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12:24pm

Tue May 26, 2015
Community

Find Your Place to Volunteer

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga's Volunteer Center helps link volunteers to agencies and organizations that could use an extra hand.

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1:56pm

Fri May 22, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 24: Gig City Productions Promotes Fun and Festivals

Jonathan Susman and Barrett Taylor have worked together for years organizing events. Now this duo has founded Gig City Productions to bring more fun and frivolity to Chattanooga.

Jonathan and Barrett discuss how technology and music can be combined to bring people together while also expanding the cultural activities throughout our community. Find out how having fun van also be big business.

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3:06pm

Thu May 21, 2015
Community

Chattanooga Narrowly Beating Boone for 'Best Town Ever'; Voting Still Open

Chattanooga is among the top eight contenders for Outside Magazine's Best Town Ever 2015 Award.  Online voting will determine the winners, and at the time of this posting, Chattanooga is ahead of Boone, N.C. with 51.83% of the votes.

From the site:

You can vote on our current matchups once every round. Come back daily to see how your town stacks up. Votes are tallied and displayed in real time. 

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11:19am

Thu May 21, 2015
Community

Flags Replaced on the Veteran's Memorial Bridge

Veteran's Memorial Bridge
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The American Flags on the Veteran's Memorial Bridge were replaced on May 15, 2015. 

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11:03am

Thu May 21, 2015

5:40pm

Wed May 20, 2015
Community

Mental Health Awareness Month: At The AIM Center, People Are Members, Not Clients

President Obama has declared May as Mental Health Awareness Month, and says this year "approximately one in five American adults... will experience a diagnosable mental health condition like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or post-traumatic stress."

Still, Obama says, millions of Americans still do not receive the care they need, and there is still considerable stigma associated with mental health treatment.

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5:20pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Community

NPR's Steve Inskeep Seeks Chattanooga, North GA Photos for 'Jacksonland' Site

Steve Inskeep is best known as the host of NPR's Morning Edition, but he's also an author.  His new work of nonfiction is JACKSONLAND: President Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab.   It centers on Jackson and Ross's twenty-year battle over ownership of Cherokee lands, a battle that "seems at once distant and familiar," according to the publisher.

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3:03pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Community

Little Owl Music & Arts Festival to Benefit Audubon Society

The logo for the 2015 Little Owl Music & Arts Festival.

Originally scheduled for April 18th and delayed due to inclement weather, the Little Owl Festival will take place Saturday, May 23rd from 11 am to 6 pm at Audubon Acres in East Brainerd.  Proceeds benefit the Chattanooga Audubon Society, and board member Ray Zimmerman joins us to talk about the festival.  We also hear several of the musical acts scheduled to perform.

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2:06pm

Fri May 15, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 23: GIGTANK Accelerator Revs Up for Summer Session

Attracting technology teams, experts, and investors from around the U.S., GIGTANK 2015 is primed for its 4th annual summer accelerator.  This year's edition will feature 14 teams developing exponential (high growth) technologies that leverage Chattanooga's GIG Internet infrastructure. Just like last year, GIGTANK will culminate in Demo Day at the end of July. This event is one of the most highly anticipated days in Chattanooga's tech community.

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10:35am

Thu May 14, 2015
Community

Movers for Moms

Two Men and a Truck deliver donations to the Partnership for Families Children and Adults during Movers for Moms.
Credit Two Men and a Truck

Two Men and a Truck are gathering gifts for Moms to help make Mother's Day special for women currently staying in shelters.

You can find them on facebook and at 5959 Shallowford Rd Suite 515 in Chattanooga or by calling 423-870-4450.

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5:35pm

Wed May 13, 2015
Community

Speaking of Elections, the League of Women Voters Are Back In Town

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Pundits are already talking about the 2016 Presidential election, and the Tennessee primaries are less than a year off. 

Looking to get more informed as the election season ramps up?

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1:50pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 22: UTC Chancellor Steve Angle Partners with Startup Community

Dr. Steve Angle is fast approaching his 2-year anniversary as Chancellor of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. One of his top priorities has been to strengthen the relationship between UTC and Chattanooga's startup community. As the area's leading 4-year university, UTC plays an important role in the overall economic development picture for the region.

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5:39pm

Thu May 7, 2015
Community

Summer Camp 2.0: Coding, Robotics, Film & Design at TechTown

In this segment, we're talking about TechTown, a 2.5-million-dollar learning center opening this summer.  TechTown is not a school; founders call it a "people's house of technology."  It's a place where kids can find their own interests and explore them at their own pace.

CEO Cordell Carter joins us to give us details about TechTown's innovative approach to education, the nonprofit TechTown Foundation, and their summer camps that begin June 29.
 

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10:22am

Thu May 7, 2015
Community

WTCI Brings Greater Chattanooga Online

WTCI is taking their cameras all across the region to find stories of Greater Chattanooga and sharing them on the internet.


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11:46am

Tue May 5, 2015
Around the Region

Georgia Tech Studies Chickens' Emotions Based On Their Clucks

When a chicken speaks, it's hard to tell whether it's a happy or sad cluck. That's what a research team at Georgia Tech is trying to decipher by recording more than 1,000 hours of chickens clucking.

Transcript:

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Any preschooler knows what a chicken sounds like.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHICKEN CLUCKING)

SIEGEL: The question is what does all that clucking mean?

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

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