Community

12:00pm

Tue June 23, 2015
Community

City's Economic & Community Development Department Strengthens Neighborhood Leadership

Donna Williams joins us to talk about neighborhood leadership.

What does it mean to be a leader on your street?  What qualities does it take?  How do the needs of a new neighborhood differ from one that's been around for decades?  Is a formal neighborhood association always the best answer?

Donna Williams is the director of the Department of Economic and Community Development for the City of Chattanooga, and they offer several ways to help create stronger communities through stronger leadership.

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12:59pm

Fri June 19, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 28: Dynepic and Artiphon Shine at 36/86 Conference

Created by Launch Tennessee, the 36/86 Technology Conference in Nashville featured dozens of startup companies from across the southeast.  Among these technology innovators were Dynepic from Charleston, SC and Artiphon from Nashville, TN.

Krissa Watry, Co-Founder and CEO of Dynepic, explains on this week's episode that the toy industry has lagged behind in adopting new technologies.  Dynepic has developed ways to make toys more interactive, even making action figures play along with their counterparts on film and TV.

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1:35pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Veterans

Tri-State Women Veterans Hosts Chartering Ceremony

The Tri-State Women Veterans will become a chartered unit of Military Women Across the Nation with a ceremony held at the June 20th meeting. 

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1:01pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Community

TVA Summer Photo Contest in Full Swing

The Tennessee Valley Authority is hosting a summer photo contest hoping to capture the best pictures of their recreation possibilities. 

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11:01am

Thu June 18, 2015
Community

Tivoli Foundation Chooses AC Entertainment To Operate, Program Chattanooga Venues

The Knoxville company that co-produces Bonnaroo and books acts at Chattanooga's Track 29 will manage the Tivoli Theatre and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium.

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1:03pm

Fri June 12, 2015
Community

Chattanooga Sports Ministries Benefit from Soccer Tournaments at Highland Park Commons

Soccer at Highland Park Commons.
Credit Highland Park Commons

Chattanooga Sports Ministries has been teaching the sport of soccer to Chattanooga youth for a decade. 

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12:28pm

Fri June 12, 2015
Community

Law and Order Provides Focus for Speaker Series at Jewish Cultural Center

Law and Order: Secular and Religious is the focus of the summer speaker series at the Jewish Cultural Center.

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7:05pm

Tue June 9, 2015
Community

Chattanooga Seniors Hope to Break Ground by the End of the Year on Collaborative Housing Project

Four years ago a group of Chattanooga seniors had an idea—let’s build a mutually supportive community. They bought a piece of land on the south side of Chattanooga and they are now almost ready to begin building. The plan is to build individual homes around a large, communally shared space—in effect a small village. The only thing holding them back is they are four people short of the number they need to realize their vision for an interactive, mutually supportive community of seniors.

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1:23pm

Fri June 5, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 26: Engajer Creates Better Video Mousetrap

According to Michael Castellano the problem with linear video presentations is...well...that they're linear.  What if you could make them more interactive and responsive to viewers' needs? What if you could replicate your best sales person on his or her best day for every sales presentation?  Well, that's exactly what Castellano set out to do, and (as they say) the rest is history.  Menlo Park, CA based Engajer was born.

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12:42pm

Thu June 4, 2015
Community

Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Hosting 2015 Summer Mini Camps

The Hamilton County Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting several mini camps this summer with a focus on reading and the great outdoors.  

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12:18pm

Tue June 2, 2015
Community

CNE Hosts Homeownership Fair

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise is hosting a free homeownership fair open to the public on Saturday, June 6 from 10 am to 2 pm at 1500 Chestnut Street, Suite 102. 

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11:30am

Tue June 2, 2015
Around the Region

In Rural Alabama, Limited Access To Obstetrics Care

Only 17 of 54 of Alabama's rural counties have hospitals that offer obstetrics services. It's one of the state's greatest healthcare challenges. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with journalist Anna Claire Vollers of AL.com and Dale Quinney of the Alabama Rural Health Association.

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12:18pm

Fri May 29, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 25: Harvest Grocery Is Coming to Hixson

CEO and Co-Founder Tim McClure is bringing Chattanooga's largest organic and health food supermarket to Hixson.  Harvest Grocery will contain more than 35,000 square feet of healthy food offerings plus the largest wellness center of any store in the South.

Tim and Marketing Director Jon Moss join us on this episode to talk about their June 12th grand opening festivities and their local, down-home approach to business.  Find out what it takes to start a company with so many moving parts and strong, established competitors like Whole Foods and Fresh Market.

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3:37pm

Thu May 28, 2015
Community

Troubled Waters Ahead for Ocoee’s Rafting Industry?

Ocoee Whitewater Center from pedestrian bridge, altered riverbed without water. Canoe slalom venue for 1996 Olympic Games.
Credit By Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Remember the scene in the original National Lampoon’s Vacation when the Griswolds finally finish their long journey to Walley World and find the theme park is closed?

If you’re headed for a whitewater rafting trip on the Ocoee River and you don’t plan ahead, you might be similarly frustrated.

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1:42pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Around the Region

Alabama Considers Legalized Gambling To Close Budget Deficit

In conservative Alabama, legislative leaders propose bills to open up gambling and start a state lottery as a way to shore-up sagging state coffers. The governor, instead, proposes higher taxes.

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