Scenic Roots

Monday through Friday, from 3 PM to 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."

  • Ray Bassett is the host of "Scenic Roots"   produced by Haley Solomon, Karley Dodson and Will Davis.

Ways to Connect

Scenic Roots - Mon 3/02/20

Mar 2, 2020

  • Author Susan Zurenda with Lynda LeVan of Southern Lit Alliance.
  • Opening soon:  The Tennessee Aquarium's Turtles of the World gallery.
  • New Bloom Labs - and, Chattanooga's Performing Arts League.
  • These voices - and more - on this encore edition of "Scenic Roots."

Ray Bassett is the host of "Scenic Roots" - produced by Haley Solomon, Karley Dodson and Will Davis.

A Passion For Clean Public Spaces

Feb 29, 2020

Each month, Green Steps here in Chattanooga organizes community cleanups to pick up litter.

Springing Ahead At "Get Out Chattanooga"

Feb 29, 2020

Edible ecology, trail towns - and swimruns.

 

Just a few things you’ll find in the latest issue of “Get Out Chattanooga” - arriving this weekend from The Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The Cherokee Arrrival In Indian Territory

Feb 29, 2020
Library of Congress

What happened to the Cherokee at the end of the Trail of Tears?

 

How did they endure making a new life in Indian Territory - now Oklahoma?

"Bells For Eli" Author Heads For SouthBound

Feb 29, 2020

Susan Zurenda lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

 

She has taught literature, composition and creative writing to high school and college students for more than thirty years - and now, she has written her debut novel, “Bells for Eli.”

Scenic Roots - Fri 2/28/20

Feb 29, 2020

  • Author Susan Zurenda with Lynda LeVan of Southern Lit Alliance.
  • Park ranger Will Wilson on the Cherokee arrival in Indian Territory.
  • Sunny Montgomery on The Chattanooga Times Free Press.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of "Scenic Roots."

Ray Bassett is the host of "Scenic Roots" - produced by Haley Solomon, Karley Dodson and Will Davis.

A Community Pantry In East Chattanooga

Feb 29, 2020

What looks like a community library box - but instead of filling it with books that people can borrow and share, you fill it with food?

An Apple Core Theory A Day...

Feb 29, 2020

Have you ever heard of the “apple core theory”?

 

Tish Gailmard is director of wildlife at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center here in Chattanooga - and she can tell you all about it...

A Spotlight On "The Special Plight Of Refugees"

Feb 29, 2020
Vanderbilt University

Next week, a philosophy professor at Vanderbilt University who writes about refugees will speak on this campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Performing Arts League Lifts Chattanooga's Youth

Feb 29, 2020

Around for nearly a decade, The Performing Arts League here in Chattanooga promotes youth involvement in theater, dance and music - both instrumental and vocal.

 

The League - which includes active professionals and retirees - offers scholarships, grants, dance camps and instrument lessons to youths who might not have the funds otherwise.


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