Ray Bassett

Editorial Director

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

More about him here:  https://bit.ly/37vm79T


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A Primer For The Senses On The Science Of Color

May 21, 2021
A paintbrush applying three colors of paint.
Creative Arts Guild

Sarah Malone is a paint maker and artist who can tell you about the science and history of color.

Next Thursday at 6 PM, she will give an Art and Wine talk at the Creative Arts Guild in Dalton - where she is an instructor.


New Chapters For Startups In Southeast Tennessee

May 21, 2021
Lindsey Cox

The Company Lab - or CO.LAB - here in Chattanooga supports entrepreneurs and startups across Southeast Tennessee.


The Colonial Pipeline hacking is only one of many recent - and ongoing - challenges in cybersecurity.

Here on our campus - the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - there is now a Cybersecurity Training program through the College of Engineering and Computer Science.


Scenic Roots - Thu 5/20/21

May 21, 2021

  • UTC’s Steve Reiter & John Freeze on cybersecurity training.
  • Meet Lindsey Cox, the new CEO at The Company Lab.
  • Creative Arts Guild’s “Art & Wine:  The Science of Color.”
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


Talking Writing: Dony Wynn

May 19, 2021
Dony Wynn
Modern Drummer

Richard Winham shares a conversation - first aired in 2020 - with drummer and storyteller Dony Wynn.

A Summer Music Comeback For Riverfront Nights

May 19, 2021
A close-up of a guitar player.

It’s a sign of how downtown Chattanooga is open for business after more than a year of the pandemic:  Riverfront Nights - the summer concert series - returns to Ross’ Landing on Saturday, June 5th.


Scenic Roots - Weds 5/19/21

May 19, 2021

  • Mickey McCamish on the return of Riverfront Nights.
  • Talking Writing:  Drummer and storyteller Dony Wynn.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


Alan Shikoh
Barking Legs Theater

Richard Winham presents the first half of a performance by guitarist Alan Shikoh, performed at Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga.

Serving Speech and Hearing Patients In Need

May 18, 2021
Taylor Bostwick
The Speech and Hearing Center

For nearly seven decades, the Speech and Hearing Center in Chattanooga has helped people with speech or hearing impairments - regardless of their ability to pay.



The Outdoors For Veterans In The Pandemic

May 18, 2021
A “Summit for Soldiers” banner
Summit for Soldiers / Facebook

How have veterans with PTSD - and other mental health conditions due to their service - coped during this pandemic?