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