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. 



Mon January 7, 2013

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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Fri January 4, 2013

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.



Wed January 2, 2013

Chattanooga Physician’s Drug Treatment Could Be First To Fight Preeclampsia

Dr. David Adair, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Chattanooga, is working on a drug treatment that could save pregnant women’s lives.  Preeclampsia affects between five and eight percent of all pregnancies, and it’s currently an incurable, sometimes-deadly disease.  The FDA recently designated the new drug treatment for fast-track review.

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Fri December 21, 2012
Studio Equipment, That Is

It’s Not The Equipment, But How You Use It

Chosen Productions is one of Chattanooga’s newest audio/video production companies, and they have a huge array of microphones, audio hardware, musical instruments—even a grand piano sitting beside a window overlooking downtown.  But all that equipment would be useless without a good engineer sitting behind the console.

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Mon December 17, 2012
Games That Boost IQ?

Brain Training: You’ll Feel Smarter After Hearing This

Lumosity.com's Word Bubbles Rising is a brain training game meant to improve verbal fluency.
Credit Lumosity.com

Brain training games may help us sharpen our memory skills and boost our intelligence.  Students and people with cognitive disabilities have seen benefits.  However, current scientific research doesn’t necessarily prove that brain training can help healthy, average adults.  Listen to this segment and get smart about brain training.

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Thu December 13, 2012

The Longform: Mayor Littlefield Details Proposed Wastewater Authority

In this longform interview, Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield tells WUTC why he believes our city needs a new wastewater authority, and why he’s proposing it right now, with only a few months left in his term.

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Fri December 7, 2012

Shane Berryhill’s ‘The Long Silent Night’ Is A Holiday Mashup

An interview with Shane Berryhill.

Shane Berryhill, a Chattanooga, TN resident and author of the Chance Fortune young-adult series, has a new novel intended for all ages.  The Long Silent Night is a Christmas noir tale starring a North Pole detective named Jack Frost.

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Thu December 6, 2012

Addiction & Recovery Recounted In ‘Hooked’

A new book tells the true story of a Chattanooga woman who got so hooked on hydrocodone that she took between 30 and 40 pills a day. 

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Fri November 30, 2012
Hitting Home

How Would The Fiscal Cliff Affect Chattanooga?

Broken sidewalks. Dilapidated houses. Leaky roofs.

Those are some of the things that the city has traditionally been able to help fix with funds from the federal government. But if we go over the fiscal cliff, that could change. In this segment, we take a look at some of the ways that big cuts from the federal government could affect life in Chattanooga.

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Thu November 29, 2012
Food & Health

Lose Gluten, Lose Weight? Not Exactly.

A gluten-free diet may help people shed pounds, but not because gluten is inherently fattening.  In this segment, experts explain why.  We also talk about two new gluten-free food options in Chattanooga: Mimi's Low Carb Market and Crave Café and Bakery.

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Mon November 26, 2012
No Shipping, No Waiting

Holiday Gift Idea: Give Apps

Lifehacker's 2012 Gift Guide recommends giving apps.

Whitson Gordon, Deputy Editor at Lifehacker.com, talks about reasons to give people apps and digital subscriptions as gifts instead of physical presents.  Lifehacker recently published a 2012 gift guide.

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Wed November 21, 2012

'Santaland Diaries': A Sardonic Elf Takes Center Stage

Judy LaMance and Joshua Harrell star in 'Season's Greetings' and 'The Santaland Diaries.'
Credit Cansler Photography

In this segment, we hear how David Sedaris's sardonic monologue about being a Macy's elf became a classic holiday play, and we talk to the cast and director of the Chattanooga Theatre Center's The Santaland Diaries (plus Season's Greetings.)  It runs November 23rd through December 8th.

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Wed November 21, 2012
Comedy As A Career

They Quit Their Day Jobs. You May Laugh.

The Quit Your Day Job comedy tour is coming to J.J.'s Bohemia in Chattanooga on November 27th.  In this segment, we talk to three comedians: Grady Ray, who is a former cop; Matt Ward, who is the tour organizer; and J.C. Ratliff, who says he has more fun when his jokes bomb.

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Thu November 15, 2012
Career Change

Project Inspire: Those Who Can, Teach

People who have science, math, engineering or technology backgrounds and who are looking for a career change can become Hamilton County schoolteachers through Project Inspire.

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Tue November 13, 2012

New Outdoor Climbing Wall Will Let You Scale Bijou

Concept design for the new climbing gym in the old Bijou location.
Credit Contributed illustration.

High Point Climbing and Fitness is transforming part of Chattanooga's old Bijou movie theater into a place for rock climbers to train and compete.  A 55-foot-high wall outside is planned.

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