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Telecoms Remain At Impasse Over Pole Attachment In Nashville

Nashville’s high-speed internet providers failed to reach an agreement Wednesday after an all-day meeting about Google Fiber's access to utility poles. Google, Comcast, and AT&T met at the request of Mayor Megan Barry, who is seeking faster rollout of service. But the companies remain stuck at an impasse over rules that govern how wires are attached to poles.
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Over the next few months, all 1,300 officers in the Metro Nashville Police Department, as well as new recruits, will take a six-hour course to help them identify their own cultural blind spots. The training sessions start Thursday.

Dorrance Dance, Jason Neulander, Abigail Washburn & Wu Fei

OZ Arts Nashville has announced a new season of art, music and dance, including a return of the live-action comic book show from its 2014 season and the culmination of a year-long partnership between two folk musicians from opposite sides of the globe.

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Nashville’s high-speed internet providers failed to reach an agreement Wednesday after an all-day meeting about Google Fiber's access to utility poles.

Google, Comcast, and AT&T met at the request of Mayor Megan Barry, who is seeking faster rollout of service. But the companies remain stuck at an impasse over rules that govern how wires are attached to poles.

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Gov. Bill Haslam hopes to avoid calling a special session to fix the state's drunk driving laws, but he says the possibility of losing $60 million if Tennessee doesn't might just force him to do so.

The problem is the state's limit for blood alcohol content for 18- to 20-year-olds. Federal highway authorities say it has to be .02, but Tennessee lawmakers raised it to .08 earlier this year.

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Nashville’s major Internet providers meet privately today at the request of Mayor Megan Barry. Their task is to find a quicker way to expand high-speed service. But to do that, the companies may need to hash out the surprisingly complicated process of attaching wires to utility poles.

Brookings Institute

Nashville needs to build better relationships between big health care companies and tech startups if it wants to remain a powerhouse in the health care industry, according to a new report by the Brookings Institute.

Emily Siner / WPLN

The state has approved substantial rate hikes for insurance plans offered to Tennesseans on the federal marketplace next year, and Tennessee's insurance commissioner says she has "serious concerns" about its future.

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A spike in on-the-job fatalities in Tennessee has safety officials on high alert. Last month alone, 10 workers died.

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Nashville writer TJ Jarrett is, by many objective measures, a successful artist. She's won awards for her work and has published books of her poetry about history and race and family. 

But as she tells WPLN's Emily Siner in our live series and podcast Movers & Thinkers, it's not easy getting to the point where you feel like you're doing good work.

Richard Soper / Center for Behavioral Wellness Nashville

There was a time when Dr. Richard Soper thought Suboxone and the generic equivalents were almost miracle drugs.

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Movers & Thinkers 'Where Does Creativity Come From?'

This episode is sponsored by MTSU's College of Business and Pick TN Products.

Ask Me Another — Live in Nashville

The rambunctious comedy and trivia show will be live at the War Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, September 13

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Neighbors: Honoring Wishes (Season 3, Episode 7)

We want to do right by the people we care about. But sometimes, honoring someone's wishes can put us at odds with social norms, our own values, or even the law. In this episode of Neighbors, three stories where the desire to honor wishes pushes us into uncomfortable territory.
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Reagan Casteel's high school education took a sharp turn in 2015; after three years at Nashville's Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet, she spent a summer at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and ended up returning there to finish out her senior year learning to compose music. Casteel is now headed to Eastman School of Music. But before again leaving Music City, the talented teenager stopped by Studio C to perform a program that includes one of her own compositions.

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

The new concert season for Nashville-based ALIAS Chamber Ensemble is a mix of old friends and new ventures.

The ensemble will again partner with the Nashville Ballet for a set of performances, and will return to music by two of the three composers they've recorded on past albums. Partnerships with other arts organizations also mark two other performances that will take the group from their usual home at the Blair School of Music, as they play events in conjunction with contemporary art and music venue OZ Arts Nashville and the venerable Southern Festival of Books.

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Guitarists Robert Thompson and Joey Butler have been performing around Nashville as Duo Sudeste for several years and recently released their first album. The pair took a Portuguese name for their group, a fitting name given that their repertoire leans heavily on the Latin guitar tradition. They brought a program of tunes from Spain, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba to Studio C. 

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