Tennessee Valley Explorer (people/places/events podcast)

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The Tennessee Valley Explorer looks for remarkable people, places and cultural practices and brings the story to you in this occasional series. What's next? You'll probably never guess.

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Feeding the Elderly and Nourishing The Soul

Monday, August 18, 2014

Everyday thousands of people drive by a hidden garden in Huntsville that is an important source of nourishment for the elderly. It’s easy to miss the CASA Community Garden. Today, we’ll stop by for a visit in our latest installment of the Tennessee Valley Explorer. Brett Tannehill reports …

Staying Cool Is A Family Business

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Tennessee Valley Explorer resumes with a trip to Blount County where we'll visit a family business that focuses on staying cool. Spring Valley Beach Water Park enters its 42nd year of operation this weekend. Brett Tannehill has the story ... 

Walking Wildflower Trail

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Land Trust of North Alabama offers public access to more than 45 miles of trails and five nature preserves across Madison County and the Tennessee Valley. Lace up your hiking boots as we go for a waterfall hike on Wildflower Trail ... 

Old Music Traditions With A Modern Edge

Monday, May 20, 2013

In this edition of the Tennessee Valley Explorer, we'll take a look a north Alabama-based group of musicians who are taking their handmade, traditional musical stylings to audiences across the globe. Meet The Pine Hill Haints and hear how they put a new edge on an old way of doing things ... 

Meet Mama Carey ... Champion Chicken

Friday, May 3, 2013

In this installment of the Tennessee Valley Explorer, we travel to Moulton for the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival. The festival features live music, carnival rides and a huge poultry competition. Let's meet the festival Grand Champion, Mama Carey, and find out what it takes to be the best bird of the bunch ...



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