WCTE’s Podcast
WCTE StoryCorps - Henry Bowman & Monika Bowman

WCTE StoryCorps - Henry Bowman & Monika Bowman

August 30, 2019

Henry Bowman (72) and his spouse, Monika Bowman (70), talk about the day Henry was taken to the hospital and the importance of community-owned hospitals in rural healthcare.

WCTE StoryCorps - Chris Qualls & Julie Stepp

WCTE StoryCorps - Chris Qualls & Julie Stepp

August 30, 2019

Chris Qualls (45) talks with his friend, Julie Stepp (50), about his time spent in a rural nursing home, the problems with rural healthcare, and the lack of value placed on caring jobs.

WCTE Storycorps - Glenda Terry & Shannon Terry

WCTE Storycorps - Glenda Terry & Shannon Terry

August 30, 2019

Glenda Terry (67) and her daughter Shannon Terry (46) speak Shannon's brother Jordan, who had a heart attack 16 years ago, and is still on the road to recovery. They recall their journey of providing Jordan with care, and the ways this experience has shaped their lives.

WCTE StoryCorps - Michael Birdwell & Becky Magura

WCTE StoryCorps - Michael Birdwell & Becky Magura

August 30, 2019

Michael E. Birdwell (62) talks with his lifelong friend, Becky Magura (60), about his journey through multiple cancers, their lifelong friendship in Cookeville, and his dedication to telling Harry Warner's story.

WCTE StoryCorps - Cindy Putman & Karen Joyce

WCTE StoryCorps - Cindy Putman & Karen Joyce

August 30, 2019

Cindy Putman (60) and her friend, Karen F. Joyce (59), talk about the lack of access to healthcare in rural areas, the importance of nurses and doctors caring for their communities, and their hopes for better healthcare for their community.

WCTE StoryCorps - Carolyn Whitaker & Rochelle Kwan

WCTE StoryCorps - Carolyn Whitaker & Rochelle Kwan

August 30, 2019

Carolyn Whitaker (81) sits down with Rochelle Kwan (25) to speak about her experience opening the first Nurse Practitioner run clinic in Tennessee, starting the Nursing program at Tennessee Tech, and the value of becoming part of the communities you serve.

WCTE StoryCorps - Hippie Jack & Avery Hutchins

WCTE StoryCorps - Hippie Jack & Avery Hutchins

August 30, 2019

Hippie Jack Stoddard (68) speaks with his daughter Avery Hutchins (46) about his efforts to help the overlooked people of the Appalachian Mountains through direct supply delivery, healthcare assistance, and employment.

WCTE StoryCorps - Dr. Kathy Bertram & Harold Scott

WCTE StoryCorps - Dr. Kathy Bertram & Harold Scott

August 30, 2019

Dr. Kathy Bertram (71) and her former patient Harold Scott (57) speak about Harold's experience finding HIV treatment in the early stages of the disease's discovery, going public with his HIV status, and seeing the methods of care in rural areas change over the years.

WCTE StoryCorps - Ruth Owens & James Taylor

WCTE StoryCorps - Ruth Owens & James Taylor

August 30, 2019

 Ruth Z. Owens (92) and her grandson, James Cory Taylor (40), talk about the importance of care and compassion as nurses and their family history of nurses.

WCTE StoryCorps - Mary Lou Clark Fornehed & Shannon Terry

WCTE StoryCorps - Mary Lou Clark Fornehed & Shannon Terry

August 30, 2019

Mary Lou Clark Fornehed (55) speaks with Shannon Terry (46) about her grandfather's legacy as a doctor in Rural Appalachia, and how she has followed in his footsteps with her own healthcare practice.