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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11:07am

Tue October 2, 2012
Wine Tasting On The Walnut Street Bridge

'Wine Over Water' To Benefit Engel Stadium

  • An interview with Wine Over Water organizers.

Every year, Cornerstones, Inc. puts on the Wine Over Water wine-tasting event to help preserve historic Chattanooga buildings.  This year's event-- coming up October 6th--will raise funds to help preserve Engel Stadium.

6:36pm

Thu September 27, 2012

11:50am

Fri September 21, 2012
Revitalization

New 'Popup' Businesses Offer Bagels, Battles & More

Iron Labs offers gamers a place to gather and play together.

RiverCity's Project Popup retail incubator brought new businesses to Chestnut Street, including restaurants, art stores and a video game center where customers can spar on consoles with giant, immersive screens.  The grand opening celebration happens Friday, September 21st.

1:07pm

Thu September 20, 2012
At The Rave & Northgate In Chattanooga

'Unconditional' Combines Indie Film Storytelling, Big-Budget Production Values & A (Subtle) Message

In this segment, we talk to Darren Moorman, a Chattanooga resident who co-produced Unconditional, a new feature film opening nationwide on September 21st.  We also speak with Joe Bradford, the Nashville man whose life story was the inspiration.

5:07pm

Fri September 14, 2012
Arts & Culture

East Brainerd's Heritage House Hosts Free Film Screenings This Fall

'Man In The Attic,' starring Jack Palance as Jack The Ripper, will be screened Oct. 19th

Classic noir films (such as Jack Palance's role as Jack the Ripper in 'Man In The Attic') will be screened at the Heritage House throughout the fall.  Also, the Heritage House will host Open Screen Night, an evening of short, independent films presented by Chattamovies, on September 22nd.

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8:47am

Thu September 13, 2012
Lost Americana

Why Did Blues Fiddling Vanish?

Fiddlers were an integral part of the Mississippi Sheiks and other early blues acts.  Today, however, blues fiddlers are rarely heard.  What happened?  We get answers from Elijah Wald, a music historian, and Suzy Thompson, a modern blues fiddler.

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2:23pm

Wed September 12, 2012
Summer Heat, Boy & Girl Meet

Grease Coming To Tivoli Sept 14, 15, 16

In this segment, hear a sneak peek of Closed Door Entertainment's version of this classic musical, and hear cast members discussing how the stage version differs from the film.

4:26pm

Thu September 6, 2012
Knights At Night

Swordfights After Sunset: The Shire Of Vulpine Reach

The Honorable Lord Faelan Haraldsson explains the after-dark battle.

At the Shire of Vulpine Reach's torchlight tournament, male and female warriors fight after dark in a realistic recreation of medieval combat.  Hear the battle.

4:13pm

Thu August 30, 2012
School Of Hard Knocks?

Defend Yourself, Jessica Kress!

Jessica Kress is working on her master's degree in computational engineering at UTC's SimCenter.  But she's got a double life.  She's also a Chattanooga Roller Girl--a member of our city's roller derby team.

3:58pm

Thu August 30, 2012
Ideas Wanted

Allied Arts Giving Grants To Unite Communities Through Art

If you've got an idea for a new cultural festival--one that would attract crowds who normally pass up the arts--then Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga might fund it.

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1:26pm

Fri August 24, 2012
Building The Future

The Urban Design Challenge Is Over. Now What?

Six teams of architects created six concept designs to improve various city blocks and neighborhoods downtown.  It was part of a year-long contest called The Urban Design Challenge.  In this segment, we discuss what it would take to make these designs real.

1:00pm

Fri August 24, 2012
Famous In A Small Town

Make-A-Wish Grants A Night Of Stardom To Teen Singer

Michelle Stratton poses in a publicity photo.
Make A Wish Foundation of East Tennessee

Michelle Stratton, a Red Bank sophomore, loves singing country music.  She's been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a condition that affects her lungs and impairs her breathing.  Despite that, she sings loud and proud.  Saturday, August 25th, she'll sing country music hits at the UTC Fine Arts Center.  The concert is free and open to the public.

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1:43pm

Thu August 16, 2012
Missing Missionaries

Norton Search Team Narrowing In On Sand Mountain Pilot Who Vanished

Bob Norton, his wife and several passengers disappeared in a 2009 plane crash.  Norton was from the Sand Mountain area, but he'd moved to Venezuela and become a medical missionary pilot.  Friends formed the Norton Search Team, and they're getting closer to finding the wreckage--but they need funds.

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1:39pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Words Speak

Somewhere Between Jazz and Poetry: Tromboetry

Demetrius Daniel combines spoken-word performances--vibrant, original verse--with trombone riffs, snapping and singing.  He calls it Tromboetry, and he performed in our studios recently.

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12:06pm

Fri August 3, 2012
He Also Has A Showtime Special Aug. 3rd

Doug Stanhope Coming Back To Chattanooga August 7th

Stanhope will bring his dark, caustic wit back to the Lindsay Street Hall on August 7th as part of his Big Stink Comedy Tour.

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