Chattanooga, TN – John Sweet knew he wanted to make bread for a living when he was twenty years old and took a summer job as a shaper for Zingerman's Bakehouse. In 2002, John and his wife, Angela Sweet, opened Chattanooga's only naturally-leavened bread making business, Niedlov's Bakery.
In 2010, John Sweet won Tennessee's Small Business Person of the Year Award.
Chattanooga, TN – There's a new art district in town. Painters, sculptors and glass-blowers are starting business and building their homes on downtown Chattanooga's Southside area, near Main Street, and a new monthly event called "Last Fridays on Main" is giving locals a chance to visit the galleries and talk to the artists.
Chattanooga, TN – Gaining Ground, Chattanooga's coordinated movement to advance the local food system, has awarded more than $195,000 to four projects designed to boost the production and use of locally grown food in the Chattanooga area.
Chattanooga, TN – The five year strategic plan for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is nearing its mid-point and many of the goals have been accomplished. The four main directives of the strategic plan include teaching and learning, education and research, diversity, and enabling partnerships.
Chattanooga, TN – Main Street Farmer's Market Manager Padgett Arnold coordinates this year's New Food Economy Week, which highlights area restaurants, farms, vendors and businesses that provide and support local produce and meats.
Dalton, GA – The Downtown Dalton Development Authority in Dalton, Georgia invites you to join them on Saturday for the new Saturday Market.
Veronica French is director of the Downtown Dalton Development Authority. The family friendly event also promotes a sustainable lifestyle for the Dalton community. New farmers, as well as arts and crafts vendors and artists will also be welcomed. The Saturday Market will continue every Saturday through September 25th according to French.
Chattanooga, TN – Neil White's memoir is called In The Sanctuary Of Outcasts. It was published in hardcover last year, and it's just been released in paperback.
I've interviewed many authors on this show, but I've rarely had a chance to speak to someone with a story as compelling as White's. He's a writer, but he's an ex-con. His story begins in a federal prison. The buildings were also used as a medical facility, and housed some very unusual patients...
Chattanooga, TN – Otis Taylor, a singer/guitarist/banjo player, is a favorite with many WUTC listeners.
Taylor performed inside the Bessie Smith Hall on Sunday afternoon. If you missed it, you missed one of Riverbend's most interesting shows.
Listen to excerpts of the performance and an interview with Taylor about his career... also, how being a professional musician is like getting clobbered at football... and a little about the true history of the banjo.
Chattanooga, TN – "The Crucible" opens at the Theatre Centre on June 18th and will run through July 11, 2010, with a break for July 4th weekend.
This Tony Award winning play is directed by Chuck Tuttle, Education Director for Chattanooga's community theatre. Tuttle is happy to direct this Classic American work that he believes to be both timely and timeless.
Chattanooga, TN – Sam McLeod grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and never forgot his southern roots and the food tied to those memories. On a road trip from his current home in Walla Walla Washington for a reunion to his old neighborhood, Sam revisits his childhood and shares those memories in his newest book "Big Appetite My Southern-Fried Search for the Meaning of Life."