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. So far we've explored the origins of Fagan's Spring, met Champion Chicken Mama Cary and listened to old-timey instruments being put to use by a new generation of musicians.

What's next? You'll probably never guess.


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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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