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Piano Man on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Piano Man

Dyersburg, TN

Tennessee Crossroads visits Grant Houston of Nashville, TN, a man who makes it his mission to give well-worn pianos a new lease on life in a repair shop in Dyersburg, TN. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Piano Man.


BrightStone on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

BrightStone

Franklin, TN

Joe Elmore visits BrightStone in Franklin, a place dedicated to helping adults with special needs.


Oasis Center Underground Art Studio on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Oasis Center Underground Art Studio

Nashville, TN

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.


Big Sandy Collector on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Big Sandy Collector

Big Sandy, TN

A Big Sandy man has a big collection of all kinds of things that take him back to his younger days. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.


Herb Williams-Crayon Artist on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Herb Williams-Crayon Artist

Nashville, TN

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.


LC King Manufacturing on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

LC King Manufacturing

Bristol, TN

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.


Homer Green Flashback on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Homer Green Flashback

Murfreesboro, TN

Joe Elmore takes us down memory lane on our first Tennessee Crossroads Flashback with folk artist Homer Green.


Model Trains with Dr. Jack Fisher on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Model Trains with Dr. Jack Fisher

Nashville, TN

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.


The Cookery on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

The Cookery

Nashville, TN

Joe Elmore visits The Cookery in Nashville. A place that serves good food while restoring the lives of formerly homeless employees.


Rat Rods on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Rat Rods

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.


Kids to the Country on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Kids to the Country

Summertown, 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.


Tennessee Marble Company on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Tennessee Marble Company

Friendsville, TN

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.