Articles by: Anita Bugg

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais waits for election results to come in at a gathering in South Pittsburg, Tenn. DesJarlais ran a tight race against challenger Jim Tracy. Credit: Jakob Lewis for WPLN

Tracy Declares Victory, But DesJarlais Ekes Out The Unofficial Win

August 8, 2014 at 4:32 am

Though the results are yet to be official, and most likely to be challenged, incumbent Congressman Scott DesJalais beat State Senator Jim Tracy by 35 votes.

The U.S. Army practices with the M-9 Beretta.  The Beretta M-9 9 mm pistol will continue to be produced in Maryland, until all the current orders for the U.S Armed Forces have been filled.  Credit: U.S Army

Italian Gun-Maker Moves All U.S. Production To Tennessee

July 22, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Earlier this year, Beretta announced plans to open a research and development facility and new production lines in Gallatin. Now, the Italian company says it will move the Maryland production lines “in their entirety to the new Tennessee facility.”

Journalist Of The Year Nomination For Blake Farmer

January 31, 2014 at 6:35 pm

The following is a quick excerpting of some of Blake’s work.

WPLN 2013

January 31, 2014 at 4:50 pm

This is a sampling of our work – excerpts of daily news coverage, light features, and hard news. We strive to find the surprising, explore the intriguing, and identify the important. Thanks for listening.

k12 Cyber School Coverage

January 31, 2014 at 1:36 pm

WPLN produced multiple stories in 2013 on an embattled for-profit cyber school operating statewide. The pieces range from an initial legislative hearing regarding low test scores, to investigating the company’s business model and finally, covering a failed attempt by the company to open a second cyber school in the state.

Nina Cardona

January 31, 2014 at 12:08 am

This is a compilation of Nina Cardona’s 2013 work for the Best Newscaster in Radio category.

Bradley George

January 30, 2014 at 11:59 pm

This is a compilation of Bradley’s work for the Best Newscaster category in Radio.

Will We Or Won’t We: Medicaid Expansion In Tennessee

January 30, 2014 at 11:15 pm

This is a sample of WPLN’s 2013 coverage of the Medicaid expansion issue in Tennessee. It includes six spots and one feature length piece out of the dozens produced on this subject. 9:23 running time.

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January 30, 2014 at 7:15 pm
Big Group Bookings Are Down, And Gaylord Hotels Is Left Wondering Why

Big Group Bookings Are Down, And Gaylord Hotels Is Left Wondering Why

August 6, 2013 at 6:11 pm

The owner of Gaylord Hotels is looking for big groups- groups willing to book more than 1,000 rooms at a time. Ryman Hospitality says that segment of the market is soft right now, and is one of the reasons the company saw revenue and profits decrease in the second quarter, compared to a year ago.

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May 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

From Foodie Desert To Foodie Destination

April 4, 2013 at 8:20 pm
Election Undecided, But College Chorus Wins

Election Undecided, But College Chorus Wins

November 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm

No matter who’s elected President of the United States, one thing is known – a choir from Tennessee will sing at his inauguration.

Occupy Nashville Welcomes Young GOP Counter Protest

Occupy Nashville Welcomes Young GOP Counter Protest

November 4, 2011 at 5:47 am

The first counter-protest to the Occupy Nashville movement began Thursday night with a few dueling chants, but ended in the two sides striking up respectful, one-on-one conversations about the politics of the economy.

Quaprotek To Open West Tennessee Plant

August 17, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Governor Bill Haslam was in West Tennessee today to announce the opening of auto supplier.

Rep. Cooper Says A Default Should Mean No Pay

July 26, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper says he plans to file legislation that would “stop congressional pay” if the U.S. defaults on its debt.

Republican Leader Questions Democrats’ “Relief Plan”

July 22, 2011 at 6:29 am

Tennessee Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey accused Democrats of posturing when they unveiled a plan Thursday on how to use money from a recent uptick in state revenues.

State’s GOP Congressman Reject Authority for Libya Mission, Split on Funding It

June 24, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Today not a single Tennessee Republican voted to authorize President Obama’s military effort in Libya. But some of them stopped short of pulling funds from that NATO-led mission.

Capitol Hill Conversation – Legislature Goes Home

May 23, 2011 at 6:35 am

The Tennessee legislature wrapped up its 2011 session late Saturday night. The fight over who negotiates and decides contracts for state’s teachers remained the dominant issue until the end.