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Tennessee Governor Candidate Interviews: Randy Boyd Runs To Carry Gov. Haslam's Legacy

Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd has been one of Governor Bill Haslam's most trusted advisers. Now, Boyd wants to follow in Haslam’s footsteps all the way to the state Capitol.

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An East Nashville neighborhood is at odds over bike lanes. A group of residents and local bike commuters have been pushing to install the lanes in Cleveland Park. But another group of vocal longtime residents strongly opposes the project. And the issue signifies a much deeper rift in the community.

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A healthcare program that funds 'navigators' who assist people in signing up for insurance and maintaining coverage is being drastically slashed. The budget is being cut from about $1.5 million to a maximum of $300 thousand.

For the approximately half-a-million Tennesseans without insurance, the cut could mean they would be on their own to navigate the complicated process.

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Doctors can appear superhuman. They’ve made it through the gauntlet of medical school and residency. They make more money than most people. Statistically, they’re healthier. But there’s a dark side to the profession that has been largely veiled — even from doctors themselves. They are far more likely to take their own lives. 

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As a musician, flutist Jessica Dunnavant wears many hats. In addition to teaching, editing and performing in a number of local ensembles, she's well-versed in the vast body of flute repertoire. This week she brought a thoughtful collection of solo flute music spanning eras, styles and cultural influences, including a work composed by one of her own teachers, Charles DeLaney. 

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The 2018 TNReady test scores were released this week, and they show Tennessee students did slightly worse this year in most subjects, but not all.

Randy Boyd for Governor (submitted)

Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd has been one of Governor Bill Haslam's most trusted advisers. Now, Boyd wants to follow in Haslam’s footsteps all the way to the state Capitol.

Nashville Public Radio presents Podcast Party — an evening where your favorite local podcast hosts and guests step out of your earbuds and onto a stage. It's a public radio variety show, live! Buy tickets here.

Join us on Saturday, August 18, as we bring the magic of radio to a live audience, along with music, puppets, poetry, and a few surprises. 

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres start at 6 p.m. The show starts at 7. 

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Republican businessman Bill Lee wasn't known to many Tennesseans before this year's race for governor. He'd been a major fundraiser for the GOP. But he'd never run for public office of any kind.

Lee touts that as a virtue.

In the latest in a series of interviews with the six leading candidates for governor, Lee sat down with WPLN's Chas Sisk.

Rutherford County library
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For the first time in 26 years, a new library is opening in Rutherford County. But there’s something you won’t see there: books. Or, bookshelves. The Technology Engagement Center is designed as a trendsetting library that focuses on digital literacy, computing skills and “maker” spaces.

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Nashville's housing authority has granted the Martha O'Bryan Center a nearly three-year extension to fundraise for the nonprofit's new school in East Nashville's James Cayce public housing complex. And despite the request, housing officials say they're not worried about the future of the project.  

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Early voting for the gubernatorial primary starts Friday, July 13. Meet the six leading candidates, and see where they stand on the issues.

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As a musician, flutist Jessica Dunnavant wears many hats. In addition to teaching, editing and performing in a number of local ensembles, she's well-versed in the vast body of flute repertoire. This week she brought a thoughtful collection of solo flute music spanning eras, styles and cultural influences, including a work composed by one of her own teachers, Charles DeLaney. 

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Chances are, you've heard one. From the pages of J.S. Bach's preludes and fugues, to circus big tops and churches on Sunday mornings, the pipe organ's distinct timbre has served as the soundtrack to a wide variety of cultural activities and rituals.

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Even with Live in Studio C's commitment to local music, it's a treat when a performance consists entirely of brand new music from Nashville composers, performed by local musicians (including those composers), all inspired by the sights and sounds of Tennessee. In other words, it doesn't get much more local than this week's performance from ALIAS Chamber Ensemble. 

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