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3:16pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Community

AIM Center's Creativity and Courage in Mental Health Benefit Features Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley at the 2012 Time 100 gala.
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Rodney Battles, President of the AIM Center in Chattanooga, joins us today to talk about the organization's mission and 25-year history in the area.

From their Web site:

Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Jane Pauley will serve as the guest speaker at the AIM Center's Creativity and Courage in MentalHealth benefit and 25th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at The Chattanoogan Ballroom.

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5:27pm

Wed April 29, 2015
Community

8th Annual Chocolate Fling to Benefit Epilepsy Foundation

On Sunday, May 3rd, the eighth annual Chocolate Fling and VIP Brunch will raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee, which provides free support and services such as advocacy, case management, and prescription assistance.  Christine Cates and her daughter Jenavieve join us.  Christine volunteers with the Foundation, and her daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy at a very early age.

Read more about the Chocolate Fling here.

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1:35pm

Wed April 29, 2015
Community

The Purple Scarf Project Sends Warmth To Cancer Patients

Purchasing a scarf from the Purple Scarf Project not only gets you a scarf but donates one to a cancer patient at the same time. 

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11:55am

Mon April 27, 2015
Charity Begins at Home

Charity Begins at Home: Chambliss Center's Roots Go Back to 1872

Little girls play in a classroom at Chambliss on Monday, April 13, 2015. The center has a three-star quality rating, which is the highest awarded by the state of Tennessee.
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This segment is part of our Charity Begins at Home series, in which we profile nonprofits that have strong ties to the Chattanooga area.  The Chambliss Center for Children has a long history dating back to the 1870s.  Over the decades, they've changed from an orphanage into a facility that provides affordable childcare and early childhood education for low-income families.  They've also started several innovative initiatives, such as 24-hour child care and helping local teachers by running chi

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9:45am

Mon April 27, 2015
Community

Miss Chattanooga 2015 Reaches Out to Help Others

Stephanie McKain, Miss Chattanooga 2015.
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Stephanie McKain is Miss Chattanooga 2015 and wears her crown proudly.  She also promotes nonprofit and charity work when not preparing to represent Chattanooga in the Miss Tennessee pageant. 

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2:26pm

Fri April 24, 2015
Community

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke Previews 2015 State of the City Address

On April 27th, Mayor Andy Berke will give his second State of the City address.
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On Monday, April 27 from 5:30 to 7 pm, Mayor Berke will give the annual State of the City address at the Chattanoogan hotel.  "We want as many people there as possible," Berke says in this interview, and the event is free and open to the public.

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12:25pm

Fri April 24, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 20: eDivv Creates Marketplace to Trade Cosmetics

One of the companies selected this year by Launch Tennessee to participate in The TENN was eDivv. Casey Casterline, eDivv's Founder, noticed that she was not using all the cosmetics she received in her monthly Birch Boxes. She suspected that she was not alone, so she created eDivv, an online marketplace that allows people to trade and/or purchase cosmetics. Casey's hunch has been proven correct, and customers cannot get enough of eDivv.

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8:09am

Fri April 24, 2015

5:46pm

Thu April 23, 2015
Community

Castle Rock Climbing Site Protected By Conservation Easement

The Tennessee River Gorge Trust and the Land Trust for Tennessee have partnered to protect Castle Rock, a Marion County site that's popular with rock climbers.   Joel Houser, the Southeast Regional Director for the Land Trust for Tennessee, and Rick Huffines, the Executive Director for the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, join us to talk about the conservation easement protecting the location, which protects the environment while still allowing climbers to enjoy the spot.  On April 30th, they'll have a party at the Crash Pad to celebrate, and the public is invited.

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11:59am

Mon April 20, 2015
Community

Celebrating Jazz in the Scenic City with Jazzanooga

Jazzanooga presents their annual music festival with activities all through the month of April. 

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12:47pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Community

Volunteers Come Together to Clean and Green Chattanooga

The 8th annual Clean and Green is April 25th from 8 am to around noon. 

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1:58pm

Wed April 8, 2015
Community

WTCI's 'Underground Revealed' Debuts

In the latest episode of WTCI's Greater Chattanooga film series, the legendary area known as "underground Chattanooga" is explored.

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12:17pm

Tue April 7, 2015
Community

Treating 'Nature-Deficit Disorder': A Conversation with Trails & Trilliums Keynote Richard Louv

Richard Louv joins us.  He's the keynote speaker at the Trails & Trilliums Festival taking place in Sewanee April 10 - 12.  He's also the author of eight books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age.  Louv is also the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network.

From the Trails & Trilliums Web site:

Keynote Talk: "The Nature Rich Life"

Louv will present a keynote talk and book signing during Wine & Wildflowers, Saturday, April 11 at 6:00 in the Assembly Auditorium. Tickets for the wine and cheese reception and the talk are $20 a person, payable at the door or online. Following his talk, there will be a chance to purchase and get autographs in copies of the brand new 10th Anniversary Edition of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder.

Read more about the 3-day festival at Nooga.com.

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11:57am

Fri April 3, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 19: Program Propels Young Businesses to Next Level

Many startup companies survive their first two years in business only to plateau shortly thereafter.  Next month, the Chattanooga Area Urban League and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) will bring an exciting program to Chattanooga to provide a solution to this problem.  Called Next Level, this program will support 15 business owners with more than 1,000 hours of intensive business consulting and classroom instruction.  Started in Boston, Next Level has produced impressive results in major US cities.

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9:55am

Fri March 13, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 18: The Ins and Outs of Managing Employees

Dan Gilmore of Squire Strategies gives advice on how to manage employees and avoid the most common mistakes that business owners make.  Dan combines his knowledge as an attorney with practicality and common sense to help his clients take great care of their employees without creating undue liability.  The old adage about carpentry says, "Measure twice and cut once."  The same can be said about hiring and managing employees. It is always best to seek good counsel on the front end, rather than having to pay the cost later for ill-informed decisions.

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