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1:38pm

Mon February 10, 2014
Community

The Latest: Concerns from Voters, Workers, Lawmakers on Volkswagen Chattanooga Union Vote

Poll Shows Concern About Union’s Effects

Nooga.com conducted a poll of Hamilton County voters, and found that 55% of them believe if United Auto Workers unionize the local plant, it will have a negative impact on economic development.  About four hundred voters answered questions for the survey.

Union Vote a Hot Topic on Chattanooga Reddit

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12:44pm

Fri February 7, 2014
On Track

Chattanooga in Top 4 Runner-Friendly Cities

WUTC's Mark Colbert finds out why the Road Runners Club of America named Chattanooga as one of the four best cities for putting on a pair of track shoes and hitting the pavement.

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12:17pm

Fri February 7, 2014
Everything Is Stories

WUTC DJ Details Experience As Soundman On Network Show Cops In New Podcast

 Everything Is Stories is a new podcast launched earlier this year. It is described as "an audio survey of individuals who have experienced transcendence and/or power of the will."

The first episode of Everything Is Stories is called "Burden of Proof" and features a story from WUTC DJ Tommy Cotter.

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12:05pm

Fri February 7, 2014
Pediatric Health Series

Here Are Two Major Health Problems Facing Chattanooga Kids

Pediatricians and community leaders have formed a new group called the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley, which is working on a strategic plan for long-term solutions to pediatric healthcare problems.  “The Chattanooga region's children are among the unhealthiest in Tennessee and the nation,” according to

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4:12pm

Tue January 28, 2014
Community

Tragedy into Triumph: June Scobee Rogers & the Challenger Centers

Today marks the 28th anniversary of the Challenger Disaster. It was a terrible tragedy, but June Scobee Rodgers, wife of Shuttle Commander Dick Rogers, has spent all her time since the disaster in trying to turn tragedy into triumph.

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2:34pm

Wed January 22, 2014
Community

Pet Emergency? There's An App For That

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The American Red Cross has created a pet first-aid app.

WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Greg Waite, Community Chapter Executive for the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee, about their new smartphone app that can provide vital information during pet emergencies.

From a media release:

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4:53am

Mon January 20, 2014
Community

Technology, Telepathy & Uploading Memories: Dr. Michio Kaku Previews ‘The Future of the Mind’

Kaku in February 2012
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Dr. Michio Kaku’s new book The Future Of The Mind: The Scientific Quest To Understand, Enhance, And Empower The Mind will be released in February.   He’ll visit the Chattanooga State Community College campus on January 23rd to give Scenic City residents a preview of his new book.

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11:38am

Fri January 17, 2014
Community

Chattanooga Senior Group Plans Self-Contained Urban Village

The concept is called Chattanooga Collaborative Senior Housing. It’s the brainchild of local poet and former teacher Finn Bille and his wife Jeanne Bille, a former health care worker. They have retired from work, but they don’t intend to retire from life. They want to live right in the bustling heart of the city with a few close friends. Not a commune, but very similar. Richard Winham talked to Finn and Jeanne Bille who told him they want to be at least as active in retirement as they were in their professional lives.

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9:24am

Thu January 16, 2014
Community

TVA Prepared For Next Polar Vortex

The Tennessee Valley Authority set an all time record for power production and distribution during the two coldest days of the year. 

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1:20pm

Fri January 10, 2014
Develop CENTS

New Chattanooga IT Company Supports Nonprofits

Covenant College alumnus David White recently launched Develop CENTS, an IT company that's worked with several Chattanooga nonprofits.  In this interview with WUTC's Michael Edward Miller, White talks about nonprofit organizations' computer security needs, as well as his own background in community development.

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12:19pm

Fri January 10, 2014
Community

A Year of 'Bliss': Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee Dispels Stereotypes

Bliss Welch is both Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2013, and the first runner up for Ms. Wheelchair America 2014.
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If your image of someone in a wheelchair is of someone who is weak and helpless, you haven’t met Bliss Welch, who has been Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee for the better part of a year.  Crowned in March of 2013, she’s spent the past nine months demonstrating for everyone she’s met just how independent a wheelchair user can be.

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1:05pm

Mon January 6, 2014
Health

Iron Woman: Dr. Danielle Mitchell Launches Sports Institute

Dr. Danielle Mitchell, a Chattanooga physician and iron man competitor, recently founded the Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health.  In this interview, she shares how Weight Watchers and exercise transformed her from morbidly obese into a marathon runner.  

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12:51pm

Tue December 31, 2013
Community

East Chattanooga's Glass House Collective Awards $30,000 Grants to 3 Artists

WUTC's Richard Winham interviews three artists who received studio space on Glass Street and $30,000 grants.

Rondell Crier, Eric ‘Seven’ Finely and Rebekah Mawuko have each been given $30,000 grants and studio space on Glass Street as part of the Glass House Collective’s continuing initiatives to revitalize the East Chattanooga neighborhood.

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4:35pm

Mon December 30, 2013
Community

The UNFoundation Funds ‘Cool Ideas’ (Like This Musical Quilt)

Yang and David Welch received a $1000 grant from the UNFoundation to buy supplies for their musical quilt. Made of both regular and special piezoresistive fabric, the quilt contains wires, LEDS and is connected to a laptop. When touched, the quilt can light up and make sounds.

Since its start in 2011, the UNFoundation has awarded 23 micro-grants to various people and projects in Chattanooga, such as a ukulele camp at the Folk School, a cookbook that features native plant recipes and a quilt that plays music.  Their slogan is, “We Fund Cool Ideas In Chattanooga!”

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5:33pm

Fri December 20, 2013
Community

Newly Uncovered History: In 1879, a Cleveland, Tennessee Mayoral Election Sparked Riots

For a little over two years in the late 1800’s, the city of Cleveland was erased from the map of Tennessee by the state legislature. The little known story was uncovered by the historians at The Museum Center at 5 Points in Cleveland. The collections curator, Lisa Chastain, talked to WUTC's Richard Winham.  An exhibit about the story will be on display until January 4th, 2014.

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