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This Stunning Silo Mural Makes A West Nashville Old-Timer An Icon Of The Nations Redevelopment

An abandoned concrete silo looms over The Nations neighborhood, eerie and empty. The historic Nashville landmark was nearly torn down. Instead, it’s becoming the centerpiece of the community’s redevelopment.

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Murfreesboro leaders have initiated a plan to increase police patrols and landlord accountability around MTSU. In the past six months, apartment buildings near the campus have seen a spike in gun-related incidents. City officials say one complex is responsible for more than 200 police calls in four months.

You have a few more days to catch “The Dada Effect: An Anti-Aesthetic and Its Influence” at Vanderbilt’s Fine Arts Gallery before it closes on May 27th. The exhibit explores the rise of the artistic movement in the wake of WWI, when Dadaists gathered to forge an anti-establishment, anti-bourgeois and anti-war philosophy that rejected conventions of the past.

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When Tennessee lawmakers passed a gas tax increase this spring, they also approved a to-do list of nearly 1,000 projects spread around the state.

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Across Davidson County, letters have been arriving in mailboxes telling residents how much their property is now worth and in turn, how much they’ll pay in property taxes. For many, it comes with jolting news: A home much pricier than it was just four years earlier.

But it turns out the number of complaints over the new appraisals is fewer than the city expected. 

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Nurses and doctors who work for two Franklin-based hospital chains say the companies' financial uncertainty is becoming evident on the frontlines of patient care. Several nurses spoke at the annual shareholders meetings of Community Health Systems and its recent spinoff, Quorum. Both were held Tuesday morning at the Cool Springs Marriott.

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The Metro Council plans to take more time on new regulations for Airbnbs and other short-term rentals. Sponsors say they don't want to pass a measure that is destined to be overturned by the state legislature.

Dave Hayes is a “social media-rologist”. He has no meteorology degree, but posts dense and poetic weather updates on Facebook where he’s grown quite a following. Hear how one man uses his computer to bring Western Massachusetts together and protect them from the elements.

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Lipscomb University is continuing its recent spate of expansion and this time the target is something most would associate with nearby neighbor Belmont.

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Although a Metro police officer will not face charges for the February shooting of an African-American man, District Attorney Glenn Funk is calling for changes.

The policy recommendations could affect how both law enforcement and the courts operate.

Funk determined last week that Officer Joshua Lippert acted in self-defense when he killed Jocques Clemmons after a traffic stop in East Nashville. But he adds there are some aspects of the shooting that raise questions.

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Those Drones

The future of Nashville’s old minor league baseball stadium will soon be determined. Officials have seven redevelopment pitches in hand and have asked some of the development teams to answer follow-up questions on Monday.


Nashville's Pikes in Photos

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

The Latest from Classical 91.1

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This week's Live in Studio C featured three Midstate freelance musicians and friends. French horn player Jennifer Kummer and pianist Alessandra Volpi joined clarinetist Emily Bowland on several of her recent recitals to play a trio, which they played in full for us in Studio C.

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Since 1868, Americans have set aside time at the end of May to visit the burial sites of veterans. The date of what used to be called "Decoration Day" was chosen for practical reasons: If you're going to place flowers on a grave, what better time than when plenty of flowers are blooming? But it's appropriate timing on a symbolic level, too. The contrast between seasonal beauty and the ugliness of war is an apt metaphor for the bittersweet combination of fond memories and painful loss that lies at the heart of Memorial Day.

It's a complex mix of emotions that music has long explored. Here are a handful of selections that lie in the meeting place between love and loss, war and peace, beauty and discomfort.

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Portara Ensemble is ending its season of choral concerts with a program benefiting Nashville's street newspaper, The Contributor. In choosing the music, Director Jason Shelton took inspiration from the poetry that homeless and formerly homeless vendors submit to the paper and the stories of the vendors lives. The concert From Beginning to End: Music of Live, Love and Loss is at 4pm Sunday at Downtown Presbyterian Church, which has long housed The Contributor's vendor office. About 30 members of the choir gathered in Studio C to give us a preview.

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President Trump's Tweets, Annotated

President Trump tweets a lot. With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely give the full context. Here, NPR fact checkers attempt to do just that for key tweets.

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