Fisk University, Meharry Medical College, Tennessee State University and American Baptist College: Nashville is home to more historically black colleges and universities than almost any other city in the country. But in a city known for its institutions of higher education, they often struggle for attention and resources. So a curious listener asked WPLN to […]
Listen In the Nashville mayor’s race, multiple claims made by candidates on their campaign websites rely on inaccurate statistics or arrive at simplistic conclusions. WPLN reporters recently reviewed the leading candidates’ websites, finding varying degrees of problematic information from Mayor David Briley, state Rep. John Ray Clemmons, Councilman John Cooper and retired professor Carol Swain.
Listen At a forum for mayoral candidates Monday night, three of the leading contenders talked about what they would do on the issue of deportation. It was a pointed question from one of the city’s leading immigrant rights organizations, aimed at getting the candidates to commit to taking steps in their first year to combat […]
Listen One of the easiest things to complain about in Nashville is traffic, but what to do about it is a more difficult question for the candidates for mayor. In recent interviews, WPLN asked the candidates what their first moves would be on transportation. Many of their answers are more about easing congestion — but […]
In Nashville’s mayoral race, one leading candidate paints herself as “the outsider.” Carol Swain says she never intended to be a politician, but she’s running again after placing second in last year’s special election.
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 with […]