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."

Shaping The Terrain For Outdoor Experiences

Dec 17, 2019
Adventure Sports Innovation

Adventure Sports Innovation is a Chattanooga business that brings high-tech into outdoor experiences.

In fact, it is one of six finalists for the annual Spirit of Innovation Award by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.


The award winner will be named - and the other finalists will also be honored - next Wednesday, as part of Startup Week Chattanooga.


Patrick Molloy is CEO of Adventure Sports Innovation...

Cochlear Implant Surgery In Chattanooga

Dec 5, 2019
Johnson Audiology

Cochlear implants offer help for those who are hard of hearing.  


The devices have been around for years - but the surgery to implant them was not available in Southeast Tennessee - until now.


Two practices here in Chattanooga - Johnson Audiology, and Associates in ENT - have partnered to make the surgery available at Memorial Hospital.


A Hiker Who Goes Beyond The Distance

Dec 4, 2019

Jennifer Pharr Davis is a hiker, an author and a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

She lives in Asheville, North Carolina - and she has covered more than 14,000 miles of long-distance trails on six continents.


Jennifer recently collaborated with watercolor artist Alan Shuptrine on the coffee table book, “I Come From A Place” - paying tribute to the Appalachian Trail.


We invited Jennifer back to “Scenic Roots” for a conversation about her own story...

Climbing At Wauhatchie BoulderFest

Dec 4, 2019

Also on Saturday, the Wauhatchie BoulderFest takes place at the foot of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga’s Saint Elmo neighborhood.

The fest celebrates the grand opening of the new climbing area at The Lookout Mountain Conservancy’s Boulders on Old Wauhatchie Pike.

Climbers of all levels are welcome there from 9 AM to 5 PM.


The BoulderFest is hosted by The Access Fund and The Southeastern Climbers Coalition.


Digging Into Permaculture Design

Dec 4, 2019
Crabtree Farms

Have you heard of permaculture?


If you visit Crabtree Farms in Chattanooga this weekend, you can learn all about it in a workshop titled, “Introduction to Permaculture Design” - on Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.


Sara McIntyre is executive director of Crabtree Farms. Nathaniel Bankhead is a farmer there - and co-owner of Wild Violet Permaculture...


Scenic Roots - Weds 12/04/19

Dec 4, 2019

  • Sara McIntryre & Nathaniel Bankhead of Crabtree Farms on permaculture.
  • Robyn Carlton & Zachary Lesch-Huie on the Wauhatchie BoulderFest.
  • Jennifer Pharr Davis, hiker / author / National Geographic Adventurer.
  • 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.