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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 11/03/22

Scenic Roots - Thu 11/03/22
  • The Pop-up Project on the finale of the Coosa Mill series.
  • Moccasin Bend’s role in the Civil War Battles for Chattanooga.
  • The latest SoundBites from SoundCorps; Hemlock Fest.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
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  • This fall’s series of performances at Coosa Mill here in Chattanooga concludes with an immersive experience. Music, dance, installation art, aerials and projection lighting will fill the abandoned textile mill - animated by The Pop-up Project in the finale “If These Walls Could Talk.”
  • The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera is in full swing with a fall schedule and a few new faces. John Kilkenny joined CSO as its executive director earlier this year. Another recent arrival is Matthew West, principal percussionist.
  • Jim Ogden is historian at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Next week, he will give the final talk in this fall’s Moccasin Bend Lecture Series, presented by National Park Partners - titled, “A Salient Point: Moccasin Bend and the Civil War Struggle for Chattanooga.”
  • Each month, SoundCorps - the music nonprofit here in Chattanooga - showcases five locally-produced songs in “SoundBites,” which supports our own musicians. Stratton Tingle - executive director of SoundCorps - shares the latest SoundBites with us.
  • In North Georgia, hemlocks are threatened with extinction. The culprit: the hemlock woolly adelgid, an insect resembling an aphid. The first weekend in November, HemlockFest raises awareness of the trees’ plight - and raises funds for research into how to save them.