Listen / For some Nashvillians, banal tasks like filing paperwork or reading a prescription are major obstacles to their daily lives. Adult illiteracy affects one in eight in the city, according to the Nashville Adult Literacy Council, and the problem goes beyond native citizens who didn’t learn during childhood. The NALC says it hits hardest […]
Listen / The field of Nashville mayoral candidates is thick: Thirteen people have filed the necessary paperwork to run for Nashville’s top office. They veer from the unorthodox — a master barber, a former limo driver — to the more traditional lawyers and politicians. More:WPLN’s Complete Coverage Of The 2018 Mayoral Election To familiarize voters […]
Listen / In the decades before serene family homes occupied the Glendale neighborhood of South Nashville, exotic animals, lush vegetation and summertime whimsy filled the area. The Glendale Park Zoo sat seven miles outside of downtown, a place where animals roamed and children screamed at the drop of the wooden roller coaster ride.
Listen / Nashville is finally opening a 250-acre addition to Edwin Warner Park this weekend called the Burch Reserve. The expansion offers three miles of hiking trails, as well as new traffic signals and more parking space.
Listen / Thousands flocked to downtown Nashville Saturday morning for March for Our Lives, and it was students who led the pack, spearheading almost every aspect from logistics to publicity to the speaker lineup.
Listen / Nashville officials are debating a potential cut to former bodyguard Robert Forrest’s pension, following his affair with ex-Mayor Megan Barry and his subsequent decision to retire from his public position. The Nashville Employee Benefits Board has sole authority over setting the terms of the police sergeant’s pension, although Forrest may appeal the […]
Towering over Charlotte Pike in West Nashville, a life-sized pink elephant stands guard over the University Motors car dealership. The bubblegum-colored pachyderm sports a pair of black wayfarer sunglasses.
Nashville voters still believe in Mayor Megan Barry, according to a poll released by Vanderbilt University this week. The poll results measured Mayor Megan Barry’s favorability ratings in 2018. Of the 800 Nashville residents in the survey, 61 percent approved of Mayor Barry, marking a double-digit decrease from Barry’s 72 percent approval rating in 2017. […]
Nashville International Airport has been expanding service to far-off destinations, but the latest announcement is one of the city’s closest neighbors: Atlanta. In August, Southwest Airlines will begin offering flights five times a day. Previously, Delta was the only airline that flew directly to Atlanta, with 15 non-stop flights on the weekdays. The airline […]
Belmont University announced a plan Tuesday to merge with the Franklin-based O’More College of Design. This upcoming fall, all O’More students will move to Belmont’s campus in Nashville. The plan will unite the two schools’ graphic design programs and sees Belmont taking on three others: interior design, fashion design and fashion merchandising. Belmont President […]