Community

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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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
Community

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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