The Chattanooga Market is open from 11 am to 4 pm each Sunday at the First Tennessee Pavilion. For thousands of people it has become a weekly gathering place to hook up with friends and family while getting some shopping done at the same time.
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.
WUTC's Michael Edward Miller interviews Don Dudenbostel.
Don Dudenbostel’s photographs are featured this May in the River Gallery's exhibition Defining Roots. Dudenbostel's photos document disappearing, hidden and infamous aspects of Appalachian culture. Throughout the past few decades, he has photographed snake handlers, moonshiners (particularly legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton), cockfighters, Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis. “I try never to influence my images with personal feelings,” he says in this interview.
Ben Schnell, creator and host of Another Story, joins WUTC for an interview. Schnell’s podcast features local people telling true, personal stories. Schnell culls some of the stories from a monthly storytelling competition at The Camp House. Other stories come from interviews Schnell conducts. The free podcast is available through iTunes, and Schnell has also created a Soundcloud page.
Spirits in the Wild is an annual fundraiser for the Chattanooga Zoo and this year the event includes a sneak peek at the Komodo Dragons that will live in the newest exhibit, Deserts and Forests of the World.
Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group (Akashic Books, 2013)
Ian Svenonius is coming to the Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore in downtown Chattanooga on Friday, May 10th, to promote his book Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group. The book is a music-industry satire. The publisher says, “Pretending to be a ‘how-to" guide for aspiring rock stars, this book fuses a meticulously researched sociopolitical examination of the history of rock and roll music with the author's trademark humor and cutting wit.”
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.