Elena Nourabadi

Producer & Host

A graduate of UTC, Elena assists in the production and promotion of Scenic Roots - while she hosts and produces her own show on WUTC:  "Sound Sun Pleasure."  

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Jimmy Galloway
Mountain Arts Community Center

Richard Winham shares a performance by fingerstyle guitarist and singer Jimmy Galloway from Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga.

 Close-up shot of “From Preaching to Meddling”
NewSouth Books

Francis Walter is a retired Episcopal priest who now lives in Sewanee, Tennessee.

He was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1932 - and he recently wrote a memoir, “From Preaching to Meddling:  A White Minister in the Civil Rights Movement,” published by NewSouth Books.

  • Father Francis Walter’s “From Preaching to Meddling.”
  • Barking Legs Theater:  Guitarist Jimmy Galloway, Part II.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


The Lazybirds

Richard Winham shares a performance by The Lazybirds - a classic Americana roots band from North Carolina - from the Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC.

4 Bridges Arts Festival flyers

The 4 Bridges Arts Festival - which celebrates the visual arts here in Chattanooga - returns as a live event this year.

A preview party will be held Friday - and the festival runs Saturday and Sunday - all at the First Horizon Pavilion.


Marie Bostwick

Marie Bostwick is the next author in the Virtual South Bound Lecture Series from Southern Lit Alliance here in Chattanooga.

Tomorrow at 6 PM, she will appear on Zoom to talk about her latest novel, “The Restoration of Celia Fairchild.”

Tomorrow is Chattanooga’s runoff election for Mayor and two City Council seats.

Tim Kelly and Kim White are vying to succeed two-term Mayor Andy Berke in City Hall.

Jenny Hill and Thomas Lee are competing for the City Council seat in District 2 - while in District 5, Dennis Clark and Isaiah Hester are in the runoff for the seat.


  • UTC’s Dr. Chris Acuff on the Chattanooga runoff election.
  • Author Marie Bostwick on “The Restoration of Celia Fairchild.”
  • Mountain Spirit:  The Lazybirds, an Americana roots band.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


Ben Van Winkle

Richard Winham presents a performance by Ben Van Winkle - player, singer and composer - recorded live downtown at The Chattanooga Public Library.

Tiana Brown / Keeody Gallery
Tiana Brown / Keeody Gallery

Keeody Gallery in downtown Chattanooga is a Black-owned business that houses art, hosts music and offers creative programs to the public.

On Saturday starting at 2 PM, the Gallery will open a photography exhibit - titled, “The Four Seasons” - with a reception that will feature a dance installation.