The National Museum of African American Music just received one of its largest donations yet. The Music City Center is giving $6 million to the yet-to-be-opened museum, which will be located on the former site of the convention center.
Listen / Randy McNally is starting his third year as speaker of the Tennessee Senate. He’s already weighed in on issues such as abortion, Nashville’s Community Oversight Board and closing primaries in Tennessee. He says he wants to make sure that the bills that are passed are constitutional and good for the state.
Nashville Public Radio has produced so many compelling stories this year — stories with the power to inspire, elicit laughter,or even conjure sadness or anger, but that always offer a glimpse through someone else’s eyes.
Updated at 9:15 p.m. Republican Congressman Marsha Blackburn has defeated her Democratic rival Phil Bredesen in a hard-fought race. The contest became a focal point of the national political map as Democrats sought to flip control of the Senate. Blackburn and Bredesen have each addressed their supporters.
Listen / A new pilot program to help at-risk youth stay out of trouble is coming to Nashville. The initiative, named Restorative Justice, is the first of its kind in Tennessee.
Listen / After a Nashville police officer was charged with homicide last week, questions are likely to emerge about the man he fatally shot — Daniel Hambrick. His mother says that, in any trial that may proceed, she hopes the portrait painted of her son includes her vision of him.
Listen / There’s a battle in Franklin over the city’s most prominent Confederate monument. Unlike places where statues have been taken down, a coalition of local faith leaders and historical societies has proposed adding new markers to be placed next to the monument that would detail the area’s African-American history. But one group is still […]
In the 1950s, the small town of Shelbyville, Tenn., was home to a half-dozen pencil manufacturers, prompting then-Gov. Buford Ellington to declare it …
A new study on the relationship between childhood poverty and how likely someone is to be imprisoned later contains an eyebrow-raising statistic about one Nashville neighborhood.
What happens when you adapt a podcast episode into a puppet show? Curious Nashville magic, that’s what. In May, we hosted a celebration of Nashville Public Radio’s podcasts — called Podcast Party (fittingly) — at the Nashville Children’s Theater. We teamed up with local puppeteers to produce a live animated version of one of our […]