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It was the second time in nine days. On Wednesday at 9:25 a.m., the phone rang at the Gordon Jewish Community Center.

A voice — robotic or human, they’re not quite sure — was on the other end of the line: "There is a bomb in your building, we want to kill all the Jews," recalls Leslie Sax, the center’s executive director.

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Nashville has not been immune to acts of hate, harassment and bias in recent months. But exactly how often they've occurred is difficult to say. So a coalition of immigrant, LGBT, and religious organizations debuted a new counting method this week.

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Two lifelong friends have made their way this week to Washington for the inauguration of Donald Trump.

They're part of a busload of supporters from Tennessee planning to watch as Trump is sworn in as the nation's 45th president.

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Donald Trump's inauguration will be followed by hundreds of rallies around the country, including in downtown Nashville on Saturday. That march, called Power Together TN, is largely led by women and expected to draw thousands.

And for many participants, their political activism began as a backlash to Trump's election.

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A hearty band is making its way from Nashville to Washington, D.C.

A few dozen Tennesseans boarded a pair of charter buses in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Madison Wednesday night. They're one of the many groups headed to the National Mall for the Inauguration of Donald Trump, and their hopes for the ceremony are high.

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The 101st Airborne gets a new commander Thursday. Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky is moving on after multiple deployments, including one to Liberia to help contain the ebola outbreak. Most recently, he's returned from leading troops in Iraq as they train local forces to defeat ISIS.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says his $278 million transportation plan will give the state the money it needs to improve roads while leaving taxpayers no worse off.

But opposition is already coming, from a conservative group with a history of sinking the governor's initiatives.

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Gov. Bill Haslam is outlining a plan to increase the state's gas tax by 7 cents while also cutting Tennessee's sales and businesses taxes.

He says the legislative package will give the state the funding it needs to pay for roads without taking more money from taxpayers.

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The nominee for Secretary of Interior says he would commit to more equal funding of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

Ryan Zinke answered questions from senators at a confirmation hearing Tuesday. While the Smokies attract twice as many visitors as Yellowstone, the Tennessee park gets only half of the federal money. It’s also prevented from charging an entrance fee due to the way it was acquired by the federal government.

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A hospital trauma ward is filled with unexpected emergencies: Doctors see patients with sudden and severe injuries, like those in a car crash, and they often have to make life-changing decisions on a moment's notice. It's a stressful job, but Vanderbilt trauma surgeon Tim Nunez explains how he and others deal with the pressure.


A Prairie Home Companion Live at The Ryman on February 4

See new host Chris Thile's Nashville debut.

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Spaceflight was just a theoretical possibility when Gustav Holst wrote his musical exploration of our solar system. 

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On this week's program, we got the rare treat of hearing a group of musicians try on a new ensemble for size. Matt Davich, who we often hear on saxophone, brought his clarinet to Studio C along with friends Jeff Lisenby (accordian, piano) and Emily Nelson (cello). They played a handful of tunes with echoes of European and South American folk traditions, along with one of opera's greatest hits.

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Roger Weismeyer visited Studio C once again to preview his 15th annual Mozart Birthday Concert, a yearly event that brings together performers from various Music City ensembles to celebrate the music of the ultimate classicist. The 2017 edition features a Weismeyer's performance of a piano sonata and a bassoon concerto played by Gil Perel. The shows begin at noon Friday, January 13th at St. George's Episcopal Church and 7pm Monday, January 23 at Edgehill United Methodist, to benefit those churches and the Mary Parrish Center for Victims of Domestic Violence.

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