Listen / On any given night, bars on Nashville’s Lower Broadway go through beer bottles by the thousands — which, the city has realized, is a lot of glass. In the coming months, Nashville will begin to recycle bottles at downtown bars. If it works, it could stop millions of pounds of glass from going […]
Listen / Metro Schools will be expanding a strategy to avoid bias when addressing behavioral issues in pre-k classrooms. The program was instituted in response to statistics that revealed thousands of preschoolers around the country are suspended every year. African American students were more likely to be removed from the classroom, though other […]
Every instrument that Manuel Delgado makes in Nashville bears a logo with his last name. Delgado Guitars. He learned from his father, who learned from his father, who started a luthier business in Mexico in the early 1900s. Manuel talked to WPLN’s Emily Siner in our live series Movers & Thinkers about that extra sense […]
Listen / The president of Nashville State Community College is retiring effective Dec. 31, the middle of the school year. His announcement Wednesday follows a lengthy tenure that was marked by impressive growth as well as flare-ups with some faculty.
Listen / Some Nashville public housing residents on dialysis will soon have their treatments delivered to their doorstep. The first class of technicians trained to provide in-home dialysis graduated last week from a Metro Development and Housing Agency job training program. The graduation marks a step towards eliminating the long journeys made by patients each […]
Listen / New research suggests the Tennessee state legislature is now one of the most politically divided in the South. Across the 13-state region, only Texas has a legislature that’s more polarized, according to a study of all 50 statehouses. Researchers say the rise in partisanship appears to be tied to a change in voting […]
Listen / More than 1,300 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, who were deployed last year to Afghanistan, are now back at Fort Campbell. The last troops arrived over the weekend.
Listen / The head of the Tennessee Board of Regents says she plans to change how the leaders of community colleges are evaluated. Flora Tydings took the helm of the public higher education system about six months ago, amid a rocky period for some higher education administrators. During that time, three college presidents have been […]
Listen / Tennessee’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in at least four decades — just 3.6 percent — and other measures of the state’s jobs market are also looking stronger. Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday that the share of Tennesseans who want jobs but can’t find them has reached its lowest point […]
Listen / A West Tennessee congressman is urging federal authorities to start requiring seat belts on school buses, rather than waiting for districts and states to take action. Memphis Democrat Steve Cohen pressed the leaders of the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at a hearing this week to explain […]