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

Author Interview: Sarah Einstein on 'Mot: A Memoir'

Sarah Einstein's award-winning book Mot: A Memoir is about her unlikely friendship with a homeless veteran. It received a 2014 AWP prize, and John...

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What is Common Primary Immunodeficiency Disease, and Why Is It So Often Undiagnosed?

Cheryl Jackson has been sick for most of her life. She is now in her early 40's and it is only in the last two years that she has been able to count on...

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From Tennessee Temple to the White House to the World: A Chat with Journalist Dan Lothian

Dan Lothian travels the world while covering religion and ethics for PBS. Before that, he was CNN's White House Correspondent and Boston Bureau Chief....

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Civic Chats Episode 1: Councilman Anderson, Senator Gardenhire on Insure TN

This is the first of WUTC's new Civic Chats series, where we speak with lawmakers and community leaders about important issues in the region. In this...

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In Tough Times, 4 Paws Pantry Feeds Pets

At first glance, 4 Paws Pantry might look like a pet store. It's stocked with chew toys, blankets for cats and dogs, and other pet accessories. But it...

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This Year's 'Beat Hunger' Concert is Two Nights

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Percussion Ensemble's annual year-end concert called Beat Hunger is set for this Sunday November 24th and...

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If You're Looking for a Career in the Music Business, SoundCorps Is Here to Help

SoundCorps, a local non-profit whose goal is to "build Chattanooga's music economy" is the result of two years' work, according to the executive...

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Union Situation at VW Chattanooga: 'Very Unusual,' Says Labor Expert

The United Auto Workers are seeking a an election to represent maintenance workers at Chattanooga's Volkswagen assembly plant. But the UAW already has...

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The Fun & the Horrors of History: A Conversation with Sarah Vowell

In 1998, author Sarah Vowell went on a road trip and followed the Trail of Tears. Vowell grew up in Oklahoma; her ancestors were Cherokee. She visited...

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'Trees and Skies' at Reflections Gallery

The exhibition now up at Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway in Chattanooga is called Trees and Skies. Among the artists whose work is included in the...

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