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"Scenic Roots" offers conversations that matter in the heart of Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley.From the mountains to the river, our conversations are rooted deep within every corner of our community - reflecting who we are, who we were and who we can become.We engage with the news that affects our community, behind and beyond the headlines. We build bridges that span from creators and innovators to storytellers and the outdoors. We focus on our challenges as many communities in one - as we celebrate what inspires us. We resonate with countless voices - in words and spaces, sounds and songs.We are "Scenic Roots."Ray Bassett hosts and produces "Scenic Roots" at WUTC.

Scenic Roots - Thu 6/16/22

Scenic Roots - Thu 6/16/22
  • Juneteenth at the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas.
  • Here at UTC, lift every voice and sing on this Juneteenth.
  • Looking back on Title IX in Chattanooga; Get Outside With Pride.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
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  • For this Juneteenth weekend, the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts and Ideas will bring the music - and more. Ric Morris is the festival’s founder and CEO. Keelah Jackson, Kofi Mawuko and Rick Rushing are among the artists who will perform on stage at Miller Park on Saturday night - starting at 8 PM - free and open to the public.
  • On Sunday evening, our campus - the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - will host the Juneteenth Commemoration Ceremony and Concert, free and open to the public, on Chamberlain Field. Access to the field begins at 5 PM - and the ceremony and concert start at 7 PM.
  • With Title IX turning fifty this year, how has the Federal law impacted sports here in the Chattanooga area? Stephen Hargis is sports editor at The Chattanooga Times Free Press - and this Sunday’s edition will dive into all this.
  • This weekend, you’ll find a Chattanooga celebration of Pride Month in the outdoors - and on the water. On Saturday, Soft Animal and Outshine Adventures are hosting “Get Outside With Pride” - a picnic and paddle boarding experience at Greenway Farms.