Color Chattanooga Pink! takes place January 20-26, the week leading up to the Pink! gala that raises funds to support the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial. WUTC’s Will Davis talks to Dan Norton and Angela Reich about the week’s activities and goals.
In December, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck in East Tennessee. The earthquake’s epicenter was only a few miles from the Watts Bar Nuclear power plant in Spring City, one of the largest nuclear power stations in the US. Tennessee Valley Authority, which operates Watts Bar, said it was not damaged. Closer to home is Sequoyah Nuclear Plant in Soddy-Daisy, and WUTC’s Will Davis went to the training center there and talked to two employees about what they saw and heard.
One hundred years of invasive experiments on chimpanzees used in biomedical research came to an end in 2015 when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated captive chimps as endangered. But even though testing stopped, hundreds of chimps still live in labs because there’s no place for them to go. In this three-part story, WUTC's Will Davis takes us to Project Chimps, a sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains that’s making a home for chimpanzees retired from research.
Two local organizations have come together to create a non-profit “special needs” trust to help people with disabilities at risk of losing their government benefits because they have excess resources. WUTC’s Will Davis talked to Theresa Whitton, Trust Officer for Southeastern Trust Company, and Anne Stone, president of Friends of Special Children.
The 6th annual Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5K and Walk takes place May 12 at Enterprise South Nature Park. Proceeds of the event benefit the Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Fund at CHI Memorial, which supports the awareness and prevention of melanoma cancer. WUTC’s Will Davis talked to two people about the event: melanoma survivor Eddie Grant and Dr. Deanna Brown.
The 4 Bridges Arts Festival is happening this weekend. It’s Chattanooga's popular visual and fine arts festival, and it brings together art lovers and buyers. WUTC’s Will Davis introduces us to two local artists participating in this year’s festival.