Table of Contents: Dec. 1-7, 2011

(Vol. 21, #48)

Photo with no caption


The Carl Story Story
Carl Story (known as “The Father of Bluegrass Gospel”) and his Rambling Mountaineers were stars on WNOX in the 1950s. Yet Story is a shadowy figure in Knoxville’s music history, remembered vividly by those who were there to see him but overshadowed by other artists who went on to greater national fame, like Chet Atkins, Archie Campbell, and Don Gibson. However, a new box set of Story’s complete classic recordings aims to set the story straight, and Matthew Everett gives us a listen.

Weekly Plan-It: Highlights of the Week Ahead
Street Talk: Tracy Foster, co-founder of Project Being There, which helps Vietnamese orphans


Citybeat: Credit Where It’s Due
When several national banks instituted new fees on ATM cards—making you pay for the privilege of spending your own money—many consumers revolted. But they didn’t just send angry e-mails—they moved their accounts to local credit unions. Jesse Fox Mayshark takes a look at this banking windfall.

Ear to the Ground
Government PR claims another journalist, an update on that intermodal train center, and sources think Derek Dooley will be around next year.

Secret History
Jack Neely wraps up some loose ends.

Frank Talk
Frank Cagle gets scared just by talking with local home builders.

Joe Sullivan reports on advances in creating a new Civil War “battle loop” in South Knoxville.

All Food Considered by Rose Kennedy
Best cookbooks of 2011

Soluble Solutions by Pink Lady
Holiday drama


Music: On Tour

Eye on the Scene
Knoxville Early Music Project, Sound Off

Local CD Review
Johnny Newman

CD Reviews
The Beach Boys, Thee Oh Sees

Russian Icons

Bellflower, Putty Hill


© 2011 MetroPulse. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments » 1

luanmmxii writes:

I hope they also make a true to life story for him. I guess he deserves one movie.
Carl is worth it ! He is someone inspiring so why not?

Kyla from

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.