Those are some of the things that the city has traditionally been able to help fix with funds from the federal government. But if we go over the fiscal cliff, that could change. In this segment, we take a look at some of the ways that big cuts from the federal government could affect life in Chattanooga.
A gluten-free diet may help people shed pounds, but not because gluten is inherently fattening. In this segment, experts explain why. We also talk about two new gluten-free food options in Chattanooga: Mimi's Low Carb Market and Crave Café and Bakery.
At Kenton Shoe Shop on Broad Street, shoes are repaired in the back of the store. But up front in the window, Arthur Ballanger puts on the final touches – he scrubs and polishes the repaired shoes. And he works on other shoes that just need a good clean. He says, no matter how dirty a pair of shoes looks, he'll never turn them down.
We asked our listeners a question on our Facebook page recently: Are you planning to shop online for Cyber Monday? One person who responded said: "Yup! Tennessee is still tax free online."
We knew this wasn't quite true. But what exactly is the law in Tennessee about paying taxes for online purchases? Does it matter if you break it? Billy Trout, from Tennessee's Department of Revenue, gives his two cents.
Illustrator Scott Brundage has created a few of the images for the book so far.
Dan and Amelia Jacobs are newlyweds and co-authors of an unusual children's book. It's called A Brain Is For Eating, and they say it's written "for zombies and their little undead." They've written the book and gotten the first few pictures from the illustrator. Now, they're trying to use Kickstarter to finish the project.
Emmy McKenzie, who is playing Annie, poses here with Dudley, a dog who has been standing in for Sandy.
The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is putting on Annie next month and there's one character left to cast – Sandy, the dog. The theater center held auditions this week for the part of Annie's fluffy friend, and the competition was stiff.