WPLN’s Ambriehl Crutchfield sat down with the council’s budget and finance chair, Kyontzè Toombs, to discuss her priorities for city spending, including police, and why she tries to avoid playing politics.
Portraits of four people killed by police loom larger than life on a building just south of downtown Nashville. But new owners faced a choice: keep the mural and alter their renovation plans, or remove it and risk alienating their new neighbors.
The statue of politician and newspaper editor Edward Carmack was first removed in the 1950s for the construction of the tunnel under the Tennessee State Capitol. And even then, people argued against his reinstatement.
It’s been a year since the murder of George Floyd prompted widespread demands for change, especially to policing and monuments associated with white supremacy. WPLN News is taking stock of how officials have responded.
Police oversight officials are recommending changes to the Metro Nashville Police Department’s hiring practices. And they’re asking the public to weigh in.
The Metro Board of Parks and Recreation is considering whether to ask the Tennessee Historical Commission to rename North Nashville’s historic Hadley Park after deceased civil rights activist Kwame Lillard.
Tennessee lawmakers have set aside a measure that Republicans and Democrats said would’ve had a chilling effect on public protests.
In response to rising gun violence, community organizers in Nashville wanted April 24 to be 24 hours of peace. A police shooting just before midnight shattered that plan.
Nashville police have fatally shot a man following a traffic stop just before midnight on Clarksville Pike in Bordeaux. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate.
The hour-long special delves back into history, chronicling the city’s epic 43-year battle over school desegregation and the devastating sacrifices one Black family made in the name of progress and equity.