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What’s a “bubble brunch?” We saw the posters and we wanted to know more so Richard Winham invited toe organizers to come into the studio to talk about their first brunch set for this Saturday, November 11th.

The fifth annual Stuffing Strut is a change from previous years. The 5K run/walk used to take place Thanksgiving morning. This year, it will happen Nov. 18 at 8:30 AM at Chester Frost Park. Marketing Chair Amy Katcher joins us to talk about the organizations that will benefit.

The 23rd annual Wine Over Water Festival will take place Saturday, October 07. WUTC’s Will Davis spoke to two key players in this year’s festival: Amanda Carmichael and Ann Gray, Executive Director of Cornerstones.

In Chattanooga and the surrounding counties, one in four children, and one in six adults, are hungry. They rely on the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to provide at least some of the food they eat every day. The Food Bank was established in 1972, and while they are making a difference, the need for their services in the 20 counties they serve remains acute. Richard Winham talked to Scott Bruce and Jordan Lyle. They have both been working with the Food Bank for about a year. For both of them, it has been an eye opening experience.

The Bowen Education Theory Center was established in Chattanooga in 2008 to teach the family systems theory known as the Bowen Theory. Their symposium is coming up 9/21/17 at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 

At this year’s symposium, Dr. Roberta Gilbert is the featured speaker, and she's talking about the Bowen Theory with WUTC's Will Davis.

"A maker," Chatt*lab President Jeff Johnson says, "is anybody that wants to tinker, invent, create... watch people make stuff, learn how to make stuff, [or] teach people how to make stuff."

Will Davis

Next week is National Drive Electric Week, and one local group is educating the Tennessee Valley about the importance and feasibility of electric vehicles. Jim Dillard and Barbara Kelly of Drive Electric Chattanooga join us for a chat. Drive Electric Chattanooga will be at the Second Saturdays On Station Street Concert Festival this Saturday from 3pm to 8pm. The event is free to the public.

Online grocery service Instacart is now available in Chattanooga. Richard Winham talked to Jennifer O’Shaughnessy, the area manager responsible for setting up the service in Chattanooga.

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.

FROM A MEDIA RELEASE:

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.

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