Tennessee is blessed with rich traditions of music, crafts, food and lore that often have been passed from one generation to the next. Charged with tending to that “folk culture” is our guest Dr Bradley Hanson, the Tennessee State Folklorist. This important office is part of the Tennessee Arts Commission. They make grants to non profit groups and governmental entities throughout Tennessee, seeking to promote and to document these traditions. Dr Hanson has been serving in that role since 2015. We learn about Dr Hanson and his background as well as his aspirations for the future of this program.