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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.

Author Jill McCorkle On Decoding “Hieroglyphics”

Jill McCorkle’s new novel - “Hieroglyphics” - delves into history and memory, set in her native North Carolina.

On Tuesday, Jill will participate in a virtual interview as part of FocusLit, the fundraiser for Southern Lit Alliance here in Chattanooga.


Steve Yarbrough - a friend of Jill’s and a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers - will interview her.

I spoke with Jill - who is in Hillsborough, North Carolina - and Lynda LeVan, executive director of Southern Lit Alliance.


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