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 7/01/20

Jul 1, 2020

  • Reginald Smith II of The Bethlehem Center in Chattanooga.
  • Stacy Nolan & Lisa Jordan of Movement Arts Collective.
  • Barking Legs Theater:  An encore from The Alan Wyatt Trio.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."

The Alan Wyatt Trio
Barking Legs Theater

From Barking Legs Theater, Richard Winham presents an encore sampling of jazz from The Alan Wyatt Trio - with Alan Wyatt, Shawn Perkinson and David Schwab.

A Deeper Pledge From Within Against Systemic Racism

Jun 30, 2020

This month, Chattanooga Design Studio made a public call for change that included these words:  “We acknowledge that to address the systemic presence of racism - and to confront our disgust at the racist practices existing in our society - we must start within.”

Scenic Roots - Tues 6/30/20

Jun 30, 2020

  • Eric Myers of Chattanooga Design Studio on change from within.
  • Tennessee Valley StoryCorps:  Jim Ledbetter & Katie Larue.
  • Barking Legs Theater:  An encore from The Alan Wyatt Trio.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."

QuaranTunes at Noon: Tony & Heather Mabe

Jun 29, 2020
Tony & Heather Mabe
Mike Morbeck

Richard Winham presents a sampling of bluegrass duo Tony and Heather Mabe - performing at their home in Walnut Cove, North Carolina - on “QuaranTunes at Noon," the livestream concert series from WoodSongs Dalton that benefits The DEO Clinic.

Embracing The Wilderness, Then And Now

Jun 29, 2020
Sunny Montgomery
Sunny Montgomery

Time for a trip back to the cabin.

That’s one of the stories you’ll find in the summer issue of “Get Out Chattanooga” magazine - available on Wednesday.

From Frontline Heroes To Thaddeus Stevens

Jun 29, 2020
Alex Paul Loza
Alex Paul Loza / Chattanooga Public Library

Maybe you’ve seen his portraits of frontline workers in the Chattanooga area during this pandemic.

Or maybe you’ve read about the sculpture he’s working on now - of a Civil War icon known as the “Father of the 14th Amendment.”

Scenic Roots - Mon 6/29/20

Jun 29, 2020

  • Alex Paul Loza on frontline heroes and Thaddeus Stevens.
  • Sunny Montgomery on the latest "Get Out Chattanooga."
  • From QuaranTunes at Noon:  Tony & Heather Mabe.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."

Live In The Library: Rye Baby

Jun 26, 2020

On this week’s “Scenic Roots:  Live In The Library,” Richard Winham presents a performance by Rye Baby, recorded last year in the downtown Chattanooga Public Library.

Teaching In - And Through - The Arts

Jun 26, 2020
Colleen Laliberte
Creative Arts Guild

Colleen Laliberte is a storyteller who lives, breathes and shares many forms of art - as a performer, director, writer and puppeteer.