WCTE on the Radio - Becky Magura and Public Media Advocacy

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Host Hannah Rawiszer welcomes special guest WCTE President & CEO Becky Magura for the entire show to talk about the importance of WCTE PBS, a public broadcasting station in our upper Cumberland region. They will also chat about Protect My Public Media, a campaign to help citizens reach their elected officials about public media advocacy. Visit www.protectmypublicmedia.org to learn more!

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WCTE on the Radio - Andrew Smith & Daniel Duarte

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Don't miss this week's edition of WCTE On the Radio, with host Hannah Rawiszer. This week, Andrew Smith, English instructor at TTU joins host Hannah to give his perspective on the American Masters special "Maya Angelou: And I Still Rise." In our deep dive segment, Daniel Duarte, WCTE producer, talks about his program "Bluegrass Underground Behind the Scenes."

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WCTE on the Radio - Morris Irby & Nina Lunn

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Dr. Hannah Rawiszer, WCTE Director of Education and Community Engagement and host was joined this week by special guest Morris Irby, former WCTE Board member, to speak about a documentary special called “African American Museum” airing Wednesday, February 15th at 10 pm on our main channel during Black History Month. In our deep dive segment, Hannah talked with WCTE’s Board Member Nina Lunn.

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WCTE on the Radio - Dr. Troy Smith

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Dr. Hannah Rawiszer, WCTE Director of Education and Community Engagement and host was joined this week by special guest Dr. Troy Smith, assistant professor of History at TTU, who discussed slavery during the Civil War as we prepare for the season 2 premiere of Mercy Street airing on Sunday Jan 22 at 7 pm.

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WCTE on the Radio - Dr. Allen Driggers

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Dr. Hannah Rawiszer, WCTE Director of Education and Community Engagement and host was joined this week by special guest Dr. Allen Driggers to discuss Queen Victoria, her accession to the throne, and her reign of the empire in anticipation of the premiere of the new Masterpiece drama Victoria on PBS.

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WCTE on the Radio - Jere Hargrove

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Dr. Hannah Rawiszer, WCTE Director of Education and Community Engagement and host was joined this week by co-host WCTE CEO/President Becky Magura and special guest UCBC Board Trustee Chair Jere Hargrove. Hannah and Becky talked with Jere about his support of WCTE and his long-standing service on the board.

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WCTE On the Radio - Chris Shah

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Dr. Hannah Rawiszer, WCTE Director of Education and Community Engagement and host was joined this week by special guest Chris Shah, local Cookeville business owner, to talk about "Meet the Patels," the first film of the new Indie Lens Pop Up season! Chris discusses Indian culture and his perspective on dating and marriage (themes from the film).

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WCTE on the Radio - Marlyn Bonacker & Jodi Pitts

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Host Hannah Rawiszer welcomes guest Marlyn Bonacker, WWII veteran, to discuss related programming on WCTE that recognizes the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Mr. Bonacker gives an eyewitness account of his experiences as a tail gunner and Prisoner of War during WWII. Then, Jodi Pitts, WCTE Event Coordinator shares details about upcoming events.

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WCTE on the Radio - Becky Magura & Dr. Wali Kharif

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Becky Magura joins host Hannah along with Dr. Wali Kharif, a TTU history professor and member of the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council, WCTE's governing board. Dr. Karif came on the show to discuss the PBS program "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise."

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WCTE on the Radio - Bryce McDonald & Rodney Laulo

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On this episode, Hannah speaks to Bryce McDonald, Producing Dir. & CEO of the Cumberland County Playhouse to discuss CCP's partnership with WCTE and the Perils of Pinnochio airing on WCTE in 2017. She also chats with Rodney Laulo, owner of the Back Room Bistro in Cookeville, to speak about Seed Fork of the Highlands and the Pick TN project Homegrown for the Holidays airing on WCTE this fall.

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Crank.jpg Crank is a 1-hour documentary following the trajectory of methamphetamine through the Upper Cumberland and across Tennessee. The film turns on the unique grass roots efforts of a handful of Upper Cumberland residents to control the sale of the psuedoephedrine cold medicines required to make the highly addictive drug, breaking the back of the home meth lab crisis. 

ROBBIN ESTHER'S SECRET BOX

This three part series on sexual abuse is currently part of WCTE's educational line up, as well as being in national distribution through NETA. Winner of numerous awards including a Regional Emmy Nomination, Robbin Esther's Secret Box continues to help children and adults put down the burden of sexual abuse. For more information on this series contact Becky Magura, @ (931) 528-2222, ext. 211

Tree Safari 1.jpgTree Safari: A Sculptural Journey follows the artistic process of Cookeville artist Brad Sells as he seeks exotic African woods for his world class sculptures. Across South Africa’s wildlife-rich, panoramic landscape, renowned wood sculptor Brad Sells seeks out botanists and Boer farmers to help locate and identify “environmentally correct” African woods for his finely crafted creations. 

TREE SAFARI: THE KOA CONNECTION

Directed, Written and Producer Todd Jarrell and Presented by WCTE.
Distributed Nationally by American Public Television.

In search of exotic woods, world-class sculptor Brad Sells meets curators, carvers, cattlemen and conservationists, traveling Hawaii’s volcanic heights to the bright lights of a top New York art show to learn the traditions and culture of lustrous koa wood. A mélange of art and eco-travel, TREE SAFARI: The Koa Connection, traces the arc of acclaimed sculptor Brad Sells’ artistic process while exploring the history, science, and traditional culture of the curious characters he meets along the way. 

Tuba U.jpgTUBA U: BASSO PROFUNDO follows the story of an unusual 22-piece ensemble into the studio, across four decades, and into renowned Carnegie Hall. Featuring tuba maestro R. Winston Morris, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gunther Schuller, German tuba makers, and the 100-piece Tubas of Mass Destruction, this is an anatomy of one instrument that speaks to the dedication in players of every instrument.

 

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Cookeville Christmas Parade

Cookeville Christmas Parade

WCTE's coverage of the Cookeville Christmas Parade

Putnam County Fair

Putnam County Fair

Tune in to WCTE for select coverage of the Annual Putnam County Fair.

TTU Sports

TTU Sports

WCTE is proud to broadcast selected games featuring the TTU Golden Eagles men's & women's Basketball and Football Programs.

BSO Backstage: A Concert Preview

BSO Backstage: A Concert Preview

Join Host Desiree Duncan and Bryan Symphony Orchestra Conductor/Music Director Dan Allcott

Live From the Farm

Live From the Farm

A production of Pick Tennessee Products, WCTE, and The Tennessee Magazine

Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree

Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree

Live coverage of the Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree