Chattanooga

4:22pm

Thu March 27, 2014
Happenings

'From the Earth' Opens in April at Reflections Gallery

Earth Day is coming up in April, and Reflections Gallery is celebrating with an exhibit titled From the Earth, which will be on display in April and May.  In this segment, WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Loren Howard, a potter/sculptor participating in the exhibit.

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4:05pm

Thu March 27, 2014
Happenings

BRA-VO! Fashion Show 4/6 Celebrates Life After Breast Cancer

WUTC's Virginia Daniels speaks with Tonya Gentry about upcoming fashion show for breast cancer survivors, BRA-VO!  All the models in the show are breast cancer survivors.

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10:49am

Tue March 25, 2014
Community

WIT Wants You

The fields of math, science and technology are still dominated by men. A group of women in Chattanooga would like to change that. They have formed a chapter of the national organization WIT: Women in Technology.  WUTC's Richard Winham talked to Ronna- Renee Jackson and Debi Crabtree to find out more.

On 3/25 at 5:30 p.m. at they are holding a reception to introduce anyone interested to their vision for the future.

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1:07pm

Mon March 24, 2014
Community

Affordable Care Deadline Approaches; Medicaid Gap May Hinder Enrollees

People seeking ACA enrollment help can enter their zip codes at HealthCare.gov and find local organizations.

Tennessee has about 890,000 residents who are uninsured and eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to Bill Corr, Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

"For these people," Corr says, it’s "extremely important" to sign up.  People who miss the deadline may have to pay a penalty.

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1:02pm

Fri March 21, 2014
VW Vote

BREAKING: UAW Revote Hearing Rescheduled to 4/21

Earlier this week, it was announced that the National Labor Relations Board will conduct a hearing in Chattanooga to determine whether a second vote should happen at the Volkswagen plant where workers narrowly rejected the United Auto Workers' bid for representation.  The hearing was originally scheduled for April 7.

However, according to a NLRB spokesperson, the hearing has now been rescheduled to April 21st.

We'll have more details as they become available.

11:44am

Fri March 21, 2014
Pets

Behold, Bones Made From Beer Bran

Barley Bones, a Chattanooga company, crafts dog treats from the spent barley waste of local beer breweries.
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Ben Whitelaw was a brewer at Big River, the brew pub in downtown Chattanooga, when he first conceived a business making and selling dog treats. He was in the habit of taking his dog to work with him on the weekends. As soon as they got there the little dog made a beeline for the spent grain scattered all over the floor of the grain room. Other dogs are equally attracted to the grain left over during the process of brewing beer.

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2:54pm

Wed March 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

East Brainerd 'Backlot' Provides Meeting Space, Networking for Filmmakers

Do you dream about being on stage, or in front of a camera?   What about being involved with sound or lighting aspects of a film?

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4:30pm

Tue March 18, 2014
Happenings

Yoga Instruction Classes Start Soon at Sports Barn

The Chattanooga Yoga School is offering an intensive course for people who want to be become certified yoga teachers. Offered over nine weekends between April and September, the classes, held at The Sports Barn here in Chattanooga, focus on the practice as well as the philosophy of yoga. Richard Winham talked to Madia Swicord, one of the co-directors of the school.

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1:39pm

Tue March 18, 2014
Breaking

Volkswagen Recalls 150,000+ Passats from Chattanooga Plant

The recall affects 2012 and 2013 Passat vehicles made in Chattanooga, and more than 150,000 of the vehicles are involved.  In a statement on its Web site, Volkswagen says low-beam headlights on the cars could stop working if the hood is closed roughly or dropped from a certain height, which could cause reduced visibility of the vehicle.  Volkswagen says, if that happens, a warning in the instrument cluster will immediately alert the driver.  VW has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and plans to notify all owners of Passat vehicles involved in the recall.

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10:44am

Fri March 14, 2014
Community

Would You Like To Make a Book? Dombrowski Hosting 'Artist Books' Events 3/14 & 15

What is a book? Most of us would have a ready answer for that question, but Chattanooga artist Bob Dombrowski wants to complicate it. In the past thirty years he has created more than 100 “artist books.” Simply put, an artist’s book is whatever the artist decides it is.

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9:43am

Fri March 14, 2014
Pediatric Health Series

Local Infant Mortality Rates Decrease, But African-Americans Still Disproportionately Affected

According to the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley, our region's children are among the unhealthiest in Tennessee and the nation.  One reason for that is our high rate of infant mortality.  In this feature news segment, Michael Edward Miller reports that infant mortality has improved over the last few years, but there are still challenges, particularly for African-Americans.  This is true both in Hamilton County and around the nat

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8:03pm

Thu March 13, 2014
Health

Ask the Doc: Should I Eat Backwards?

Many of us eat according to a predictable pattern: something small and quick for breakfast (because we're in a hurry), something moderate for lunch, and a large dinner.  But Dr. Danielle Mitchell recommends turning that pattern backwards, and eating the most calories at breakfast.

Dr. Mitchell founded the Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health.  She joins WUTC's Michael Edward Miller to talk about eating and exercise in this interview, part of our regular "Ask the Doc" series.

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11:17am

Wed March 12, 2014
Happenings

Ocowassee Festival Features Dozens of Free Outdoor Activities 3/28 – 3/30

The first-ever Ocowassee Festival starts March 28th and offers a wide selection of free, family-friendly outdoor activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, bird watching, orienteering and more.  In this interview, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller discusses festival highlights with Tennessee State Park Ranger Angelo Giansante from the Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park.

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11:36am

Tue March 11, 2014
Happenings

'Local Hero Project' Seeks Short Films for Festival 3/20

The Local Hero Project is a short film festival within the Lookout Wild Film Festival here in Chattanooga. Everyone is invited to submit a short video--three minutes or less--about the outdoors. There’ll be a grab bag of prizes for a couple of winning videos, but every video will be shown on the night. All the videos will also be shown on Comcast’s “Get Local” channel, and some may even be part of a future Chattanooga Visitor’s Bureau commercial.

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11:27am

Tue March 11, 2014
Happenings

Southeast Youth Corps Hosts Golden Cairn Awards 4/3

The Southeast Youth Corps will host the 2014 Louis Ross Golden Cairn Awards on Thursday, April 3rd.  WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Corps members about the event.

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