Scenic Roots

Spotting – And Stopping – Human Trafficking

Jan 22, 2020

Tomorrow, a free training seminar here in Chattanooga will raise awareness of human trafficking - and how to stop it.


Vision Hospitality Group - and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association - will present the seminar, open to the public, at the Hilton Garden Inn at Hamilton Place in two sessions - at 10 AM and at 1 PM.


Jenelle Hawkins is with Vision Hospitality Group…

How Communities Are Confronting Hate

Jan 22, 2020

Becky Monroe is a law professor at Ohio State University who studies community data on hate and discrimination in a nationwide context.

Last night, she visited this campus - the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - to speak at the launch of Pivot Point, a series of policy forums organized by Mayor Andy Berke’s Council Against Hate.


Before the forum, Becky stopped by “Scenic Roots”...

Scenic Roots - Weds 1/22/20

Jan 22, 2020

  • OSU's Prof. Becky Monroe gives a snapshot on hate for a Chattanooga forum. 
  • Jenelle Hawkins of Vision Hospitality Group on stopping human trafficking.
  • Mike Goodson on Threads of Love's quilts - and Brittney Winborn on quilling.
  • 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.

Paint Your Own Pottery For Habitat Homes

Jan 21, 2020
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

Jan 21, 2020
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

Jan 21, 2020

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

Jan 21, 2020
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

Jan 21, 2020

  • 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.