Meet Blaise Gainey, WPLN’s new Political Reporter. Starting Aug. 16, Blaise will cover state and local politics that affect the lives of Middle Tennesseans.
Nashville organizers are calling for city officials to prevent evictions when the moratorium ends on July 31.
The state’s six nonprofit science museums have jointly decided to promote vaccines this August during National Immunization Awareness Month. The Science Alliance of Tennessee’s initiative is intentionally broader than COVID to sidestep the politics of the pandemic.
Conservative radio talk show host Phil Valentine has been placed on a ventilator, according to his radio station, SuperTalk 99.7 WTN. He’s been hospitalized now for more than two weeks.
With school starting for most in the next two weeks, Tennessee doctors are raising concerns about the Delta variant’s spread, as kids under 12 are the only people left who still don’t have an option to vaccinate and fatal cases of the virus continue to rise in children.
Some places, like Los Angeles and Kansas City are already reinstating mask mandates as the delta variant of the coronavirus takes hold. But in Nashville, that’s not in the cards.
A combination of local fundraising and a state grant will bring some attention and care to historic concrete structures in Nashville’s Centennial Park.
An original play about what it’s like to be a kid online is being performed in Nashville through Aug. 1. The director of the Theater Bug troupe says this show felt timely, because the pandemic made a generation who grew up online even more reliant on it.
The Tennessee Valley Authority anticipates that 30,500 megawatts of power will be needed to keep air conditioners humming — just shy of the utility’s peak power usage in 2008. The National Weather Service predicts potentially 100-degree weather in Nashville this Thursday, but TVA says it’s ready to meet the elevated electricity demand.
The country’s largest Catholic hospital system says its employees must get the shots by mid-November, joining the likes of Vanderbilt University Medical Center locally, as COVID cases and hospitalizations across Tennessee continue to spike in the unvaccinated population.