Michael Edward Miller

Host/Feature News/Production Coordinator

A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Michael Edward Miller hosts Around and About.  His favorite radio programs and podcasts include This American Life, Radiolab and The Moth.  He and his wife Rachel are both Chattanooga natives. 

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3:22pm

Thu December 18, 2014
A Different Kind of Hybrid Vehicle

Mach Fuels Converts Cars, Trucks to Gas/CNG Bi-Fuel Systems

Mach Fuels Vice President Owen Maclellan (l) and CEO Joshua D. Kapellusch (r) appear in a Youtube Video, 'Alternative Fuels Are Not Boring!'
Credit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fucy2DsSM5M

Chattanooga’s Mach Fuels takes cars and trucks—new or old—and converts them to run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas, which is better for the environment and offers drivers potential fuel savings and less wear and tear on engines.  Joshua D. Kapellusch, the founder and CEO of the company, is an Air Force veteran and a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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11:04am

Wed December 17, 2014
Happenings

12/19 - 21, WEAVE's Christmas Dance Show Features Funk, Hip Hop, Ballet & More

WEAVE dancers rehearse for their holiday show in this YouTube video.
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When WEAVE Dance Company performs their Christmas show at Barking Legs on December 19th, 20th & 21st, it won't be a typical Nutcracker ballet.  WEAVE blends eclectic dance styles: Contemporary-Funk, Abnormal Ballet, Hip Hop and more.  Shows are at 7:30 pm on the 19th and 20th  and at 2:30 pm on the 21st.  Tickets are available here.

The company also offers classes for amateur and professional dancers, ages 8 and up.

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11:45am

Mon December 15, 2014
Books

'Project Keepsake' Collects Life Stories

Project Keepsake is both a book and a Web site that collects stories about special objects--family heirlooms, old cookware, antique musical instruments, toys and other things people save.  Dozens of area writers, both professionals and amateurs, have participated in the project.  Many of the stories are poignant tales about significant life events or family members who have passed on. 

The book contains 55 stories, many from members of the Chattanooga Writers' Guild.

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11:43am

Thu December 11, 2014
Happenings

Choral Arts of Chattanooga Presents 'Wonderful Peace' Holiday Concert 12/13

Choral Arts of Chattanooga will perform a holiday concert on December 13th at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Michael Devine, the group's new artistic director, joins us for a conversation about the concert and about his background.  As a child, he was one of a small number of Americans to be part of the world-famous Vienna Boys' Choir.

From the Choral Arts Facebook page:

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11:21am

Wed December 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Non-Verbal & Non-Linear, Jill Burton’s Singing Creates Spontaneous Soundscapes

In this Youtube video, Jill Burton performs at the Highwire Gallery in Philadelphia in 2013.
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Jill Burton has been active as a free, improvisational vocalist and dancer for more than 30 years.  In the 1980's, she lived in New York and was part of the experimental music, dance and performance art scene.  She's collaborated with many avant-garde musicians, including Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith, and David First.  She’s performed in Chattanooga several times at events curated by the Shaking Ray Levi Society.

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4:53pm

Mon December 8, 2014
Happenings

Hunter Museum Features Holiday Tree Tradition + NY Times Photo Exhibit

The Hunter Museum of American Art's Chief Curator Nandini Makrandi and the Director of Communications Hannah Legg join us to discuss two highlights currently at the museum: the New York Times Magazine Photographs exhibit and the Holidays at the Hunter trees.  Decorated by local small businesses and nonprofits, the trees

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11:00am

Thu December 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

'A Christmas Story, The Musical' Adds New Depth to Beloved Characters

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is performing A Christmas Story, The Musical from December 5th to December 23rd.  CTC Executive Director George Quick and Youth Theatre Director Scott Dunlap (who is directing this show) join us to discuss how the musical compares to the classic 1983 film A Christmas Story.  The musical gives expanded roles and new depth to some of the film's characters, such as Ralphie Parker's mother.

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12:22pm

Mon December 1, 2014
Happenings

Amani Holiday Sale 12/4 - 12/6 Benefits African Refugees

Amani Ya Juu is a fair trade sewing and economic development program for marginalized women in Africa.  Amani is an international program, and its distribution center is located in here Chattanooga at 420 S.

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11:54am

Mon November 24, 2014
Happenings

Mainx24: All Day, All Night Southside Festival Features 100+ Events

Monica and Adam Kinsey join us for an overview of Mainx24, an annual festival that takes place on Chattanooga's Southside every December.  This year's Mainx24 will feature twenty-four hours of activities such as musical performances, open houses, an Art Bike Rodeo, a parade, art exhibits, a silent disco, and special offerings for children.  It starts the morning of December 6th.  More information is on Facebook and at the

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11:35am

Thu November 20, 2014
Best New Read

Author Interview: James McPherson Takes a New Look at an ‘Embattled Rebel’

Pulitzer-Prize winning historian James M. McPherson joins us to discuss his new book Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief, which re-examines the legacy of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  In this extended interview, McPherson also talks about historical preservation and the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.

From the publisher:

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1:35pm

Wed November 19, 2014
Community

Recommended For Some Smokers, CT Scans Could Detect Lung Cancer Early

Chattanooga radiologist Dr. Trey Carr joins us to discuss low-dose CT lung scans, which are recommended for some smokers.  Such tests can detect lung cancer before a smoker experiences any outward symptoms.  In this interview, Dr. Carr discusses who should consider having such a test done, and how these quick, painless, non-invasive tests work.

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2:13pm

Wed November 12, 2014
Happenings

CDE Presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'Cinderella' 11/21 - 11/23

Closed Door Entertainment is putting on a musical version of Cinderella.  Two of the cast cast members join us today to talk about the show.

From the CDE Web site:

November 21st & 22nd, 2014 @ 7:30p; November 23rd @ 2pThe Tivoli Theatre

 

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12:29pm

Mon November 10, 2014
Community

WUTC Invites Public to Record Stories for Oral History Project on 11/13

On November 13 from 3 to 6 p.m., WUTC FM 88.1 will set up a mobile recording site on the third floor of the Chattanooga Public Library.  The public is invited to come share their memories and stories of life in Chattanooga as we celebrate the city’s 175th birthday.  These recordings will be archived and included in a time capsule to be buried on Saturday, November 15.  Excerpts of the interviews will also be aired on WUTC 88.1 FM.

Potential story topics could include:

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11:29am

Thu November 6, 2014
Theater

Ripple Theater Presents 'Caroline or Change' 11/7 - 11/23

Chattanooga's Ripple Theater will perform the Tony-nominated musical Caroline or Change starting November 7th.  Mario Brooks, the Production Manager, and L-Shante' Faunteroy, the actress who plays Caroline, join us for an interview about this thought-provoking show, set in Louisiana in 1963, about social change, class tensions and race relations.  Ticket information and showtimes are available at the Ripple Theater Web site.

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11:18am

Tue November 4, 2014
Books

Author Interview: John Dos Passos Coggin on ‘Walkin’ Lawton’ and the Dos Passos Legacy

John Dos Passos Coggin joins us today.  Coggin is an author and political strategist, and he's written a biography, Walkin’ Lawton, about Lawton Chiles, who was one of Florida’s most beloved politicians.  As a candidate, Chiles walked across the Sunshine State and earned his nickname.  In this interview, we discuss why so many Floridians loved Chiles.

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