Community

11:46am

Fri February 13, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 14: Startups Get Lots of Resources

Launch is an organization that aggressively seeks out disadvantaged individuals in underserved neighborhoods and teaches them how to start and manage their own small businesses.  Co-Founder Hal Bowling has helped change lives by helping people achieve financial stability through both part-time and full-time business ownership.  Hal works with the unemployed and underemployed in 4 key parts of Chattanooga as an evangelist for entrepreneurship.

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11:04am

Tue February 10, 2015
Fresh, Hot, Small, Square

Krystal Presents UTC College of Business With Artifact Collection

Credit University Relations

Krystal is a fast food icon founded in Chattanooga during the Great Depression that now spans the Southeast. On January 28, the Krystal Company presented the College of Business with a collection of artifacts from Krystal’s history to inform and inspire UTC students.  Krystal also endowed two scholarships for UTC business students.

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11:30am

Fri February 6, 2015
CHA175

Chattanooga Oral History: Darrell McDonald's Story

In 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrated its 175th birthday.  As part of the celebratory events, WUTC  88.1 FM recorded interviews with approximately 30 residents for an oral history project.

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9:57am

Fri February 6, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 13: Chattanooga Tech Council Looks to the Future

Over the course of her career, Ronna-Renee Jackson has led international work groups at IBM and been an Assistant Vice President at UNUM.  However, she has truly found her calling as Executive Director of the Chattanooga Technology Council.  Jackson has been at the helm of CTC at a time when Chattanooga is being recognized as one of the country's leading tech communities.

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12:48pm

Thu February 5, 2015
CHA175

Chattanooga Oral History: Ray Laliberte's Story

In 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrated its 175th birthday.  As part of the celebratory events, WUTC  88.1 FM recorded interviews with approximately 30 residents for an oral history project.

Ray Laliberte, a teacher at Chattanooga’s Center For Creative Arts, talks about a memory that’s both his hardest one and fondest one.  He tells us about his student Kelly Butler, who passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly during her senior year.

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1:18pm

Wed February 4, 2015
Community

Small Homes, Big Dreams: Tiny House Enthusiasts Hope to Start A Community in Chattanooga

In a promotional Kickstarter video, Travis and Brittany Pyke sit on the porch of a tiny house.
Credit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/windrivercustomhomes/wind-river-and-tiny-house-chattanooga-begin-a-tiny

How much space do you really need?  Some Chattanoogans are choosing to live in houses with only 190 square feet of living space--about the third of the size of a single-wide mobile home.  In this segment, Travis Pyke of Wind River Custom Homes (a local company that builds these domiciles) and Hannah Shadrick and Mary Ann Twitty of Tiny House Chatt join us to talk about the appeal of living in these small, portable, energy-efficient buildings.

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12:49pm

Wed February 4, 2015
CHA175

Chattanooga Oral History: Ellen Heavilon's Story

In 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrated its 175th birthday.  As part of the celebratory events, WUTC  88.1 FM recorded interviews with approximately 30 residents for an oral history project.

This story is from Ellen Heavilon, Executive Director and Founder of the Hart Gallery, which supports homeless and non-traditonal artists by helping them create artwork and giving them a place to sell it.  Heavilon's story is about trust and transformation.

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2:38pm

Mon February 2, 2015
CHA175

Chattanooga Oral History: Moses Freeman's Story

In 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrated its 175th birthday.  As part of the celebratory events, WUTC  88.1 FM recorded interviews with approximately 30 residents for an oral history project.

Moses Freeman joins us for this segment.  Born here, he's a City Council member who represents District 8.  He talks about growing up in Chattanooga and the changes he's seen in technology and civil rights.

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6:00am

Mon February 2, 2015
TN Capitol Hill

Will Terminally-Ill Tennesseans Get the ‘Right To Try’ Experimental Drugs?

Credit Nicki Dugan Pogue / Flickr/Creative Commons

State Rep. Jon Lundberg and Sen. Joey Hensley are sponsoring HB0143, the "Tennessee Right To Try Act," which allows terminally-ill patients to ask pharmaceutical companies for experimental drugs or medical devices that the FDA hasn't approved.

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9:49am

Fri January 30, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 12: Chattanooga Is Crazy for Tattoo Art and Organic Juice

If you like high-end tattoos,vampish pinups, and pirates, then there is no doubt that you already know Christine “Hollywood” Bordeaux.  She is the proprietor of Blackbeard Tattoo and has been fascinated with the artform since getting her first ink at age 15.  Despite the quirky image of tattoo parlors, Christine must deal with the same issues as every other business owner (like attracting customers, turning a profit, and managing employees).

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9:48am

Fri January 23, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Ep11: Two Media Mavens Show How Social Media Can Jumpstart Your Business

When Ashley Danford founded Whiskey Women, she needed to get the word out without breaking the bank on expensive marketing.  Because she had a background in social media, Ashley understood how to harness the power of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a host of other platforms.  Today Whiskey Women is growing and has partnerships with major distillers like Diageo.

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11:33am

Tue January 20, 2015
Community

Family Justice Center: A New Approach to Helping Domestic Violence Victims

Chattanooga's Family Justice Center, which will open in a temporary Brainerd location in the spring, will help victims of domestic violence by placing many different support services under one roof.  Nooga.com journalist David Morton has been covering the new center, and he joins us to share excerpts of his interview with the center's Executive Director, Valerie Radu, and his interview with Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher.

In his Nooga.com article, Morton writes:

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12:14pm

Fri January 16, 2015
Community

Start It Up Ep 10: Why a Good Bookkeeper Matters and Chattanooga's Filmmaking Community is on Fire

Lynn Talbott is the CEO of HR Business Solutions.  Her passion is helping small business owners find success.  She and her associates specialize in giving new companies the financial guidance and structure they need to get things right the first time.  Located in the Business Development Center, HR Business Solutions is positioned perfectly to serve Chattanooga’s startup community.

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1:26pm

Wed January 14, 2015
Community

Douglas Tallamy: Why Home Gardening 'Transcends the Needs of the Gardener'

Noted author Douglas W. Tallamy will be the keynote speaker at the Tennessee Valley Wild Ones' 2015 Plant Natives symposium, which will take place Saturday, January 24th.  Tallamy wrote Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, and he co-wrote The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden.

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12:17pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Community

City of Chattanooga Designates 140-Acre Downtown Area as 'Innovation District'

An area near the intersection of M.L. King Blvd and Georgia Avenue has been designated as Chattanooga's new Innovation District.

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