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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 - Weds 11/01/23

Scenic Roots - Weds 11/01/23
  • Ann Law & Marcus Ellsworth on 30 years of Barking Legs Theater.
  • History Funhouse Backstories: Bob Stagner on “Wayne-O-Rama.”
  • “Awaken” for this year’s flagship talks at TEDxChattanooga.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”

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  • The show must go on - and for the past thirty years, it has at Barking Legs Theater on Dodds Avenue here in Chattanooga. From the start, the concert hall has opened its doors to performing artists - in particular, those from marginalized communities - here in the Southeast and beyond.
  • Over the summer, an exhibition about an exhibition opened at the downtown Chattanooga Public Library. Our own Richard Winham spoke with Bob Stagner of the Shaking Ray Levi Society, which partnered with the Library on the “History Funhouse: The Wayne-O-Rama Story."
  • The past few years, TEDxChattanooga has presented talks by community speakers, independently organized under the TED program’s global initiative of “ideas worth spreading.” This year, the flagship event for TEDxChattanooga is Wednesday, November 15th at Barrelhouse Ballroom.