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."

Mountain Spirit: Cane Mill Road

Jun 15, 2021
Cane Mill Road
isisasheville.com

Richard Winham presents a set by Cane Mill Road - dubbed “the future of bluegrass” by No Depression magazine - from the Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC.


Celebrating The Birth Of Black Music Month

Jun 15, 2021
Black Music Month graphic
RISE Chattanooga

On this week leading up to Juneteenth, Shane Morrow of RISE Chattanooga brings us a celebration of Black Music Month.

  

Saving America’s Amazon In The Wild of Alabama

Jun 15, 2021
From “Saving America’s Amazon”
Ben Raines

Alabama is home to the most diverse forests and aquatic systems in this country - with more species per square mile than any other state.

But Alabama’s wild places have also suffered mightily since the 1800’s - and are at risk today - with species after species becoming extinct after generations of logging, mining and other industry.


Scenic Roots - Tues 6/15/21

Jun 15, 2021

  • Ben Raines on “Saving America’s Amazon” in Alabama.
  • Shane Morrow of RISE Chattanooga on Black Music Month.
  • Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series:  Cane Mill Road.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


 

Mountain Spirit: Ariella Comes To Asheville

Jun 14, 2021
Ariella
Isis Music Hall

Richard Winham shares a set from Ariella - a singer / songwriter with a passion for blues, jazz and soul - for the Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC.


The cover of “It’s in the Action”
NewSouth Books

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called him “the greatest preacher to ever live.”

The Rev. C.T. Vivian was one of the leaders of the civil rights movement alongside Dr. King and others in the 1950’s and 1960’s.


Building A Business Community For Everyone

Jun 14, 2021
DIVERSIFY banner
Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

DIVERSIFY is an annual business summit here in Chattanooga that highlights diversity, inclusion and today’s workplace.

The pandemic and last year’s unrest have underscored the high cost of racial and economic inequality for a business community that aims to be for everyone.


Scenic Roots - Mon 6/14/21

Jun 14, 2021

  • Lorne Steedley of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Steve Fiffer on the memoir of Rev. C.T. Vivian, civil rights pioneer.
  • Mountain Spirit:  Ariella at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


Live In The Library: Dylan Kussman & Rachelle Barr

Jun 12, 2021
Music Notes
Creative Commons

Richard Winham shares a session with Dylan Kussman - a finalist from the Chattown Stages’ Songwriters Stage - along with songwriter Rachelle Barr - recorded live downtown at The Chattanooga Public Library. 


Live In The Library: TØPKNØT

Jun 12, 2021
TØPKNØT cover
topknotmusic.bandcamp.com

Richard Winham shares a session by Chattanooga band TØPKNØT, recorded live downtown at The Chattanooga Public Library.


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