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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 11/15/23

Scenic Roots - Weds 11/15/23
  • The River to Clouds Route, a trail system years in the making.
  • Connect for Good returns to support the Flexible Housing Fund.
  • Priorities for rural education with NREA’s Dr. Allen Pratt of UTC.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”

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  • You can run it, hike it bike it - or all the above. Start from the Chattanooga Riverwalk in St. Elmo - and 34 miles later, finish at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Rising Fawn, Georgia. The River to Clouds Route, a new multi-use trail system, was unveiled last week.
  • This time last year, a holiday giving campaign here in Chattanooga raised thousands of dollars for the Flexible Housing Fund. Now, the Connect for Good campaign is back for a second year, led by EPB and the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition.
  • The shortage of teachers is among the top concerns for rural educators across the country. Seventeen rural school districts surround our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - where Dr. Allen Pratt is director of the National Rural Education Association and interim co-director of the UTC School of Education.