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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 11/02/23

Scenic Roots - Thu 11/02/23
  • How arts & culture power the economy in the Chattanooga area.
  • Digging a celebration: Crabtree Farms of Chattanooga turns 25.
  • “Classics Declassified” from Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
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  • In the Clifton Hills neighborhood of Chattanooga, an urban farm took root twenty-five years ago. Today, Crabtree Farms is a place that cultivates food, learning and community - and this weekend, it celebrates that legacy, on Saturday starting at 3 PM.
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  • What do an art museum, a listening room and a record store have in common here in Chattanooga? Next week, they will host “Classics Declassified,” a series of performances by the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera that stretches beyond its typical venues.
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