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After political infighting, a compromise has been reached on the redevelopment of Nashville’s old convention center — and how the National African-American Music Museum will be part of the project.

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Governor Bill Haslam says keeping jobs in America is great. What's not always so great is the price to do so.

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The Grammys announced their nominees for the 2017 awards and numerous Nashville artists made the cut, in a wide array of musical categories. 

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The number of Pearl Harbor survivors is now measured in the hundreds. And on the eve of the 75th anniversary, we revisit one of the sailors who lived through the attack.

George Westover talked to WPLN's Emil Moffatt just months before he died in 2015. They played taps at his burial service — a tune Westover knew well.

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Weddings are big business in Gatlinburg. In fact, by some estimates, this tiny resort town is second only to Las Vegas for destination weddings. The wildfires that killed 14 people and damaged 1,700 structures also destroyed one of Gatlinburg's matrimonial icons: Cupid's Chapel of Love.

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Rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains say wildlife is already beginning to return following last week's raging forest fire that killed at least 14 people. The park is responding to concerns about animals in the country's most visited national park.

Chas Sisk / WPLN

Construction started on HCA's new, 17-story building in the Gulch neighborhood two years ago.

A lot's changed between then and last week, when the office tower officially opened. And the health care landscape is likely to change a good deal more over the next few years.

Chief executive Milton Johnson says the company's ready.

Nashville building boom
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Towering construction cranes may draw a lot of attention in Nashville’s building boom, but work being done underground has also greatly increased. And with that, there’s been a surge in damages caused by digging — due in part to homeowners and work crews who ignore the state’s 811 “call before your dig” hotline.

Caroline Leland

Three years ago, the leaders of local nonprofit Conexion Americas realized that many Nashville immigrants wanted to start food businesses but had nowhere to cook. Thus was born Mesa Komal: a low-cost incubator kitchen for immigrants to launch food trucks or artisan brands for local grocery stores.

Since its beginnings, this kitchen has continuously grown in popularity, with a waitlist swelling to 45 in early November. To meet this need, the nonprofit recently completed a renovation to increase the kitchen’s capacity — enabling home cooks to become full-fledged food entrepreneurs.

Gatlinburg fire Summers family
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Update: 12/5/16 at 7:45 a.m.

On Sunday, another death was attributed to the fire, bringing the death toll to 14. Smoky Mountain National Park officials say 81-year-old Elaine Brown was fleeing the fire when she suffered a "medical event" that led to a motor vehicle accident. 


Join Us For Movers & Thinkers Live:

Movers & Thinkers Live on Dec. 8

A conversation in Nashville Public Radio's studio with three people who respond to crises: Timothy Nunez, James Duke and Rosemary Plorin.

A list of all the holiday shows you'll hear on WPLN-FM and Classical 91.1

A Prairie Home Companion Live at The Ryman on February 4

See new host Chris Thile's Nashville debut.

The Latest from Classical 91.1

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Last year around this time, violinist Jessica Blackwell told her friend, violist and composer Christopher Farrell, that she'd really like him to write a violin solo. What's more, she challenged him to move beyond the chamber music he'd written to date and compose a piece for orchestra. The end result gets its world premiere December 6 at a performance of the Nashville Philharmonic. Farrell and Blackwell, plus pianist Megan Gale, gave us a sneak peek by playing a reduced version of the Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra.

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The Belmont Brass Quintet from Belmont University brought a cornucopia of music for our Thanksgiving listening, ranging from a Baroque air and Renaissance dance to familiar hymns of gratitude and a playful contemporary composition. The ensemble is made up of trumpeters Joel Treybig and Patrick Kunkee, hornist Radu Rusu, trombonist Jeff Phillips and James Land on tuba.

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Jennifer Kummer and Anna Spina are both Chicago natives who work in Nashville as French horn players for hire: they play orchestral concerts, in the pit at opera productions, and as studio musicians. Between gigs, they've prepared a group of duet pieces for the instrument just for our Live in Studio C audience.

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