Strong Women

Episode Summary

The StoryTown Radio Show celebrates Women History Month in a production that features stories and skits about the lives and contributions of local women from Jonesborough and surrounding areas. Featured in this production is a harrowing true tale from World War II of a beloved aunt trapped inside of a Sherman Tank; an inspirational story of an educator with a PhD who returns to school in her fifties to become a lawyer who later works on behalf of senior citizens; a root doctor who uses knowledge passed down through generations to forage locally growing plants for healing. The music guest for this production is another remarkable woman, Momma Molasses, whose music interlaces Classic Country, Folk, Piedmont Blues, Soul, Swing, Bluegrass, and Old-Time which blend into a uniquely timeless sound.

Episode Notes

Written by Jules Corriere, Anne G'Fellers-Mason,  Sara Elizabeth, Lisa Holley, and Catherine Yael Serota

Brett McCluskey          Music Director, Accompanist

John Saylor                  Sound Engineer & Editor

Matthew Gulley           Stage Manager

Gary Degner                 Sound Effects

Momma Molasses      Music Guest


Stories Collected From or About:

Stella Francis

Blanche Holley Martin

Betsy Elizabeth Page Goodman

Catherine Yael Serota

The Schubert Club

The Chuckey Depot Exhibit "Our Work, Our Stories"


Tennessee Arts Commission

Wild Women of Jonesborough

Gary and Sandee Degner

First Horizon Bank

Town of Jonesborough

McKinney Center



The Heritage Alliance

WETS 89.5 FM