Chattanooga

12:19pm

Tue January 21, 2014
Arts & Culture

30+ Artists Featured in Reflections Gallery's Members Exhibition

The new Members Exhibition at Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway will feature the work of more than 30 Chattanooga area artists. WUTC's Richard Winham stopped by the gallery to talk to two of the painters whose work is included in the exhibition, which opens on Thursday, January 23.  It will be on display until March 20th. 

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4:53am

Mon January 20, 2014
Community

Technology, Telepathy & Uploading Memories: Dr. Michio Kaku Previews ‘The Future of the Mind’

Kaku in February 2012
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Dr. Michio Kaku’s new book The Future Of The Mind: The Scientific Quest To Understand, Enhance, And Empower The Mind will be released in February.   He’ll visit the Chattanooga State Community College campus on January 23rd to give Scenic City residents a preview of his new book.

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11:38am

Fri January 17, 2014
Community

Chattanooga Senior Group Plans Self-Contained Urban Village

The concept is called Chattanooga Collaborative Senior Housing. It’s the brainchild of local poet and former teacher Finn Bille and his wife Jeanne Bille, a former health care worker. They have retired from work, but they don’t intend to retire from life. They want to live right in the bustling heart of the city with a few close friends. Not a commune, but very similar. Richard Winham talked to Finn and Jeanne Bille who told him they want to be at least as active in retirement as they were in their professional lives.

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11:25am

Fri January 17, 2014
Happenings

UTC Hosts Free Student Success Conference 1/25

Young and Wiser, a Chattanooga nonprofit helping students succeed, is partnering with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Public Education Foundation and other organizations for a conference on January 25th.  The free conference is open to current college students, prospective college students, parents and teachers, and will help students deal with the challenges of higher education.

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10:55am

Wed January 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

Evatt & Bloom Productions Seeks Actors, Writers

Evatt & Bloom Productions films video comedy sketches and produces live comedy & stand-up shows in Chattanooga.

The company seeks writers and actors for its 2014 season.  Auditions will happen January 20th at 7 p.m. at the Heritage House Arts and Civic Center in East Brainerd.  People unable to attend the live auditions can send video submissions instead.  Writers should send sample scripts to EvattBloom@gmail.com with 'Writer Application' as the subject line.

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11:16am

Tue January 14, 2014
Books

Hashe Signing Copies of 'The Ex Club Tong Pang' 1/18

In the time she’s been living in Chattanooga, Janis Hashe has established a reputation as a theatrical director—she established a repertory company, Shakespeare Chattanooga, that has successfully presented a number of plays. She has worked as an editor for the local weekly, The Pulse. She’s  taught classes on theatre at Chattanooga State, as well as leading informal seminars on among others, Oscar Wilde and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in a local teashop. And now she's  published a novel.

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12:59pm

Mon January 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

In-Town Gallery Celebrates 40 Years in Chattanooga

Chattanooga's In-Town Gallery boasts that it is one of the oldest cooperative galleries in the United States.  The gallery, currently located on the North Shore, opened in 1974 and has occupied several different spaces throughout its history.  Members are celebrating with special exhibits and events throughout the year.  WUTC's Mark Colbert visited the gallery to talk with artists.

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1:20pm

Fri January 10, 2014
Develop CENTS

New Chattanooga IT Company Supports Nonprofits

Covenant College alumnus David White recently launched Develop CENTS, an IT company that's worked with several Chattanooga nonprofits.  In this interview with WUTC's Michael Edward Miller, White talks about nonprofit organizations' computer security needs, as well as his own background in community development.

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12:19pm

Fri January 10, 2014
Community

A Year of 'Bliss': Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee Dispels Stereotypes

Bliss Welch is both Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2013, and the first runner up for Ms. Wheelchair America 2014.
Credit Contributed photo/Bliss Welch

If your image of someone in a wheelchair is of someone who is weak and helpless, you haven’t met Bliss Welch, who has been Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee for the better part of a year.  Crowned in March of 2013, she’s spent the past nine months demonstrating for everyone she’s met just how independent a wheelchair user can be.

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11:44am

Tue January 7, 2014
Let Beauty Awaken

Student-Created Arts Funding Initiative May Soon Be Chattanooga City & Hamilton County Program

Chattanooga has a vibrant, expanding arts community. Painters, writers and musicians have moved here, attracted by the support for the arts from both the city and the community. But that support isn’t widely reflected in city and county middle and high schools.

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1:05pm

Mon January 6, 2014
Health

Iron Woman: Dr. Danielle Mitchell Launches Sports Institute

Dr. Danielle Mitchell, a Chattanooga physician and iron man competitor, recently founded the Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health.  In this interview, she shares how Weight Watchers and exercise transformed her from morbidly obese into a marathon runner.  

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12:51pm

Tue December 31, 2013
Community

East Chattanooga's Glass House Collective Awards $30,000 Grants to 3 Artists

WUTC's Richard Winham interviews three artists who received studio space on Glass Street and $30,000 grants.

Rondell Crier, Eric ‘Seven’ Finely and Rebekah Mawuko have each been given $30,000 grants and studio space on Glass Street as part of the Glass House Collective’s continuing initiatives to revitalize the East Chattanooga neighborhood.

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4:35pm

Mon December 30, 2013
Community

The UNFoundation Funds ‘Cool Ideas’ (Like This Musical Quilt)

Yang and David Welch received a $1000 grant from the UNFoundation to buy supplies for their musical quilt. Made of both regular and special piezoresistive fabric, the quilt contains wires, LEDS and is connected to a laptop. When touched, the quilt can light up and make sounds.

Since its start in 2011, the UNFoundation has awarded 23 micro-grants to various people and projects in Chattanooga, such as a ukulele camp at the Folk School, a cookbook that features native plant recipes and a quilt that plays music.  Their slogan is, “We Fund Cool Ideas In Chattanooga!”

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1:35pm

Mon December 30, 2013
Happenings

Nutritionist Pamela Kelle Leads Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training 1/4 & 1/5

Registered Dietitian Nutrition Therapist  Pamela Kelle will lead Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training at the Center for Mindful Living on January 4th and 5th.  In this segment, she speaks with WUTC's Mark Colbert.

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5:25pm

Fri December 20, 2013
Happy Birthday, Ruby Falls

Millions Have Made the Underground Journey, But Lambert Did It First

Ruby Falls, inside Lookout Mountain, in Chattanooga, Tennessee
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In 1928, cave explorer Leo Lambert went on a long journey underground... so long that his wife thought he might have died.  He was gone so long because he'd discovered something unexpected: a waterfall inside Lookout Mountain.

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