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Trump's Brash Style Draws Plenty of Supporters And More Than A Few Detractors To Nashville Speech

Suzanne Ford hadn't planned to see Donald Trump speak this weekend. But when the Springfield, Illinois, woman heard the Republican frontrunner would be in Nashville at the same time she was visiting relatives, she couldn't pass up the chance.
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Chris Scott F. — as his byline appears in Nashville’s homeless newspapers — has built at least a half-dozen flooring systems in the woods between the Adventure Science Center and the Civil War-era Fort Negley.

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A retired Tennessee couple is midway through an unusual quest: to spot 100 species of birds in every single county in the state, all 95 of them.

I spent a hot summer morning with Ron Hoff and Dollyann Myers — once described as the "power couple of international bird-watching" — to try to help them see some more.

You can listen to our conversation below, but I encourage you to scroll down further as well to hear Hoff in action. 

Megan Barry and David Fox at NashForward
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Several listeners wrote in to find out where mayoral candidates Megan Barry and David Fox stand on sparring with the state over local policies. So WPLN asked them both: On what issues would you stand up to the legislature if it tried to trump city policy and programs?

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Suzanne Ford hadn't planned to see Donald Trump speak this weekend. But when the Springfield, Illinois, woman heard the Republican frontrunner would be in Nashville at the same time she was visiting relatives, she couldn't pass up the chance.

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All three charter school operators rejected by the Metro board of education in recent weeks have decided to get a second opinion from the state. Rocketship and International Academy of Excellence already moved ahead to appeal, though their denials were not nearly as close as the 5-4 vote to reject KIPP Academy.

Jeremy Kane endorses David Fox
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David Fox gained a mayoral endorsement Thursday from former competitor Jeremy Kane, who founded LEAD charter schools while Fox was chairman of the Metro School Board. The men said their shared views reach beyond education.

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We’ve been asking WPLN listeners what they want to hear from Nashville’s candidates for mayor. While themes of affordable housing and transit top the list, voters also wrote us about issues that have received less attention, like supporting a local film industry.

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 This story has been updated following the unveiling of the statue Friday morning. 

A bronze statue was unveiled Friday near the Nashville Sounds’ new ballpark.

It depicts longtime Tennessee State track coach Ed Temple on one knee with an open book in one hand and a stopwatch in the other.

It’s a pose he likely struck countless times during his 44-year career as he imparted advice to his legendary Tigerbelle teams — who he says are the ones who deserve to be honored.

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Prison guards accused Gov. Bill Haslam's administration of deceiving the public about safety inside state facilities.

They offered that scathing assessment in a hearing Thursday at the Tennessee Capitol on complaints within the Department of Correction.

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Nashville mayoral candidate David Fox has gone to the airwaves with another negative ad, though this one has a humorous twist. 

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