Knoxville urologist Dr. Katherine Cameron tells host Stephanie Aldrich about the warning signs, and the latest treatments and surgical tools she uses to improve her patients' quality of life.
The Joy of Music School provides free music lessons to kids who can't afford them but have the desire and ability to make music a central part of their lives. Frank Graffeo's vision and dream turned reality 15 years ago thanks to donations and volunteers. Now the school helps kids find a path to education and careers that otherwise may have been out of reach.
Gastroenterologist Dr. Steedman Sarbah has helped treat digestive diseases in people all over the world. But he says Tennesseans need to pay more attention to the liver and the risk factors that lead to liver diseases. He talks to Up Close host Stephanie Aldrich about new recommendations for overall liver health.
'Up Close' host Stephanie Aldrich goes one on one with another East Tennessee PBS show host: Chef Garrett Scanlan! As host of 'A Fork in the Road,' he seeks out the best food finds and dishes out recipes for viewers to try on their own. Stephanie talks to the Irishman about the Tennessee food scene, eating local, and his surprise creative side outside the kitchen.
After an engineering career took John Clark out of state for a few years, he returned to his hometown of Maryville determined to recreate the west coast coffee flavors he now craved. 'Up Close' host Stephanie Aldrich talked to this roastmaster about how he took his garage hobby and turned it into a brewing business called Vienna Coffee Company.
A few years ago a woman having hysterectomy surgery could expect a long recovery in the hospital. Now, robotic surgery makes it possible to return home within several hours. Tennova OB/GYN Dr. Michael Fields talks with 'Up Close' host Stephanie Aldrich about how robotic surgery is creating better surgeons and better results for patients, during what he calls a pivotal time for medicine.
Stephanie Aldrich talks to cardiologist Dr. Kyle McCoy about heart health. How do you cut through all the numbers from cholesterol to blood pressure so you can be your best? They discuss the new FDA guidelines regarding cholesterol-reduction drugs and offer advice on the lifestyle choices that can help--or harm--your heart.
Host Stephanie Aldrich continues her conversation with civil rights leader Reverend Harold Middlebrook of Knoxville. He speaks in depth about the lengths he went to get African Americans registered to vote. He also reflects on the day he witnessed the assassination of his friend and colleague, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Middlebrook's hometown of Memphis.
Host Stephanie Aldrich talks to Knoxville surgeon Dr. David Harrell about advances in robotic surgery that are providing more permanent relief for patients with GERD, acid reflux and heartburn.
Stephanie Aldrich talks to internationally collected glass artist Richard Jolley about his background in East Tennessee and his new exhibit at the Knoxville Museum of Art.
Fifty years ago the 1963 March on Washington drew a record crowd to our nation s capital. One of the people who helped lay the groundwork for the civil rights movement is Knoxvillian Rev. Harold Middlebrook. As a young man, Middlebrook had a close friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and even witnessed his death in Memphis in 1968.
'Up Close' host Stephanie Aldrich talks to Neil Byrne and George Donaldson, members of the world-famous Celtic Thunder performance group, who visited Knoxville and the East Tennessee PBS studio before performing at the historic Tennessee Theatre.
For Knoxville Americana band The Black Lillies, success has meant playing more than 200 performances in one year, receiving multiple invites to play at the Grand Old Opry, and making videos for Country Music Television. Cruz Contreras and Trisha Gene Brady sit down at the historic Tennessee Theatre to tell us the stories behind the songs on their third album, 'Runaway Freeway Blues.'
When a lack of sleep keeps you from functioning during the day, or if you stop breathing at night, there are serious health consequences to consider. Sleep specialist Dr. Dewey McWhirter of Tennova's Sleep Center talks to 'Up Close Host' Stephanie Aldrich about getting a better night s rest and ultimately better health.
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