Blake Farmer / WPLN

Police Identify Gunman, Victims In Deadly Nashville Church Shooting

Updated at 4:45 p.m. One person was killed and seven were injured when a gunman opened fire at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, according to the Nashville Police Department. The shooter, identified by police as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidego Samson, was also wounded.

Read More
Blake Farmer / WPLN

Congregants who were inside Burnette Chapel Church of Christ during the shooting Sunday morning are beginning to talk through the deadly episode.

Mary Pitts says the shots started just as church was about to dismiss. She was near a restroom and locked herself inside with another woman until the gunfire stopped.

Blake Farmer / WPLN

Updated at 4:45 p.m.

One person was killed and seven were injured when a gunman opened fire at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, according to the Nashville Police Department. The shooter, identified by police as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidego Samson, was also wounded.

Wikimedia Commons

This weekend, the Nashville Ballet opens their season with Tchaikovsky's iconic The Sleeping Beauty. The work is considered the zenith of classic ballet, and all three of Tchaikovsky’s ballets—Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker—have become beloved giants in the modern dance world, described by arts writer Maxim Boon as having been “reinvented, reappropriated, made-over, dumbed-down and spruced-up more than any other work in the canon of the art form.”

courtesy Constance Toliver

A new project by the state is trying to reconnect families with loved ones who disappeared years ago.

Thomas R Machnitzki / Via Wikipedia

A panel of Tennessee lawmakers tasked with helping solve Civil Rights era crimes heard testimonies for the first time on Thursday.

The meeting illuminated the frequent challenges investigators face in reopening cases that went cold decades ago.

courtesy TVA

President Trump has announced his picks to fill out the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors. The slate includes a coal executive and a leader at Oak Ridge National Lab.

Stephen Jerkins / WPLN (File photo)

Controlling access to medical marijuana.

That was one big topic of discussion during a hearing Thursday on a proposal to lift the state's ban on marijuana for people with serious illnesses. And while no decision can be made on that plan until next spring, state lawmakers did spend five hours collecting testimony from medical experts and law enforcement.

Many warned of a slippery slope.

Versify #5: Don’t Try This at Home

Sep 21, 2017

Ambushed by a menacing dog, Nashville physics teacher (and standup comedian) Bob Clark taps into some unconventional wisdom in his attempt to flee. Bob slyly reveals his story to poet Destiny Birdsong. She’s caught off guard, but weaves the compelling tale into an original poem about physics, relationships, and survival.

 

Chas Sisk / WPLN

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is cheering the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, while opponents of the measure are scrambling to derail it before the legislation can pass the U.S. Senate.

Haslam joined 14 other Republican governors Wednesday in signing a letter praising a plan to repeal the ACA's individual mandate, to do away with the requirement that individuals purchase insurance and to convert Medicaid to a system of so-called block grants to the states.

In an appearance in Chattanooga, Haslam called the proposal, known as Graham-Cassidy, a "home run for Tennessee" because the state will receive more money than it currently does for Medicaid.

TN Photo Services (file)

Tennessee has approved another sizeable rate hike for Obamacare insurance plans. But the state's insurance commissioner is also highlighting the failure of a bi-partisan plan to stabilize the federal marketplace.

Pages

Thanks for your support!

The Banff drawing is now closed and we're getting all the names together. We'll contact the winner and then make an announcement here. Good luck!

Richard Howard via WBUR

Best Of Car Talk Says Farwell — Share Your Memories

For 30 years, two mechanics with funny accents and infectious laughter have been dispensing pretty good car advice each week Saturday morning on WPLN.

Read More

Movers & Thinkers

What is it like to follow in a parent's footsteps? We discuss in the latest episode. Supported by MTSU's Jones College of Business and the Nashville Software School.

The Latest from Classical 91.1

Wikimedia Commons

This weekend, the Nashville Ballet opens their season with Tchaikovsky's iconic The Sleeping Beauty. The work is considered the zenith of classic ballet, and all three of Tchaikovsky’s ballets—Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker—have become beloved giants in the modern dance world, described by arts writer Maxim Boon as having been “reinvented, reappropriated, made-over, dumbed-down and spruced-up more than any other work in the canon of the art form.”

Nina Cardona / Nashville Public Radio

Representatives from Music City's classical community will come together this afternoon for the official proclamation of "Classical Music Day" in Nashville. The ceremony begins at 1:00 on the steps of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and will, of course, include a live performance.  We're kicking off our celebration on the air in the morning, with recordings of Midstate musicians scheduled throughout the day.

As always, you can listen to 91Classical on the radio at 91.1FM, with the Nashville Public Radio app or by streaming audio on this website.

For this week's show, trumpeter Joel Treybig assembled an ensemble to perform a pair of chamber selections from the Baroque era. Treybig is on the faculty at Belmont University School of Music. His colleagues for this performance are oboists Robert Shankle and Grace Woodworth, bassoonist Dong-yun Shankle and harpsichordist Andrew Risinger.

More in Classical