On Saturday June 15th, L2 Boards will be presenting the second annual Kewl Race, a competition which includes climbing, stand up paddle boarding, and trail running. The Kewl Race will benefit the MacLellan Island wildlife sanctuary.
An interview with Tim Moreland and Jenny Park of Open Chattanooga
The National Day of Civic Hacking is Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd. In cities across the nation, software developers, hackers, and citizens are coming together to create new technology that may help communities, neighborhoods, and cities. Chattanooga will be taking part in the national event with a local hack-a-thon.
A WUTC feature news segment on the Woolly Adelgid infesting the Chattanooga region.
Eastern hemlock trees atop Signal Mountain and across the Cumberland Plateau are common right now, but many could die off in the next few years. The woolly adelgid, a tiny, invasive insect species originally from Asia, is spreading through the forest and slowly killing hemlocks. Dr. Jennifer Boyd from the Signal Mountain Tree Board says, “This is really all we've talked about for the past couple of months.” In this segment, we hear about potential solutions.
Homesteading dates back to the pioneer days (remember Little House On The Prairie?), when families grew much of their own food on their own land. In the modern version, homesteaders avoid grocery stores by planting backyard gardens and raising pigs, rabbits and other animals for meat. In this segment, WUTC visits Monica and Byron DeLoach, homesteaders who live in North Georgia.
Darren Gale, a speaker with Clean Energy America, visited the University Of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus to talk about nuclear power.
Darren Gale is a speaker with Clean Energy America, a group that sends nuclear experts around the county to talk with people about nuclear energy. In this segment, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller and Darren Gale discuss the reasons why Gale's group says nuclear power is “clean,” and why people are concerned about the safety, cost and future of nuclear power and nuclear waste.
A ticket to Sangria on the Southside comes with unlimited food and drinks--and benefits local Latino outreach organization La Paz Chattanooga. The event will feature performances from the Calo Gitano flamenco dance company, food from Taqueria Jalisco, Mexican beer, and (of course!) sangria. David Martin from La Paz joins WUTC to discuss the event, which will take place Friday, May 3rd from 7 – 11 p.m. at the Lindsay Street Hall.
This month, Around and About Chattanooga is airing a four-part series on autism. In this segment, which is part two of our series, we talk to Jenni Davis Hampton, co-founder of Autism and Behavior Services in Chattanooga. We also talk to Dr. Ken Pittman, a local psychiatrist who treats children with autism.
When landscapers use regional plants such as the Purple Coneflower, they can save on water and fertilizer. Because such plants evolved to thrive in the East Tennessee climate, they require less maintenance than foreign species.