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Scenic Roots - Mon 1/09/23

  • The area boom in freestanding emergency departments.
  • “Waters Rising,” a mini-opera from inside prison walls.
  • A celebration on the way to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • These voices - and more - on this edition of “Scenic Roots.”
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  • Chattanooga and Hamilton County serve as a regional hub for health care. Now, what are known as freestanding emergency departments - freestanding ER’s - are on the rise in this area. Elizabeth Fite is examining this trend as health care reporter for The Chattanooga Times Free Press.
  • From inside prison walls, a story of transformation from darkness to light. “Waters Rising: A Cardboard Opera” was produced in collaboration with prisoners at Walker State Faith and Character Based Prison in Northwest Georgia and the Hunter Museum of American Art here in Chattanooga.
  • Next Monday is the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Here in Chattanooga, a multi-day celebration of the civil rights leader and his legacy is now under way for its 53rd year. Eric Atkins is co-chair of the Unity Group of Chattanooga.