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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.

This Stage Of COVID-19 In The Chattanooga Area

Downtown Chattanooga skyline

The national surge in COVID-19 infections includes nine counties here in the Chattanooga area considered at high risk for infection by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Elizabeth Fite - health care reporter for The Chattanooga Times Free Press - is monitoring the rise of cases and hospitalizations.

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  • Elizabeth Fite, reporter for The Chattanooga Times Free Press. Pradip Malde of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
  • Pradip Malde chronicles experiences of loss and sacrifice, memory and meaning, with his camera. A child of Indian immigrants to East Africa, he and his family left his native Tanzania more than fifty years ago as refugees during the chaos of the 1970’s. Today, Malde is an art professor at the University of the South in Sewanee - and his recently-released book is titled “From Where Loss Comes."