Listen / Reggie Young, who died last week at 82, played on hundreds of hits including some late-career favorites by the most famous singer to ever come from Memphis: Elvis Presley.
Listen / There was a time when one of the most acclaimed authors in American literature set a story in Nashville. In the early 1900’s, O. Henry wrote “A Municipal Report,” a gritty mystery that plays out in a city grappling with its identity. A recent Curious Nashville listener asks if O. Henry had ever […]
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.
Listen / Nashville’s summer Shakespeare festival is moving after three decades in Centennial Park. The festival’s leaders said this week they’ll be taking next year’s performances to a private venue — the nearby OneCity development — after failing to find a way to fix up the facilities where it’s long been staged.
Listen / During the eight-day-long holiday of Hanukkah this week, Jewish families in Nashville are retelling the story of the holiday: the Maccabees fighting against a ruler that was persecuting Judaism, an oil lamp that burned miraculously in the Temple for eight days. Ultimately, says Frances Cutler Hahn, it’s a story of religious freedom. And Hahn […]
If you’re anything like us, your Thanksgiving plans either entail a lot of traveling or a lot of cooking. Or both. Our favorite companion for these activities? Listening to a podcast.
Listen / Nashville has added another mural to its growing street art scene, after French graffiti artist Blek Le Rat visited the city last week and left his mark.
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. […]
Listen / Musicians and their advocates are claiming it’s only a matter of weeks before copyright reform legislation passes. The long-awaited Music Modernization Act has bipartisan support. The measure cleared the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, but it’s been stalled in the Senate, amid a heavy lobbying campaign from private companies involved in collecting […]
Listen / Jason Isbell continued his run of dominance at the Americana Music Awards Wednesday night, but he didn’t take home the night’s top honor or give the most political speech.