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 - Weds 1/08/20

Jan 11, 2020

  • Steve Redenbaugh of Summit for Soldiers on "adven-therapy."
  • Kasie Strickland of Homes and Havens on healing spaces for women.
  • Gale Carrier on charting the signs and the stars of who you are. 
  • 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.

Charting The Signs And The Stars

Jan 11, 2020

Do you know where the planets were in their orbit around the Sun when you were born?


An astrological birth chart will tell you that - and a few things about you, too.


Here in Chattanooga, Gale Carrier is teaching a class on Beginner Astrology tomorrow night at The Chattery, starting at 6 PM...

Healing Spaces At Homes And Havens

Jan 11, 2020
Homes and Havens

Homes and Havens helps women who have survived trauma by designing, furnishing and decorating new living spaces for them that are therapeutic and healing.

The nonprofit here in Chattanooga partners with local ministries that are helping women overcome abuse, addiction, homelessness, sex trafficking and incarceration.


Kaysie Strickland is founder and president of Homes and Havens...

Adven-Therapy At Summit For Soldiers

Jan 10, 2020
Summit for Soldiers: Tennessee Chapter

Summit for Soldiers provides outdoor experiences for veterans who may be struggling with adapting to civilian life - especially those with PTSD and other mental health conditions related to their service.

The nonprofit offers what it calls “adven-therapy” - activities including bike rides, trail hikes and mountaineering expeditions - as a path to healing and recovery for veterans, service members and family members who are living with, or suffering from, mental health injuries or loss to suicide.


Madia Swicord's Healing Arts

Jan 7, 2020
Madia Swicord

For more than twenty years, Madia Swicord has worked in the field of mind-body healing, from massage therapy to yoga...

A Shellabration For "The Year Of The Turtle"

Jan 7, 2020
The Tennessee Aquarium

Here in Chattanooga, The Tennessee Aquarium is celebrating “The Year of The Turtle”:  a series of new additions and special offerings devoted to the reptile species.

Dr. Josh Ennen is an aquatic conservation biologist at the Aquarium’s Conservation Institute....

Fixing Hamilton County's Schools

Jan 7, 2020
The Chattanooga Times Free Press

We have heard a lot in recent weeks and months about the maintenance backlog at school facilities here in Hamilton County, Tennessee - what to do about them - and how to pay for them.

Meghan Mangrum covers education for The Chattanooga Times Free Press - and recently, she wrote a three-part series on all this...

Scenic Roots - Tues 1/07/20

Jan 7, 2020

  • Meghan Mangrum of The Chattanooga Times Free Press on fixing schools.
  • The Tennessee Aquarium's Dr. Josh Ennen on "The Year of The Turtle."
  • Yoga instructor Madia Swicord on healing arts for the mind and the body. 
  • 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 Recipe For Shaping A Tasty Life

Jan 6, 2020

Maite Bou is a nutritionist who teaches healthy living concepts - especially to women with children and careers. 

She grew up in Spain - and in her 20’s, she moved to New York City to study modern dance, until she tore a ligament in her knee and she decided to become a nutritionist. 


Maite Bou has called the Chattanooga area home since 2013 - and before the holidays, she dropped by “Scenic Roots”...


Learning Winter Ways Of The Outdoors

Jan 6, 2020
Outdoor Chattanooga

The new year offers new opportunities to learn - and improve - your outdoor skills.

Starting this week, Outdoor Chattanooga holds its Winter Workshops at its location in Coolidge Park - at 6:30 PM this and every Wednesday through February 19th, free and open to the public with no experience required.


And on the following Saturdays, you get the chance to put your skills into practice.


Sunshine Loveless is with Outdoor Chattanooga…