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."

Mountain Spirit: Lara Herscovitch

Sep 11, 2020

Richard Winham presents a virtual performance by Lara Herscovitch, a newfolk singer-songwriter poet, for the Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series for the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, North Carolina.  

Live In The Library: Nicholas Edward Williams

Sep 6, 2020

Richard Winham presents a performance by finger-style guitarist Nicholas Edward Williams on this week's on this week's "Scenic Roots:  Live In The Library," recorded downtown at The Chattanooga Public Library.


Author George Singleton on "You Want More"

Sep 6, 2020

George Singleton of Spartanburg, South Carolina is storyteller who peers into human nature with a sharp wit.


Civics Lessons For The Fall Campaign

Sep 6, 2020

Liz Norell teaches political science at Chattanooga State Community College.

She is sharing her knowledge of how government on all levels works in a virtual series of classes - now under way - hosted by The Chattery.


Power Shifts And A Post-Pandemic Economy

Sep 6, 2020
Dave Flessner
The Chattanooga Times Free Press

Dave Flessner is business editor at The Chattanooga Times Free Press.


Scenic Roots - Thu 9/03/20

Sep 6, 2020

  • Dave Flessner of The Chattanooga Times Free Press.
  • Chattanooga State Prof. Liz Norell on teaching civics.
  • Author George Singleton talks about “You Want More.”
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."


Talking Writing: Cynthia Robinson Young / Part II

Sep 6, 2020

Richard Winham speaks with poet Cynthia Robinson Young - author of "Migration" - in the final part of their conversation on this week's "Talking Writing."


Gathering Virtually For Young Adult Literature

Sep 6, 2020

YA-hoo Fest is Chattanooga’s celebration of young adult literature.

This year, it takes place online - through Zoom - starting Monday, September 14th through Thursday, September 17th.


Leveraging Change For Women And Girls

Sep 6, 2020

The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga is a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of women and girls in our area.

Its new executive director is Erika Burnett - who comes here from Nashville.


Scenic Roots - Weds 9/02/20

Sep 6, 2020

  • Erika Burnett of The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga.
  • Joel Henderson & Lynda LeVan on the virtual YA-hoo Fest. 
  • Talking Writing:  Poet Cynthia Robinson Young / Part II.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."


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