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Nashville Conversation On Race And Policing Exposes Heightened Emotions On All Sides

A hand-picked group of 150 people sat in the Pearl Cohn High School gym Saturday afternoon, a dozen to each table. There, in the heart of Nashville's African-American community, prosecutors, pastors and community activists shared their feelings on race and policing. And what they said revealed fear on the part of both African-Americans and police.
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Two prisoners have filed a class action lawsuit against the state, accusing the Tennessee Department of Correction of systematically denying treatment for hepatitis C.

Middle Tennessee mailboxes are filling with campaign flyers for school board candidates. And one is getting extra scrutiny because it asks that voters re-elect someone who has never held office.

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A push to expel state Rep. Jeremy Durham could be broadened to include a prominent Democrat.

House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada says both men should be thrown out of the legislature because they've broken the trust of voters.

Cindy Wall

Six months after temporarily shutting its doors, the Belcourt Theatre reopened last week, showing off both new updates and meticulous preservations.

Mack Linebaugh

Anyone who's driven through the intersection of Charlotte Pike and 51st Avenue in West Nashville has likely wondered some version of this Curious Nashville question from Katie Gonzalez:

Why does the Regions bank on Charlotte Pike have such an elaborate golden dome? When was the building built, and has it always been a bank?

Both our current president and the presumptive Democratic nominee have talked a lot about expanding early childhood education. President Obama has backed up his rhetoric by creating Preschool Development Grants.

MTSU bluegrass music
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A rare collection of live bluegrass recordings has a new home at Middle Tennessee State University.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

The political world may be focused on the presidential race and the party conventions, but here in Tennessee more than 100,000 people have already voted early for state and local offices.

Blake Farmer / WPLN

A hand-picked group of 150 people sat in the Pearl Cohn High School gym Saturday afternoon, a dozen to each table. There, in the heart of Nashville's African-American community, prosecutors, pastors and community activists shared their feelings on race and policing. And what they said revealed fear on the part of both African-Americans and police.

Emily Siner / WPLN

North Nashville has long been a center of artistic expression — from the Fisk Jubilee Singers in the 1860s to vast murals, painted in recent years, that span buildings and blocks.

But organizers of the Jefferson Street Art Crawl are hoping to get more of the city paying attention to an often overlooked creative scene.

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Mug Design Contest 2016!

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Neighbors: The Fence Jumper (Season 3, Episode 6)

Most people might think it’s not worth the trouble to intervene in someone else's life. But in this episode of Neighbors, we get to know a woman who sees that obstacle—and will do everything she can to jump over it.
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Nashville's Pikes in Photos

In a series of photo essays for WPLN, Joe Nolan captures the living personalities of Nashville's pikes.

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Each member of the Nashville Saxophone Quartet is a teacher or soloist in his own right. Matt Davich, Don Aliquo, Denis Solee and Robert Shankle have played together in all kinds of situations: symphony orchestra woodwind sections, the pit orchestras for stage shows, you name it. They come together periodically as a quartet to focus on music written just for their instrument, including arrangements and compositions of their own. For this show, they brought us a trio of compositions that stand at the intersection between contemporary classical and jazz.

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Pianist Alex Bolton performs one of his own compositions and a few by Ukranian Romantic composer and pianist Sergei Bortkiewicz.

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Members of Nashville's ALIAS Chamber Ensemble play works by two Baroque era favorites.  The performers are Zeneba Bowers, violin; Matt Walker, cello; Kevin Bate, cello; Jessica Dunnavant, baroque flute and Francis Perry, theorbo. 

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