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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.

A Lens For Data And Civic Engagement At Think Tennessee

The Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville.
The Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville - with the Think Tennessee logo.
The Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville - with the Think Tennessee logo.

Here in Tennessee, Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote for next month’s elections on this year’s calendar.

On the ballot for Tuesday, August 1st - with early voting starting on Friday, July 12th:

  • Primary elections for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, even-numbered districts in the Tennessee Senate -  and the Tennessee House of Representatives.
  • General elections for vacant state judicial offices and applicable county offices.

Think Tennessee is a nonpartisan thinktank based in Nashville that recently released a voter education series for this election cycle.
Dawn Schluckebier is advocacy and government relations director at Think Tennessee.

Wade Hinton, CEO of Hinton & Company here in Chattanooga, is a member of Think Tennessee’s board.

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, Mondays - Thursdays at 3 PM on WUTC.