Chas Sisk

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Wu-Tang Clan Set To Make History As First Hip-Hop Act To Headline Ryman Auditorium

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, nicknamed "The Mother Church of Country Music," has never hosted a hip-hop show. After 125 years, Wu-Tang Clan will be the first rap act to headline at the venue.

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Republican Tennessee House Speaker To Resign After Lewd And Sexist Texts

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Glen Casada announced that he will resign his state House speakership after inappropriate and offensive texts leaked weeks ago. He has served in the Legislature for nearly 20 years.

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LifeWay Christian Closing Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Evangelical Christian book retailer LifeWay is closing its stores by the end of the year. Some lament the stores' end, while others say LifeWay sells too narrow an understanding of Christianity.

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Iraqi Nationals See Immigration Cases Expedited Under Trump Administration

Friday, February 15, 2019

Immigration enforcement has increased under President Trump. As the pace of deportations has quickened, Iraqi nationals have seen their cases expedited even as their immigration status remains murky.

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Tennessee Strips $250,000 From Memphis As Payback For Removing Confederate Statues

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A Democratic state lawmaker called the amendment "hateful" and "unkind." Republicans defended the move, calling Memphis' removal of the statues "sneaky."

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Churches Rethinking Security In The Wake Of Sutherland Springs Shooting

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Churches are being forced to think about how to protect themselves against mass shootings like the one that took place in Texas on Sunday. For some, it's creating a dilemma over the need for security versus the imperative to be open and welcoming to all.

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White Nationalists Descend On Tennessee, Outnumbered By Counterprotesters

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Organizers of two white nationalist rallies marched in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, Tenn., Saturday intended as a show of force, though they were met by throngs of counterprotesters.

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Nashville Goes Nuts For Hockey And The Predators

Friday, May 19, 2017

A decade ago, the NHL's experiment with hockey in Nashville, Tenn., was in trouble. Now "Smashville" fans are in love with the Predators, who are playing in their first Western Conference finals.

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Finding A Place For President Polk's Body To Truly Rest In Peace

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The body of former President James Polk may be on the move again. He's been buried on the grounds of the Tennessee state Capitol, but there's discussion about moving his remains to his former home.

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Tennesseans: 'Will Policies Protect Us As The ACA Is Repealed?'

Friday, January 13, 2017

Tennessee has one of the least healthy populations in the country, a problem its Republican governor tried to address by expanding Medicaid. It was rejected, and insurers have raised their rates.

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In A Turbulent Election Year, Mosques Organize En Masse Voting

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

In an election year marked by vitriol toward the Muslim community, some mosques are urging their worshipers to vote. To do so, they're borrowing a strategy used by African-American churches.

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Muslim Community Takes A Page From African-American Churches To Get Out The Vote

Saturday, July 30, 2016

After an election year filled with criticisms of the Muslim community, some mosques are urging their worshippers to vote. To do so, they're borrowing a strategy used by African-American churches.

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In Tennessee, Activist Drives Socially Conservative Political Agenda

Friday, May 06, 2016

Activist David Fowler is the moving force behind much of the socially conservative legislation proposed in Tennessee this past year.

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LGBT Activists Criticize Tennessee Law Allowing Therapists To Refuse Patients

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill allowing therapists to refuse patients if the therapists have "sincerely held principles" to consider. LGBT advocates say the law would make it harder for gays and lesbians to get counseling.

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Seeking A Warmer Welcome, Gun Factory Moves Down South

Monday, April 18, 2016

Beretta decided to move to Tennessee after finding it has few allies in Maryland, which passed restrictive gun laws after the Newtown shootings. The new plant is expected to create 300 jobs.

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Tennessee Lawmakers Want To Make The Bible The Official State Book

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Tennessee lawmakers have passed a measure making the Bible the state's official book. But opposition is coming from an unexpected group: religious conservatives.

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How Trump Is Effectively Upending The Traditional Campaign Approach

Saturday, February 27, 2016

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Rewrite The Constitution? Several States Are Trying To

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Since the Bill of Rights, there have been just 17 changes to the U.S. Constitution.

On Thursday, Tennessee's House of Representatives voted 59-31 to call for a constitutional convention, becoming the fifth state in recent months where lawmakers have called for a major rewrite of the Constitution.

Formally, the ...

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Cruz Tour Highlights Organization In SEC Primary States

Monday, December 21, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is making a big bet on building a strong organization outside the four early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. The idea is to pick up a strong lead in delegates needed to secure the nomination when 14 states, mostly in ...

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Preparing To Break Away From GOP Field, Ted Cruz Organizes In Tennessee

Friday, December 18, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz believes the road to the GOP nomination runs through the South — especially the southern states voting on March 1st. NPR explores what he's up to in Tennessee.

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