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."

Richard Winham presents a performance by The 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra - an eight-piece jazz ensemble in Atlanta - recorded earlier this year at Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga.

A Spirited Rise For A Choo-Choo Distillery

Sep 1, 2020

Bill Lee and his wife Wanda opened Gate 11 Distillery last year in the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

A Virtual Home For 4 Bridges Arts Festival

Sep 1, 2020
Kimberly Paige - Birmingham, AL

This year’s 4 Bridges Arts Festival - presented each year by the Association for Visual Arts, or AVA, here in Chattanooga - starts online on Thursday, through a smartphone app.

Sarah Moore is the festival’s director - and Jennifer Lewis is executive director of AVA.

Scenic Roots - Tues 9/01/20

Sep 1, 2020

  • AVA's Jennifer Lewis & Sarah Moore on 4 Bridges goes virtual.
  • Gate 11 Distillery's Bill Lee on a spirited rise in Chattanooga.  
  • Barking Legs Theater:  The 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."

Cath Truelove and Graham Truelove
StoryCorps / WUTC

Today on Tennessee Valley StoryCorps, Graham Truelove and his wife Cath Truelove talk about what divorce taught them about marriage. 

Mountain Spirit: Anna Tivel

Aug 31, 2020

Richard Winham shares a virtual performance by Anna Tivel - a singer-songwriter in Portland, Oregon known for lyric-driven folk/Americana songs - recorded for the Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, North Carolina. 

Managing Your Money In Chaotic Times

Aug 31, 2020

The Money School is going virtual.

This year’s series of financial education classes from Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise takes place online from Wednesday, September 9th through Saturday, September 12th.

Where Book Lovers Got "Literated" In Chattanooga

Aug 31, 2020

The financial consequences of COVID-19 have forced many businesses across the country to close their doors for good.

Scenic Roots - Mon 8/31/20

Aug 31, 2020

  • Star Lowe, owner of Star Line Books in Chattanooga.
  • CNE's Chelsea Smith on this year's Virtual Money School.
  • From Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series:  Anna Tivel.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."

Live In The Library: Alan Shikoh

Aug 30, 2020

Richard Winham shares a new session - with guitarist Alan Shikoh - recorded this month downtown at the Chattanooga Public Library on this week's "Scenic Roots:  Live In The Library."