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Walden's Puddle on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Walden’s Puddle

Joelton, TN

Laura Faber learns about rescuing wild animals at Walden's Puddle.


Anne of All Trades on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Anne of All Trades

Nashville, TN

‘Anne of all Trades” is a Nashville woman who has decided to make it her life’s mission to work with her hands and teach others disappearing life skills like woodworking and blacksmithing.


Equestrian Trainer Elizabeth Keathley on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Equestrian Trainer Elizabeth Keathley

Woodbury, TN

The equine industry is big business in this state – the 6th largest in the nation. What you might not know – is people come from around the world to get training time with a woman in Woodbury Tennessee. As Laura Faber tells us, Elizabeth Keathley trains horses and drivers in a most unique sport. Presented by Nashville Public Television.


Jim Beam Decanters on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Jim Beam Decanters

Woodbury, TN

On our Tennessee Crossroads travels, we've met a number of avid collectors, and sometimes those collections become downright obsessions. Case in point, the couple you're about to meet in rural Wilson County, TN. Because of their decanter collection, they had to enlarge their home to contain it all. They're not just any decanters, mind you, they're Jim Beam Decanters. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.


Xpogo - Dalton Smith on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Xpogo – Dalton Smith

Knoxville, TN

Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to meet a young man from Franklin, TN who's a sports star in his own right. Extreme pogo. Dalton Smith already holds five world records in a sport you may not even know about. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Xpogo.


Miniature Horses FLASHBACK on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Miniature Horses FLASHBACK

Gallatin, TN

Susan Watson visits a miniature horse ranch in Chapel Hill, in this Flashback from 1993 This business is closed, but please enjoy the memories of this journey.


Women's Hockey League on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Women’s Hockey League

Nashville, TN

When the Predators first hit the ice in Music City, many had their doubts about whether or not hockey would find a fan base in Nashville, TN. It didn't take long to determine that Tennesseans love the sport just as much as folks up north. Not long after the NHL came to town, a group of local ladies erased another doubt, whether or not hockey was just a men's game. The answer was a resounding "no," as Gretchen Bates recently learned when she suited up with the Nashville Women's Ice Hockey League. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.


Mug Collector - Charlie Fouts on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Mug Collector – Charlie Fouts

Woodbury, TN

Charlie Fouts chooses to look at things. One day he built a shelf. Of course, he had to have things to put on that shelf and that lead to a collection, which Tennessee Crossroads traveled to Woodbury, TN to see. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.


Mistletoe Farm on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Mistletoe Farm

Franklin, TN

Artists who spin or weave to create their works know it's a long journey from fleece to finished and some encouragement along the way is very welcome. Leanne Butchko is not only a talented artist, but is surrounded by a supporting crew who have a big stake in her work. Rob Wilds recently visited Mistletoe Farm in Franklin, TN to meet Leanne and the creatures who lighten her load just by being themselves.


Operation Song on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Operation Song

Nashville, TN

A song can make you smile. A song can break your heart. A song can, perhaps, save your life. That is what a group of songwriters have been finding out as they help returning veterans deal with their memories and PTSD with music. Tennessee Crossroads takes us to the front line of "Operation Song."​ Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.


Grapevine Artist on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Grapevine Artist

Centerville, TN

When you think of grapevines, you probably think about, well, grapes. Or maybe wine. You probably don't think of grapevines as an artistic medium, but Ricky Pittman does. Tennessee Crossroads traveled to Centerville, TN to meet the artist who works in grapevines and chicken wire and anything else that comes to his mind. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.


Miniature Herefords on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Miniature Herefords

Franklin, TN

You can always find Hereford cattle grazing along the highways of Tennessee. They're big, handsome, massive creatures, but not always. You see in recent years, a new breed of miniature herefords have been populating smaller ranches, like the one we found just a few miles from downtown Franklin, TN. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.