Emily Siner

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The Aztecs Once Revered It. Will You Fall For Amaranth, Too?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hardier than corn, this ancient grain has a subtle, nutty flavor and is full of nutrients. But for most Americans, amaranth is still obscure. Researchers in Tennessee hope to change that.


Overcrowding Forces Tennessee VA Clinic To Stop Accepting New Patients

Friday, April 22, 2016

The growing veterans population in places like Clarksville, Tenn., is straining resources at VA clinics and making it difficult for vets to get nearby medical care.


Powerful Winter Storm Wreaks Havoc On The South

Friday, January 22, 2016

While Washington D.C., and other cities on the East Coast deal with snow, folks in the Deep South got hit too. People in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and North Carolina all got slammed.


Startup Aims To Give Classical Musicians An Online Bump

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

For classical musicians, it's difficult to sell their work online because of how the music is tagged on apps like Spotify. A tech startup in Nashville is trying to change that.


In Music City, Rents Keep Going Up And Up

Monday, August 10, 2015

Nashville, Tenn., is experiencing a hot rental market. In some places it's at levels that are at 40 percent or more of household income. That's a level economists consider "risky."


Restaurant Sets An Empty Table For Chattanooga Shooting Victims

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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Chattanoogans Pray And Reflect After Shooting Tragedy

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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For Aspiring Artists, Social Media Can Get Fans Too Close For Comfort

Monday, May 25, 2015

The power of social media is that aspiring artists can essentially invite fans into their living rooms, but fans can sometimes overstay their welcome.


College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vocational education is enjoying a renaissance in many U.S. schools. In Nashville, Tenn., all high-schoolers are encouraged to take three career-training classes, regardless of college plans.


Communities Around Fort Campbell Brace For Word On Budget Cuts

Thursday, January 22, 2015

This week, the Army held a town hall meeting at Fort Campbell. The sprawling Army post straddles Kentucky and Tennessee and is a major economic driver for the region.


TV's 'Nashville' A Boon For The Tennessee City

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The TV show Nashville is about the lives of fictional country music stars and aspiring stars — and its popularity is drawing visitors to the real city from around the world.


Unmasked, Cancer Survivors Face The Symbol Of Their Torture

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Every 15 minutes, for 10 hours a day, another patient walks into the radiation room at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville. Each picks up a plastic mesh mask, walks to a machine, and lies down on the table underneath.

Nurses fit the mask over the patient's face and shoulders. And ...


Nashville To African-Americans: Join Your Police Department!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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Magazine Editor Sets Out To Join The Global Family Tree

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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At Life's Last Threshold, Choir Brings Comfort

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Threshold Choir brings music to those on the threshold of life — people who are dying. The first group started about a decade and a half ago. Now there are choirs in 120 cities, and even a few countries.

One of the newer chapters is in Nashville. On a ...


Can The Peer Economy Deliver Profits?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Josh Gibbs normally wouldn't leave his apartment in Northeast Washington, D.C., pick up a loaded pizza from a restaurant in Chinatown, bike to a complete stranger's apartment, drop off the pizza and leave without any cash exchanging hands. But last week, he did just that. And truth be told, he ...


Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time

Sunday, March 23, 2014

On the very first archaeological dig of her career, Andrea Berlin discovered the room of a house that somebody had lived in around 800 B.C. Talk about beginner's luck.

"I felt like a time traveler," she says.

Berlin is now a professor of archaeology at Boston University, where ...


Tech Week: Robots, Turkish Twitter And A Frustrated Zuckerberg

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Happy weekend! If you've missed our tech coverage and the larger conversation at the intersection of technology and culture this week, here's your look back. ICYMI is what we reported on NPR, The Big Conversation includes news from all sorts of places, and Curiosities are important or fun links we ...


So You Want To Evade Your Country's Twitter Ban? A Workaround

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Turkish prime minister vowed to "eradicate" Twitter in a speech on Thursday, likely because he's been treated unkindly on there, and he has an election to win, people! Hours later, the social media platform went dark for some Turkish users, The Guardian reports.

But it turns out ...


The Internet Will Be Everywhere In 2025, For Better Or Worse

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In 2025, the Internet will enhance our awareness of the world and ourselves while diminishing privacy and allowing abusers to "make life miserable for others," according to a new report by the Pew Research Center and Elon University.

But more than anything, experts say, it will become ubiquitous ...