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For the past decade green|spaces, a non-profit company formed in 2007, has been trying to change the way Chattanoogans think about energy and energy consumption. Richard Winham talked to Dawn Hjelseth about the evolution of the company from its original role as a cheerleader to its current role as a developer of energy efficient housing in Chattanooga.

Ashley Evans, Executive Director of the free health clinic Volunteers In Medicine, joins us to talk about a CVS Health Foundation Grant the clinic recently received to tackle a significant local health problem: diabetes. Also, we talk about the clinic's 2nd Annual Run for Health at Camp Jordan on June 3rd.

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WUTC's 2016 Operation Song Memorial Day Special won an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Golden Press Card Award. This year's rebroadcast includes a new song and story, "Change," which explains the meanings behind pennies, dimes, and other coins left on military headstones.

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Kirk Englehardt takes us to Dr. DeAnna Beasely’s classroom, where the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga professor is convincing students to get down and dirty with ants. The tiny creatures can teach us a lot about urban landscapes’ effect on insect life and about our changing environment.

Welcome Home of Chattanooga provides compassionate end-of-life care to homeless people and those in need. The organization's first all-day conference is happening April 21st, and Roy Remer from San Francisco's Zen Hospice Project is the keynote speaker. Remer and Welcome Home co-founder Sherry Campbell join us to talk about demystifying death and dying.

 

 Bra-Vo! Is billed as “fashion show celebrating life after cancer.” It is a celebration, but it’s also an essential fundraiser for Breast Cancer Support Services (BCSS) here in Chattanooga. BCSS offers spiritual, emotional and financial support for men, women and their families living under the shadow of breast cancer.

Mocs Insiders 3-21-17

Mar 21, 2017

Listen to the second episode of the Mocs Insiders podcast, featuring discussion of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's football team.

I grew up in Chattanooga hearing rumors of Volkswagen-sized catfish swimming in the river near the dam, and I'll admit it: I was naive enough to think that such tales were unique to my hometown. It turns out people have been saying the same thing for decades in locations all around the South.

Every year, the Chattanooga Music Club offers scholarships to high school seniors interested in going on to college to study music. This year the club is offering eight different scholarships. To find out more, Richard Winham talked to one of the past scholarship winners and to Janet Sump, the chair for the auditions.

Mocs Insiders Podcast: 2-18-17

Feb 18, 2017

Listen to the first episode of the Mocs Insiders podcast, featuring discussion of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's football team.

Joel and Melanie Krautstrunk moved to Chattanooga three years ago planning to open a micro-brewery and a taproom. By the end of this year they hope to be running Chattanooga’s largest independent brewery.  Richard Winham talked to Joel Krautstrunk about his passion for beer and how he and his wife have managed to go from a micro-brewery to a macro brewery in such a short time.  

Area businesses, restaurants and schools are invited to take part in Pink! Week, January 23 through 28. It benefits the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, and precedes the 12th annual Pink! Gala (which is now sold out). Listen to this story for more information. 

Riverworks Marketing Group wants to design a website—or upgrade an existing site—for a local non-profit—for nothing. Gratis. Free. So they decided to run an on-line competition. Richard Winham talked to the owners, Jackie and Steve Errico, about web marketing and why they decided to donate as much as $10,000 worth of design work to a local non-profit. The deadline to nominate non-profits is January 31.

2016 has been a year of tremendous activity in Chattanooga's Startup community.  From the development of the Innovation District to more than $1 billion of new construction, Chattanooga has more new initiatives than ever before.

On this episode, Mayor Andy Berke sits down with Start It Up Host Monty Bruell to assess the year that's been and look ahead to 2017.  There's never been a better time to start or grow a small business in Chattanooga.  

When Dan Rose and Max Poppel launched The Crashpad, they were urban pioneers.  Five years later, they have also opened The Flying Squirrel and watched Southside development boom all around them.  Today their cool hostel and restaurant continue to win acclaim from fans near and far.

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