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Tennessee Crossroads

March 07, 2019

Season 32 | Episode 36

On Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads, watch a man design and create custom-made saddles. Visit The Café at Thistle Farms, which works to heal, empower and employ women. Discover how an East Tennessee marble quarry solved a marble mystery at Nashville's Hermitage Hotel. And finally, meet a Nashville couple who turned their sweet jams into a successful business.

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Jay Bauman -  Saddlemaker on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Jay Bauman – Saddlemaker

Monterey, TN

If you have an idea you believe in, sometimes you just have to go ahead and try it, even if others doubt you.That's what Jay Bauman did. Jay is an artist and craftsman born into a family of leather workers, who made fine belts and holsters. But, when Jay saw leather, he didn't see belts and holsters; he saw saddles. So, Jay took the trail less ridden and now his saddles are sought by horse owners from across the country. Tennessee Crossroads recently traveled to the community of Muddy Pond to watch Jay at work..


The Cafe at Thistle Farms on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

The Cafe at Thistle Farms

Nashville, TN

The Café at Thistle Farms is part of Thistle Farms' social enterprise, which heals, empowers, and employs women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.


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.


Nashville Jam Company on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Nashville Jam Company

Nashville, TN

We know that Nashville, TN jams, and it's the music capitol of the world. But for one couple, Nashville Jams has a much sweeter meaning. Tennessee Crossroads introduces us to Cortney and Gary Baron who own the Nashville Jam Company. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.