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Should Nashville Next Mayor Try To Force PSC Metals Out? One Candidate Says Yes

Everyone running to be Nashville’s next mayor has been asked what to do about PSC Metals. That’s the privately-owned metal recycling yard across the river from downtown. They all want to see it moved. But only one says he’s willing to use the most extreme measures. Bill Freeman knows a thing or two about property rights. He’s a wealthy developer. He got his start with the Metropolitan Development and Housing Authority—the agency that condemns property for government use. While he would...
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Parents of Tennessee children with certain disabilities will likely have a new option next year. A bill headed to the governor’s desk would give 18,000 families access to the state and local money allocated for educating their child in public school.  

Mt. Juliet city agenda

The Mt. Juliet board of commissioners were scheduled to vote Monday night on a rezoning request for a 1 million square-foot warehouse north of I-40. That first reading has been deferred until May 11.  It would be among several new, large-scale warehouses in the area, but this particular project has a vocal group of neighbors pushing back. 

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There was a flurry of debate and a few close votes before the Tennessee General Assembly adjourned for the year. But when the gavel finally slammed to mark the end of the session, the legislature didn’t pass nearly as many bills as in recent years.

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Everyone running to be Nashville’s next mayor has been asked what to do about PSC Metals. That’s the privately-owned metal recycling yard across the river from downtown. They all want to see it moved. But only one says he’s willing to use the most extreme measures.

A tiny independent movie has been picked by one of Hollywood's biggest moguls to promote his latest venture. Robert L. Johnson created BET and now, the Urban Movie Channel — an online channel that's being called the black Netflix.

The first original film it has acquired is a gay interracial romance set in the Deep South. In Blackbird, the main character Randy is in high school. Everyone thinks he's gay, and they're totally fine with it.

Randy, 18, is fervently religious. Even though his best friend is gay, Randy's in denial about his own sexuality.

David Wright Smith

The candidates running for Nashville mayor have attended more than 20 mayoral forums so far in the campaign, and they’re on track to double that number before the election. But some candidates have been eager to make sure voters know their positions beyond a short, often formulaic response.

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Nashville’s new downtown amphitheater is set to open in late summer with a full schedule and a corporate name.

Ascend Credit Union bought the naming rights to the city-owned venue. The price of the deal was not announced, but it will be called Ascend Amphitheater for ten years.

Country star Eric Church is set to play the inaugural show July 30. Metro Parks will open the new 10-acre West Riverfront Park that houses the venue on the same day.

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In one of the final acts of the year, the state House of Representatives approved a resolution designating the Barrett M82 the "official rifle of the state of Tennessee."

House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to honor the sniper rifle, which is made in Tennessee. One of the opponents was Rep. Antonio Parkinson (D-Memphis).

"This really concerns me when we start endorsing brands," he said. "If we start endorsing one brand over another brand, I think that's counter to us being a business-friendly state."

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The Predators' season is on the line Thursday night with a do-or-die playoff game against the Chicago Blackhawks. So far, this has been one of the most successful seasons in franchise history, particularly in terms of fan support. Team management gives at least some of the credit to a tweak in the team colors.

With a record number of sellouts this year,  the streets surrounding Bridgestone Arena have been awash in the color gold on game nights. Preds’ fan Steve Probst says he's  even noticed a lot more gold around his office.

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A new statewide program called Tennessee Reconnect will let anyone attend one of the state’s 27 technical colleges for free — but the state is facing obstacles getting the word out.

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Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn join Krista Tippett on the Belcourt stage for conversation and performance.

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Join us as we talk to some of Nashville's most interesting innovators — April 30th