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."

Author Lee Smith's Trip To "Blue Marlin"

Jun 26, 2020

Lee Smith is a New York Times bestselling author whose new book is titled “Blue Marlin.”

On Sunday at 3 PM, Southern Lit Alliance here in Chattanooga will host what it calls “A Book and A Bottle” event on Zoom where Lee will talk about her book.

I spoke with Lee - and Lynda LeVan of Southern Lit Alliance.


This Moment For America - And For Chattanooga

Jun 26, 2020
A recent protest in Chattanooga.
#ICantBreatheCha

A month after the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis - and everything that has happened since, both here in the Chattanooga area and across the nation - where do we go from here?

That’s a question I heard yesterday during a discussion that included two scholars on our campus, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


Scenic Roots - Thu 6/25/20

Jun 26, 2020

  • A month after George Floyd’s death:  Where do we go from here?
  • Author Lee Smith and Lynda LeVan of Southern Lit Alliance.
  • Colleen Laliberte on teaching through the arts for UTC’s SCEA.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."


Talking Writing: Rachel Landrum Crumble

Jun 24, 2020

On this week’s “Talking Writing,” Richard Winham speaks with Rachel Landrum Crumble, poet and teacher.


The Power Of Art - And The Small Things In Nature

Jun 24, 2020
A salamander sculpture
Townsend Atelier

Townsend Atelier here in Chattanooga is partnering with the Tennessee River Gorge Trust to celebrate the power of the small things that live and thrive in the Gorge.

Eight visual artists in this area have created artwork that will be on view tomorrow in for a livestream event - and the proceeds will benefit the Gorge.


Beyond The Headlines With Rosana Hughes

Jun 24, 2020

Rosana Hughes covers crime, the courts and breaking news in our area for The Chattanooga Times Free Press.

And lately, there has been a lot to cover on that beat - from investigations of law enforcement misconduct to the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis to the protests here in Chattanooga - and more.


Scenic Roots: Weds 6/24/20

Jun 24, 2020

  • Rosana Hughes of The Chattanooga Times Free Press.
  • How art supports the Tennessee River Gorge Trust.
  • This week’s Talking Writing:  Rachel Landrum Crumble.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."


Barking Legs Theater: The Black Feathers

Jun 23, 2020
The Black Feathers:  Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler
theblackfeathers.com

From our own Richard Winham, a sampling from Barking Legs Theater of The Black Feathers - Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler - the English duo who shared their brand of Americana music via livestream from the UK over the weekend.


Making Music In The Heart Of Chattanooga

Jun 23, 2020
Ceiling view of record studio
Dynamo Studios

Dynamo Studios here in Chattanooga provides students and musicians with educational experiences built around music production and the arts.


Scenic Roots - Tues 6/23/20

Jun 23, 2020

  • Dynamo Studio's Kessler Cuffman on making music.
  • From Barking Legs Theater:  The Black Feathers.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."


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