Mon July 15, 2013

Chattanooga Senior Care Company Helps Caregivers Cope With Mental, Physical Stress

Home Instead Senior Care Of Chattanooga has launched Family Caregiver Stress Relief, a public awareness campaign to assist home caregivers.  Caregivers can use tools that identify the role of a caregiver and determine risks of emotional and physical issues.  


Thu July 11, 2013

Chattanooga History Center Transforms into Narrative Museum

New York's Ralph Appelbaum Associates' design for new Chattanooga History Center

The Chattanooga History Center is on the verge of opening their newly designed location in the beginning of next year. The museum has teamed up with New York's Ralph Appelbaum Associates, a museum design firm, to create the new center. 

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Wed July 3, 2013
Criminal Justice

What's the Connection Between Race & Pot Busts?

The ACLU's "War On Marijuana In Black And White" report gives detailed statistics for Tennessee.


The ACLU released a study recently, The War On Marijuana In Black And White, which says there’s a disparity in who gets arrested for marijuana—black people are far more likely to be arrested for possessing pot than white people are.  However, the study indicates that blacks and whites use marijuana at comparable rates.

In this news feature, WUTC's Michael Edward Miller examines why the disparity might exist.  He speaks with one of the study's authors, as well as several criminal justice experts, and Congressman Steve Cohen, who introduced a bill earlier this year to create a National Commission on Federal Marijuana Policy.

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Mon July 1, 2013

TN Valley Wild Ones: Planting Milkweed to Save Monarchs

A female Monarch butterfly
Credit Kenneth Dwain Harrelson / (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0)

    The monarch butterfly population is dwindling, and gardeners in Chattanooga are helping restore the butterflies' lost habitats.  The Tennessee Valley Wild Ones ordered 1,500 milkweed plants from Monarch Watch, a national organization based in Kansas, and they're donating some of the plants to people building monarch waystations.

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Wed June 26, 2013
'Listening With Eyes'

Do You Need to Attend Defensive Hearing School?

David Harrison
Credit Let My People Hear

Let My People Hear is a nonprofit organization that helps deaf and hearing impaired people communicate through skills taught at Defensive Hearing School.

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Fri June 21, 2013

UTC's Get Healthy Project Helps People With Severe, Persistent Mental Illness

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's School of Nursing has launched a new program to help people who have severe, persistent mental illness get quality health care.  The project's innovative approach uses Tai Chi, wellness visits and education.      



Thu June 20, 2013

Run With the Dogs During McKamey's K-9k

June is one of the busiest months for McKamey Animal Center. The shelter is providing a number of adoption specials and having their first K-9k, a trail run where dog owners can actually run alongside their pets.

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Mon June 17, 2013

'Pickin' Up Tennessee' Tour Targets Litter

Dave Porfiri, his wife Linda Duvoisin, and their children are spending their summer in an RV, driving around the Volunteer State and raising awareness about litter.  Their project, Pickin' Up Tennessee, involves litter cleanup clinics and live music events.  Their tour takes them all across the state. 



Thu June 13, 2013

Applied Theater Conference Coming to Chattanooga

From June 27th to the 29th, the Applied Theater Conference will happen at the Salvation Army's Recreate Cafe.  Applied theater is a method that takes drama outside theater.

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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

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

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

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.

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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