Chas Sisk, a political reporter with The Tennessean, joins us to talk about legislative issues Nashville lawmakers will face this year, such as wine sales potentially being allowed in grocery stores and people being allowed to keep guns in their car trunks.
Dr. David Adair, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Chattanooga, is working on a drug treatment that could save pregnant women’s lives. Preeclampsia affects between five and eight percent of all pregnancies, and it’s currently an incurable, sometimes-deadly disease. The FDA recently designated the new drug treatment for fast-track review.
Jennifer Nicholas, the head of Atlanta's Zombie Outbreak Response Team, poses here with a monster.
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How do you prepare for the end of the world? Well, it depends on how the world ends. Here at WUTC, we thought that a zombie outbreak is as likely as anything else. So, we called up Jennifer Nicholas, the head of Atlanta's Zombie Outbreak Response Team, to ask for some advice.
Chosen Productions is one of Chattanooga’s newest audio/video production companies, and they have a huge array of microphones, audio hardware, musical instruments—even a grand piano sitting beside a window overlooking downtown. But all that equipment would be useless without a good engineer sitting behind the console.
In many Tennessee counties, constables are a lot like regular police officers, but with a few major differences: They get paid very little, if anything, are required to have very little training, and don't have a superior.
In this longform interview, Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield tells WUTC why he believes our city needs a new wastewater authority, and why he’s proposing it right now, with only a few months left in his term.
Zachary Cooper is the publisher of The Chattanooga Pulse.
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Chattanooga’s alternative weekly newspaper, The Pulse, turns 10 this year. In the last decade, the paper has covered the city’s arts and culture scene, been subpoenaed for an investigative story, and even made a foray into radio. In this segment, publisher Zachary Cooper talks about ten years of The Pulse.
When Adam Boeselager was at Lee University, he and his friend Nick Macco decided to start a business converting old home videos and audio recordings into digital files. Now, three years later, their company Southtree has created more than a million DVDs for customers all over the country.
On Thanksgiving evening this year, there was a brush fire in Ashland City, Tennessee, which is about 20 miles west of Nashville. When the firefighters arrived, they found something in the woods they weren't expecting: about 60 dogs chained up at a suspected dog fighting operation.
Those are some of the things that the city has traditionally been able to help fix with funds from the federal government. But if we go over the fiscal cliff, that could change. In this segment, we take a look at some of the ways that big cuts from the federal government could affect life in Chattanooga.
A gluten-free diet may help people shed pounds, but not because gluten is inherently fattening. In this segment, experts explain why. We also talk about two new gluten-free food options in Chattanooga: Mimi's Low Carb Market and Crave Café and Bakery.
At Kenton Shoe Shop on Broad Street, shoes are repaired in the back of the store. But up front in the window, Arthur Ballanger puts on the final touches – he scrubs and polishes the repaired shoes. And he works on other shoes that just need a good clean. He says, no matter how dirty a pair of shoes looks, he'll never turn them down.
We asked our listeners a question on our Facebook page recently: Are you planning to shop online for Cyber Monday? One person who responded said: "Yup! Tennessee is still tax free online."
We knew this wasn't quite true. But what exactly is the law in Tennessee about paying taxes for online purchases? Does it matter if you break it? Billy Trout, from Tennessee's Department of Revenue, gives his two cents.