Community

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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11:42am

Fri November 14, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 3: Exploring Caterers, Accountants, and Folk Culture

Amanda Varnell and Sarah Hooper's Recipe for Success

Local caterers Amanda Varnell and Sarah Hooper were friends before they were business partners. They have turned their desire to share "food love" into a thriving catering business, Dish T' Pass.

Paul Beckmann of Decosimo Offers Advice By the Numbers

While Decosimo is better known for advising large clients, Paul Beckmann has always taken pride in helping small businesses. Paul reveals how a good accountant can contribute to a startup's success.

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10:09am

Thu November 13, 2014
Community

New Plans for the Chattanooga Zoo Giraffe Exhibit

Credit Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo Strategic Plan includes a new exhibit housing giraffes and lions. 

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12:29pm

Mon November 10, 2014
Community

WUTC Invites Public to Record Stories for Oral History Project on 11/13

On November 13 from 3 to 6 p.m., WUTC FM 88.1 will set up a mobile recording site on the third floor of the Chattanooga Public Library.  The public is invited to come share their memories and stories of life in Chattanooga as we celebrate the city’s 175th birthday.  These recordings will be archived and included in a time capsule to be buried on Saturday, November 15.  Excerpts of the interviews will also be aired on WUTC 88.1 FM.

Potential story topics could include:

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10:00am

Fri November 7, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 2: Chattanooga Loves Argentinian Wine and CO.STARTERS Grows Like Wildfire

Local Wine Importer Highlights His Argentinian Heritage

When Mariano Cebrian moved to Chattanooga, it immediately reminded him of home. The only thing missing were the wines produced by his family and their friends. Mariano and his partners founded Panoram Imports to celebrate the wines and culture of his beloved Argentina.

Co.Starters: Where Every Business Can Get A Great Start

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11:58am

Thu November 6, 2014
Community

UTC Community Honors Luther Masingill

Dr. Betsy Alderman, Head of the UTC Department of Communication, remembers local broadcasting legend Luther Masingill. Known simply as “Luther,” Masingill began his decades-long career at Engel Stadium and was on air during both the attacks on Pearl Harbor and on September 11. He passed away at the age of 92 on October 20, 2014. Alderman holds a professorship at UTC named after Masingill.  Watch the video to hear remarks.

11:00am

Wed November 5, 2014
Community

View Hamilton County Election Results Here

The Hamilton County Election Commission has put together an interactive guide to the winners and losers in November 4th's elections.  You can see which candidates, referendums and amendments won by visiting  the election commission's Web site.

A few of the top races:

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