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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11:28am

Fri November 2, 2012
Community

BMW Commercial Wins Praise For Using Sign Language

Scott Carpenter signs during a BMW Of Chattanooga television ad.
Credit Moss Media Labs

Sign language is rarely seen on television, but a new commercial for BMW of Chattanooga features it.  Scott Carpenter, the dealership employee who signs, says he's an "introvert," but he stepped into the limelight.

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11:09am

Thu November 1, 2012
It's The End Of The World As We Know It

'Boom' Is A Different Kind Of Big Bang Comedy

Megan Hollenbeck and Blake Harris visited WUTC to talk about Boom.

Theater For The New South is performing Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's Boom, starting November 2nd at the Rivoli Art Mill in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  It's a sci-fi comedy involving an Earth-destroying comet, an awkward attempt at repopulating the world, and weirdly prescient fish.

12:34pm

Wed October 31, 2012
It's A Scream

Halloween Special! Vincent Phipps Reads An Original Ghost Story

Professional storyteller Vincent Ivan Phipps joins us with a dramatic reading from his new book/CD Spooky-Nooga: Ghost Stories From Chattanooga, TN.

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4:15pm

Mon October 29, 2012
Tune In

Around and About Chattanooga: New Air Time

Around and About Chattanooga, our local news/features show, will now air at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. each weekday.  If you have a story idea or a topic you'd like us to explore, call us at (423) 425-2224.

2:04pm

Fri October 12, 2012
Wayne White's Whimsy

'Beauty Is Embarrassing' Star Drops By WUTC

The documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing tells Wayne White's story.  White, who grew up in Hixson in the 1970's, longed to leave Chattanooga and become an artist.  After college, he moved to New York City and wound up as an Emmy-winning set designer and puppeteer on Pee-Wee's Playhouse.  He also was the art director for Peter Gabriel's Big Time music video.

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6:18pm

Wed October 3, 2012
At Carmike Majestic Oct 12 - 18

'Sahkanaga' Re-Imagines Tri-State Crematory Scandal

In this interview, writer/director John Henry Summerour discusses using the Tri-State Crematory scandal as the inspiration for Sahkanaga, an indie drama shot in Walker County.  Also, Summerour explains how he got North Georgia residents to participate in a film about events they'd rather forget.

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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.

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