Scenic Roots

Weekdays / 3 PM - 4 PM

"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."

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The Chattanooga Public Library

Linda Moss Mines lives and breathes history.

She is the Chattanooga and Hamilton County historian, also a member of the Tennessee Historical Commission - and state historian for the Tennessee Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Tuesdays at 5 PM on Zoom, Linda will take you on a virtual trip through time with “Historical Footsteps,” hosted by the Chattanooga Public Library.


This morning, live here on WUTC, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke joined us for our monthly conversation - ahead of his final State of the City address as Mayor that he will deliver a week from today.


  • Our monthly conversation with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.
  • Historian Linda Moss Mines takes us on a virtual trip in time.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


Mark Anderson
Chattanooga Writers’ Guild

On this week’s “Talking Writing,” Richard Winham speaks with Mark Anderson, president of the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild.


The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

On this Inauguration Day in Washington - and this first week of classes for the new semester on our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - we speak with Dr. Yancy Freeman.

  • UTC’s Dr. Yancy Freeman on a call for hope and reconciliation.
  • Talking Writing:  Mark Anderson, Chattanooga Writers’ Guild.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga is now streaming a series of documentaries online for the next five weeks.

The award-winning films were produced in the United States, Italy and Canada - and virtual events will accompany the screenings.


Glass St. sign
Glass House Collective

Glass House Collective is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing life back to Glass Street in East Chattanooga.


Here in Chattanooga, Skill Up is a series of courses to help workers upgrade their skills for better jobs while still getting paid to go to school.

It’s a partnership between Chattanooga State, the Benwood Foundation, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and local employers.

SoundCorps - the nonprofit that supports musicians in the Chattanooga area - recently created a new program to increase access to the training and technology involved in professional grade live streaming.

It is called “Bandwidth.”