Mike Gibson introduces members of the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad -- the unsung heroes whose day's work is tending trauma and tragedy. Their time and attention is occupied almost constantly by training and preparing for what they hope will never happen, but too often does.
Mike Gibson explains why Knoxville might gain a justice center -- a downtown mall occupied by courts, clerks, the attorney general's office, and all manner of law enforecement functionaries. Might, that is, pending the outcome of the political battles behind the proposal.
For the past three decades, the Duncan family has held a seat representing Knoxvillians in the U.S. House of Representatives. And for the past three decades, Democratic challengers have stood down, writing a political battle off as a lost cause. Until now, that is. Bill Dockery reports on the campaign of local activist and veterinarian Stephen Smith, an underdog David who can only hope one of his stones hits its mark on the political Goliath that is Rep. Jimmy Duncan.
Journey with us now through the arteries and veins and deep into the heart of Metro Pulse as we celebrate five years of sometimes precarious existence.