Scenic Roots

Paint Your Own Pottery For Habitat Homes

18 hours ago
River City Pottery

River City Pottery in East Brainerd invites future homeowners and their families through Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga to come to the studio and paint pottery pieces they choose - and then, the studio presents the finished pottery to each family at the dedication ceremony for their new home.


Kimberly York is manager of River City Pottery...

Learning The Delicate Art Of Stained Glass

19 hours ago
Reflections Gallery

Stained glass requires a lot of patience.

Just ask Summer Harrison of Reflections Gallery here in Chattanooga.


Tomorrow evening, at 5:30 PM, she will start teaching a five-week beginner’s course at the Gallery on stained glass...

Where Sandhill Cranes Are Waiting For You

19 hours ago

If you missed the sandhill crane festival in East Tennessee over the weekend, you have another chance to see the birds.


Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center here in Chattanooga will take you to them this weekend.


Mark McKnight is president and CEO of Reflection Riding - and Tish Gailmard is director of wildlife there...

The INCubator For Startups In Chattanooga

19 hours ago
Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

Here in Chattanooga, startup entrepreneurs who are looking for a place to grow find a home on the North Shore - at The INCubator in the Hamilton County Business Development Center.


The program of The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce helps guide those entrepreneurs over three to four years - launching them and their businesses to the next level.


Alexis Willis is the Chamber’s director of small business and entrepreneurship - and oversees The INCubator…

Scenic Roots - Tues 1/21/20

19 hours ago

  • Alexis Willis of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce's INCubator.
  • Mark McKnight and Tish Gailmard of Reflection Riding on sandhill cranes. 
  • Learning how to make stained glass - and paint your own pottery for a cause.
  • 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.

Mollie Vannoy and Sybil McLain-Topel
StoryCorps / WUTC

Today on Tennessee Valley StoryCorps, Mollie Vannoy and her daughter, Sybil McLain-Topel, talk about the gender pay gap.

Tennessee Valley StoryCorps brings you conversations from people who went to the StoryCorps recording booth in Chattanooga's Miller Park in the spring of 2019. You can subscribe to the Tennessee Valley StoryCorps podcast on iTunes or Google Podcasts and never miss an episode. This series is produced and edited by Will Davis and made possible, in part, by EPB Fiber Optics.

Scenic Roots - Mon 1/20/20

Jan 20, 2020

  • A conversation with KB Ballentine and Linda Parsons.
  • Giant Steps Music partners with SoundCorps on musical instruments.
  • Improv Chattanooga moves forward - and, Young Yogaletts.
  • 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.

The Mind Of Artifice The Mentalist

Jan 19, 2020

His name is “Artifice” - and his job is “mentalist.”


“Artifice the Mentalist” is the stage name of Chase Ellsworth.


You may have seen Artifice perform here in Chattanooga - and having met him, I can tell you that seeing is believing.


Artifice - and his wife, Lela - stopped by “Scenic Roots”...

Time For Color Chattanooga Pink!

Jan 17, 2020

Color Chattanooga Pink! starts tomorrow - a week of events that lead up to next Saturday’s Pink! Gala, which raises funds for the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial.

Mark Hite is co-chair of Color Chattanooga Pink! - and Dr. Betsy Washburn is a breast oncology surgeon at the Locher Breast Center...

Scenic City Shakespeare Aims For The Stage

Jan 17, 2020


All the world’s a stage - and now, Shakespeare has a new champion here in Chattanooga.

Scenic City Shakespeare aims to make the works of The Bard accessible to all with theatre and educational programs.


The group is planning to produce its inaugural season this fall - and it is already hosting monthly discussion groups, as part of The Shakespeare 2020 Project.


Ryan Laskowski is artistic director of Scenic City Shakespeare.