Scenic Roots

Monday through Friday, from 3 PM to 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."

  • Ray Bassett is the host of "Scenic Roots"   produced by Haley Solomon, Karley Dodson and Will Davis.

Ways to Connect

How Chattanoogans Respond To COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020

Here in Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley, we are living with the unfolding impact of COVID-19.

That impact is local, national, global - reshaping our lives day-by-day, hour-by-hour.


Scenic Roots - Fri 3/27/20

Mar 27, 2020

  • How Chattanoogans are responding to life under COVID-19.
  • Jobs and businesses in our area, reshaped by the coronavirus.
  • Dr. Mukta Panda shares the story of "Resilient Threads."
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."


Yolanda Putman and Maria Noel
StoryCorps / WUTC

Today on Tennessee Valley StoryCorps, Yolanda Putman and her mentor, Maria Noel, talk about being newspaper reporters in Chattanooga.

Tennessee Valley StoryCorps brings you conversations from people who went to the StoryCorps recording booth in Chattanooga's Miller Park in the spring of 2019. You can subscribe to the Tennessee Valley StoryCorps podcast on iTunes or Google Podcasts and never miss an episode. This series is produced and edited by Will Davis and made possible, in part, by EPB Fiber Optics.

Donnie March and Joseph Donovan
StoryCorps / WUTC

Today, friends, Donnie Marsh and Joseph Donovan talk about their faith, then and now. 

 

Tennessee Valley StoryCorps brings you conversations from people who went to the StoryCorps recording booth in Chattanooga's Miller Park in the spring of 2019. You can subscribe to the Tennessee Valley StoryCorps podcast on iTunes or Google Podcasts and never miss an episode. This series is produced and edited by Will Davis and made possible, in part, by EPB Fiber Optics.

  

Scenic Roots - Fri 3/13/20

Mar 15, 2020

  • Frank Fenner of IMSA on tracking ships during the coronavirus.
  • Amateur historian Sam Hall of ChattanoogaHistory.Com.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."

Ray Bassett is the host of "Scenic Roots" - produced by Haley Solomon, Karley Dodson and Will Davis.

A New Food Resource For Chattanoogans

Mar 15, 2020

The Chattanooga Sustainable Food Center aims to increase access to locally grown food, provide nutrition education - and spur engagement with agriculture in our region.

How CPR Wrap Saves Lives, Step By Step

Mar 15, 2020

Even people who know CPR can freeze - out of fear - when they have to save their loved ones.

Felicia Jackson knows that all too well - and what happened to her prompted her to create CPR Wrap:  a disposable template that lays across a victim’s chest and provides step-by-step instructions in CPR to any responder.


Mindfulness In The Heart Of Chattanooga

Mar 15, 2020

The practice of mindfulness has grown across the country in the past few years.

 

Here in Chattanooga, The Center for Mindful Living recently expanded its classes - creating a curriculum in mindfulness for newcomers.

 

Scenic Roots - Thu 3/12/20

Mar 15, 2020

  • The Center of Mindful Living's Stephanie Wilkins & Loren Clifford.
  • Felicia Jackson shares the story of how she created CPR Wrap.
  • Holly Martin of The Chattanooga Sustainable Food Center.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."

Ray Bassett is the host of "Scenic Roots" - produced by Haley Solomon, Karley Dodson and Will Davis.

Healing Lives Torn Apart By War In Africa

Mar 11, 2020
Heart 4 Africa

On Saturday, Heart 4 Africa comes to The Chattanooga Convention Center.

 

The event - from 6 PM to 9 PM - supports Exile International, which cares for rescued child soldiers and children orphaned by war in Africa through art therapy, treatment programs, schooling and more.


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