Chattanooga

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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12:08pm

Thu May 1, 2014
Books

Chattanooga Author’s Creation Debuts on Free Comic Book Day

Shane Berryhill’s new comic book series Sherwood, Texas will debut on Free Comic Book Day, which is Saturday, May 3rd.  WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller speaks with Berryhill about the series, which is a modern re-imagining of the Robin Hood story.

The publisher, 12 Gague Comics, describes it like this:

A story older than all of us, told now for the first time!

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4:56pm

Tue April 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

Major Exhibition of African-American Art Is In The Hunter Museum For One More Month

One hundred works of African-American art from the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s to the turn of the last century are on display in the Hunter Museum of Art here in Chattanooga until the end of May. All of the paintings, photographs and sculpture in the exhibition are on loan from the Smithsonian’s Museum of American Art in Washington, DC.

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1:07pm

Mon April 28, 2014
Happenings

La Paz Hosts 'Sangria on the Southside' 5/2

  La Paz Chattanooga has its annual fundraiser, Sangria on the Southside, coming up May 2nd.  WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with La Paz Executive Director Stacy Johnson and David Martin, Development & Communication, about La Paz.

From their Web site:

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10:38am

Fri April 25, 2014
Happenings

Styleworks Fashion Show Raises Funds for Siskin 5/1

Styleworks is an annual fashion show and luncheon raising funds for Siskin Children's Institute.  There will be a preview party on April 30th, and the main event is on May 1st.  WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with event co-chairs Rachelle Haddock and Rachael Welch.

From a media release:

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10:31am

Fri April 25, 2014
Community

Nuclear Power Expansion Expected In TN

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller chats with John Williams, a speaker for the group Clean Energy America, which visited the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus.  The group says nuclear power supplies about 33% of Tennessee's power and is expected to supply even more soon.

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11:14am

Wed April 23, 2014
VW Vote

UAW Withdraws Objections to February Union Election at VW Plant

Moments before a hearing with the National Labor Relations Board was to convene attorneys for the UAW withdrew objections to the results of a February union vote at the Volkswagen Group of America assembly plant in Chattanooga Tennessee. 

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10:18am

Wed April 23, 2014
Take Me Out to the Opera

Baseball Opera 'The Mighty Casey' Coming To Engel Stadium 4/24, 4/26

From a media release:

The Chattanooga-based grassroots operatic group, Artisti Affamati, will be presenting the opera, The Mighty Casey, at historic Engel Stadium in April 2014.  Professional local singers, musicians, directors, and and crew are coming together to present William Schuman’s operatic adaptation of the classic baseball poem “Casey at the Bat”.

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10:11am

Wed April 23, 2014
Happenings

Parkridge Hosts Wine and Pearls Benefit April 25

From a media release:

Parkridge Medical Center is proud to present Wine & Pearls 2014, a benefit for PearlPoint Cancer Support, on April 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Funds raised at this event will provide vital personalized guidance, support, and information to Chattanooga-area adults navigating the journey through cancer diagnoses and treatments.

 

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11:09am

Mon April 21, 2014
VW Vote

Corker, King Comment on UAW Appeal Withdrawal

U.S. Senator Bob Corker is commenting on the United Auto Workers' withdrawal of their appeal of the recent UAW vote at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant.  "It's time for VW, our state and our community to re-engage and move forward with bringing additional jobs to Chattanooga," Corker said in a statement this morning.

In February, the UAW had sought to unionize the plant and narrowly lost in a 712-626 vote.  The UAW then appealed the vote, saying that Corker and other politicians had interfered.

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3:14pm

Tue April 15, 2014
Community

Blood Assurance Has Critical Need For O Negative Blood

Blood Assurance particularly needs Type O negative blood, B negative, and platelet donors.  In this segment, Bonnie Phillips from Blood Assurance speaks with WUTC’s Virginia Daniels about the shortage, ways people can donate, and special promotions and giveaways at Blood Assurance.

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3:30pm

Fri April 11, 2014
Books

‘We Are a Country of Cults’: A Conversation with Jonestown Survivor Laura Kohl

Laura Johnston Kohl was a member of the People's Temple in 1978 when Jim Jones led more than 900 people to commit mass suicide.  In this extended interview, WUTC's Richard Winham speaks with Kohl about getting involved in the group, surviving the massacre, rebuilding her life afterward, and why she says the United States is a country of cults today.

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12:24am

Fri April 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

A Look at 'A Life,' as Chattanooga's First Major Film Festival Begins

The inaugural Chattanooga Film Festival kicked off with a music documentary, "A Life in the Death of Joe Meek."  WUTC's Rachel Smith attended the film's premiere and a Q&A with producer Howard S. Berger.  In this segment, Smith explains why the film was a perfect choice for the first-ever major film festival to happen in the Scenic City.

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5:24pm

Fri March 28, 2014
Happenings

Exhibition of Hand-Made Artists' Books Opens at Hunter Museum

An exhibition opening 3/28 at the Hunter Museum of American Art features 12 hand-made books from artists interested in re-inventing the book. WUTC's Richard Winham talked to Ellen Simak, the curator for the exhibition, who makes books herself.  The exhibition will be on display at the Hunter until June 14, 2014.

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1:56pm

Fri March 28, 2014
Arts & Culture

Here Are 5 Must-See Movies at the Chattanooga Film Fest

Chris Dortch, director of the first-ever Chattanooga Film Festival, joins us to discuss a few highlights among the 50+ films being screened between April 3rd and April 6th.

Here are five must-see movies mentioned in the interview:

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