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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."

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  • Richard Winham shares a performance by Neue Grafik Ensemble at last year’s Jazz a La Villette, the annual jazz festival held in Paris.
  • This weekend, La Paz Chattanooga - which supports the Latino community in this city - hosts a Fiesta de Vecindario. The neighborhood party at its community center takes place Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM.
  • Last summer, the Chattanooga Historical Society / Picnooga opened a downtown storefront and collections archive to the public - at 110 East 7th Street. What’s next for the nonprofit dedicated to bringing the history of this city to the surface - making it accessible to all?
  • Here in Tennessee, demand for jobs in IT is high. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee - the largest health benefit plan provider in the state - cofounded a higher ed partnership known as the BlueSky Tennessee Institute: an accelerated bachelor’s program in computing to train more technology talent for the workforce.
  • BlueSky Tennessee Institute’s Bradley Leon & Melissa Graham. Lily Sanchez on La Paz Chattanooga’s Fiesta de Vecindario. From Jazz a la Villette in Paris: Neue Grafik Ensemble. These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
  • Here in Chattanooga, young Black women - ages 18 to 24 - are sharing their stories in a new podcast from the nonprofit Girl Stance.
  • Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center here in Chattanooga wants to catch the sun - and needs your help.
  • In our latest conversation with Chambliss Center for Children as the agency celebrates 150 years in the Chattanooga area, we speak with Lesley Berryhill, Director of Special Projects and Events - and Stephanie Foster, director of School-Based Programs.
  • The Chambliss Conversations: Partnerships And The HCDE. Here comes the sun - to power Reflection Riding’s future. Introducing the “What She Said!” podcast by Girl Stance. These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
  • Richard Winham shares his conversation with Patty Griffin, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter.