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2:52pm

Mon October 27, 2014
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Nearly 500 Years After Protestant Reformation, Area Catholics and Lutherans Eye Reconciliation

When Martin Luther posted his 95 theses to a church door in the year 1517, he started a revolution that split mainstream Christianity into Catholics and Protestants.  But in the last few decades, Catholics and Lutherans around the world have worked toward reconciliation, and congregations in the Chattanooga area will come together for a special service on October 31st to commemorate the 497t

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8:30am

Mon September 15, 2014
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Student Veterans Organization Brings Veterans Together at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga encourages veterans and their families to get involved with campus life through the Student Veterans Organization (SVO). 

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1:49pm

Wed September 10, 2014
Community

Could Alcohol Abuse Cause Dementia?

Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School tracked thousands of American adults for about 20 years.  They found that middle-aged adults with a history of alcohol abuse are at increased risk of developing severe memory impairment later in life.

Dr. Michael Osborne joins us to talk about the potential link between drinking and dementia.  He's a Chattanooga psychiatrist who has a board certification in addiction psychology.

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1:23pm

Tue September 9, 2014
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UTC's Interior Design Deptartment Partners With Cornerstone Historic Preservation

Students from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga have created concept designs to refurbished dilapidated buildings downtown.

From our news partners at Nooga.com:

For the first time, UTC’s interior design department teamed up with Cornerstones Inc. for a senior project focusing on historic preservation in downtown Chattanooga.

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4:58pm

Wed September 3, 2014
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City of Chattanooga Seeks Names for Free Wi-Fi Network

From our news partners at Nooga.com:

Chattanooga plans to provide free wireless Internet access at city-owned buildings and public spaces, and it’s looking for ideas to name the network.

A competition to submit names began today on Chattanooga.gov. Next week, the submissions will be narrowed down to five names, followed by a public vote. The winning name will be announced by the end of September.

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11:33am

Fri August 29, 2014
Quite A Ride

Chattanooga UPS Drivers' 10-Million-Mile Journey Ends On Top

Charlie Millican (l) and Ronnie Tims (right) are retiring with perfect safety records and more than 40 years each on the road, which ranks them among the top 20 UPS drivers in the world.
Credit WUTC

Charlie Millican and Ronnie Tims have both been driving UPS trucks for more than forty years, have both stayed completely accident-free and have collectively traveled more than ten million miles.  Their perfect safety records rank them among the top twenty UPS drivers in the world.  Millican and Tims retired on August 28th, and it's truly the end of an era--Millican is the last original UPS driver in Chattanooga.

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5:51pm

Thu August 28, 2014
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Chattanooga Library Audit Raises Concerns

From our news partners at Nooga.com:

Two Chattanooga Public Library employees were reported to the Tennessee comptroller’s office for potentially fraudulent activity after an investigation by the city auditor’s office questioned their use of paid leave and lax record keeping.

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12:13pm

Wed August 20, 2014
Around the South

Salesman By Day, Medieval Swordsman On The Weekend

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 11:52 am

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

We recently called up a man named Franklin Slaton. He's from Birmingham, Alabama. I guess the question is who is his Excellency - is it Cynred of Gwent? - Do I have that right?

FRANKLIN SLATON: Cynred with a...

GREENE: Cynred.

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11:59am

Wed August 20, 2014
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How Low Impact Design Challenge Winners Would Transform Northgate Mall

Winning designs can be viewed at GreenspacesChattanooga.com

The Resource Rain Low Impact Development (LID) Design Challenge asked teams of engineers, architects and designers to come up with innovative, greener ways to manage stormwater runoff.  Teams created concepts for four sites around Chattanooga: Broad Street, Cherokee Boulevard, Bonny Oaks and Northgate Mall.  The teams who created the top design for each location were awarded $10,000 each.

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5:10pm

Tue August 12, 2014
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Teaching Swim Lessons Keeps Young Woman's Budget Afloat

Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 10:11 am

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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1:46pm

Mon August 11, 2014
Community

Poverty-Free Chattanooga Meetings Begin

Chattanooga Organized for Action is working to reduce poverty in the area with a new campaign, Poverty-Free Chattanooga.  The group wants community input and seeks to work with city and county officials on social inequality.  Twenty-seven percent of residents live below the poverty line, and 42% of children live in poverty, which is twice the national average, according to a report cited by Perrin Lance, the group's leader.  Lance joins us for an interview.  In early August, the group began having monthly meetings with the public.

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4:28pm

Fri August 8, 2014
Community

Lost Any Luggage? It Might Be Close to Chattanooga

About an hour’s drive from Chattanooga, the Unclaimed Baggage Center is a massive retail outlet—it’s 40,000 square feet, and about one million people visit it every year.  It sells electronics, clothing, books, and all kinds of odds and ends left behind by passengers who were traveling on airlines, buses, trucks and trains.

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11:26am

Fri August 8, 2014
Community

Electric Bicycles Can Help With Commute or Just Make Riding More Fun

Certified Electric Bike Specialists is the only electric bicycle shop in Chattanooga and they are excited about the possibilities electric bikes bring to the community.

Garnet Caldwell (left) and Chandlee Caldwell (right) are co-owners of Certified Electric Bike Specialists.Credit Florence BromfieldEdit | Remove

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4:24pm

Thu August 7, 2014
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Images of Africa: Molly Gardner Photographs Kenyan Refugees

One of the women Molly Gardner photographed in Kenya.
Credit Molly Gardner Photography

Chattanooga photojournalist Molly Gardner traveled to Nairobi, Kenya and photographed refugee women who live there. The women work for Amani Ya Juu, a fair-trade nonprofit that helps the women create and sell clothing and other goods to earn a living. Amani has several locations in Africa, as well as a distribution center in Chattanooga.

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2:07pm

Wed August 6, 2014
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Hamilton County Election Day is 8/7. Here's How to Get Informed.

Nooga.com features an election guide at http://election.nooga.com/

August 7th will feature both Democratic and Republican primaries and will give Hamilton County residents a chance to vote on state and local judges, the Hamilton County Mayor, and more. The ballot has so many choices, it can be overwhelming. Here's how to get informed:

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