Episode 3137

Tennessee Crossroads

March 15, 2018

Season 31 | Episode 37

On Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads, learn about 'Operation Song,' where songwriters help veterans deal with PTSD by writing songs about the memories that haunt them. Check out Ralph's Donut Shop in Cookeville. Learn the fascinating history surrounding an antebellum mansion in Knoxville. Visit one of Tennessee's smallest counties for one BIG Irish celebration.

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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."‚Äč Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.


Ralph's Donut Shop on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Ralph’s Donut Shop

Cookeville, TN

It's often we exit the Interstate to explore a locally favorite mom and pop restaurant. But, as far I as remember, never to visit a donut shop. However, when Tennessee Crossroads heard about one in Cookeville, TN that's been rated among the best in the nation, we just had to find out more. It's Ralph's Donut Shop, a sweet tradition for 56 years. Join us Nashville Public Television to find out more.


Erin St. Patrick's Parade on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Erin St. Patrick’s Parade

Erin, TN

Every year, for one day, one of Tennessee's smallest counties and communities becomes one of the state's largest. As Tennessee Crossroads found out, it's all about tradition and lots of fun in Erin, TN, in Houston County during the Erin St Patrick's Day Parade. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.


Bleak House on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Bleak House

Knoxville, TN

Gretchen Bates learns the fascinating history surrounding an antebellum mansion in Knoxville.