Good For What Ails Ya

Episode Summary

This episode from the vault first aired June 27, 2016 and brings to the stage stories of doctors, nurses, granny healers, and medicine men, all from this region. You'll hear about a woman born with a veil on her face, who could sometimes glimpse the future. You'll hear about doctor Cunningham, who brought the railroad to Jonesborough, and performed the first mastectomy this side of the mountains, on the kitchen table of his home office in the mid 1800's. Mountain States Health Alliance (now Ballad Health) provides stories from their volunteers and staff. You'll hear about The Cookie Lady of Sycamore Shoals Hospital; Lady, the Therapy Dog- and many other therapy pets. There are also stories of how laughter is the best medicine of all. The Jonesborough Novelty Band are the special musical guests.

Episode Notes

Written by Jules Corriere with Anne G'Fellers-Mason, Abby Hathorn, Audrey Wolfe 

Musical Accompaniment: Brett McCluskey

Sound Engineer: Michael D’Avella

Sound Effects: Gary Degner

Stage Manager: Phyllis Fabozzi

Storytown Assistant: Ian Kirkpatrick, MA

Editor: Wayne Winkler

Special Music Guest: Jonesborough Novelty Band

Theme Song By: Heather McCluskey

Special Guest: Dr. Joseph Sobol



Tennessee Arts Commission

McKinney Center

Town of Jonesborough

Wild Women of Jonesborough

Gary and Sandee Degner

Rae Dee O'Lufver

Monthly Sponsor: Heritage Alliance