Listen / Nashville Mayor-elect John Cooper plans to announce the members of his transition team early this week, as he begins the city’s unprecedented transition to a new administration.
Listen / Nashville voters have chosen a new mayor. Metro Councilman John Cooper defeated incumbent Mayor David Briley by about 40 percentage points, with nearly 70 percent of the vote. Nashville’s mayor-elect said he will prioritize funding neighborhoods that have not received the benefits of the city’s growth.
Councilman John Cooper will be Nashville’s next mayor. During early voting, he came in more than 40 points ahead of incumbent Mayor David Briley, who already conceded to Cooper minutes after the first results came in.
Listen / In the runoff for Nashville mayor, the candidates disagree on something fundamental: the core duties of the job. The difference has emerged recently, with Councilman John Cooper describing the role as mostly administrative, while incumbent David Briley is injecting more partisan political stances into the contest.
Nashville’s bus system took a funding hit this year, and some routes will be eliminated later this month . But both candidates for mayor say they’d put…
Listen / Read the transcript for the special show. Nashville’s next mayor will be chosen on Sept. 12, and the two in the runoff — incumbent David Briley and Metro Councilman John Cooper — have been making their case to voters in what has become an intense runoff campaign. In this one-hour program, WPLN goes deep with the candidates […]
In one-on-one conversations with WPLN’s Tony Gonzalez, Mayor David Briley and Councilman John Cooper share their thoughts on the big issues facing Nashville this election season — including policing, transportation and managing the city’s growth. And you’ll hear analysis from Tony Gonzalez and reporter Meribah Knight.
Listen / Nashville’s mayoral finalists have both opposed a property tax increase the past two years. But now, late in the campaign, Mayor David Briley has started to share a scenario in which he might be willing to make that move.
Still undecided or feeling uninformed before Election Day on Thursday? Well, there’s plenty of reading (and listening and viewing) material available for your next 72 hours.
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 […]