The Chatt Aspies History Hunters group takes field trips to sites like Engel Stadium and Point Park and investigates Chattanooga history. The social group is open to people with Asperger’s Syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders, as well as any teens and adults interested in Chattanooga’s past.
WRCB-TV weatherman Paul Barys joins WUTC's Richard Winham for an extended chat about climate change and other topics relevant to Barys's long career. Barys is the longest-serving television meteorologist in Chattanooga. He started at WRCB in 1985, and "Paul said it would be like this" has become an oft-repeated phrase around town, a testament to his accuracy in predicting the weather.
The Center for Mindful Living, a non-profit center dedicated to teaching and supporting mindful practices, is hosting an open house on Sunday, September 8th from 3 until 5. In a press release from the center, mindfulness is summarized as “the practice of being present and accepting ourselves and others without judgment or fear.”
The 4000 square foot facility is divided into four offices as well as open spaces including a meditation and contemplation room with an adjacent outdoor garden, as well as an education studio, a library and a kitchen.
The 6th annual Park(ing) Day in Chattanooga is Friday, September 20th from 11 am to 6 pm. Area residents and corporations reserve metered parking spaces for one day and use that space to engage the community in play and activities.
An interview with Frank Davy of the Hixson Flight Museum
The Hixson Flight Museum is the only museum in Chattanooga dedicated to aviation. Their collection includes two T-28 fighter aircrafts, a 1958 Piper Apache, and 1946 Taylorcraft plane. On Saturday, September 14th, the Hixson Flight Museum is planning an upcoming event called Wings, Wheels, and Water.
Before the age of digital text, art, and images, there was manual printmaking. Using machines such as typesetters and linographs, mass communication could be accomplished centuries before the computer. On Saturday, August 31st, there will be a family printmaking workshop to “explore early newspaper typesetting methods”. The workshop takes place at the Museum Center at Five Points in Cleveland and begins at 10 AM.
Ayesha and Zachary Reynolds, a married couple who live in Chattanooga, want to travel in a vintage Airstream trailer across the Southeast and help ten people improve their lives. They call their project Caravan of Change, and they're planning to create short films based on their journey. To raise funds for travel and filming costs, they've started a Kickstarter campaign.
Fair Share Urban Growers is partnering with local agriculture experts to provide a series of 12 workshops for Urban Cultivators to be held at the Glenwood Recreation Center every Monday from 6 to 8 starting August 26th.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas. When local cardiologist Mitchell Mutter first began visiting the island in 1988, 25% of the children on the island were starving. After visiting the island on week-long medical missions for seven years working in chaotic conditions with few resources treating as many people as he could, Dr. Mutter reached a crossroads.
Despite the best efforts of Mutter and his colleagues, a 3-year-old child he’d been treating for malnutrition died in his arms. It was at that point he realized that he and his colleagues would never be able to correct the terrible conditions on the island by themselves. After months of agonizing over the problem he decided to form an organization called Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti so that, as he put it, “Haitians can help Haitians to solve the problems of health, economics, infrastructure, and literacy.”
Fifteen years later their work is beginning to bear fruit.