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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 - Mon 11/20/23

Scenic Roots - Mon 11/20/23
  • Food insecurity deepens in the Chattanooga area and beyond.
  • In January, a tribute to MLK’s legacy in downtown Chattanooga.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
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  • In this corner of the Southeast, the crisis of food insecurity has gotten worse. The Chattanooga Area Food Bank, which serves 20 counties in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia, estimates 40,000 more residents - including 12,000 more children - have struggled with greater food insecurity in the past year.
  • The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 95 next year. Here in Chattanooga, one tribute to the legacy and work of the civil rights leader and his associates - featuring music and spoken word reflections - will be held on the evening of Thursday, January 25th at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.