Articles by: Mack Linebaugh

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You May Notice Some Changes To Morning Edition And All Things Considered

November 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

The program clocks are changing for the first time in many years, starting Monday.

Judith Hoag and Connie Britton, playing fictional characters on the TV show Nashville, stand outside Music City Center — one of the points of interest on the Nashville bus tour, because many scenes are filmed here. Credit: ABC

ABC’s ‘Nashville’ Has Become A Boon For Its Namesake City

October 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm

The TV show Nashville is about the lives of fictional country music stars and aspiring stars — and its popularity is drawing visitors to the real city from around the world.

Photos: Downtown Parking Spaces Converted Into Tiny Parks For Park(ing) Day 2014

Photos: Downtown Parking Spaces Converted Into Tiny Parks For Park(ing) Day 2014

September 19, 2014 at 4:09 pm

More than 30 parallel parking spaces on busy streets downtown were converted into little public parks. The idea is to get citizens visualizing new possibilities in our public spaces.

The finale of the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards show. Credit: Folk Alley

Tonight’s Americana Awards Show Features Legends And Newcomers

September 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Celebrating its most high-profile night of the year, Americana Music holds its Awards show at the Ryman Wednesday. We’ll offer live streaming video.

Credit: Stephen Jerkins

Photos: ‘Last Cheer At Greer’ After 36 Seasons

August 27, 2014 at 11:09 am

Fans and players enjoy one of the last games at the old stadium. Here’s a look.

Image via YouTube user VaporVideo

Legal Or Not, Drones Fly Over Nashville

August 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm

To pilot a drone in Nashville is to wander into legal gray area. In these videos, people are doing just that.

Ben Folds told the crowd the cooperative atmosphere in Music Row's concentration of industry offices and studios is the reason he moved to Nashville. Credit: Stephen Jerkins/WPLN

UPDATE: Studo A Buyer Puts It Right Back On The Market

July 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Tenants of the building — including Studio A’s high profile renter, musician Ben Folds — were notified that they would receive new least terms soon.

New York Times Explores Nashville Fashion In 12 South

New York Times Explores Nashville Fashion In 12 South

July 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

There’s new evidence that the New York Times still thinks Nashville is cool.

Spectators at the main stage, listening to the "Uncle Dave Macon Daze “Ad-hoc” Band"

Photos: Uncle Dave Macon Days, 2014

July 15, 2014 at 3:09 pm

WPLN photographer Stephen Jerkins went to Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro last week. Here are some of his photos.

Report Says Nashville Among The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities For Pedestrians

Report Says Nashville Among The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities For Pedestrians

May 21, 2014 at 6:48 pm

The report uses pedestrian death statistics and census data to score and rank the largest 51 metro areas with a Pedestrian Danger Index.

Here’s What Downtown Nashville’s ‘West Riverfront Park’ Will Look Like

Here’s What Downtown Nashville’s ‘West Riverfront Park’ Will Look Like

May 19, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Mayor Dean’s office released artist rendering’s of the future downtown park, including LEED certification-designed amphitheater, garden paths, and “K9 Playground”.

Watch: President Obama Bids Farewell To Carl Kasell

Watch: President Obama Bids Farewell To Carl Kasell

May 16, 2014 at 11:06 am

The President strikes humorous notes in a heartfelt video message to Carl Kasell. The 80 year old Kasell anchored NPR newscasts for 30 years. He appears as scorekeeper for Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me for the last time this weekend.

As Many As 500,000 Asian Carp Die-Off In Cumberland River In Kentucky

As Many As 500,000 Asian Carp Die-Off In Cumberland River In Kentucky

April 25, 2014 at 12:51 pm

The cause of a massive and sudden die off invasive Asian carp Wednesday in the Cumberland River below Lake Barkley is being investigated.

Did Nashville Do The Right Thing When It Found 800 Year Old Artifacts?

Did Nashville Do The Right Thing When It Found 800 Year Old Artifacts?

April 23, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Construction crews stumbled on the first hard evidence of a Native American salt manufacturing center. The city funded brief archaeological research. Was it enough?

Nashville Artist’s Unusual Lincoln Portrait To Hang At Ford’s Theatre

Nashville Artist’s Unusual Lincoln Portrait To Hang At Ford’s Theatre

April 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Wayne Brezinka’s multi-media portrait is partly constructed of historical artifacts from the 1860s.

First Corvette Pulled From Sinkhole Fires Right Up

First Corvette Pulled From Sinkhole Fires Right Up

March 3, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Workers at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky — where a sinkhole opened up last month and swallowed 8 cars — have now recovered one.

Metro On Closing School Monday: “Soooo…Good Call?”

Metro On Closing School Monday: “Soooo…Good Call?”

March 3, 2014 at 9:08 am

This after the school district has caught some grief this winter for closing schools ahead of storms that turned out to be duds.

Google Fiber Would Speed Up Internet In Nashville, But Probably Not 100x Faster

Google Fiber Would Speed Up Internet In Nashville, But Probably Not 100x Faster

February 19, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Google announced nine possible cities for expansion of Google Fiber, and one is Nashville. But is it really as fast as they say?

Eight Cars Fall Into Corvette Museum Sinkhole In Bowling Green, KY

Eight Cars Fall Into Corvette Museum Sinkhole In Bowling Green, KY

February 12, 2014 at 10:27 am

The collapse occurred before 6am Wednesday morning, setting off museum motion detectors. The hole is estimated to be around 40 feet across and 30 feet deep.

Four Nashville Businesses Raided For Prostitution

Four Nashville Businesses Raided For Prostitution

February 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm

The Metro Nashville Police Department announced early this afternoon that four Nashville businesses are being raided for prostitution, including the Golden Massage in Green Hills.