Listen / A review of policing in Nashville has shown a main tactic — traffic stops — do not reduce crime. Researchers suggest officers now try out a different approach — neighborhood policing. But even criminal justice experts say it’s unclear what that means and whether it works.
Listen / Getting a professional haircut when you’re homeless is not a priority — or usually even a possibility. But a group of local hair stylists is working to give everyone a chance to look and feel good.
Listen / The finer points of a bill to heavily restrict opioid prescribing came down to the final hours of the legislative session, with a hang-up over medical coding nearly killing Gov. Bill Haslam’s signature legislation for the year.
Listen / Gov. Bill Haslam is asking state lawmakers for another $30 million for the Memphis Regional Megasite — a little less than half of what top officials say is needed to complete the sprawling industrial park along Interstate 40 in West Tennessee. But officials say that could be enough to clear away the biggest stumbling […]
Listen / Nashville is now one of 20 finalists for Amazon’s highly coveted second headquarters. It promises to bring as many as 50,000 jobs and the caché of welcoming one of the world’s most successful companies. But it’s not clear what Nashville is promising in return.
Listen / RCA Studio B is no longer the hit factory it was when it opened 60 years ago in Nashville but some modern musicians are still recording there, seeking its signature sound.
Listen / Talking to college students about death might not seem like the most comfortable conversation, but that is Andrea Mills’ job. She teaches a death and dying psychology class at Lipscomb University, where she delves into how people deal with the end of life. She talked to WPLN’s Emily Siner in our podcast Movers […]
Listen / So-called health care navigators in Tennessee are making the most of a downsized open enrollment period for Obamacare insurance plans. They’re holding kickoff parties Wednesday as the shortened 6-week window begins.
Listen / WPLN’s Jason Moon Wilkins speaks with Jeremy Larson, aka Violents, before a rare, live performance in Nashville Thursday night.
Listen / For three years, the Tennessee Highway Patrol has been using special software to predict where serious or fatal crashes might happen and then sending The software compiles data from every accident report filed in the state as well traffic citations over time. Then, that information is coupled with current weather reports and upcoming […]