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Graduate Of First Integrated Class In The South Talks Desegregation With Tennessee Teachers

Sixty years ago, Bobby Cain became the first African-American man to graduate from an integrated high school in the South. Just one year prior, he and 11 other black students had enrolled at Clinton High School in East Tennessee. They became known as the Clinton 12.

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Vanderbilt Medical Center has settled a lawsuit claiming it overbilled Medicare and Medicaid. The hospital will pay $6.5 million and fund an outside audit of its billing practices.

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Former Tennessee economic development commissioner Randy Boyd has been securing endorsements from county mayors in his bid for governor. And on Wednesday he locked down support in the state's most populous county.

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It’s just before the start of the fourth quarter of the Nashville NightWatch’s last home game of the season, and the players are behind by 11 points. In fact, the professional ultimate frisbee team has not won a single game this year.

The coach sets them a less ambitious target. “Our goal coming in was winning this quarter,” he says, before starting a team chant and sending the players back into the field.

The Nashville NightWatch has only been around for three years, and it's not known for winning many games. But it does have something that sets it apart from the other professional teams in the country: It has the only woman in the entire league.

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Nashville-based HCA is on a relative hospital buying spree. Company executives told investors Tuesday that they see an opening as the health care business becomes more challenging, especially for some of its competitors.

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Sixty years ago, Bobby Cain became the first African-American man to graduate from an integrated high school in the South. Just one year prior, he and 11 other black students had enrolled at Clinton High School in East Tennessee. They became known as the Clinton 12.  

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New research suggests the Tennessee state legislature is now one of the most politically divided in the South.

Across the 13-state region, only Texas has a legislature that's more polarized, according to a study of all 50 statehouses. 

Researchers say the rise in partisanship appears to be tied to a change in voting patterns in rural areas.

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A series of listening sessions are underway around Davidson County with the mission of making Metro Council business more transparent — receiving public input on the best ways to receive public input.

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One of Tennessee's most economically distressed counties has landed a startup textile manufacturer that says it will create 1,000 jobs. Textile Corporation of America is opening up shop in Pikeville.

Nashville Symphony

The Nashville Symphony has selected a new conductor to handle the orchestra’s community, pops and educational concerts. Enrico Lopez-Yañez has served in a similar role with the Omaha Symphony since 2015.  

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A private developer has taken over large portions of a neighborhood park just off Music Row — to use as a staging area — and some neighbors are furious.

They say no one told them that for at least the next year, most of Tony Rose Park would be the property of one of Nashville's biggest developers. They say the move signifies a new level of intrusion.

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The Nashville Symphony has selected a new conductor to handle the orchestra’s community, pops and educational concerts. Enrico Lopez-Yañez has served in a similar role with the Omaha Symphony since 2015.  

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Cellist Nicholas Gold put his own spin on 19th century music during this week's Live in Studio C. First, he and Brian Eades followed the tradition of violin virtuoso Paganini as they improvised additions to a set of variations. Then fellow cellist Elizabeth Browne filled in for the orchestra in a reduction of music by Schumann.

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The notion of the traveling musician is nothing new. From the transient troubadors of the 13th century to modern touring artists, musicianship and travel have gone hand in hand for centuries. 

With summer in full swing and families making pilgrimages to favorite beach spots and mountain retreats, spend some time with a few composers that found musical inspiration in their travels.  

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