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Thursday, July 30, 2015
The legendary musician worked with everyone from Ray Price to Ray Charles while making a complicated instrument seem effortless. He died Wednesday at 78.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
3rd and Lindsley, a performance space for big and small acts in Music City, lets the music shine by keeping things (like its name) simple.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
In the wake of twin attacks at military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, vigilantes armed with pistols and high-powered rifles are standing guard outside recruiting centers across the country. This comes as a handful of governors are allowing National Guard members to arm themselves — and making it easier for active-duty service members to obtain concealed-carry permits — while working inside these facilities.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
A dozen Guard units now pilot drones for missions here and abroad. Some are lobbying for increased use of the unmanned aircraft in the U.S., but critics have raised privacy concerns.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Twenty-one million kids eat free and reduced-price meals throughout the school year, but getting them fed during the summer is a challenge.
Friday, March 27, 2015
A Nashville middle school is test-driving a big idea: To put a great teacher in charge of multiple classrooms.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
A private university in Nashville, Tenn., may have one of the smartest teams in this year's NCAA tournament. Off the court, they lead the NCAA in academic rankings.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Southern Baptist Convention is quietly nudging its 16 million members to tie the knot at a younger age. Baptist leaders say that marriage should be considered a foundation of adult life.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The United Auto Workers secured recognition to represent workers at a Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Tennessee on Tuesday. It's the first time a foreign car manufacturer in the South has agreed to have its employees represented by a union.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
In Nashville, Tenn., several public schools are struggling to compete with nearby charters. To recruit more students, teachers are tearing a page from the charter playbook: going door to door.
Friday, October 10, 2014
The 101st Airborne leaves for Liberia over the next few weeks to help battle the Ebola outbreak. Soldiers say in some ways, the Ebola virus is a more intimidating enemy than insurgents.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Animal rights groups say Tennessee walking horses' distinctive high-stepping gait is partly the result of trainers hurting the animals. This year, a major show is testing to try and curb abuse.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sometimes the kids you hear on records for kids aren't really kids. In fact, there's a crew of adult singers in Nashville that specializes in sounding young — very young.
Friday, July 25, 2014
One of the most conservative members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, is defending his seat against state Sen. Jim Tracy, who is making the most of the incumbent's personal scandals.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Though the denomination still considers homosexuality a sin, some leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are telling pastors to rein in harsh rhetoric and accept that gay people are in their pews.
Monday, April 21, 2014
The proposal awaiting the governor's signature has bipartisan support, despite doctors' opposition. Critics say it could deter expectant mothers from seeking help, or even encourage more abortions.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
In a historic NCAA women's basketball game, two unbeaten teams vied for the national championship Tuesday night. The University of Connecticut beat Notre Dame 79-58. It's a record 9th title for UConn.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Common Core State Standards have ended lessons in cursive writing, but lawmakers in some states are trying to change that. Blake Farmer of WPLN reports on an effort in Tennessee to revive cursive.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Fresh out of rehab and a rocky point in his marriage to June Carter, Cash recorded an album in the early 1980s that his fans never got to hear.
Monday, March 10, 2014
The Kentucky Baptist Convention has found a surefire way for getting people through church doors: free guns. The church raffle events combine dinner, sermons and a Second Amendment message.