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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bliss Welch is both Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2013, and the first runner up for Ms. Wheelchair America 2014.
Credit Contributed photo/Bliss Welch
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.
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.
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!”
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.