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Positively Schwall

Here are the most recent restaurants, businesses, people and places featured on Positively Schwall.


Brandywine Creek Restaurant and Tavern
1071 Westt Highway 25/70
Newport, TN   423-623-1913
Bring a catcher's mitt.
Peace by Piece
1526 Washington Ave.
Knoxville, TN   329-3331
Knick Knacks, and BBQ!
Smoky Mountain Cheesecake Cafe
1758 Winfield Dunn Pkwy
Sevierville, TN   865-771-0881
Cheesecake and Cuban Sandwiches.


Olden Days Antiques and Collectibles
1846 Winfield Dunn Parkway
Sevierville, TN   865-429-4398
Just what the name implies.
Mountain Girls Primitives
3115 Wears Valley Rd.
Wears Valley, TN   865-428-9040
Cool old stuff...
South End Tradiing Post
710 S. Gateway
Rockwood, TN   865-228-1806
Unusual but cool things.

People and Places

Boogertown Gap
, TN
Great name for a town...and an old time string band.
Steve Kaufman Acoustic Camps
Maryville College
Maryville, TN

Ask Schwall

Ask SchwallKen Schwall has made an art out of asking tough provoking questions to the citizens of East Tennessee.

Here is your chance to Ask Schwall a question and read responses to other WBIR viewer's questions.


What happened to Miley Cyrus? She used to be such a sweet little girl.
Helen, Lenoir City
Madonna, Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears were all sweet little girls at one time. What happens to turn them all into trashy big girls is hard to say. It's easy to say that it begins with ambitious but stupid parents. I've heard horror stories about "stage door moms". As a parent, I hesitate to make that case. But every time Miley Cyrus has done something shocking...whether it be posing nude or nearly nude...or pole dancing...the public reaction is "what the heck is Billy Ray thinkin'?". But Billy Ray never seems as upset as the general pubic. So I'd guess parenting, or lack of parenting plays a role in all of this. We can also blame the sexual culture in general. Parents who take their kids to Hooters are setting them on the wrong course. But don't get me started. It's just sad to see Miley Cyrus self-destruct. And I'd guess that Bily Ray is officially out of the running for Father of the Year.
Are you pumped about the Vols' chances this year???
Larry, Knoxville
I am...but I have to be careful. I'm not really much of a football fan. I'm more into baseball and hockey. But I realize that U-T Football is huge and have always pulled for them to win. But last night I came home with a U-T Vol plastic drinking cup that someone gave out at the TV station and my wife said "Ah-hah!!! So now that some guy from Michigan has been hired as head coach you've all of a sudden become a rabid Big Orange fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I said "It's just a cup!". And she said "That's how it starts!!!" So now she's convinced that just because Butch Jones is from my home state I'm now a Vol fan. I just hope he does well because U-T fans have suffered enough. They deserve a winning coach. He seems like a good guy and I'd be rooting for him even if he'd grown up in Ohio. Well, maybe not Ohio. But Indiana.
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