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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.

Tours Of Chattanooga’s Complex Past

Chattanooga’s 9th St. - now MLK Blvd.
Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association

This fall, our campus - the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - has been partnering with two groups beyond UTC on a series of walking tours for members of the campus community.

Prof. Susan Eckelmann Berghel of UTC’s Department of History directs the Africana Studies program here.

Michael Gilliland is board chair for Chattanooga Organized for Action - and a co-creator of the People’s History of Chattanooga project.

Woodson Carpenter is community arts strategist at RISE Chattanooga.

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, weekdays at 3 PM ET on WUTC.
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