Thu June 6, 2013

Upcoming Race Benefits the MacLellan Island

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.

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Wed June 5, 2013

GPS Student Organizes Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive June 9th

WUTC interviews Anjali Chandra, a GPS student who organized a bone marrow donor registry drive.

Anjali Chandra, a Girls Preparatory School Student, says that people of South Asian ethnic origin are particularly needed as potential bone marrow donors.

"There is a vast shortage of South Asian bone marrow donors. An individual of South Asian origin has as 1 in 20,000 chance of finding a compatible bone marrow match," she says.

The drive will take place at the Chattanooga Christian Assembly (CCA) on Sunday, June 9th from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. People can call (423) 499-9888 for more information.


Thu May 30, 2013
What can you do with data?

Chattanooga Participates in National Day of Civic Hacking

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.

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Wed May 29, 2013
Drinking CFC Kool-Aid

We're Not a Cult, We're the Chattahooligans

Chattahooligans showing their tattoos
Garrett Crowe

Joe Evans and George Merriman are two diehard Chattahooligans

Since 2009, the Chattahooligans have been causing havoc in the stands of Finley Stadium for the city’s soccer team, Chattanooga Football Club. 

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Tue May 21, 2013
Invasive Insects

Woolly Adelgids Threaten Thousands of Signal Mountain & Cumberland Hemlocks

Small, white adelgid egg sacs on this Signal Mountain hemlock tree look like tiny balls of cotton.

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.

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Mon May 20, 2013
The Ultimate In Local Food?

Can A Backyard Feed A Whole Family? Suburban Homesteaders Try

Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions, by by Oscar H. Will and Karen K. Will gives practical advice to homesteaders.

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.

Oscar Hank Will, author of Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions, also joins in the conversation.

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Tue May 7, 2013
'Power'-ful Dialogue

Is Nuclear Energy Clean? This Group Says Yes

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.


Tue April 30, 2013
La Paz's Annual Party

Sangria On The Southside: Music, Dancing & More May 3rd

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.


Fri April 26, 2013
Smartphones Can Be Lifesavers

Red Cross Presents Free Tornado Movie Screening + Tornado Preparedness App


Want to get ready for severe weather season?  There’s an app for that.  In this segment, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller speaks with Greg Waite, the Community Chapter Executive for the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee about the free Tornado Warning App.  The local Red Cross is also partnering with other organizations to present a free screening of ‘Tornado Alley 3D’ at the Tennessee Aquarium’s Imax Theater on Saturday, April 27th at 10 a.m.

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Thu April 4, 2013
WUTC Event

Spring 2013 Phone Volunteer Luncheon

Spring 2013 Volunteer Luncheon
Credit LaWaunda January

WUTC's Spring 2013 Volunteer Luncheon at 212 Market Restaurant was a blast!

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Thu March 28, 2013
Working on the spectrum

Making the Transition: Autism in the Workplace

Over 500,000 children with autism will be in their adulthood within the next ten years, and studies have shown that one out of every three young adults with the disorder lack a job.

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Fri March 22, 2013
Fiscal Sounds

Chattanooga Businesses Find Funding, Mentoring Through Springboard Classes

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller sits in during one of the Springboard classes.

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga hosts Springboard classes.  The eight-week sessions help new entrepreneurs write business plans, connect with investors and more.

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Tue March 12, 2013
Evidence-Based Medicine

Treating Autism: What Works, What Doesn’t (And What’s Dangerous)

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.

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Mon March 4, 2013
Symposium March 9th

Landscapers Get More By Going Native

The purple coneflower is a native plant that's popular among East Tennessee natural landscapers.
Credit Hedwig Storch ( Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 )

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.

      A symposium titled Natural Landscaping: Getting More With Less is coming up March 9th at Chattanooga State Community College from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Wild Ones organized the symposium.  In this interview, WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with Dr. Tim Spira, the symposium's keynote speaker, and Sally Wencel, the Vice President and Program Chair for the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Wild Ones.

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Wed February 27, 2013
Election March 5th

Election, Part Three: Chattanooga Mayoral Candidate Guy Satterfield

In our final election segment, we talk to Guy Satterfield, who is running for Chattanooga mayor against Andy Berke and Chester Heathington, Jr.  Early voting ends Feb 28th.

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