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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.

Pointing The Way To Chattanooga’s Future

Hutchins fellows Khadesha Gordon, Dominique Malone, Marquise Tate and Ryenne McDowell - in 2019
Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

How should the Chattanooga of tomorrow open the door for talented young people of color to succeed here - and stay here - after college?

The young Black men and women of the Styles L. Hutchins Fellowship Program will tell you.

They are students of our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - and the Fellowship is a collaboration between UTC, Mayor Andy Berke’s office, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Urban League. 

Khadesha Gordon - who studies political science and public service at UTC - is the project implementation coach for the Fellowship.

Candy Johnson is senior advisor to Mayor Berke - and along with her colleague Katie Wells, she co-leads and coaches the Fellows.

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