They hope one day for Kurdistan to include parts of all four countries where Kurds currently live. But U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently urged them to remain part of Iraq.
Articles by: Emily Siner
To voters, the semantics probably don’t make a difference. So why don’t politicians always just turn a perceived endorsement into an official one?
We asked the school board candidates the exact same 10 questions about their views on education in Nashville and Tennessee.
Barry Wilmore, a native of Mt. Juliet, will be taking command of the International Space Station. He talked to WPLN’s Emily Siner about what it’s like to leave his family for the final frontier.
It’s called Response to Intervention and Instruction, or RTI2 for short, and it’s part of a statewide effort to help students catch up earlier. Elementary schools already have a similar model in place, but it could be challenging for high schools to implement it.
Taxi companies are disgruntled with ridesharing services, but Nashville has been working with Lyft and Uber to make them legal under city ordinance.
Right now, an 18.4-cent gas tax pays for $50 billion of transportation projects each year, like highways, bridges and mass transit. But the Highway Trust Fund is set run out of money Aug. 1., and Republican leaders in the House proposed an unusual way to finance it.
The secret to producing great children’s music is not to hire children, apparently. “Kid” singer Maggie Richardson, 21, demonstrates how she makes her voiced high-pitched and perfectly imperfect.
The college has negotiated with textbook publishers to lower their prices — probably because not a whole lot of students were buying from them anyway. Students will now be able to access their general education textbooks online for $365 per semester.
Hot chicken began as a form of punishment, but evolved into a Nashville delicacy that even has its own festival, on July 4. We put the original against the buzz-worthy newcomer, head to head.
As many as one in 10 Americans have a rare disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health, and most of them are genetic. Six academic hospital hospitals are collaborating with the NIH to work on diagnosing them — especially the ones that are so rare, they’ve never been diagnosed before.
A new study from the Brookings Institution found that employers have more difficulty filling jobs in science, technology, engineering or math. But even if you have technical experience to fill them, it can still be hard to get hired if you don’t have the right kind.
This past weekend, a 2-year-old was hospitalized after her father allegedly left her in an Antioch parking lot for 20 minutes. While the number of deaths from situations like this is relatively low, one Nashville parent finds the reminder app to provide some “peace of mind.”
The choir is part of an international movement founded more than a decade ago. What makes them unique is their audience: They sing soft, simple melodies to people on the threshold of life — people who are terminally ill.
But unlike healthcare, education remains just a tiny sliver of Nashville’s growing tech industry. One ed-tech founder says he only knows of three companies in the area that have traction and funding.
The programming workshop stops for one day in 10 cities around the state. That’s not a lot of time, and not all the girls will continue learning on their own. But one instructor says that’s OK — to make it in computer science, you have to be self-motivated.
Iraq may be thousands of miles away, but for Nashville’s Kurdish population, the violence there hits close to home.
Andrew Kingery, who usually works Friday and Saturday nights, has pretty much seen it all. In 90 seconds, here’s what it’s like working the weekend crowds, fending off unwanted advances and keeping the bar under control.
Nashville’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Pride Festival is expected to bring more than 18,000 people downtown this weekend. This would the highest turnout in the festival’s 26-year history.
Standing inside the gates, you can almost forget that there are houses and busy roads outside — the primarily African American neighborhood of Buena Vista. And outside the gates, you can almost forget what’s inside.