friends. Mariano and his partners founded Panoram Imports to celebrate the wines and culture of his beloved Argentina.

Co.Starters: Where Every Business Can Get A Great Start

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11:29am

Thu November 6, 2014
Theater

Ripple Theater Presents 'Caroline or Change' 11/7 - 11/23

Chattanooga's Ripple Theater will perform the Tony-nominated musical Caroline or Change starting November 7th.  Mario Brooks, the Production Manager, and L-Shante' Faunteroy, the actress who plays Caroline, join us for an interview about this thought-provoking show, set in Louisiana in 1963, about social change, class tensions and race relations.  Ticket information and showtimes are available at the Ripple Theater Web site.

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11:00am

Wed November 5, 2014
Community

View Hamilton County Election Results Here

The Hamilton County Election Commission has put together an interactive guide to the winners and losers in November 4th's elections.  You can see which candidates, referendums and amendments won by visiting  the election commission's Web site.

A few of the top races:

10:44am

Wed November 5, 2014
Happenings

WTCI Celebrates Family Day And Chattanooga's Anniversary During CHA175

From a media release:

WTCI, Chattanooga’s community PBS station, has been the city’s storyteller for over 40 years and is honored to be a part of the events celebrating the 175th anniversary of the city’s charter. Join WTCI and the Chattanooga History Center at Family Day to enjoy the History Makers series honoring the people and organizations that changed the landscape of our city.

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10:35am

Wed November 5, 2014
Happenings

Chattanooga FACC Branch Celebrates the Release of This Year's Beaujolais Nouveau

The French-American Chamber of Commerce has been promoting economic and commercial cooperation between the US and France for more than a century. Three years ago the FACC in Atlanta opened a branch here in Chattanooga. Marissia Tiller is a member of the volunteer board in Chattanooga. She says her goal along with her colleagues on the board is to share her love of French culture and cuisine.

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12:18pm

Mon November 3, 2014
Community

On Election Day, TN Voters Will Decide on 4 New Amendments

Nooga.com features an election guide where voters can type in their addresses and get personalized ballot information.

On Tuesday, November fourth, Tennessee voters will approve or reject four new amendments to the state constitution, along with choosing candidates in various elections.  Nooga.com's David Morton joins us to talk about the amendments and what a yes or no vote on each one could mean.

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10:40am

Thu October 30, 2014
Happenings

Paul LaJeunesse's North Shore Mural To Be Unveiled 11/7

Paul LaJeunesse's mural, the newest addition to public art on the North Shore, will be unveiled at a public event on November 7th from 4 - 6 p.m.

From a media release:

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1:23pm

Wed October 29, 2014
Happenings

Symphony on Stringer's Ridge Brings Classical Music Outdoors 11/1

From a media release:

Chattanoogans with a love for both music and the outdoors will be treated to a truly one-of-a-kind experience on November 1 with “Symphony on Stringer’s.” The event will be in Stringer’s Ridge Park from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and will feature a free concert by the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera brass quintet.

The concert will be held on “Old Baldy,” a cleared knoll overlooking the downtown skyline and the Tennessee River. Fall foliage should be in full array to offer an autumn backdrop and clear views from the ridge.

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