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Scenic Roots
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"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.
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  • Here in the Chattanooga area, FACES: The National Craniofacial Association helps make surgeries possible across the country for children and adults with facial differences because of genetics, diseases or accidents.
  • This weekend, Avis Wanda McClinton and David Satten-Lopez visit our campus to give a presentation on "The 339 Manumissions & Beyond Project," co-sponsored by UTC’s Department of History, on Saturday at 2 PM in the Guerry Center Reading Room.
  • Theresa Kereakes is a photographer - and one of the original punks in Los Angeles during the 1970’s. “Retrospect” is an exhibition of Theresa’s photos from that era, now on display at Stove Works here in Chattanooga.
  • Snapshots of early punk in “Retrospect” at Stove Works. The legacy of Quaker enslavement - explored at UTC. A Fearlessly Different show for a fearlessly different FACES. These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
  • Here in Tennessee, whiskey is not only distilled - but also honored. The Tennessee Whiskey Festival returns for its ninth year to downtown Chattanooga on Saturday, September 30th - from 1 PM to 5 PM - at the First Horizon Pavilion next to Finley Stadium.
  • Bomani Armah - a.k.a. Baba Bomani - is a poet, producer, hip-hop MC and a Kennedy Center teaching artist. On Saturday, October 14th, he will present a workshop “Integrating Hip-Hop in the Classroom” during this year's Chattanooga Hip-Hop Summit.
  • What is investing for social change - known as ESG? Ramon DeGennaro, Professor Emeritus of Banking and Finance at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, talks at the Probasco Chair Fall Lecture Series - Thursday, September 28th here at UTC.
  • Five years ago, our campus - the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - launched the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Gary W. Rollins College of Business. Mike Bradshaw, the Center's first Entrepreneur-in-Residence, is now CIE's director.
  • Mike Bradshaw of UTC’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. “Shareholder Value & ESG” - the Probasco Chair Fall Lecture At UTC. In the learning groove for “Integrating Hip-Hop into the Classroom.” These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
  • Chattanooga is a magnet for startups from this area, from around the country and from around the world. A new podcast by The Company Lab, or CO.LAB, gets on board. Welcome to “Startup Station.” Ashlyn Gentile and Angela Poffenbaugh are with CO.LAB.