Listen / Political leaders and advocates for the health care industry in Tennessee have begun to turn their attention to the future of Obamacare, after Senate Republicans signaled Tuesday that efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act were likely to fail.
Listen / The Department of Justice is recommending that Nashville conduct a thorough study of its policing culture. The direction comes after a white Metro police officer fatally shot a black man earlier this year.
Listen / Felons find themselves in a precarious position when they walk out of prison — they often have limited work experience, a criminal background and no time for extensive training. Whether they will return to prison — or not — can come down to one big question: Can they find a job?
Listen / In a city that is growing more racially diverse by the day, Nashville’s police force remains predominantly white. To fix the disparity, the Metro police department has solely focused its outreach efforts in minority communities.
Listen / Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory hope a new federal grant will help them turn plants into fuel. The Department of Energy announced this week that it’s providing $12 million next year to the lab in East Tennessee, with the potential for more than $100 million over the next five years.
Listen / In 2011, we aired a series called Transitioned about Tennesseans adapting to an economy in flux. Now, we’re checking back in to find out what — if anything — has changed for them.
Listen / Tennessee is inching toward making birth control pills available with a single visit to a pharmacy. State lawmakers voted over a year ago to eliminate the requirement that women first see a doctor before getting oral contraceptives. But even though Tennessee law has changed, pharmacies haven’t been given the final go-ahead to put […]
Listen / A Nashville man could serve five years in prison for making violent threats against Tennessee law enforcement, even though some of what he said and posted online is protected by the First Amendment.
Listen / On any given afternoon, the Nashville Zoo’s lorikeet habitat is a symphony of chirps and squawks. The green, blue and red parrots zip around their enclosure, looking for visitors to perch on. But on August 21st, at 1:27 p.m., bird keeper Ashley Gwaltney isn’t quite sure what they’ll sound like.
Listen / New research finds that the Nashville Predators hockey team has leapfrogged over the Tennessee Titans as the most popular pro sports team in Middle Tennessee. That finding comes from MTSU’s consumer research office, which put out a scientific survey in the wake of the Predators’ playoff run.