Listen / An organized group of Nashville activists is looking to bring an anti-violence effort to the city that treats gun violence as a public health epidemic — like an infectious disease that can spread within a community.
Listen / Nashville has taken a big step forward in its plans to overhaul the city’s aging public housing. It involves transferring federal property over to the housing authority itself, which means the city’s housing agency now owns the James A. Cayce public housing projects outright — for the first time ever since it was […]
Listen / It all began with an email. The subject: Dead Bird at the Legal Department Steps. The culprit was unknown, but it was likely Lizzie, Darcy or Tux, three cats who hang around the Metropolitan Development Housing Agency’s administration buildings in the James Cayce homes. They’re fed by staff. They’ve even been fixed and […]
Listen / Nashville saw a rise in homicides across the city this year — but some neighborhoods were worse than others. In and around the James Cayce Homes in East Nashville, there were seven murders, the most in 26 years.
Listen / In East Nashville’s James Cayce Homes, resident Tori Winston, 28, adjusted the eclipse glasses on her young nephew. “Look straight at the sun,” she said. “You see that little bitty spot on the sun? That’s the eclipse.” The impromptu viewing party had just begun and every step of the way, kids were slack-jawed […]
Listen / Nashville has big plans to overhaul its aging public housing. And it won’t be cheap — likely to cost billions of dollars and take decades to complete. It’s made possible with a newer federal policy that puts public housing back into the hands of local agencies, allowing them to take out loans on […]
Listen / Nashville’s annual Night Out Against Crime came in the midst of a summer that’s seen a dramatic rise in violence. At a park in East Nashville, a neighborhood where shootings are the highest in decades, parents and police gathered for a night of peace.