Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is scheduled to hold a press conference on the coronavirus pandemic at 3 p.m. central on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Watch it live here.
We’re sure you have a lot of questions about voting this November — especially about how the process will work amid a pandemic. Are you confused about the rules for voting absentee? Did you send in a ballot? How did it go? Are you planning to go to the polls and wondering what to expect? […]
NPR and StoryCorps have produced a new one-hour special that reflects the potential for public media as a driver of civic dialogue, compassionate listening and national healing. It’s about the importance of conversations between people who have political differences. The special program, One Small Step: Courageous Conversations Across A Growing Divide, will air Sunday, Sept. […]
The Rev. Al Sharpton has dubbed the anniversary march on Friday as the “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks,” a name generated from his eulogy at the funeral of slain civilian George Floyd. His death at the hands of police drew people from all over the world into the streets protesting police brutality.
Since the killing of George Floyd in an arrest by Minneapolis Police on May 25, the summer has unfolded with an outpouring of grief, anger and calls to action. NPR has produced a series of three one-hour radio specials, comprising new reporting as well as NPR’s best reporting on racial injustice, the protests that have […]
WPLN’s Meribah Knight is one of six reporters selected to participate in ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network. Starting in September, this yearlong grant will allow public broadcasting organizations like WPLN News to dedicate time and reporting power to accountability journalism. ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Its reporting […]
A House committee will grill Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over whether there is any political motivation behind recent service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service right as the agency expects to handle tens of millions of mail in ballots this fall.
The Senate holds the first congressional hearings with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as complaints about slow mail delivery pile up. Democrats worry that DeJoy’s cost-cutting measures could also throw a wrench in increased voting by mail this fall.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is scheduled to hold a press conference on the coronavirus pandemic at 4 p.m. Central on Thursday, Aug. 20. You can watch it live here.
This panel discussion by WPLN News explores the latest science on schooling safely and how to make the most of a year with at least some virtual learning. Hear directly from: Melissa McPheeters – an epidemiologist and research professor in health policy and biomedical informatics. She’s part of a team in Vanderbilt’s department of health […]