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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Scenic Roots - Tues 5/18/21

May 18, 2021

  • How Summit for Soldiers helps veterans in the pandemic.
  • Taylor Bostwick of Chattanooga’s Speech and Hearing Center.
  • Barking Legs Theater:  Guitarist Alan Shikoh, Part I.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


Mountain Spirit: Gaslight Street, Part I

May 17, 2021
Gaslight Street
Gaslight Street / Facebook

Richard Winham shares the first half of a virtual set by Gaslight Street - a Southern soul band from Charleston, SC - for the Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC.

Raising Awareness To Fight Breast Cancer

May 17, 2021
“Pink!” logo
CHI Memorial

Color Chattanooga Pink! is back.

The week of activities - already under way and leading to Friday’s virtual Pink! Gala - raises awareness of breast cancer and supports the MaryEllen Locher Breast Cancer Center at CHI Memorial.


Vaccines For The Most Vulnerable Communities

May 17, 2021
“Get Vaccinated Chattanooga” logo
Cempa Community Care

Get Vaccinated Chattanooga is a community coalition to increase access to - and acceptance of - the COVID-19 vaccine in this city’s most underserved and vulnerable communities.


Scenic Roots - Mon 5/17/21

May 17, 2021

  • Cempa Community Care on Get Vaccinated Chattanooga.
  • Julie Brandao & Brittany Hennessee on Color Chattanooga Pink!
  • Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series:  Gaslight Street, Part I.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


Live In The Library: Daizy Skies

May 14, 2021
Daizy Skies
Daizy Skies / Facebook

Richard Winham shares a session by Daizy Skies - a psychedelic rock band from Ringgold, GA - recorded live at the downtown Chattanooga Public Library.

Talking Writing: Flynn Berry

May 12, 2021
Flynn Berry

Richard Winham shares a conversation with novelist Flynn Berry, author of the recently-released “Northern Spy” as well as “Under the Harrow” and “A Double Life.”

Accessibility Awareness Beyond The Pandemic

May 12, 2021
Chris Downey, a San Francisco architect who became blind, is the summit's keynote presenter.
The American Institute of Architects

A week from tomorrow, Signal Centers here in Chattanooga hosts its Accessibility Awareness Summit.

The virtual event will take place at Chattanooga State Community College.


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.


Scenic Roots - Weds 5/12/21

May 12, 2021

  • Investing in the future of Chattanooga’s Black educators.
  • This year’s Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit.
  • Talking Writing:  Flynn Berry on her novel “Northern Spy.”
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”