Tue February 26, 2013
Election March 5th

Election, Part Two: Twelve Questions With Chattanooga Mayoral Candidate Andy Berke

Mayoral candidate Andy Berke joins us for an interview.  The upcoming March 5th election has three candidates vying for Chattanooga mayor.  WUTC asked all three candidates about their leadership experience, family background and positions on various issues.

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Mon February 25, 2013
Election March 5th

Twelve Questions With Chattanooga Mayoral Candidate Robert Chester Heathington, Jr.

Three candidates are running for Chattanooga mayor: Andy Berke, Guy Satterfield and Robert Chester Heathington, Jr.  WUTC interviewed all three candidates and asked them about their leadership experience, family background and positions on various issues.  In this segment, Heathington joins us.

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Tue February 12, 2013
Uncorking The Past

Why Tennessee Has Weird Wine Laws

Credit Brian Auer, Creative Commons

Michael Edward Miller and Mary Helen Miller explore Tennessee's contentious wine laws.

The majority of states allow grocery and food stores to sell wine.  Not Tennessee.  Here in the Volunteer State, liquor stores alone can sell packaged wine.  In this segment, WUTC examines the history and rationale behind this law.  WUTC also explores current debates about changing it.

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Fri February 8, 2013
3D Printing in Chattanooga

A New Dimension

A 3D printer at Co.Lab prints a part that will improve its own function.
Credit Mary Helen Miller / WUTC

While still far from the mainstream, a handful of 3D printers have popped up around town. The Company Lab, a non-profit that helps businesses start in Chattanooga, acquired a printer at the beginning of the year. We stopped by to see what all the buzz was about.

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Wed February 6, 2013
Legal News

Tennessee’s Much-Maligned Statutory Rape Law Under Scrutiny

In Tennessee, when a teenager is the victim of statutory rape, the law could consider the teenager an accomplice in the crime.  Some people are outraged over this law, which dates back to 1895.  In this segment, WUTC explains what the law really means and why it's been on the books so long.

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Wed February 6, 2013
The Adaptive Predator

Town of Walden Seeks Solution for Coyote Problem

Flyer posted around the town of Walden
Credit Garrett Crowe

The Coyote is not a native animal to Tennessee, but on any given night, you may see them in rural and urban areas of Hamilton County.

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Mon February 4, 2013
DIY Earth Pigments

Before Painting, She Makes the Paint

Amanda Brazier makes paint by grinding together oil and pigment.
Amanda Brazier

For artist Amanda Brazier, making a painting starts with a trip out to the backyard to gather soil that she can turn into paint. She says that using homemade colors like "Red Bank Red" and "Chickamauga Gold" add to the narrative of her paintings.

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Wed January 30, 2013

Convention Center, Visitor's Bureau Win Magazine Awards

Chattanooga Convention Center
Credit Chattanooga Convention Center

The Chattanooga Convention Center and the Convention and Visitors Bureau have both won top awards from different publications.

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Tue January 29, 2013
A New Kind of Public Library

Transformation at the Top

Participants in the Digital Public Library of America's first Appfest work on the 4th floor at the Chattanooga Public Library.
Credit Mary Barnett / Chattanooga Public Library

Until recently, the top floor at the Chattanooga Public Library was used for storage space. There’s still a part sectioned off for storage, but now, the rest is wide open and ready for new things. It’s mostly being used as an event space right now, but assistant director Nate Hill has big ideas for the 4th floor.

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Fri January 25, 2013
Underground Comedy

'Organic: A Comedy Tour Documentary' Comes To Chattanooga

Ryan Singer and Jarrod Harris will perform at JJ's Bohemia on Jan 29th
Credit Ryan Singer

The Organic Comedy Tour will stop in Chattanooga on January 29th.  More than a comedy show, it’s a documentary-in-progress about underground comedy.  In this segment, we explain what "underground comedy" is and how Chattanooga fits in.

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Thu January 24, 2013
On The (Local) Media

Mr. Carroll Goes To Washington

Chris Carroll is getting ready for a big move.  Right now, he lives in Chattanooga and covers federal politics for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.  He'll move to D.C. in early February and be the newspaper's first reporter stationed there in several years.  In this interview, Carroll tells us about the job of political reporting and how he interned at The Daily Show.

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Wed January 23, 2013
Do Want

Local Man Makes Dog Treats from Barley

Interview with Ben Whitelaw of Barley Bones

Barley is one of the main ingredients for some your favorite beverages. In its malt from, the cereal grain is used in almost every single beer. But a Chattanooga man has found a way to use barley for dog biscuits.

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Wed January 23, 2013
On Human Nature

Author of 'Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You' to Speak at UTC

Augustin Fuentes, professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame
Credit Courtesy of the University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame Professor Augustin Fuentes will deliver a lecture at UTC tomorrow called “It’s Not All Sex and Violence.” 

The lecture is scheduled from 2p.m. to 4p.m. on January 24 at the University Center Auditorium at UTC.

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Tue January 22, 2013
Packing Heat

How do you carry?

Credit Ryan Wilkinson

Tennessee is big on gun ownership. But how many people actually own guns, and how many carry them on a regular basis? Does the guy behind you in the checkout line at the grocery store have one under his coat?

In this segment, we take a look at how common it is to carry a weapon in Tennessee, and the sometimes unusual places people like to keep them.

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Wed January 16, 2013
Pink Tie Event

'Pink!' Gala to Raise Funds For Local Breast Cancer Centers

Credit Courtesy of Memorial Health Care System

The eighth annual Pink! gala is scheduled for February 2, 2013, at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Tickets are available online or by calling (423) 495-PINK (7465).

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