“Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast” is produced at Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee and celebrates the culture, accomplishments and history of West Tennessee while inspiring listeners to see beyond. Hosted by Scott Williams, guests include West Tennessee influencers from the worlds of business, entertainment, sports, tourism and more. Like what you hear? Subscribe to “Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast” on iTunes and listen to a new episode each week.
In June 1917, 1,250 men volunteered to become the first African Americans to receive training and begin military service in World War I. Many hoped that they would be rewarded with equal rights at the end of the war. MORE>>
Charles and Crystal Meade changed the course of their family’s life when they purchased a Northwest Tennessee nursery that was in much need of some TLC. Today, Soleil Garden Center includes a nursery, a retail showroom featuring regional artists and a recording studio. MORE>>
As a child, Karen Campbell looked down the road of her Northwest Tennessee hometown and couldn’t wait to get out and explore. In this episode, Campbell shares her entertaining story of leaving home, exploring the world, then coming back to share her passion for this area of Tennessee. MORE>>
Have you ever wondered the importance that a cotton mill would have on a community? Danny Walden from Dyersburg, Tenn. joins Scott to discuss the impact the cotton industry had in the small community of Dyersburg right before the Great Depression. MORE>>
Have you ever wanted to know what it was like working at Discovery Park of America before it even opened? Mary Nita Bondurant planned the ground-breaking ceremony for Discovery Park and has great insights on working in advertising and marketing for a museum. MORE>>