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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3:29pm

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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11:06am

Thu June 28, 2012
Meadowscaping In Suburbia

Natural Lawn Care Expert Catherine Zimmerman In Chattanooga July 9th

Organic lawn-care techniques can save homeowners money.  Less mowing, less watering and less pesticides are used with natural landscaping.

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12:02pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Become Chattanooga's Own JK Rowling?

Quit Your Day Job (Maybe) And Finally Write That Novel

The e-book revolution means anyone can publish a novel at no cost and market it to Kindle, Nook and iPad owners.  But what are the odds of a self-published story becoming a bestseller?

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10:45am

Tue June 26, 2012
Community

American Cancer Society Seeks 1000 Area Residents To Particpate In Study

The American Cancer Society needs people age 30 - 65 who have never had cancer for a nationwide study about who does and doesn't get cancer, and why.  Michael Edward Miller spoke with Kara Neloms, Communications and Marketing Associate Director, Mission Support, about the study.

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2:02pm

Thu June 21, 2012
Participatory Ecology

Jan 21st: Naked, Frigid Biologist Commiserates With Chickadees

The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch In Nature, by David George Haskell

David George Haskell's new book The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch In Nature chronicles his experiences getting up close and personal with creatures in a patch of old-growth forest in Sewanee.

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12:57pm

Tue June 19, 2012
Col. Bruce, That Is

The Musical Colonel Who Inspired Panic

A little-known Atlanta musician who helped invent the jam band scene and inspired bands like Widespread Panic and Phish is finally getting his due.

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12:34pm

Tue June 19, 2012
Arts & Culture

Team Artifact Brings New Art, Revitalized Studio To Duncan Avenue

'Fly Again, Baby Bird' by Eric Smith

Eric Smith's sculpture 'Fly Again, Baby Bird' was created with a real, tiny, mummified bird.  It's just one unusual thing at Team Artifact's studio.

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11:27am

Mon June 18, 2012
Riverbend 2012

I Can't Believe It's Not Zeppelin

Get The Led Out at Riverbend 2012

Get The Led Out, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, played a nearly 3-hour set at Riverbend Saturday night.  How closely did their rendition of "Dazed and Confused" sound like the original?  Click here to listen.

11:22am

Mon June 18, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Back With The Moose at Riverbend 2012

Musical Moose performs at Riverbend 2012

On the Riverbend Festival's final night, longtime Chattanooga funksters Musical Moose returned to the stage after a long absence and performed songs from their album "Gone With The Moose."  Click here to listen to the Moose playing "Shake and Bake," one of their best-known songs.

4:55pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Hinkle FTW

GamingUnwrapped: Wade Hinkle’s Big Goals

Wade Hinkle turned his love of games into the Web site GamingUnwrapped.com, which is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee and features game news and reviews.

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4:25pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Junior Brown at Riverbend 2012

Junior Brown likes guitars so much, he put a guitar on his guitar.

Junior Brown closed his Riverbend 2012 performance with a virtuoso guitar solo.  Click here to listen.

 

3:46pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Yo Mama's What?

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band performs on the Bud Light stage.

Their name gets people's attention pretty quickly: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band.  They played the Bud Light stage Thursday night during Riverbend.  In this interview, the lead singer, Sweet Nasty, talks about the band's unusual name and their 10-year history together.  Click here to listen.

 

3:41pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Steel Wheels Get Funky

Steel Wheels perform on the Unum stage.

Steel Wheels mostly play Americana.  But Thursday night at Riverbend 2012, they added beat-boxing to this song.  Hear an excerpt, and hear lead singer Trent Wagler discuss the band's inspiration for combining old and new genres.  Click here to listen.

 

 

 

 

5:47pm

Thu June 14, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Here Come The Mummies Wrap It Up at Riverbend

Here Come The Mummies on the Bud Light stage.

Here Come The Mummies, a band who claim to be 5000-year-old funk musicians from the ancient Expleticus Deleticus tribe, played Riverbend on Wednesday night at the Bud Light stage.  They jammed on a cowbelt (part cowbell, part belt), introduced the crowd to Evil Kenevil's twisted twin, and wrapped up their set with songs like "Boom Boom Room."  

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5:39pm

Thu June 14, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Royal Southern Brotherhood

Royal Southern Brotherhood's Tribute To The Wetlands on the Unum stage.

Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Charlie Wooten, Yonrico Scott, Johnny Sansone, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Waylon Thibodeaux and Cyril Neville performed together Wednesday night at Riverbend 2012.  The group is called the Royal Southern Brotherhood's Tribute To The Wetlands.  Click here to listen to an excerpt of their performance.

 

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