"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.
At Re-Wake, A Second Chance Infused With The Power Of Art
Re-Wake is a faith-based nonprofit here in Chattanooga that aims to reduce recidivism by providing employment assistance and family support to those who need a second chance after serving time behind bars.
Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod founded Re-Wake, which is now adding art experience to its portfolio - thanks to a Community Cultural Connection grant from ArtsBuild.
I spoke with her - and Melissa Astin, manager of grants and community engagement at ArtsBuild.