Ray Bassett

Editorial Director

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

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  • 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.”


Gaslight Street
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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.

“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.


“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.


  • 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.”


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

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.”

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.


  • 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.”