Etta Marie Simpson Ray is a Freedom Rider and one of the pioneers of the Nashville Student Movement. Etta speaks with poet Kelley Bell about the experience of living in the echo of a movement when your contributions have all but been erased, finding the courage to risk personal gain for the collective good, and the critical importance of carrying the old days with us.
After a 25-year career as the announcer of the Grand Ole Opry, Eddie Stubbs is leaving after Wednesday night’s show. He says he has seen one amazing performance after another.
Closely related to the wolf; depicted in folklore as tricksters, villains and sometimes as gods; known for howling at the moon, surviving in any environment, running up to 40 miles per hour and eating just about anything, the animal’s cunning ways have inspired some fine bluegrass tunes. With the musical contributions of Bill Monroe, Colebrook […]
Nashville Public Radio’s podcast Versify paired some of Nashville’s most iconic residents with local poets who turned their stories into verse. Host Joshua Moore says he learned just how under-told those Civil Rights stories were — for decades.
Tennessee Democratic lawmakers are celebrating a recent ruling that could allow universal absentee voting in the state. And they are pushing back against Republicans claiming the judge is legislating from the bench.
The number of Tennesseans who are receiving unemployment from the state has ballooned over the past two months, up to nearly 320,000 people. But there are still tens of thousands more who are waiting for the state to give them an answer.
The state Democratic Caucus says Gov. Bill Lee is putting lives at risk by lifting the “Safer-at-Home” order for most of Tennessee.
On a recent March afternoon outside of a Brentwood senior living facility, David DeLoach is playing a lap steel guitar on a cart — his “lap steel mobile,” he calls it. His mother is standing on her balcony in a Brentwood senior living facility.
It’s unclear exactly what roles they may be asked to take on and when, but the state has established a way for furloughed doctors and nurses to apply for COVID-response jobs with the state. They’d join the “Tennessee Medical Reserve Corps.”
Body cameras will not cost Nashville the $30 million a year that the district attorney’s office claims. That’s according to a team of national body camera experts that met with the mayor’s office and local criminal justice agencies this week.