For more than four decades the Oasis Center here in Nashville has offered safety, support and life changing opportunities to our city’s vulnerable youthTennessee Crossroads learned how one of their programs uses art to help young people cultivate a positive change in themselves and their communities. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
One of the things you probably had to have when you first started school was a brand new package of crayons. Maybe you remember the vivid colors, the feel, even the smell of those crayons when you opened the box. Herb Williams certainly does and he's reminded of those things every day. Tennessee Crossroads visited this Nashville artist uses crayons in an unusual way to create equally unusual pieces. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
You don't see many Made-in-America labeled clothes, hanging on store racks nowadays. Most of that business left the country, in the name of free trade. But don't dispair. Tennessee Crossroads will take you to a Made in Tennessee line of garments coming out of a century-old factory in Bristol, TN. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Dr. Jack Fisher loves trains of all types. He shows us around his impressive O-Line railroad layout at home, then to the train layout he designed and maintains at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.
Thompson's Station, TN
Building or refurbishing an antique car is a hobby for many. But the newest craze is to step away from the new and shiny paint jobs to a bucket of rust called a rat rod. Tennessee Crossroads introduces us to the man who calls himself the ‘king of rust” in Thompson’s Station, TN.
In Middle Tennessee if you mention "The Farm" most folks think of the Hippie Farm near Summertown, TN. Steven Gaskin and a bus caravan of his followers left San Francisco and moved to Tennessee to pursue a life style of communal living. Tennessee Crossroads' Gretchen Bates spent a day there learning about Kids To The Country. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Although less than 3% of the world's marble comes from quarries in our country, Tennessee is a leading producer. You find everywhere from the United States Capitol in DC, to Grand Central Station in New York. This is the story of how an East Tennessee marble company came to the aid of Middle Tennessee landmark. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Tennessee Marble Company.