No one ever looks forward to going to the hospital, but if you're a kid that experience is even more frightening. At Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN, they're using artwork, not only to calm fears but to promote healing. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
When we think of fine jewelry making, we usually envision craftsman working with minute tools and magnifying glasses in comfortable surroundings. Tennessee Crossroads traveled to Somerville TN and found a family that works in loud, harsh, machine shop conditions to bring us some beautiful works of art using precious metal and an ancient metalsmithing process.
Bon Aqua, TN
To many of us, the words "tea room" conjure up visions of finger sandwiches, scones and dainty little tea cups. Well, you can get tea at the Beacon Light Tea Room, as long as it's iced tea. It's the sumptuous Southern cooking that attracts loyal diners -- like fried chicken, country ham, red-eye gravy and biscuits. Let's pay a visit to this now historic restaurant in Bon Aqua, TN to discover their secret. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Bon Aqua, TN
The universe is a huge place. For most of us, there is one place around which our personal universe seems to resolve. For Johnny Cash, it was a farm in the community of Bon Aqua, TN. Don't think Johnny Cash is forgotten there. The new owner has made sure of that. Tennessee Crossroads met Brian Oxley and learns how he has preserved not only the Cash memory, but the storytelling he loved so much. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
If you liked making mud pies as a child and building bonfires as an adult, you can certainly relate tho this next story. Tennessee Crossroads' Ken Wilshire found an artist in Gassaway, TN who's almost creating modern day fossils with her unique talents. Arlene Knaak certainly knows how to make a lasting impression. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Arlene's Art.
If you treasure hand-me-down gifts like your grandfather's pocket watch or pocketknife, you'll be interested in this next story. Items like that are hard to come by these days. But Col. Littleton in Lynnville, TN wants to bring back that piece of tradition of the past by creating leather goods and other items that aren't just gifts but help foster emotional bonds.
We love bringing you stories about quaint dining destinations we discover around the state. Sometimes we almost overlook what's in our own backyard. The Picnic Cafe has been a breakfast and lunch tradition in West Nashville, TN for more than 35 years. Owner Kathy Bonnett has earned a reputation for her fresh-made food and Southern hospitality. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.