Articles by: Anita Bugg

Journalist Of The Year Nomination For Blake Farmer

by / on January 31, 2014

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

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WPLN 2013

by / on January 31, 2014

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.

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k12 Cyber School Coverage

by / on January 31, 2014

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.

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Nina Cardona

by / on January 31, 2014

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

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Bradley George

by / on January 30, 2014

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

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

by / on January 30, 2014

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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6:06 AM August 28, 2013

by / on January 30, 2014
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6:06 AM August 22 2013

by / on January 30, 2014
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Big Group Bookings Are Down, And Gaylord Hotels Is Left Wondering Why

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

by / on August 6, 2013

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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6:06am March 13, 2012

by / on May 21, 2013
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From Foodie Desert To Foodie Destination

by / on April 4, 2013
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Election Undecided, But College Chorus Wins

Election Undecided, But College Chorus Wins

by / on November 1, 2012

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

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Occupy Nashville Welcomes Young GOP Counter Protest

Occupy Nashville Welcomes Young GOP Counter Protest

by / on November 4, 2011

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.

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Quaprotek To Open West Tennessee Plant

by / on August 17, 2011

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

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Rep. Cooper Says A Default Should Mean No Pay

by / on July 26, 2011

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

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Republican Leader Questions Democrats’ “Relief Plan”

by / on July 22, 2011

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.

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

by / on June 24, 2011

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.

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Capitol Hill Conversation – Legislature Goes Home

by / on May 23, 2011

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.

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Tennessee Senators Help Block Vote on Judicial Nominee

by / on May 20, 2011

Tennessee’s U.S. Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander helped block a vote on a presidential nomination to a federal appeals court.

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Bridgestone Arena Sets Record

by / on December 29, 2010

Nine flood relief concerts by Garth Brooks, along with sell-out performances by Usher and the Zac Brown Band have helped Nashville’s Bridgestone arena set a record for attendance.

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