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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2:48pm

Tue April 10, 2012
More Music, More News

Tune In To WUTC-HD2, Now Streaming Online

Our new sister station, WUTC-HD2, streams live on the Web.  Use these links to listen:

MP3 Stream

Windows Media Player

iTunes

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11:42am

Thu April 5, 2012

1:43pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Cultural Tourism

What's New & Noteworthy At Chattanooga's 12th Annual 4 Bridges Arts Festival

Laura Linz directs the 4 Bridges Arts Festival, presented by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA).  Linz joins us to talk about what's new at this year's 4 Bridges, which is coming up on April 14th and 15th at the First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga, Tennessee .  It's one of Chattanooga's most prominent art festivals, and it will feature 170 artists this year.

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3:41pm

Thu March 29, 2012
Happy Birthday To Zoo, Happy Birthday To Zoo

Remembering 75 Years Of Chattanooga Zoo History (Bunny Hugs Included)

The Chattanooga Zoo is celebrating its 75th anniversary.  In this segment, Marisa Ogles, the zoo's Director of Marketing & Communications, joins us to talk about zoo history--changes over the years, including the zoo's decline in the 1970s and modern revitalization.  We also get the details on 75 Days Of Fun (including Hug A Bunny Day), the big celebration leading up to the 75th birthday party on June 16th.

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3:03pm

Mon March 26, 2012
Membership

WUTC-HD2 Goes Live; Talk Of The Nation Returns To Chattanooga

Listeners who have HD radio receivers can now tune in to WUTC-HD2, a new radio service broadcasting 24 hours a day in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  WUTC-HD2 provides hours of CD-quality music, plus two weekday NPR news shows.  Listen online or tune your HD radio to 88.1-1 and dial up WUTC's second channel at 88.1-2.

The Diane Rehm Show airs weekdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST on WUTC-HD2.

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11:48am

Thu March 22, 2012
Books

Novelist Chad Prevost Delays 'Happiness'

This is a story about writing--a story that involves bigger questions about the current e-book revolution and the future of publishing.  It's a story about the way that writing can go off in unexpected directions.

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11:39am

Tue March 20, 2012
Community

What Do A Bar, A Bank And A Church Have In Common? They'll All Walk At 'Strides'

The 17th annual Strides Of March walk will happen Sunday, March 25, 2012 in downtown Chattanooga, starting at Renaissance Park.  It's a fundraiser for Chattanooga CARES, and the event brings together diverse teams of walkers--people from Chuck's/SCC, Suntrust and Grace Episcopal are among the top fundraisers.

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12:06pm

Thu March 15, 2012
Demons In Dixie

Demons Invade Atlanta; Riley Blackthorne Gets Busy

The Demon Trapper's Daughter, by Jana Oliver. Book I of the Demon Trappers Series

Set in a future Atlanta, the Demon Trappers books combine a bleak, bankrupt future with elements of urban fantasy--demons, magic and the walking dead.  The premise sounds dark, but the series is actually a fun, fast-paced read starring seventeen-year-old Riley Blackthorne, whose job involves hunting and trapping demonic pests.  The series is marketed as young adult, but it's winning many adult readers.

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8:44am

Fri March 9, 2012
Stand-Up Comedy

Mencia Performing In Chattanooga 3/9 and 3/10

Carlos Mencia, best known for his Comedy Central show The Mind of Mencia, is coming to Chattanooga to perform stand-up comedy at the Vaudeville Café.  He has shows on Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th.  In this interview, he discusses changes in his life and his act.

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12:24pm

Thu March 8, 2012
Birds Of Prey

SOAR Celebrates St. Patty's With Raptor Party

Based in Wildwood, Georgia, SOAR (Save Our American Raptors) is having a fundraising event on March 17th--St. Patrick's Day.  The event will include a Birds of Prey program, educational activities, a children's art contest, a silent auction and a party.  It will take place at the Lookout Mountain Flight Park Club House starting at 1 p.m.

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3:22pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Southern Circuit Film Series Features Modern Dance Doc

The latest Southern Tour of Independent Filmmakers screening will feature A Good Man, a documentary about controversial choreographer Bill T. Jones.  Several years ago, the Ravinia Festival asked Jones to create a dance production based on Abraham Lincoln's life.  Documentary filmmakers Gordon Quinn and Bob Hercules spent two years chronicling Jones's creative process.

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11:21am

Wed February 29, 2012
Arts & Culture

'Re: Structure' Exhibit Examines How Humans Interact With Environment

Rylan Steele has created a series of photographs that cause viewers to take a closer look at ordinary workspaces--the clutter and the cleanliness of offices, warehouses and other spaces we inhabit every day but rarely think about.

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2:35pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Community

Medicaid Provides Intensive Family Intervention For Troubled Georgia Residents

Intensive Family Intervention teams help keep families together in Georgia.  The teams go into homes and work with parents whose children have been diagnosed with mental illness, substance abuse problems or behavioral disorders.  Sometimes these children are on the verge of being sent to a mental health facility, a juvenile detention center or foster care, and IFI teams work to prevent that.

IFI services are funded by Georgia Medicaid, and families must meet specific requirements to qualify.

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2:01pm

Mon February 27, 2012
When Words Collide

They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh vs. Richard Winham

“I don’t ever talk to anybody who’s older than me,” John Flansburgh says in this interview with WUTC 88.1 FM’s Richard Winham.  Both Flansburgh and Winham have been in the music business for decades.  Winham, the host of WUTC’s afternoon music show, started his radio career in 1972.  Flansburgh’s music career began in 1982, when he and John Linnell founded the band They Might Be Giants.  In this extended, informal conversation, Winham doesn’t exactly interview Flansburgh–instead, these two music-industry veterans wind up interviewing each other, comparing their musical tastes and contrastin

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1:58pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Geek Rock

Re: Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton used to write computer programs.  Now he writes about programmers–his songs like Code Monkey are funny, occasionally melancholy ballads about geek culture: burnt-out code warriors, zombie office workers and mournful, lonely sea monsters.

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