A WUTC feature news segment on the Woolly Adelgid infesting the Chattanooga region.
Eastern hemlock trees atop Signal Mountain and across the Cumberland Plateau are common right now, but many could die off in the next few years. The woolly adelgid, a tiny, invasive insect species originally from Asia, is spreading through the forest and slowly killing hemlocks. Dr. Jennifer Boyd from the Signal Mountain Tree Board says, “This is really all we've talked about for the past couple of months.” In this segment, we hear about potential solutions.
Homesteading dates back to the pioneer days (remember Little House On The Prairie?), when families grew much of their own food on their own land. In the modern version, homesteaders avoid grocery stores by planting backyard gardens and raising pigs, rabbits and other animals for meat. In this segment, WUTC visits Monica and Byron DeLoach, homesteaders who live in North Georgia.
Darren Gale, a speaker with Clean Energy America, visited the University Of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus to talk about nuclear power.
Darren Gale is a speaker with Clean Energy America, a group that sends nuclear experts around the county to talk with people about nuclear energy. In this segment, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller and Darren Gale discuss the reasons why Gale's group says nuclear power is “clean,” and why people are concerned about the safety, cost and future of nuclear power and nuclear waste.
A ticket to Sangria on the Southside comes with unlimited food and drinks--and benefits local Latino outreach organization La Paz Chattanooga. The event will feature performances from the Calo Gitano flamenco dance company, food from Taqueria Jalisco, Mexican beer, and (of course!) sangria. David Martin from La Paz joins WUTC to discuss the event, which will take place Friday, May 3rd from 7 – 11 p.m. at the Lindsay Street Hall.
This month, Around and About Chattanooga is airing a four-part series on autism. In this segment, which is part two of our series, we talk to Jenni Davis Hampton, co-founder of Autism and Behavior Services in Chattanooga. We also talk to Dr. Ken Pittman, a local psychiatrist who treats children with autism.
When landscapers use regional plants such as the Purple Coneflower, they can save on water and fertilizer. Because such plants evolved to thrive in the East Tennessee climate, they require less maintenance than foreign species.
Mayoral candidate Andy Berke joins us for an interview. The upcoming March 5th election has three candidates vying for Chattanooga mayor. WUTC asked all three candidates about their leadership experience, family background and positions on various issues.
Three candidates are running for Chattanooga mayor: Andy Berke, Guy Satterfield and Robert Chester Heathington, Jr. WUTC interviewed all three candidates and asked them about their leadership experience, family background and positions on various issues. In this segment, Heathington joins us.
Michael Edward Miller and Mary Helen Miller explore Tennessee's contentious wine laws.
The majority of states allow grocery and food stores to sell wine. Not Tennessee. Here in the Volunteer State, liquor stores alone can sell packaged wine. In this segment, WUTC examines the history and rationale behind this law. WUTC also explores current debates about changing it.
A 3D printer at Co.Lab prints a part that will improve its own function.
Credit Mary Helen Miller / WUTC
While still far from the mainstream, a handful of 3D printers have popped up around town. The Company Lab, a non-profit that helps businesses start in Chattanooga, acquired a printer at the beginning of the year. We stopped by to see what all the buzz was about.