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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
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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
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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
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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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1:50pm

Mon January 12, 2015
Slam Dunk

‘I Got Cut A Lot,’ Harlem Globetrotter Says, But Persevered Anyway

WUTC's Calvin Forrest and Harlem Globetrotter "Zeus" McClurkin pose in the WUTC studios.

When Julian "Zeus" McClurkin was in high school, he got cut from the basketball team for several years. But his love of the game kept him going.

"My perseverance came from the naysayers," he says in this interview with WUTC's Calvin Forrest and WUTC's Michael Edward Miller.

McClurkin became a professional player--first for the Washington Generals, and now for their rivals, the Harlem Globetrotters.

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1:28pm

Fri January 9, 2015
Start It Up!

Successful Entrepreneur Paul Cummings & Foundation Leader Cordell Carter Team Up to Launch TechTown

Chattanooga, Tennessee is Ground Zero for the biggest technology learning initiative ever undertaken. Successful businessman Paul Cummings and foundation leader Cordell Carter are teaming up to invest $750 million to build 200 TechTown centers around the world. Perhaps most astonishingly, they plan to reach their ambitious goal in under 10 years!

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5:03pm

Wed January 7, 2015
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As Gas Prices Fall, Federal & State Taxes May Rise

AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report shows average gas prices in Chattanooga for Wednesday, January 7th, 2015.
Credit http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com/todays-gas-prices/

Gas prices have plummeted to lows not seen since 2009, and in Chattanooga, regular unleaded can be bought for as little as $1.80 per gallon. But the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which finances road construction and other transportation projects, is facing a $100 billion shortfall, according to U.S.

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9:59am

Mon January 5, 2015
Community

Civic Hacking & CityCampCHA: A Conversation with Catherine Bracy

Catherine Bracy is Director of Community Organizing for Code For America, a national organziation that builds open source technology and is working to make government services simple, effective, and easy to use.  Bracy joins us to talk about civic hacking and an upcoming event, CityCampCHA, where she will be the keynote speaker.  Reporter David Morton also joins us for the conversation.  Morton is

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10:09am

Fri December 19, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 8: A Passion for Languages and Understanding What Investors Want

Teaching Foreign Language Through Fun and Culture

Chattanooga native Laurie Stevens had always loved Spanish, but it was her time spent in Costa Rica that convinced her that teaching languages to others could become a business.  When she returned home, she set about creating the Chattanooga School of Language.

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3:22pm

Thu December 18, 2014
A Different Kind of Hybrid Vehicle

Mach Fuels Converts Cars, Trucks to Gas/CNG Bi-Fuel Systems

Mach Fuels Vice President Owen Maclellan (l) and CEO Joshua D. Kapellusch (r) appear in a Youtube Video, 'Alternative Fuels Are Not Boring!'
Credit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fucy2DsSM5M

Chattanooga’s Mach Fuels takes cars and trucks—new or old—and converts them to run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas, which is better for the environment and offers drivers potential fuel savings and less wear and tear on engines.  Joshua D. Kapellusch, the founder and CEO of the company, is an Air Force veteran and a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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1:09pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Community

Bradford Health Services Offers Free Taxi for the Holidays

Bradford Health Services wants to make sure you get home safely if you drink too much over the holidays.  Lounges, bars and restaurants in the area have been provided fliers with the phone number to call for a free ride home for those 21 years and over. 

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11:49am

Thu December 18, 2014
Community

Second and Third Hand Smoke is Dangerous

Credit Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is warning people of the dangers of smoking around children and infants through a billboard campaign. 

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9:55am

Fri December 12, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 7: Teen Startup Thrives and Glass Street Bounces Back

Granola Gives Teens Healthy Food for Thought

When Kelsey and Conner Scott were in high school, they had a simple problem: Chalk bags and backpacks were not cool and were too expensive.  So they borrowed their mother's sewing machine and set out to craft a solution. A company was born, and today Granola is thriving with products being sold across the country.

A Neighborhood Partnership Brings New Life to Glass Street

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1:14pm

Thu December 11, 2014
Community

Neediest Cases Program Helps All Year Long

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga partnered with the Chattanooga Times Free Press again this year to help in the distribution of funds collected through Neediest Cases donations. 

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2:23pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Start It Up!

WUTC's Newest Show Focuses on Entrepreneurialism in Chattanooga

Monty Bruell hosts Start It Up. The show is produced by Bruell and Susanne Burnham.

You’ve probably noticed we’ve added a new show in the Around and About timeslot on Fridays. Called Start It Up, it focuses on the nuts and bolt of starting a business. But when Richard Winham talked to the show’s host Monty Bruell, he told him that while the show’s focus is mostly on the process of starting a business, it’s also about ideas.

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