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Episodes

05 | Paul Clements on the Cumberland Settlements | Elvis at the State Capitol | August 2018 issue contents

7/31/2018
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NR 05 SUMMARY In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 05, host Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) interviews historian Paul Clements about the first settlers to arrive in the Nashville area in the late 1700s. Led by James Robertson, the settlers not only endured a treacherous journey, but after arriving they also faced an ever-present threat of attack from Native-American groups trying to drive the settlers from their hunting grounds. This episode contains graphic...

Duration:00:55:13

04 | Betsy Thorpe on the Dutchman’s Curve train wreck | Elmer Hinton’s “Down to Earth” | July 2018 issue contents

7/2/2018
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EPISODE 04 SUMMARY In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 04, host Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) interviews Betsy Thorpe about the Dutchman’s Curve train wreck in West Nashville on July 9, 1918, still deadliest in U.S. history. Thorpe discusses why there was a disproportionately high number of African-American killed, who was ultimately blamed for the accident, and how she became interested enough to write a book, The Day the Whistles Cried. (Segment begins at...

Duration:00:33:31

03 | Frank Schwartz on streetcars, bootleggers and downtown | LBJ at Percy Priest Dam | June 2018 issue contents

6/4/2018
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EPISODE 03 SUMMARY In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 03, host Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) interviews Frank Schwartz, who, at 92 years old, remembers a Nashville of streetcars, bootleggers, street photographers, dressing up, and downtown theaters. He also discusses his family’s business, Rich-Schwartz, a women’s fine-clothing store known for such innovations as “ready-to-wear” garments and “red tag” sales. Frank Schwartz (right) is pictured on Church...

Duration:00:34:24

02 | Carole Bucy on Women’s Suffrage | Tom Henderson on 15WLAC | May 2018 issue contents

4/30/2018
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EPISODE 02 SUMMARY In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 02, host Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) interviews Dr. Carole Bucy, the Davidson County Historian and professor of Tennessee history at Vol State Community College. Dr. Bucy tells the dramatic story of the political battle that took place in Nashville in the summer of 1920 over the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which recognized women’s right to vote. (Segment begins at 04:40.) Pictured at Nashville’s...

Duration:00:43:25

01 | Larry Brinton interview | "Golden Slippers" | April 2018 issue contents

4/3/2018
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EPISODE 01 SUMMARY In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 01, Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) interviews Larry Brinton, an award-winning reporter who worked for the Nashville Banner in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Brinton discusses some of the stories he covered, including: the civil rights sit-in protests, the Stringbean killings, the Marcia Trimble murder, the Bill Powell trial, competition with The Tennessean , the samurai sword case, and more. Forkum tells the story...

Duration:00:37:44

Trailer

3/16/2018
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Trailer for the new Nashville Retrospect podcast

Duration:00:01:59