The Hollywood Bowl. Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Madison Square Garden. They're the iconic venues that round out top-10 lists of the country's best places to see live music. But this summer, Morning Edition is visiting America's side stages, places the locals know and where players love to play. We begin, appropriately, in Music City at 3rd and Lindsley, an intersection that's the home and namesake of an unassuming Nashville venue.
The Nashville chapter of the NAACP is hoping to revive the candidacy of a finalist who lost out on the Metro Schools superintendent’s position.
Angela Huff, a Nashville native and African American, is the chief of staff with Cobb County schools in Georgia. She was one of three candidates who advanced to the final round of interviews earlier this month.
Some armed activists in Tennessee are heeding the military’s request that they leave store-front recruiting centers. A dozen or more locations have been patrolled by citizen security guards since the shootings in Chattanooga.
Chris Barbic nearly worked himself to death last year. At age 44, the otherwise healthy head of Tennessee’s new turnaround school district had a heart attack. Now he’s stepping down, well before his educational experimentation bears much fruit. Barbic has been one of the most closely-watched superintendents in the country. And as he leaves the job ahead of schedule, he’s raising eyebrows with what he calls an “honest” critique of charter schools.
In an interview with WPLN, outgoing Achievement School District superintendent Chris Barbic tries to explain why he's leaving and what he's learned.
Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini is calling for a "conversation" over whether the party should continue honoring one of the most important figures in their history — President Andrew Jackson.
Mancini issued the challenge in an email sent Tuesday to Democrats statewide. She noted that Jackson was a slave owner and an advocate for clearing Native Americans from their territory east of the Mississippi River.