Ever since he was a kid, Chris Carter has been a meat guy. “I would come home from school, and my grandmother would have five or six vegetable dishes going on the stove, and it was always my job to choose the protein,” he said.
A chronic illness is what sent Leah Larabell in search of herbs. After years of discomfort, she said she met a Native American healer whose teas seemed to be the only thing that made her feel better. But she knows that not everyone has had the life-changing encounter with herbalism that she had. So now, […]
If there’s one thing we at Nashville Public Radio love more than a recipe that uses Thanksgiving leftovers in an unexpected way, it’s making that delightful recipe while listening to podcasts.
When we decide what to eat or drink, we’re making choices that go beyond flavor. What we consume can be a tool for social change, a connection with…
Margaret Renkl is a Nashville writer perhaps best known for her regular columns in the New York Times. “Late Migrations” is her debut book, and it’s…
Judge Sheila Calloway sees children during some of the worst moments of their lives: right after they’ve been accused of committing a crime. But she holds fast to the philosophy that children are redeemable and should be given the opportunity to change. “We as a nation have to make a change from what we think […]
Unlike most New Testament experts, Vanderbilt Divinity School professor Amy-Jill Levine is Jewish. Her lessons are sprinkled with Yiddish phrases, and she attends an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Nashville. That’s given her a unique perspective on Judaism and Christianity — two religions that have diverged from the same source, took different interpretations of similar texts and […]
How does a cold case homicide detective maintain faith in humanity? What makes him so sure that he’s going after the right bad guy? And how can a case with no known suspects be solved? For more than 25 years, retired police detective Pat Postiglione solved some of the most gruesome murder cases in Nashville. […]
Every human is fortunate to have this organ inside our skull called the brain. It allows us to breathe, create art, develop new technology — and yet there’s much that is undiscovered about how these masses of neurons work. Why is everyone’s brain a different shape? When the brain starts to deteriorate, what’s really happening? And […]
Without a doubt, romantic love is a driving force in our culture — with countless movies, songs and books devoted to finding it, losing it or making it last. Falling in (or out of) love can feel so intense in our own lives, but our fundamental assumptions about what love really is are not always […]