Chattanooga

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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11:08am

Thu October 31, 2013
Books

Stoker Descendant Discusses Famous Ancestor

Dacre Stoker is the great-grand-nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker.  In this segment, Dacre discusses his famous ancestor's inspiration.  Was Vlad the Impaler really the inspiration for the world's most famous vampire?  Was one of Bram Stoker's brothers the inspiration for Van Helsing?

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4:38pm

Wed October 30, 2013
Happenings

Autism Awareness Walk Takes Place 11/9 in Coolidge Park

WUTC's Richard Winham talks with Dr. Dave Buck, executive director of the Chattanooga Autism Center.  A first-ever walk to raise awareness about autism will take place November 9th in Coolidge Park.

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6:13pm

Fri October 25, 2013
Community

It’s Owned by a Church, but The Camphouse isn’t a Christian Coffee Shop/Listening Room

For the past three years, The Camphouse has slowly been growing its reputation as both a gourmet coffee shop and an ideal listening room for acoustic music.

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6:08pm

Fri October 25, 2013
Happenings

Urban League of Greater Chattanooga Hosts Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast 10/29

Let us work not as colored people nor as white people for the narrow benefit of any group alone, but together, as American citizens, for the common good of our common city, our common country.” –- Ruth Standish Baldwin

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3:45pm

Thu October 24, 2013
Happenings

On 11/2, 'Gems For Hope' Benefits Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center

The Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center is holding its 2nd Annual Gems For Hope on Saturday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Golf & Country Club.

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11:49am

Mon October 21, 2013
Books

Off the Shelf: C&R Press Publisher Seeks Community Involvement

Chad Prevost runs C&R Press, a Chattanooga-based, nonprofit book publishing company.  Prevost and C&R authors are keeping busy with the Fusebox reading series, the Meacham Writers’ Workshop, and more.  For Prevost, it’s not enough to put books on a shelf—he also wants his company to be an active part of the community.

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3:06pm

Tue October 15, 2013
Slice of Victory

Mellow Mushroom’s Bradley Johnson Wins National Pizza Competition

Bradley Johnson displays his award.
Credit Contributed Photo

  Bradley Johnson, a Mellow Mushroom employee in Chattanooga, won the freestyle pizza-spinning competition at the American Pizza Championship.  The championship took place in Las Vegas last week, and Johnson will next travel to Parma, Italy for the 2014 World Pizza Championships.

“I got into pizza spinning by a challenge from my dad that I could never spin a pizza,” Johnson said in a media release.

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12:38pm

Fri October 4, 2013
Community

American Planning Association Designates Walnut Street Bridge a Top 10 Great Public Space for 2013

The Walnut Street Bridge in 2005.
Credit Zack Johnston/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

The Walnut Street Bridge is the only site in the South to receive a Great Public Space designation this year.

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10:00am

Fri September 27, 2013
Books

Fascinating Journeys Featured in Nicely’s ‘East Tennessee Walking Tour and Historic Guide’

Local author and history buff Maury Nicely has written a regional guidebook, East Tennessee Walking Tour and Historic Guide.  In this interview, Nicely and WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller talk about the trivia, state lore and historic locations featured in the book.

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11:40am

Thu September 26, 2013
Happenings

This September, Planet Fitness Donates Funds To T.C. Thompson’s Children Hospital

Until the end of September, several Planet Fitness locations in Chattanooga are donating their $10 sign-up fees to T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital.  Funds will be used to renovate rooms in T.C. Thompson’s oncology and hematology clinics.

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11:09am

Thu September 26, 2013
Community

Chatt Aspies History Hunters Group Explores Historical Sites

The Chatt Aspies History Hunters group takes field trips to sites like Engel Stadium and Point Park and investigates Chattanooga history.  The social group is open to people with Asperger’s Syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders, as well as any teens and adults interested in Chattanooga’s past.  

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5:23pm

Wed September 18, 2013
Happenings

Ninth Annual Go!Fest is Saturday, September 23rd at Chattanooga Zoo

Go!Fest is an annual celebration for everyone. Too often people with disabilities are left out of the party because it’s assumed they can’t or won’t fit in. But as anyone who has attended Go!Fest for the past eight years can attest, that’s all wrong. Most people with a disability—physical or intellectual—want nothing more than to be treated just like anybody else.
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3:56pm

Tue September 17, 2013
Southern Lit

Gilmore Weaves Compelling Tale of Small-Town Seamstresses in ‘The Funeral Dress’

Random House recently published a new novel from Southern author (and Chattanooga resident) Susan Gregg Gilmore. She won acclaim for her first two novels, Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen and The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove.   The Funeral Dress is inspired by real seamstresses who worked at a Dunlap shirt factory in the 1970s.

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3:21pm

Mon September 16, 2013
Let's Talk About the Weather

Climate Change: Did Paul Say It Would Be Like This?

WRCB-TV weatherman Paul Barys joins WUTC's Richard Winham for an extended chat about climate change and other topics relevant to Barys's long career. Barys is the longest-serving television meteorologist in Chattanooga. He started at WRCB in 1985, and "Paul said it would be like this" has become an oft-repeated phrase around town, a testament to his accuracy in predicting the weather.

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