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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.

Investing In Chattanooga’s Future Black Educators

Black Educators Initiative poster

A teaching residency program here in Chattanooga is partnering with a national effort to recruit, develop and retain Black educators.

Project Inspire - run by Chattanooga’s Public Education Foundation - is participating in the Black Educators Initiative through the National Center for Teacher Residencies.


Mark Neal is the director of Project Inspire.

Jonathan Brown is a Project Inspire alum - and he now teaches first grade at Orchard Knob Elementary School.


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