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5:20pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Community

NPR's Steve Inskeep Seeks Chattanooga, North GA Photos for 'Jacksonland' Site

Steve Inskeep is best known as the host of NPR's Morning Edition, but he's also an author.  His new work of nonfiction is JACKSONLAND: President Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab.   It centers on Jackson and Ross's twenty-year battle over ownership of Cherokee lands, a battle that "seems at once distant and familiar," according to the publisher.

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3:03pm

Mon May 18, 2015
Community

Little Owl Music & Arts Festival to Benefit Audubon Society

The logo for the 2015 Little Owl Music & Arts Festival.

Originally scheduled for April 18th and delayed due to inclement weather, the Little Owl Festival will take place Saturday, May 23rd from 11 am to 6 pm at Audubon Acres in East Brainerd.  Proceeds benefit the Chattanooga Audubon Society, and board member Ray Zimmerman joins us to talk about the festival.  We also hear several of the musical acts scheduled to perform.

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2:06pm

Fri May 15, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 23: GIGTANK Accelerator Revs Up for Summer Session

Attracting technology teams, experts, and investors from around the U.S., GIGTANK 2015 is primed for its 4th annual summer accelerator.  This year's edition will feature 14 teams developing exponential (high growth) technologies that leverage Chattanooga's GIG Internet infrastructure. Just like last year, GIGTANK will culminate in Demo Day at the end of July. This event is one of the most highly anticipated days in Chattanooga's tech community.

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10:35am

Thu May 14, 2015
Community

Movers for Moms

Two Men and a Truck deliver donations to the Partnership for Families Children and Adults during Movers for Moms.
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Two Men and a Truck are gathering gifts for Moms to help make Mother's Day special for women currently staying in shelters.

You can find them on facebook and at 5959 Shallowford Rd Suite 515 in Chattanooga or by calling 423-870-4450.

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5:35pm

Wed May 13, 2015
Community

Speaking of Elections, the League of Women Voters Are Back In Town

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Pundits are already talking about the 2016 Presidential election, and the Tennessee primaries are less than a year off. 

Looking to get more informed as the election season ramps up?

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1:50pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 22: UTC Chancellor Steve Angle Partners with Startup Community

Dr. Steve Angle is fast approaching his 2-year anniversary as Chancellor of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. One of his top priorities has been to strengthen the relationship between UTC and Chattanooga's startup community. As the area's leading 4-year university, UTC plays an important role in the overall economic development picture for the region.

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5:39pm

Thu May 7, 2015
Community

Summer Camp 2.0: Coding, Robotics, Film & Design at TechTown

In this segment, we're talking about TechTown, a 2.5-million-dollar learning center opening this summer.  TechTown is not a school; founders call it a "people's house of technology."  It's a place where kids can find their own interests and explore them at their own pace.

CEO Cordell Carter joins us to give us details about TechTown's innovative approach to education, the nonprofit TechTown Foundation, and their summer camps that begin June 29.
 

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10:22am

Thu May 7, 2015
Community

WTCI Brings Greater Chattanooga Online

WTCI is taking their cameras all across the region to find stories of Greater Chattanooga and sharing them on the internet.


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11:46am

Tue May 5, 2015
Around the Region

Georgia Tech Studies Chickens' Emotions Based On Their Clucks

When a chicken speaks, it's hard to tell whether it's a happy or sad cluck. That's what a research team at Georgia Tech is trying to decipher by recording more than 1,000 hours of chickens clucking.

Transcript:

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Any preschooler knows what a chicken sounds like.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHICKEN CLUCKING)

SIEGEL: The question is what does all that clucking mean?

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

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12:13pm

Fri May 1, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 21: The UNFoundation Uses Small Grants to Foster Change

Using CoLab's 48 Hour Launch as a springboard, The UNFoundation has emerged as an exciting new catalyst for change in Chattanooga. The premise and structure for The UNFoundation are simple.  Each month, 20 Trustees contribute $100 apiece to fund a single grant.  They then meet in an informal setting to select that month's grant recipient and to hear from a previous grantee, who provides an update.  In fact, agreeing to make a report to the Trustees is the only requirement that The UNFoundation places on its grant recipients.

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3:16pm

Thu April 30, 2015
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AIM Center's Creativity and Courage in Mental Health Benefit Features Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley at the 2012 Time 100 gala.
Credit "Jane Pauley 2012 Shankbone" by David Shankbone - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jane_Pauley_2012_Shankbone.JPG#/media/File:Jane_Pauley_2012_Shankbone.JPG

Rodney Battles, President of the AIM Center in Chattanooga, joins us today to talk about the organization's mission and 25-year history in the area.

From their Web site:

Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Jane Pauley will serve as the guest speaker at the AIM Center's Creativity and Courage in MentalHealth benefit and 25th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at The Chattanoogan Ballroom.

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5:27pm

Wed April 29, 2015
Community

8th Annual Chocolate Fling to Benefit Epilepsy Foundation

On Sunday, May 3rd, the eighth annual Chocolate Fling and VIP Brunch will raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee, which provides free support and services such as advocacy, case management, and prescription assistance.  Christine Cates and her daughter Jenavieve join us.  Christine volunteers with the Foundation, and her daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy at a very early age.

Read more about the Chocolate Fling here.

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1:35pm

Wed April 29, 2015
Community

The Purple Scarf Project Sends Warmth To Cancer Patients

Purchasing a scarf from the Purple Scarf Project not only gets you a scarf but donates one to a cancer patient at the same time. 

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11:55am

Mon April 27, 2015
Charity Begins at Home

Charity Begins at Home: Chambliss Center's Roots Go Back to 1872

Little girls play in a classroom at Chambliss on Monday, April 13, 2015. The center has a three-star quality rating, which is the highest awarded by the state of Tennessee.
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This segment is part of our Charity Begins at Home series, in which we profile nonprofits that have strong ties to the Chattanooga area.  The Chambliss Center for Children has a long history dating back to the 1870s.  Over the decades, they've changed from an orphanage into a facility that provides affordable childcare and early childhood education for low-income families.  They've also started several innovative initiatives, such as 24-hour child care and helping local teachers by running chi

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9:45am

Mon April 27, 2015
Community

Miss Chattanooga 2015 Reaches Out to Help Others

Stephanie McKain, Miss Chattanooga 2015.
Credit Darren Lykes Photography

Stephanie McKain is Miss Chattanooga 2015 and wears her crown proudly.  She also promotes nonprofit and charity work when not preparing to represent Chattanooga in the Miss Tennessee pageant. 

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