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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12:16pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Books

3 Chattanooga Authors Offer Free Audiobooks This Month

In this interview, Chattanooga authors Becky Wooley and Michael W. Gardner and Chattanooga audiobook narrator George Taylor explain how to get free downloads of their work--available in June only.

From a media release:

THREE CHATTANOOGA AUTHORS, ONE CHATTANOOGA NARRATOR

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3:51pm

Thu June 5, 2014
Community

What's Killing Bees? The Simple Answer Is, There Is No Simple Answer

Bee populations have declined over the past few years, and as these pollinators die off, our own food supply could dwindle.  Scientists are researching a variety of causes, including controversial pesticides and a

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12:33pm

Wed June 4, 2014
Best New Read

Shaara’s ‘The Smoke At Dawn: A Novel Of The Civil War’ Dramatizes Chattanooga Battles

Jeff Shaara's "The Smoke At Dawn" takes place in 1863 and dramatizes Chattanooga-area battles.

“There’s a lot that happened [in Chattanooga] that people are not aware of,” acclaimed Civil War author Jeff Shaara says of the battles that took place in 1863, when Union forces controlled the city and Confederates cut off supply lines.  Shaara’s new novel The Smoke At Dawn dramatizes what happened, including conflicts such as the Battle of Lookout Mountain and the Battle of Missionary Ridge.

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1:48pm

Tue June 3, 2014
Ask A Doc

Training for Triathlons? Here Are a Few Tips.

The Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon is coming up June 29th, and the Chattanooga Ironman competition is coming up September 28th.  In our monthly Ask A Doc segment, Dr. Danielle Mitchell from the Chattanooga Sports Institute and Center for Health joins us with advice about training for these kind of grueling competitions.

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5:41pm

Mon June 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

Cleveland Museum Center Hosts Dirt Track Exhibit, Film Screening

Photographs, a trophy, a racer's uniform and a restored hot rod are part of the Museum Center's dirt-track exhibit.

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with historians Ron and Debbie Moore about their film "It’s a Dirt Track Life: Memories of Dirt Track Racing from Dawsonville to Gatlinburg." Also, Lisa Chastain, Curator of Collections at the museum, gives a tour of the exhibit "In the Dirt: The Fast & Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing."

Cleveland's Museum Center at 5ive Points has a lot to offer racing fans this summer.  The exhibit In the Dirt: The Fast and Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing will be on display until August 16th, and the documentary film It’s a Dirt Track Life: Memories of Dirt Track Racing from Dawsonville to Gatlinburg will be screened on June 5th at 7:30 p.m.  Created by Cleveland historians Ron and Debbie Moore, the film explores the world of dirt-track racing in Tennessee and Georgia.

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3:35pm

Thu May 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

Ensemble Theatre's 'Lunch Money' Teaches Bullying Awareness

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production Lunch Money  is based on children's real experiences with bullying, and is intended to open a dialogue among children.  Eleven Ooltewah Middle School students recently performed it.  In this segment, Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director Garry Lee Posey, Ooltewah Middle theater teacher Chris Cooper and student Ryan Cain talk about the play's impact and where it may next be seen.  The play can be customized for different schools--it can be re-written to reflect the specific expe

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5:37pm

Wed May 28, 2014
Community

Public Input Sought on New Housing Options for People with Autism

A new organization, iSolve Project, could create two communities in Chattanooga where people with autism (and other populations) could live together and find support.  This interview includes iSolve Project founder Lori Sanders and Dave Buck from the Chattanooga Autism Center. Coming up on June 3rd at 6:30 p.m., the center will host a meeting to gauge public interest.

From the event's Facebook page:

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5:17pm

Fri May 23, 2014
Community

Northside Farmers' Market Provides Fresh Options on North Shore

Brooke Brown of Brown Dirt Farm and Brad Solomon of Mountain Song Farm join WUTC's Michael Edward Miller to discuss a new option for artisan goods and local and organic food in Chattanooga.  The Northside Farmers' Market is located at the Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Avenue, and is open Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm.

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4:08pm

Tue May 20, 2014
Happenings

LearningRx Offers Free Assessment for Attention Difficulties 5/24

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with Michelle Hecker Davis, Executive Director of LearningRX Chattanooga, about symptoms of ADD and ADHD, as well as treatment options.

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7:02pm

Fri May 16, 2014
Community

Tennessee River Gorge Trust To Study Climate Change

Rick Huffines, Executive Director of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, and Sarah Quattrochi, Outreach and Development Director, join WUTC's Michael Edward Miller to discuss several ways the TRGT is supporting ecological preservation in the river gorge, including a climate change vulnerability assessment of the natural communities within the gorge.  A Lyndhurst Foundation grant is making the climate change assessment possible.  In this segment, Huffines and Quattrochi also discuss the TRGT’s annual fundraiser

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6:49pm

Thu May 15, 2014
Education

Researchers Studied Chattanooga's On Point Program. Here's What They Found Out.

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with On Point Executive Director Amy Pearson about Life On Point, a program intended to help teens make healthy choices in regards to drugs, alcohol, violence and other potential problems.  The Journal of Adolescent and Family Health recently published a scientific study about the program.  In this interview, Pearson shares what researchers learned.

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11:15pm

Wed May 14, 2014
Books

100+ Blue Ridge Recipes Featured in New Tupelo Honey Cookbook

Two authors co-wrote the latest Tupelo cookbook: Elizabeth Sims, who is a food writer, and Brian Sonoskus, the executive chef at the original Tupelo Honey Cafe in Asheville, N.C.  The book centers on food from the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it explains how such recipes can differ from the usual Southern fare.  In this interview, the authors speak with WUTC's Michael Edward Miller about Tupelo Honey Cafe: New Southern Flavors From the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The cookbook is available at Tupelo Honey's

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11:06am

Fri May 9, 2014
Community

Why Corinne Hill Says Libraries Should ‘Stop Being Missionary and Start Being Mercenary’

Corinne Hill, executive director of the Chattanooga Public Library, is recognized as an innovator.  Library Journal named her the 2014 Librarian of the Year, and she’s recently traveled to Washington, D.C.

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5:47pm

Thu May 8, 2014
Community

Chattanooga Football Club Adds Women's Team

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with Gretchen Hammel, who plays for the new Chattanooga Football Club women's team, and Kate Roebuck, a team board member/spokesperson.

From a media release:

Chattanooga get ready, you are now home to a new premier level women’s soccer team! Chattanooga FC is proud to announce the upcoming season for the Chattanooga FC Women’s team, set to kickoff at home on Sunday May 18 at Finley Stadium. 

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5:40pm

Thu May 8, 2014
Happenings

Chattanooga Library Hosts Zinefest On Saturday, May 10

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller discusses the upcoming Zinefest event with Mary Barnett from the Chattanooga Public Library and Aggie Toppins, an assistant professor of art and graphic design at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga who creates her own zines.

Zines are independently-published books and magazines.  Here's how the event's Web site defines zines:

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