“Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast” celebrates the culture, spirit, accomplishments and history of West Tennessee and the surrounding region. Hosted by DPA president and CEO, Scott Williams, the podcast features notable guests who are influencers from the worlds of entertainment, history, agriculture, education, politics, tourism, sports, business and law, as well as other areas.
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EP 138: Lisa Smartt: Making People Laugh
Lisa Smartt of Dresden, Tennessee loves to make people laugh. A motivational humorist and writer, she travels nationally speaking to groups on a variety of fun and interesting topics. In
EP 137: Chase Treece & Morgan Goodman: Making a Difference in Young Lives
This week’s episode features two guests who have the unique opportunity to impact the lives of young people every single day—Chase Treece, the current youth pastor for Crosswind Church and
EP 136: Josh Cooper: Slay or No Way?
The popular Cooper family, led by father Josh, recently visited Discovery Park and created content already receiving thousands of views. The family is well known for creating off-beat comedy, under
EP 135: Al Claiborne: The Odyssey of a Norman Lane
On the morning of Friday, April 5, 1968, West Tennessean Norman Lane, a recent casualty of the Vietnam War, lay in repose in a government-issued casket at the Brownsville, Tennessee
EP 134: The Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Discovery Award Honorees
Get ready to be inspired by this episode with segments recorded at the third annual Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Discovery Awards. At this special annual event, we honored
EP 133: Scott Guymon: Baseball, Legacy and Culture
Are you ready to dive into the fascinating world of baseball history and heritage? In this episode, we sit down with Scott Guymon, the owner of the Fulton Railroaders, as
EP 132: Jacob Dublin: A Powerhouse Leader
In this episode, we welcome Powerhouse Athletics owner, Jacob Dublin. We hear about Dublin’s affinity for being a new business owner and a mentor to the young people of West
EP 131: Katie Burke: Ducks Unlimited, Conservation and Duck Duck Goose
Museum curator Katie Burke was a key member in the development and design of the Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center located in Bass Pro Shops’ superstore in the Memphis Pyramid.
EP 130: Lane Walker: Award-Winning Educator, Writer and Outdoorsman
Lane Walker is an award-winning educator, writer and outdoorsman. For 25 years, he has dedicated his life to inspiring children to get out of the house and explore the world around them. This devotion, paired with a passion
EP 129: Jason Pate: A Sharer of Forgotten Stories
After his wife’s diagnosis with schizophrenia, Jason Pate began learning to process his own grief through the lens of history by diving into the forgotten stories of those who have
EP 128: Zac Elliott: Mad Cow Defenses
Zac Elliott is the founder of Mad Cow Defenses, a firearm customization shop in Union City, Tennessee. In this episode, Elliott discusses his unconventional journey of joining the military and
EP 127: Timothy and Terri Jenkins-Brady and Randy Stark: Write up the Road
Timothy and Terri Jenkins-Brady and Randy Stark met as three students in the same first-grade classroom in Albuquerque, N.M. Today, they are accomplished professionals who came together to form an