Michael Edward Miller

News Director/Producer

A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Michael Edward Miller is WUTC's News Director and the Executive Producer of 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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

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.

Danny Rubin, an author, teacher and screenwriter, wrote the original screenplay that became the classic 1993 movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.  In this interview, Rubin discusses how he conceived  of the story’s premise, why he decided to set the story on Groundhog Day and how the script changed when director Harold Ramis got involved.

Some stories are meant to be heard out loud.  Particularly, stories from oral traditions, such as the Jack Tales, which originated in Europe.  Immigrants brought Jack Tales to Appalachia, and more than sixty years ago, folklorist Richard Chase collected these tales and published them in print form.

The Folk School of Chattanooga

Rabbit Zielke

Chattanooga, TN – The Folk School of Chattanooga is located at 250 Forest Avenue in North Chattanooga and offers music lessons, workshops and concerts with a focus on folk music, bluegrass, mountain music, Celtic music, and the music of Appalachia. The venue is fairly small so most concerts at the Folk School offer limited seating and a chance for a very special evening with the artist.

Sixty Years After Her Death, Anna Houston Is Still A Mystery

Michael Edward Miller

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