Around and About Chattanooga


Originating as a Chattanooga, Tennessee public radio show, Around and About features news, interviews, author chats and arts coverage. In particular, the show covers human-interest stories, Southern literature and discussion of current events. Some guests are Chattanooga residents; others are national authors, experts and celebrities. The show is broadcast regularly on WUTC NPR 88.1 FM, and more information is at from Around and About Chattanooga »

Most Recent Episodes

Southern Lit Alliance Bringing Pulitzer-Nominated Poet Adrian Matejka to Chattanooga 2/10

As part of their South Bound Lectures series, the Southern Lit Alliance is bringing Adrian Matejka to Chattanooga on Wednesday, February 10th. In this ...

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Two Barbershop Quartets Are Ready To Serenade Your Valentine

The Rock City 4 are one of two barbershop harmony quartets available to sing for your valentine. They will come to his or her place of work or home, si...

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Raising Awareness of Women's Heart Health

February is National Heart Month and Friday February 5th is National Wear Red Day.

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Something to Cluck About: Tennessee's Poultry Exports to Cuba

So it turns out the U.S. embargo against Cuba isn't a total embargo. American businesses are allowed to export food, and Tennessee is sending about 1.3...

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Chattanooga 2.0: In the Future, a High School Diploma May Not Be Enough

Jared Bigham joins us to talk about education and the future of Chattanooga. He's the coordinator for Chattanooga 2.0, an initiative that's exploring...

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Nonprofit 'Watchdog' Group Opposes Hamilton County Jail Privatization

Alex Friedman is the president of Private Corrections Institute, Inc., which he describes as "a non-profit citizen watchdog organization that works to...

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Operation Song, Episode 1: Operation Song is Saving Veterans' Lives

The statistics on military veterans suicides are a national tragedy. A group of songwriters in Nashville made the decision several years ago to do...

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Tiny Desk, Big Career: NPR's Bob Boilen Talks About Concerts, a Contest & 'All Songs Considered'

Today, Bob Boilen is best known as the creator and co-host of the NPR podcast All Songs Considered, but he started his NPR career working with the news...

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11th Annual PINK! is January 30th

The eleventh annual Pink! Gala will be hosted by the CHI Memorial Foundation at the Chattanooga Convention Center, Saturday, January 30th 2016.

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Moses Freeman Remembers MLK Neighborhood History, Seeks Day of Service Participants

Chattanooga City Councilman Moses Freeman is one of the people featured on the new M.L. King Mural, and in this interview, he remembers the rich...

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