Michael Edward Miller

Around & About Host/News Producer

A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Michael Edward Miller hosts Around and About Chattanooga.  His favorite radio programs and podcasts include This American Life, Radiolab and Everything Is Stories. During WUTC fund drives, he looks forward to cats clawing out another Pet Wars Day victory.

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Chattanooga resident Peyton Miller joins us for the latest edition of WUTC’s Storyteller Series.  This tale involves an island, a screaming girl in a Porta-Potty, and St. Augustine’s City of God.

Reporters from the Chattanooga Times Free Press pored over hundreds of court documents and conducted more than 150 interviews for a special report, "Speak No Evil."  The report examined about 300 shootings in Chattanooga.  Often, after a shooting, no one is arrested—even if witnesses saw it happen.  If a shooter is arrested and prosecuted, he or she may spent only a short time in prison.  That’s because witnesses are often unwilling to cooperate with police.

WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller speaks with John-Michael Forman from Forman Pottery and Molly Gardner from Molly Gardner Photography about the upcoming St. Elmo Holiday Hop.

Brothers David and Joel Ruiz are building an online database of Chattanooga bands and musicians.  Their Web site, launched November 25th, could become a comprehensive directory that gives local music fans more information about artists, and helps venue owners book acts.

Artists can fill out a profile and get listed.

Molly Gardner Photography

Women affected by war and other hardships in Africa create handmade goods as part of Amani Ya Juu’s economic development program.  Amani is an international, fair-trade network with five locations in Africa, as well as one in Washington, D.C. and a distribution center in Chattanooga.

The Moccasin Flying Club, based out of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, isn't a flying school--but they can help student pilots  earn their licenses, and they provide social interaction for experienced pilots.  They have a Cessna 172 and a Flight Design CTSW, and members may fly the planes.  Gene Perkins, the Membership Coordinator, joins us for this segment.

United States Food and Drug Administration

Nine East Tennessee children recently contracted E.coli after drinking raw, unpasteurized milk.  It came from the McBee Dairy Farm, located near Knoxville.  Yesterday, the Tennessee Department of Health announced it matched the strain of E.coli to animal waste at the farm, and says there are serious risks for people who choose raw milk.  Three of the children developed a severe kidney problem known as hemolytic uremic syndrome, and

Christian J. Collier, a Chattanooga poet/musician, knows how to wow a crowd—he’s been invited to poetry slams in Atlanta and Nashville, and he hosts a local performance series, The Speakeasy.

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller talks to the director and cast members from the Theater For The New South, which is performing Circle Mirror Transformation, a play about five people participating in a drama class who wind up revealing personal information and secrets while playing acting games.  The play opens 11/8 at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center.

Dr. Kathryn Primm, a veterinarian who owns Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, has written a memoir.  It's a collection of short, true stories about her four-legged patients and the people who love them.  Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People is available from Amazon.  Proceeds from the book's first year of sales will benefit the Chattanooga Humane Society and the Pet Placement Center.

Dacre Stoker is the great-grand-nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker.  In this segment, Dacre discusses his famous ancestor's inspiration.  Was Vlad the Impaler really the inspiration for the world's most famous vampire?  Was one of Bram Stoker's brothers the inspiration for Van Helsing?

Chad Prevost runs C&R Press, a Chattanooga-based, nonprofit book publishing company.  Prevost and C&R authors are keeping busy with the Fusebox reading series, the Meacham Writers’ Workshop, and more.  For Prevost, it’s not enough to put books on a shelf—he also wants his company to be an active part of the community.

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Maharaj, a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga alumnus, returned to his alma mater Thursday to speak to students in the Department of Communication’s new television studio.  Before Maharaj met with students, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller and Maharaj had an extended conversation about the value of in-depth journalism.  They discussed a series of investigate reports Maharaj wrote which led to changes in California law.    

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began October 1st.  See how the changes could affect you with this Obamacare calculator.

Local author and history buff Maury Nicely has written a regional guidebook, East Tennessee Walking Tour and Historic Guide.  In this interview, Nicely and WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller talk about the trivia, state lore and historic locations featured in the book.

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