Scenic Roots

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"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."

Kathy Veazey & John Rawlston
The Tennessee Ruminators / Facebook

Richard Winham shares a performance by The Tennessee Ruminators - John Rawlston and Kathy Veazey - recorded live downtown at The Chattanooga Public Library on this week’s “Live In The Library.”

Light bulb / green|spaces

As the weather gets cooler, we hear plenty of smart tips on how to make our homes more energy-efficient for the winter.

Here are a few from Wayne Brown of green|spaces and Lance Irwin of EPB.

"Jaguar Woman," by Isabel Case Borghatta
The Hunter Museum

At the Hunter Museum here in Chattanooga, an exhibition of works by female artists marks this year’s centennial for women’s suffrage in this country.

The collection - “The F Word: We Mean Female” - features about 30 pieces acquired by the museum over nearly four decades.

Brown's Tavern
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Brown’s Tavern - sitting on nine acres near Brown’s Ferry - is older than the City of Chattanooga, with a history that includes the Trail of Tears and the Civil War.

Recently, the American Battlefield Trust purchased the site - agreeing to transfer it and two other properties to National Park Partners.

Kofi Mawuko
Kofi Mawuko / Facebook

Kofi Mawuko was born in Ghana, West Africa.

He learned singing, dancing and playing music at an early age - traveling the world as lead dancer and master drummer with a performing troupe.

  • Musician Kofi Mawuko on his work for ABC @ UTC.
  • Tricia Mims and Anthony Hodges on Brown's Tavern
  • A showcase for female artists - and smart energy tips.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."


Jason Lyles
Jason Lyles Music

Richard Winham speaks with Jason Lyles, the Chattanooga singer-songwriter who just finished “Chameleana” - his fifth studio album, in collaboration with producer William Bowers - on this week’s “Talking Writing.”

Candles lit in darkness
The Chattery

The holidays are a time when we can especially feel the loss of someone dear to us.

Susan Latta is director of the grief program at Hospice of Chattanooga.

Philanthropy word cloud
EpicTop10.Com / Creative Commons

All this month, an effort here in the Chattanooga area is highlighting generosity - offering opportunities for people to be generous in their own way.

  • Dominique Brandt and Susan Day on “I Am Generous.”
  • Susan Latta on “Hope for the Holidays” for those who grieve.
  • Talking Writing:  Jason Lyles on his new album “Chameleana.”
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”