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10:09am

Fri December 19, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 8: A Passion for Languages and Understanding What Investors Want

Teaching Foreign Language Through Fun and Culture

Chattanooga native Laurie Stevens had always loved Spanish, but it was her time spent in Costa Rica that convinced her that teaching languages to others could become a business.  When she returned home, she set about creating the Chattanooga School of Language.

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3:22pm

Thu December 18, 2014
A Different Kind of Hybrid Vehicle

Mach Fuels Converts Cars, Trucks to Gas/CNG Bi-Fuel Systems

Mach Fuels Vice President Owen Maclellan (l) and CEO Joshua D. Kapellusch (r) appear in a Youtube Video, 'Alternative Fuels Are Not Boring!'
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Chattanooga’s Mach Fuels takes cars and trucks—new or old—and converts them to run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas, which is better for the environment and offers drivers potential fuel savings and less wear and tear on engines.  Joshua D. Kapellusch, the founder and CEO of the company, is an Air Force veteran and a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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1:09pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Community

Bradford Health Services Offers Free Taxi for the Holidays

Bradford Health Services wants to make sure you get home safely if you drink too much over the holidays.  Lounges, bars and restaurants in the area have been provided fliers with the phone number to call for a free ride home for those 21 years and over. 

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11:49am

Thu December 18, 2014
Community

Second and Third Hand Smoke is Dangerous

Credit Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is warning people of the dangers of smoking around children and infants through a billboard campaign. 

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9:55am

Fri December 12, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 7: Teen Startup Thrives and Glass Street Bounces Back

Granola Gives Teens Healthy Food for Thought

When Kelsey and Conner Scott were in high school, they had a simple problem: Chalk bags and backpacks were not cool and were too expensive.  So they borrowed their mother's sewing machine and set out to craft a solution. A company was born, and today Granola is thriving with products being sold across the country.

A Neighborhood Partnership Brings New Life to Glass Street

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1:14pm

Thu December 11, 2014
Community

Neediest Cases Program Helps All Year Long

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga partnered with the Chattanooga Times Free Press again this year to help in the distribution of funds collected through Neediest Cases donations. 

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2:23pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Start It Up!

WUTC's Newest Show Focuses on Entrepreneurialism in Chattanooga

Monty Bruell hosts Start It Up. The show is produced by Bruell and Susanne Burnham.

You’ve probably noticed we’ve added a new show in the Around and About timeslot on Fridays. Called Start It Up, it focuses on the nuts and bolt of starting a business. But when Richard Winham talked to the show’s host Monty Bruell, he told him that while the show’s focus is mostly on the process of starting a business, it’s also about ideas.

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9:55am

Fri December 5, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 6: Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke Champions Startups

Chattanooga receives national acclaim for being one of America's best places to start a business.  Mayor Andy Berke leads the charge in nurturing and promoting the city's small businesses.  He envisions a city in which opportunity is available to everybody through education, creativity, and hard work.

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10:56am

Tue December 2, 2014
Sports

Proposal Would End Football At University Of Alabama-Birmingham

Alabama is a state known for its college football. But a move to scuttle the football program at the state university in Birmingham is drawing fire from fans, students and athletes alike.

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9:55am

Fri November 28, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 5: The Future of Tech and Finding a Cause

Harvard's David Weinberger Explores the Future of Tech

David Weinberger may not have an actual crystal ball, but people around the world seek his advice to help them understand the future of technology.  As a Fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for the Internet and Society and best-selling author, David has established himself as a thought-leader regarding the impact of technology on our lives.  David was in Chattanooga for Startup Week and talked about his first (but not last) visit to our city.

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5:34pm

Tue November 25, 2014
Community

Main Streets Meats Wants to Be a Full Service Butcher Shop and Cafe

Chef Erik Niel and his wife, Amanda, have been running Easy Bistro on Broad Street in Chattanooga for  ten years. Now they are ready for a new venture, and so Erik and Amanda Niel have become partners in an old fashioned stand-alone butcher shop on Main Street in Chattanooga—Main Street Meats. When Richard Winham talked to Chef Niel about their new venture he told him he’d always wanted to work with animals.

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9:55am

Fri November 21, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 4: Internet for All, Open-Source Coding, and Treehouses

The Mozilla Hive is Abuzz in Chattanooga

Lindsey Frost Cleary and Geoff Millener of the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund want a free and open internet for everybody.  Access to the Internet is the gateway to all things technology, and The Mozilla Foundation is making sure that every kid in Chattanooga gets to run through the door.

Open Source Coding: The Real Benefits of Sharing Data

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1:35pm

Wed November 19, 2014
Community

Recommended For Some Smokers, CT Scans Could Detect Lung Cancer Early

Chattanooga radiologist Dr. Trey Carr joins us to discuss low-dose CT lung scans, which are recommended for some smokers.  Such tests can detect lung cancer before a smoker experiences any outward symptoms.  In this interview, Dr. Carr discusses who should consider having such a test done, and how these quick, painless, non-invasive tests work.

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10:26am

Tue November 18, 2014
Community

66 Year Old Fitness Instructor Battles Cancer And Keeps Teaching

Roseann Grandy has been teaching fitness classes for more than 36 years.
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Roseann Grandy has been a fitness instructor for 36 years and continues to teach while she is battling cancer.

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11:27am

Mon November 17, 2014
Community

VITA Program Provides Free Tax Preparation Assistance

The Urban League's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program prepares Federal and State Tax Returns for families with low and moderate incomes, and there is no cost for the assistance.

"The VITA program saves the taxpayer on an average $250 in tax preparation fees," says Val Palmer, Area Coordinator of the VITA Program.  It returns $1.2 million in federal tax dollars to the local community, according to Palmer.

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