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."

Scenic Roots - Mon 7/06/20

Jul 6, 2020

  • Paula Casey of Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail.
  • Matt Averyhart of Onsight Fitness in Chattanooga.
  • From “QuaranTunes at Noon”:  The Farmer & Adele.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."


Live In The Library: The FridgE

Jul 5, 2020

On this week's "Scenic Roots:  Live In The Library," Richard Winham presents a performance by The FridgE, recorded last year in the downtown Chattanooga Public Library. 


Managing Money At A Most Uncertain Time

Jul 5, 2020
100 dollar bills
Creative Commons

And now, two local voices from the world of personal finance share their perspectives during this pandemic.


Reopening The Ocoee During COVID-19

Jul 5, 2020
On the Ocoee River
Creative Commons

In the past month, TVA reopened most recreation areas and campgrounds which had been closed due to COVID-19.


A Voter Registration Drive In A Pandemic

Jul 5, 2020
"Vote Here" sign
Creative Commons

Tuesday is the deadline here in Tennessee to register to vote in next month’s state and Federal primary elections - and in county general elections.


Welcome To "Bessie's Front Porch" Online

Jul 5, 2020
Bessie's Front Porch
Bessie Smith Cultural Center

This week, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center here in Chattanooga launched a digital series to spur dialogue on race relations.

The series is called “Bessie’s Front Porch” - featuring community members reading children’s books.


Scenic Roots - Thu 7/02/20

Jul 5, 2020

  • Elijah Cameron of The Bessie Smith Cultural Center.
  • Reopening on the Ocoee River under COVID-19.
  • A voter registration drive - and, personal finance.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."


Talking Writing: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Jul 1, 2020
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

On this week's "Talking Writing," Richard Winham presents an encore from last year of Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, a blues guitarist and singer from Clarksdale, Mississippi.


A Gathering Space That Moves In Many Ways

Jul 1, 2020
Movement Arts Collective
Movement Arts Collective

Movement Arts Collective is a dance and yoga studio in Red Bank - offering classes and workshops in yoga, bellydance and more.


Serving A Chattanooga Community In Need

Jul 1, 2020
Clasped hands
The Bethlehem Center

The Bethlehem Center in Chattanooga’s Alton Park neighborhood is a nonprofit learning center devoted to empowering inner city youth and families, stepping up to challenge after challenge - especially in the past few months.


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