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."

EPB's Holiday Windows in 2019
EPB

EPB’s Holiday Windows will be revealed tomorrow evening here in Chattanooga.

People can visit the windows virtually or in person until January 4th on the Broad and Market Street sides of EPB’s headquarters at 10 West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.


Ruby Falls
Ruby Falls

More than 10,000 caves are known to lie beneath the surface here in Tennessee - and thousands more can be found in the states that surround us.

Michael Ray Taylor tells that story in his book, “Hidden Nature:  Wild Southern Caves.”


  • Michael Ray Taylor on “Hidden Nature:  Wild Southern Caves.”
  • Scottie Summerlin & Lauren Obermark on EPB Holiday Windows.
  • From Barking Legs Theater:  David Schwab & Stephen Powers.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”

Richard Winham shares the first part of a virtual performance by roots band Lazybirds for the Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, North Carolina.


Allen Corey
Chattanooga Times Free Press

Feeding people in need is all about partnerships.


A food pantry delivery.
Brainerd Community Food Pantry

This week of Thanksgiving, we want to recognize - and give thanks - to people in this area feeding those in need at this time of year during this pandemic.


  • Bess Steverson of the Brainerd Community Food Pantry.
  • SquareOne Holding Co. & Chattanooga Community Kitchen.
  • Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series:  Lazybirds / Part I.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


John Hart Geary in 2018
Mississippi State University Television Center

Richard Winham shares a performance by Nashville singer-songwriter John Hart Geary with his friend Jay Brooks, recorded live downtown at The Chattanooga Public Library.

On Thursday morning, live here on WUTC, we spoke with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke for our monthly conversation.


  • Our monthly conversation with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.
  • From our archive:  South Carolina author George Singleton.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”


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