Thu June 5, 2014

What's Killing Bees? The Simple Answer Is, There Is No Simple Answer

Bee populations have declined over the past few years, and as these pollinators die off, our own food supply could dwindle.  Scientists are researching a variety of causes, including controversial pesticides and a

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Thu June 5, 2014

Old Style Service Provided at New Butcher Shop

You can watch the butchers at work through the glass windows at Main Street Meats in Chattanooga.
Credit Main Street Meats

Main Street Meats takes lessons learned from the history of butchering to make their new enterprise stand out from the rest. 

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Tue June 3, 2014
Ask A Doc

Training for Triathlons? Here Are a Few Tips.

The Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon is coming up June 29th, and the Chattanooga Ironman competition is coming up September 28th.  In our monthly Ask A Doc segment, Dr. Danielle Mitchell from the Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health joins us with advice about training for these kind of grueling competitions.

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Wed May 28, 2014

Public Input Sought on New Housing Options for People with Autism

A new organization, iSolve Project, could create two communities in Chattanooga where people with autism (and other populations) could live together and find support.  This interview includes iSolve Project founder Lori Sanders and Dave Buck from the Chattanooga Autism Center. Coming up on June 3rd at 6:30 p.m., the center will host a meeting to gauge public interest.

From the event's Facebook page:

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Fri May 23, 2014

Northside Farmers' Market Provides Fresh Options on North Shore

Brooke Brown of Brown Dirt Farm and Brad Solomon of Mountain Song Farm join WUTC's Michael Edward Miller to discuss a new option for artisan goods and local and organic food in Chattanooga.  The Northside Farmers' Market is located at the Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Avenue, and is open Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm.

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Fri May 16, 2014

Tennessee River Gorge Trust To Study Climate Change

Rick Huffines, Executive Director of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, and Sarah Quattrochi, Outreach and Development Director, join WUTC's Michael Edward Miller to discuss several ways the TRGT is supporting ecological preservation in the river gorge, including a climate change vulnerability assessment of the natural communities within the gorge.  A Lyndhurst Foundation grant is making the climate change assessment possible.  In this segment, Huffines and Quattrochi also discuss the TRGT’s annual fundraiser

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Tue May 13, 2014

Why Are Fair-Trade Clothes So Hard to Find in Chattanooga?

Last year, after a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, many Americans started thinking about where their clothes are made.  Major clothing manufacturers often use the cheapest labor they can find, and some workers in third-world countries toil in sweatshop conditions.

Suppose you wanted to fill your closet with items created by workers who are paid fair-trade wages.  Where would you buy them?

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Fri May 9, 2014

U.S. Open Cup Match Kicks Off Chattanooga Football Club's New Season

Chattanooga Football Club's men's soccer team is preparing for the first game of its fifth season on Saturday, May 17th in Finley Stadium. But before they play their first game, they are playing the Wilmington Hammerheads in the U.S. Open Cup on May 14th. It’s a knockout competition open to all the soccer teams in the country. If Chattanooga F.C.

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Fri May 9, 2014

Why Corinne Hill Says Libraries Should ‘Stop Being Missionary and Start Being Mercenary’

Corinne Hill, executive director of the Chattanooga Public Library, is recognized as an innovator.  Library Journal named her the 2014 Librarian of the Year, and she’s recently traveled to Washington, D.C.

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Thu May 8, 2014

Chattanooga Football Club Adds Women's Team

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with Gretchen Hammel, who plays for the new Chattanooga Football Club women's team, and Kate Roebuck, a team board member/spokesperson.

From a media release:

Chattanooga get ready, you are now home to a new premier level women’s soccer team! Chattanooga FC is proud to announce the upcoming season for the Chattanooga FC Women’s team, set to kickoff at home on Sunday May 18 at Finley Stadium. 

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Fri May 2, 2014

River Otter Falls Opens at Tennessee Aquarium

River Otter Falls at the Tennessee Aquarium.
Credit Tennessee Aquarium

The Tennessee Aquarium expanded the River Otter exhibit to provide a more realistic environment for the otters and a better experience for aquarium guests. 

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Fri April 25, 2014

Nuclear Power Expansion Expected In TN

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller chats with John Williams, a speaker for the group Clean Energy America, which visited the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus.  The group says nuclear power supplies about 33% of Tennessee's power and is expected to supply even more soon.

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Wed April 23, 2014
VW Vote

UAW Withdraws Objections to February Union Election at VW Plant

Moments before a hearing with the National Labor Relations Board was to convene attorneys for the UAW withdrew objections to the results of a February union vote at the Volkswagen Group of America assembly plant in Chattanooga Tennessee. 

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Tue April 22, 2014

Georgia Bill Loosens Restrictions On Guns In Public Places

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 12:34 pm



Since the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, more than 70 measures have gone into effect around the U.S. actually loosening restrictions on guns. And tomorrow the governor of Georgia is expected to sign a bill that will allow gung to be carried in more places. Among those against the gun bill are cities in Georgia concerned about having to spend more on security. Susanna Capelouto has this report.

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Mon April 21, 2014
Shots - Health News

Tennessee Bill Could Send Addicted Moms To Jail

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 7:26 pm

The number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome is rising in Tennessee, and lawmakers want to try a punitive approach.
Katie Collins PA Photos/Landov

Pregnant women addicted to illegal narcotics or prescription pain pills could soon be jailed in Tennessee under a bill awaiting the governor's signature. The strict proposal enjoys bipartisan support — despite objections from doctors.

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