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. 



Fri January 18, 2013
Local Lit & Lore

‘Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge’ Quickly Became Bestseller

Moon Over Taylor's Ridge by Janie Dempsey Watts, published by Little Creek Books (2012)

An interview with Janie Dempsey Watts.

Janie Dempsey Watts’s debut novel Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge hit the shelves of the Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore in Chattanooga last fall and became one of the store’s bestselling local books.  In this interview, Watts talks about the North Georgia legends and true history that inspired her.

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Thu January 17, 2013
Attention Indie Film Fanatics

First-Ever ‘Gig City Film Festival’ Coming Up Feb 2nd

Kris Jones from the Heritage House in East Brainerd joins us to discuss the five films (mostly documentaries) that will be screened during Chattanooga’s newest all-day film event.  

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Wed January 16, 2013
Guns In Classrooms?

Tennessee State Rep. Eric Watson, Others Discuss Pros And Cons Of Arming Teachers

Credit Philmeskips (Flickr.com) / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.en

In this segment, we explore reasons why people support or oppose teachers carrying guns at school.  Going beyond pro/con arguments based on hypotheticals, we look for examples of a teacher or school official using a gun to stop a school shooting.

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Fri January 11, 2013
Funniest Musical Ever?

‘Avenue Q’ Has Singing Teddy Bears, But Ignore Their Advice

Emma Wiseman and Eric Wyatt are the voices of Kate Monster and a Bad Idea Bear.

Ensemble Theater of Chattanooga is staging the musical Avenue Q starting January 11th.  Like an adult version of Sesame Street (think of a South Park + Muppets mash-up), the show features puppets who give advice on careers, sex and finding meaning in life.  But don’t listen to the Bad Idea Bear.

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Mon January 7, 2013

Wine In Grocery Stores, Guns In Trunks? TN Legislative Season Forecast

Chas Sisk, a political reporter with The Tennessean, joins us to talk about legislative issues Nashville lawmakers will face this year, such as wine sales potentially being allowed in grocery stores and people being allowed to keep guns in their car trunks.

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Fri January 4, 2013

Cleveland Carlson Wins HGMN's Best Of 2012 Award

Cleveland Carlson, host of WUTC's Morning Music and Moontime radio shows, has won the 2012 JAMcaster Of The Year award from the Home Grown Music Network.



Wed January 2, 2013

Chattanooga Physician’s Drug Treatment Could Be First To Fight Preeclampsia

Dr. David Adair, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Chattanooga, is working on a drug treatment that could save pregnant women’s lives.  Preeclampsia affects between five and eight percent of all pregnancies, and it’s currently an incurable, sometimes-deadly disease.  The FDA recently designated the new drug treatment for fast-track review.

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Fri December 21, 2012
Studio Equipment, That Is

It’s Not The Equipment, But How You Use It

Chosen Productions is one of Chattanooga’s newest audio/video production companies, and they have a huge array of microphones, audio hardware, musical instruments—even a grand piano sitting beside a window overlooking downtown.  But all that equipment would be useless without a good engineer sitting behind the console.

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Mon December 17, 2012
Games That Boost IQ?

Brain Training: You’ll Feel Smarter After Hearing This

Lumosity.com's Word Bubbles Rising is a brain training game meant to improve verbal fluency.
Credit Lumosity.com

Brain training games may help us sharpen our memory skills and boost our intelligence.  Students and people with cognitive disabilities have seen benefits.  However, current scientific research doesn’t necessarily prove that brain training can help healthy, average adults.  Listen to this segment and get smart about brain training.

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Thu December 13, 2012

The Longform: Mayor Littlefield Details Proposed Wastewater Authority

In this longform interview, Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield tells WUTC why he believes our city needs a new wastewater authority, and why he’s proposing it right now, with only a few months left in his term.

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Fri December 7, 2012

Shane Berryhill’s ‘The Long Silent Night’ Is A Holiday Mashup

An interview with Shane Berryhill.

Shane Berryhill, a Chattanooga, TN resident and author of the Chance Fortune young-adult series, has a new novel intended for all ages.  The Long Silent Night is a Christmas noir tale starring a North Pole detective named Jack Frost.

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Thu December 6, 2012

Addiction & Recovery Recounted In ‘Hooked’

A new book tells the true story of a Chattanooga woman who got so hooked on hydrocodone that she took between 30 and 40 pills a day. 

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Fri November 30, 2012
Hitting Home

How Would The Fiscal Cliff Affect Chattanooga?

Broken sidewalks. Dilapidated houses. Leaky roofs.

Those are some of the things that the city has traditionally been able to help fix with funds from the federal government. But if we go over the fiscal cliff, that could change. In this segment, we take a look at some of the ways that big cuts from the federal government could affect life in Chattanooga.

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Thu November 29, 2012
Food & Health

Lose Gluten, Lose Weight? Not Exactly.

A gluten-free diet may help people shed pounds, but not because gluten is inherently fattening.  In this segment, experts explain why.  We also talk about two new gluten-free food options in Chattanooga: Mimi's Low Carb Market and Crave Café and Bakery.

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Mon November 26, 2012
No Shipping, No Waiting

Holiday Gift Idea: Give Apps

Lifehacker's 2012 Gift Guide recommends giving apps.

Whitson Gordon, Deputy Editor at Lifehacker.com, talks about reasons to give people apps and digital subscriptions as gifts instead of physical presents.  Lifehacker recently published a 2012 gift guide.

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