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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 Community-Built Porch In The Heart Of Chattanooga

A design for the Porch Project
Chattanooga Design Studio

Here in downtown Chattanooga, at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Market Street, there’s a public space where people like to gather outside Patten Towers.

“The Porch Project” is a collaboration to improve that space - make it healthier, more welcoming, more functional - for the people who use it, a pilot project that relies on their input and feedback.

The Chattanooga Design Studio is part of the team of local organizations that is steering the Porch Project and working with residents.

Lindsey Willke is urban design coordinator at the Studio - and Beverly Bell is an urban designer there.

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