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Scenic Roots


Scenic Roots

"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 hosts and produces "Scenic Roots" at WUTC. 
Ways to Connect
  • The Hunter Museum: A space for African-American art. “The Breath of the City” podcast on Chattanooga’s public art. These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
  • At Immersion Gallery in downtown Chattanooga, you will encounter an ever-changing world of art - local and regional, accented in mystery and oddity. The shapes at the Gallery will shift again for its next event for the public: on Saturday, April 8th.
  • Abraham Lincoln’s success in ending slavery in this country often overshadows the dilemma he faced in achieving that goal. Tomorrow evening, two scholars of the 16th President during the Civil War will discuss that dilemma here on our campus - the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
  • “Lincoln’s Dilemma” during the Civil War explored at UTC. Changing it up at the ever-changing Immersion Gallery. These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
  • Joseph Goodman and Savannah Hodges are art students here at UTC. They are the latest recipients of the Lillian B. Feinstein Scholarship - named for the noted local sculptor.
  • The Marching Mocs are the marching band on our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Last week, in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at UTC’s Fine Arts Center, the band received an official invitation to perform during London’s New Year’s Day Parade and Festival.
  • The Marching Mocs, invited to London’s New Year’s Day Parade. Student stories from UTC: The PodLab, our interns & Rising Rock. “Beyond the Surface,” art by two UTC students on display at AVA. These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
  • Next week, from Monday, April 3rd through Saturday, April 8th at Chattanooga Green Park, you'll find National Park Partners leading Spring Break History Tours for 4th graders.
  • Partnerships between nonprofits can spell success for all. A case in point: the partnerships with La Paz Chattanooga, which serves the Latino community in this city. Lily Sanchez is with La Paz.
  • This spring, The Company Lab - or CO.LAB - hosts its first CO.MOBILITY Summit: Tuesday, May 9th through Thursday, May 11th - here on our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.