Chattanooga

5:46pm

Wed December 4, 2013
Education

Need A Career Change? Project Inspire Offers Teaching Opportunities

In this interview, WUTC’s Mark Colbert speaks with Mark Neil, director of Project Inspire, a program designed to quickly train new science and math teachers and put them into Hamilton County classrooms.

Project Inspire has recruitment events coming up on December 17th and 19th.

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11:27am

Tue December 3, 2013
Happenings

Houston Museum Hosts Holiday Tea Fundraisers 12/8 & 12/15

Every year, the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts hosts a Holiday English Tea and Open House. This year they have partnered with two English ladies who promise to bring a touch of authenticity to the party. WUTC's Richard Winham talked to one of the ladies, Denise Sarjant, who told him she wanted to share the kind of tea parties she loved when she was a little girl in England.

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12:04pm

Mon December 2, 2013
Community

Handmade Goods That Help African Refugees: Amani Chattanooga Distributes Fair-Trade Items

African goods such as these oven mitts and wooden spoons are distributed and sold at Amani Chattanooga.
Molly Gardner Photography

Women affected by war and other hardships in Africa create handmade goods as part of Amani Ya Juu’s economic development program.  Amani is an international, fair-trade network with five locations in Africa, as well as one in Washington, D.C. and a distribution center in Chattanooga.

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11:40am

Tue November 26, 2013
Reel Cool

Filmmaker Daniel Griffith Celebrates Mystery Science Theater 3000 in New Documentary

Chattanooga filmmaker Daniel Griffith has created a feature-length documentary about Mystery Science Theater 3000 for the 25th anniversary of the cult sci-fi show.  Griffith produces all the bonus materials for the DVD box sets of MST3K.  WUTC's Richard Winham spoke with Griffith, who said that since his childhood, he’s been a fan of the kind of music and movies most people are happy to ignore.

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11:31am

Mon November 25, 2013
Come Fly With Me

Beginners, Experienced Pilots Are Both Welcome at Moccasin Flying Club

The Moccasin Flying Club, based out of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, isn't a flying school--but they can help student pilots  earn their licenses, and they provide social interaction for experienced pilots.  They have a Cessna 172 and a Flight Design CTSW, and members may fly the planes.  Gene Perkins, the Membership Coordinator, joins us for this segment.

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1:36pm

Fri November 22, 2013
Mooshine?

Why Some East Tennesseans Drink Raw Milk

Cows are milked during an FDA video about raw milk.
Credit United States Food and Drug Administration

Nine East Tennessee children recently contracted E.coli after drinking raw, unpasteurized milk.  It came from the McBee Dairy Farm, located near Knoxville.  Yesterday, the Tennessee Department of Health announced it matched the strain of E.coli to animal waste at the farm, and says there are serious risks for people who choose raw milk.  Three of the children developed a severe kidney problem known as hemolytic uremic syndrome, and

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10:37am

Fri November 22, 2013
Happenings

Holiday Tradition: Chattanooga Lighted Boat Parade Sets Sail Nov 29

Chattanooga’s annual Lighted Boats Parade starts November 29th at 7 p.m. It’s been a Chattanooga tradition ushering in the Christmas season for longer than its current organizer Carla Pritchard can remember. She told WUTC's Richard Winham she first saw it when she was a teenager.

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11:18am

Thu November 21, 2013
Community

They've Got Coyotes. Now Roadrunners Arrive at Chattanooga Zoo

Acme and Meeks, a pair of roadrunners, look around their new home at the Chattanooga Zoo.
Credit Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo has two new arrivals at its Deserts and Forests of the World Exhibition: a pair of roadrunners.  One is named Meeks; the other, in true Looney Tunes style, is named Acme.  WUTC's Mark Colbert visited the zoo to meet the speedy birds.

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5:53pm

Wed November 20, 2013
Arts & Culture

'Let Beauty Awaken' Project Releases CD to Fund Local Arts Education

Let Beauty Awaken is an initiative spearheaded by four local high school students. The idea originated with Thomas West. Thomas, a senior at McCallie, is a singer. After performing on the NPR show, From The Top, he performed at a local public school. While he was there he became painfully aware of the lack of funding for the arts and music in local public schools and determined then and there to do something about it.

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4:58pm

Thu November 7, 2013
He's a Poet, Producer & Performer

Poet Collier Steps Into Studio for ‘Between Beauty & Bedlam’

'Between Beauty & Bedlam' by Christian J. Collier (Released 10/06/2013 )

Christian J. Collier, a Chattanooga poet/musician, knows how to wow a crowd—he’s been invited to poetry slams in Atlanta and Nashville, and he hosts a local performance series, The Speakeasy.

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11:14am

Tue November 5, 2013
Happenings

TFNS Performs 'Circle Mirror Transformation' 11/8 - 11/17

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller talks to the director and cast members from the Theater For The New South, which is performing Circle Mirror Transformation, a play about five people participating in a drama class who wind up revealing personal information and secrets while playing acting games.  The play opens 11/8 at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center.

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10:56am

Tue November 5, 2013
Happenings

Reflections Gallery Staging Local Landscapes Exhibition Nov - Jan

On November 7th, Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway is hosting a reception for the artists featured in the upcoming exhibition, Fine Art Landscapes. All of the paintings in the exhibition are by local artists, one of whom, Lee Fritch, talked to Richard Winham about his life and work.  The exhibition will run from November 2013 to January 2014.

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11:17am

Mon November 4, 2013
Books

Hashe's Debut Novel 'Ex-Club Tong Pang' Combines Comedy, Crime

The Ex-Club Tong Pang by Janis Hashe/Twilight Times Books (2013)

In the relatively short time she has been in Chattanooga, Janis Hashe has realized several of her goals, including establishing a repertory company that has presented a number of Shakespeare's plays in a variety of locations such as Coolidge Park and Grace Episcopal Church. She also works as an editor for local weekly The Pulse, and teaches classes on theater at Chattanooga State. But one goal has eluded her for a long time.

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11:00am

Fri November 1, 2013
Books

'Tennessee Tails' Features Pet Stories from Ooltewah Vet

Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People, by Dr. Kathryn Primm

Dr. Kathryn Primm, a veterinarian who owns Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, has written a memoir.  It's a collection of short, true stories about her four-legged patients and the people who love them.  Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People is available from Amazon.  Proceeds from the book's first year of sales will benefit the Chattanooga Humane Society and the Pet Placement Center.

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4:18pm

Thu October 31, 2013
Community

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise Programs Can Help Prevent Home Foreclosures

Since 2010,  Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise has allocated $19 million to prevent home foreclosures in Chattanooga and ten surrounding counties.  Homeowners who are behind on their mortgage (or expect to fall behind) could be eligible for foreclosure-prevention funding.  Homeowners who do not qualify for that may still be eligible for mortgage counseling.

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