Tennessee’s total cases of the coronavirus continue to rise — to more than 57,000 as of Friday. That means, in the last seven days, Tennessee has added 11,000 new cases, a number that took two months to reach at the start of the pandemic. Black, Latino and older Tennesseans are being hit especially hard by COVID-19.
As Tennessee has started allowing local governments to mandate masks, WPLN News has compiled some of the latest rules to go into effect this week.
Nashville announced the city’s worst day of the pandemic yet Thursday — with 688 new cases of the coronavirus in 24 hours. But, 172 of those cases were delayed results from late June. This is the fourth time Nashville has seen a swell from a backlog, which led to falsely low numbers while the city […]
Williamson County will soon be requiring people to wear masks within the county limits. That’s after Gov. Bill Lee signed an executive order Friday allowing local governments across Tennessee to mandate masks if they so choose. Hamilton County is also requiring masks, according to a statement from the county on Monday afternoon. But, Hamilton, much […]
For the first time since early April, the number of Tennesseans newly applying for unemployment assistance increased last week by about 5%.
The stereotype of a classical composer is an old, long-dead, white man. But Black musicians have been integrating the classical genre for decades.
Protests have continued across the nation and around the world for a third straight week following the death of George Floyd on May 25.
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.
The president of the NAACP Nashville is stepping down immediately. In a statement posted to Facebook overnight, Keith Caldwell says he is “both thankful and challenged” by his nearly two years in charge.
About 2,000 people marched peacefully in downtown Nashville on Saturday during a day of nationwide protests in response to racism and police brutality. This latest event was organized by the Somali Students’ Association at Middle Tennessee State University. Its members include many from the region’s Muslim community, who say they want to show solidarity with […]