Just as the semester began, Fisk’s president was put on leave following allegations about his conduct off-campus. Now, the administration and alumni are trying to figure out what it means to move forward after an unusual start to the year.
It’s been six years since composer Joel Thompson sat down to write music about the deaths of Black men who’d been killed by police. How can music be used to process tragedy, embody it and lead to change?
The women who fought for the right to vote in Tennessee, more than 100 years ago, often had to face down social and family disapproval. One of those women, Frances Davis, marched in a suffrage parade a few years before the historic vote that ratified the 19th Amendment. The march was most likely in 1916, […]
The Tennessee Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s ruling that would have allowed all Tennesseans to vote by mail to avoid contracting or spreading COVID-19. That means, if voters want to mail in a ballot for November’s general election, they will need a valid qualification under existing Tennessee state law. Wednesday’s decision does not […]
The city’s most recent waste audit, two years ago, found that about 30% of the materials going into the recycling stream were, in fact, just trash.
This post has been updated on July 20. As Tennessee has started allowing local governments to mandate masks, WPLN News has compiled some of the latest rules to go into effect.
Tennessee is now one of 18 states designated as “in the red zone” for coronavirus cases. That’s according to a new document prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force and obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.
The department says teams of school resource officers will be stationed on Broadway and handing out civil citations to people who aren’t wearing masks.
Fourteen food establishments in Nashville have been cited for violating orders related to reopening during the coronavirus pandemic, including four in downtown’s tourist district.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect new information from Nashville authorities. In a matter of three hours, Nashville authorities issued but then withdrew criminal charges against two prominent Nashville activists on Thursday afternoon. Police and the city’s top prosecutor, District Attorney Glenn Funk, say they’re acting on “additional information from last Saturday, […]