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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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.

11:56am

Fri August 3, 2012
Bittersweet Balloon Release

DUI Victim's Family Hopes To Save Lives

At the Buffalo Wild Wings in Hixson, TN, people gather for a balloon release. Kevin Yates, a server who worked at the restaurant, was killed by a drunk driver. August 1st, 2012 was the one-year anniversary of his death.

10:44am

Wed August 1, 2012
Truly Southern Cuisine

Growing Number Of Restaurants Involved in Harvested Here Week

From August 6th through August 10th, seventeen restaurants will take place in the Chattanooga's third Harvested Here Restaurant Week, organized by Gaining Ground.  The restaurants will highlight menu choices created with locally-sourced ingredients.

10:58am

Fri July 27, 2012
Sake To Me

Bison Potstickers & More At 212's First Sake Tasting

212 Market Restaurant is hosting their first-ever sake tasting on Friday, July 27th.  They'll serve sake along with Asian-inspired recipes featuring local foods like blueberry barbecued Georgia quail, smoked Pickett’s Trout Ranch trout and Eagles Rest Ranch bison potstickers.

11:46am

Thu July 26, 2012
Another Tale Of Downtown Revitalization

River Gallery's 20th Anniversary Coming Up Aug 3rd

The River Gallery is one of the cornerstone businesses in Chattanooga's Bluff View Art District

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11:41am

Thu July 26, 2012

4:05pm

Mon July 23, 2012
We Have The Power

EV Charging Network: We Built It, But Will They Come?

An electric vehicle charger sits in the parking lot at Blood Assurance.

As part of Ecotality's nationwide, $230 million-dollar EV Project, Chattanooga businesses have installed electric vehicle chargers in more than twenty locations around the city.  Right now, local drivers don't stop by very often for a power-up. 

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1:58pm

Fri July 13, 2012

11:19am

Fri July 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Langston's Art Masks Benefit FACES

Coyee Shipp Langston, the featured July artist at the In-Town Gallery, creates Asian-inspired artistic masks.  A portion of the proceeds from the masks she sells will go toward FACES, the National Craniofacial Association.

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3:29pm

Thu July 5, 2012
Business News

Thumbtack.com Rates TN Good For Small Business Owners (With One Catch)

The survey reveals a surprise: despite general satisfaction right now, Tennessee business owners aren't looking forward to the future.

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