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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 Push For More Diversity In Climbing

Atlanta climber Brandon Belcher's story inspired Heath Rowland to take action.
Nathalie DuPre

A climber here in Chattanooga hopes to help create a Black-led guide service as one way to make the sport more diverse.

Heath Rowland at Ground Up Sales works with climbing brands throughout the industry and outdoor retailers here in the Southeast.

Before the holidays, I spoke with him - and Brandon Belcher, a climber based in Atlanta whose own story inspired Heath to take action.




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