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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11:16am

Wed February 20, 2013
By The Numbers

The Case For Chattanooga Arts: Thousands of Jobs, $106 Million Economic Impact

Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans For The Arts, discusses the positive economic impact from art and nonprofit arts organizations.  Lynch will be a keynote speaker at the February 21st fundraising kickoff event for ArtsBuild.  (Lynch will also participate in the Cam Busch Endowed Arts for Health Lecture Series on February 21st.)

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6:13am

Thu February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day

StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay Talks About Love Stories

All There Is: Love Stories From StoryCorps came out in paperback in December 2012.

 

   Dave Isay from StoryCorps talked to WUTC's Michael Edward Miller about the appeal of hearing couples' how-they-met stories.  Such tales are collected in the book All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps.

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2:07pm

Tue February 12, 2013
Uncorking The Past

Why Tennessee Has Weird Wine Laws

Credit Brian Auer, Creative Commons

Michael Edward Miller and Mary Helen Miller explore Tennessee's contentious wine laws.

The majority of states allow grocery and food stores to sell wine.  Not Tennessee.  Here in the Volunteer State, liquor stores alone can sell packaged wine.  In this segment, WUTC examines the history and rationale behind this law.  WUTC also explores current debates about changing it.

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10:42am

Mon February 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

Tennessee's Poet Laureate Coming To Chattanooga Feb. 12

Tennessee’s official Poet Laureate, Margaret Britton Vaughn, will speak at a Chattanooga Writer's Guild meeting at the Downtown Public Library in Chattanooga on February 12th from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

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12:00pm

Fri February 8, 2013
UTC

Meet Dr. E. Grady Bogue

Dr. E. Grady Bogue
Credit The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Dr. E. Grady Bogue, Interim Chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has enjoyed a long career in academics and leadership.  He’s also authored several books on leadership and education.  In this interview, he discusses his philosophy of leadership and how he stepped up very quickly when called to UTC.

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6:32pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Legal News

Tennessee’s Much-Maligned Statutory Rape Law Under Scrutiny

In Tennessee, when a teenager is the victim of statutory rape, the law could consider the teenager an accomplice in the crime.  Some people are outraged over this law, which dates back to 1895.  In this segment, WUTC explains what the law really means and why it's been on the books so long.

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1:59pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Live At Tivoli Feb 9

'Screwtape' Speaks

Max McLean originated the role of Screwtape in a new live version of C.S. Lewis's novel.

A live, theatrical version of The Screwtape Letters is coming to the Tivoli in Chattanooga on February 9th.  In this interview, actor/director Max McLean talks about us about adapting C.S. Lewis's novel for the stage.

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2:50pm

Fri January 25, 2013
Underground Comedy

'Organic: A Comedy Tour Documentary' Comes To Chattanooga

Ryan Singer and Jarrod Harris will perform at JJ's Bohemia on Jan 29th
Credit Ryan Singer

The Organic Comedy Tour will stop in Chattanooga on January 29th.  More than a comedy show, it’s a documentary-in-progress about underground comedy.  In this segment, we explain what "underground comedy" is and how Chattanooga fits in.

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12:59pm

Thu January 24, 2013
On The (Local) Media

Mr. Carroll Goes To Washington

Chris Carroll is getting ready for a big move.  Right now, he lives in Chattanooga and covers federal politics for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.  He'll move to D.C. in early February and be the newspaper's first reporter stationed there in several years.  In this interview, Carroll tells us about the job of political reporting and how he interned at The Daily Show.

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1:48pm

Fri January 18, 2013
Local Lit & Lore

‘Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge’ Quickly Became Bestseller

Moon Over Taylor's Ridge by Janie Dempsey Watts, published by Little Creek Books (2012)

An interview with Janie Dempsey Watts.

Janie Dempsey Watts’s debut novel Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge hit the shelves of the Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore in Chattanooga last fall and became one of the store’s bestselling local books.  In this interview, Watts talks about the North Georgia legends and true history that inspired her.

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5:37pm

Thu January 17, 2013
Attention Indie Film Fanatics

First-Ever ‘Gig City Film Festival’ Coming Up Feb 2nd

Kris Jones from the Heritage House in East Brainerd joins us to discuss the five films (mostly documentaries) that will be screened during Chattanooga’s newest all-day film event.  

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12:07pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Guns In Classrooms?

Tennessee State Rep. Eric Watson, Others Discuss Pros And Cons Of Arming Teachers

Credit Philmeskips (Flickr.com) / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.en

In this segment, we explore reasons why people support or oppose teachers carrying guns at school.  Going beyond pro/con arguments based on hypotheticals, we look for examples of a teacher or school official using a gun to stop a school shooting.

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5:38pm

Fri January 11, 2013
Funniest Musical Ever?

‘Avenue Q’ Has Singing Teddy Bears, But Ignore Their Advice

Emma Wiseman and Eric Wyatt are the voices of Kate Monster and a Bad Idea Bear.

Ensemble Theater of Chattanooga is staging the musical Avenue Q starting January 11th.  Like an adult version of Sesame Street (think of a South Park + Muppets mash-up), the show features puppets who give advice on careers, sex and finding meaning in life.  But don’t listen to the Bad Idea Bear.

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11:07am

Mon January 7, 2013
Politics

Wine In Grocery Stores, Guns In Trunks? TN Legislative Season Forecast

Chas Sisk, a political reporter with The Tennessean, joins us to talk about legislative issues Nashville lawmakers will face this year, such as wine sales potentially being allowed in grocery stores and people being allowed to keep guns in their car trunks.

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12:39pm

Fri January 4, 2013
WUTC News

Cleveland Carlson Wins HGMN's Best Of 2012 Award

Cleveland Carlson, host of WUTC's Morning Music and Moontime radio shows, has won the 2012 JAMcaster Of The Year award from the Home Grown Music Network.

http://www.homegrownmusic.net/dancingtree/the-dancing-tree-12.28.2012

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