Articles by: Kim Green

Old School: The Making of Hume-Fogg Academic

Old School: The Making of Hume-Fogg Academic

November 5, 2013 at 10:00 am

For a small group of students, this groundbreaking public magnet school in Nashville, TN, was a haven—a place where smart kids felt comfortable in their curiosity, and students from any zip code could feel they belonged.

What’s behind Nashville’s transformation from foodie desert to foodie destination?

What’s behind Nashville’s transformation from foodie desert to foodie destination?

April 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

As recently as 2006, Nashville’s independent restaurants were in a battle for survival. Big upscale chains were moving into the city, and the indies fought back, by banding together and supersizing their bulk-buying and advertising muscle.

Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required

January 20, 2012 at 7:26 am

Give a kid a bike, and it’ll probably end up rusting in his backyard. Teach a kid to build a bike, and it’s truly his. And that’s what Daniel Furbish does.

Humble Pie

Humble Pie

November 23, 2011 at 6:32 am

This week we’re bringing you tales of Thanksgiving bloopers, mishaps, and downright disasters. Today, the story of what hubris tastes like when it’s ladled into a Thanksgiving Day apple pie.

Four-alarm Cornucopia

Four-alarm Cornucopia

November 22, 2011 at 6:00 am

This week we’re bringing you tales of Thanksgiving bloopers, mishaps, and downright disasters. Today, the story of a glorious feast that had guests running to the rescue.

No Harm, No Fowl

No Harm, No Fowl

November 21, 2011 at 6:00 am

Listen Now:   Writer and WPLN contributor Craig Havighurst, opened his front door one Thanksgiving morning, heading out to catch an early flight, and on the front porch of his East Nashville home, there stood…a live turkey:

Transitioned: Keeping My Calluses

Transitioned: Keeping My Calluses

June 21, 2011 at 6:10 am

Bass sideman Alison Prestwood practiced hard to perfect her craft, and followed her musical ambitions to Nashville in the early 90s. But when Music Row’s fortunes flagged, she learned a new instrument: the law.

Transitioned: Cake. On Sticks.

Transitioned: Cake. On Sticks.

June 10, 2011 at 7:06 am

A one-two punch of sagging music industry and recession left photographer Heidi Ross with a great portfolio, but not such a great income. So she started making cake. On sticks.

WRVU Sale Creates Static

WRVU Sale Creates Static

June 9, 2011 at 6:04 am

As loyal WRVU fans mourn an on-air icon, WPLN hopes that a second station serving classical music lovers is just the right mix for their listeners and bottom line.

Transitioned: Older Ways of Doing Things

Transitioned: Older Ways of Doing Things

June 1, 2011 at 6:11 am

When the housing bubble burst, building contractor Alec Winter discovered a fallback: an older, simpler way of living that helped him get through his leanest year yet.

Transitioned – Web Extra: Get Proactive

Transitioned – Web Extra: Get Proactive

May 4, 2011 at 10:48 am

Real-estate agent Rob Wagner had to downsize his lifestyle and take on a second job after the bottom dropped out of the real estate market. But he’s happy wth the change and feels fortunate to have a second source of income.

Transitioned: Incurable Joy

Transitioned: Incurable Joy

May 3, 2011 at 6:40 am

At 64, artist Cece DuBois took a job at a grocery store to make ends meet. But she still finds creative work to do– namely, infecting others with her joie de vivre. You can share your story of transition at

Transitioned: “Fear Not”

Transitioned: “Fear Not”

April 13, 2011 at 6:25 am

When Ann Jetton lost her job, she was in shock. Now she hopes to find new work serving others.

You can share your story of transition at transitioned@wpln.org

Transitioned: Be More Than Just One Thing

Transitioned: Be More Than Just One Thing

March 29, 2011 at 6:07 am

In a changing music economy, some Nashville artists are learning to diversify.

Transitioned:  Nobody Can Survive Without Backup

Transitioned: Nobody Can Survive Without Backup

March 22, 2011 at 5:00 am

Transitioned. Laid off. Terminated. No matter what you call it, losing a job is painful and terrifying.

Gregory’s Music

Gregory’s Music

October 6, 2010 at 1:30 am

When he picks up his mallets, one local child’s passion and ear for music overshadow the long list of challenges he’s faced since birth.

The Sibling “Gift”

August 9, 2010 at 7:25 am

Kids who have siblings with chronic illnesses or disabilities often find themselves caught outside the bubble of the family’s world, their lives constantly interrupted by medical emergencies that trump regular-kid cares like birthday parties and soccer games. But as WPLN’s Kim Green found out, learning at an early age to put another person’s needs first often leaves these siblings better adjusted in the long run.

Old Meds – Good Riddance

July 23, 2010 at 2:38 am

This past weekend, residents of Dickson and surrounding counties voluntarily turned in their expired and unused prescription drugs. WPLN’s Kim Green reports on the opportunity for people to empty their medicine cabinets safely and legally.

Blakemore Trio Breathes Life Into Composer’s Creation

February 19, 2010 at 6:35 am

In a nod towards Music City’s songwriting tradition, the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt is commissioning innovative new music for its three major chamber ensembles. Tonight, the Blakemore Trio premieres one of those works. The three Blair music professors seized the unusual opportunity to craft new sounds with a daring young composer. WPLN’s Kim Green has the story.

Elle Macho

November 25, 2009 at 1:30 am

The trio of veteran Nashville musicians who make up the band Elle Macho used to have individual label deals. Now they’ve gone independent and joined forces, hoping to rediscover a sense of fun in a city that takes its music very seriously.