Articles by: Mack Linebaugh

Updated: Live Blog Of President Obama’s Nashville Visit

Updated: Live Blog Of President Obama’s Nashville Visit

January 30, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Why McGavock? Speculation points to a recent speech when the President included Nashville on a list of “promise zones” in education.

As we expect President Obama in Nashville today, we started looking at past presidential visits. This photograph, now stuck to its frame was a staple in my household growing up. Like President Obama, As we expect President Obama in Nashville today, we started looking at past presidential visits. This photograph of my sister giving birthday flowers to Pat Nixon was a staple in my household growing up. Like President Obama, Richard Nixon was in the 5th year of his presidency when he visited nearly 40 years ago.Richard Nixon was in the 5th year of his presidency when he visited nearly 40 years ago.

The Day My Sister Greeted The Nixons At Nashville’s Airport

January 30, 2014 at 9:52 am

As President Obama will be in Nashville today, we remember another presidential visit from 40 years ago: a celebration with a side of Watergate.

Visit Music City For Its Chefs?

Visit Music City For Its Chefs?

January 7, 2014 at 2:49 pm

According to Travel + Leisure Magazine, it’s Nashville’s current crop of “enterprising chefs” — rather than our music — that makes our city one of the “best places to travel in 2014″

Memphis Street Paper Gives Voice To A Poet

Memphis Street Paper Gives Voice To A Poet

December 23, 2013 at 5:20 am

When a new street paper called “The Bridge” was first published in Memphis earlier this year, Thaddeus “Theddy” Wilkes began writing poetry that speaks to the plight of the homeless.

Tennessee Woman Serving Life Sentence Earns College Degree, Sense Of Purpose

Tennessee Woman Serving Life Sentence Earns College Degree, Sense Of Purpose

December 20, 2013 at 9:47 am

Donna McCoy is serving a life sentence at the Tennessee Prison for Women. And last Friday, she donned cap and gown and was handed an Associates of Arts degree by a college president.

Hey – Nashville’s Gulch Bridge Design Looks Just Like This One In Denver

Hey – Nashville’s Gulch Bridge Design Looks Just Like This One In Denver

December 11, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Does it matter that this eye-catching feature of Nashville’s skyline will look a whole lot like another eye-catching feature in another town?

Watch: Timelapse Video Of Hatch Show Print’s New Digs

Watch: Timelapse Video Of Hatch Show Print’s New Digs

November 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Hatch most recently moved into a new addition at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Here’s a time lapse video of the new Hatch getting set up and moved in.

Nashville’s Grand New Performance Space Is Where??

Nashville’s Grand New Performance Space Is Where??

November 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Somewhere between the Riverbend Maximum Security Prison and the John C. Tune airport lies Nashville’s newest and perhaps most cutting edge performance and visual arts space.

Where are Tennesseans Moving To…And Coming From?

Where are Tennesseans Moving To…And Coming From?

November 20, 2013 at 9:49 am

163,843 Tennesseans moved to other states in 2012, and 177,098 residents of other states moved here. Where did they come from? Where did they go?

37215, which includes Green Hills and Forest Hills has a medium income of just over $90,000, and it tops Middle Tennessee in education, with 73% having a college degree. Image: Wikimedia Commons

What Are Middle Tennessee’s ‘Super’ Zip Codes?

November 13, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Taking in all of Middle Tennessee on the color coded map, it’s striking to see the education and income clustering south and southwest of downtown Nashville. Both measures drop dramatically outside the cluster.

Here’s What A New Nashville Sounds Ballpark Might Look Like

Here’s What A New Nashville Sounds Ballpark Might Look Like

November 12, 2013 at 10:51 am

The plan includes space for relocating the Tennessee State Museum and Archives, room for an existing greenway, a pedestrian friendly 4th Ave, and private housing and retail development.

A buck mount hangs on the wall of Billy Reid, a high end clothing shop in Green Hills. Image: WPLN/Mack Linebaugh

Why Do Nashville Hipsters Love Taxidermy?

November 11, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Taxidermy isn’t only decorating some of Nashville’s hippest bars. It’s finding its way into fashion, design, even cute decorations for kids’ rooms.

A Nashvillian’s Song Adopted By Chevy, Co-Opted By Boston Red Sox Fans

A Nashvillian’s Song Adopted By Chevy, Co-Opted By Boston Red Sox Fans

November 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Hoge’s anthem of self-reliance was selected by Chevrolet to help it sell Silverado pick up trucks. Now Red Sox fans are using it to show Boston Pride.

credit: Flickr user: Hitchster

What’s the Best Severe Weather Halloween Costume?

October 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Trick or treaters could face some scary weather conditions. Share your ideas of good Halloween costumes for wind and rain.

Congressman Cooper appears in a No Labels video with Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), promoting the groups “No Budget, No Pay” bill that was passed early this year. Image: Youtube / nolabels.org

Congressman Cooper Calls Out ‘Extremes In Both Parties’ On NPR Show

October 24, 2013 at 11:13 am

Nashville Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper cut to the chase in an interview for NPR’s Tell Me More this week, telling host Michel Martin “Most people are actually pretty decent as individuals. The problem with Congress is when we get together we behave terribly.”

Titans Owner Bud Adams Has Died

Titans Owner Bud Adams Has Died

October 21, 2013 at 12:08 pm

The Houston Chronicle reported late Monday morning that Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams has died of natural causes at age 90.

Healthcare exchange screen shot. Image: Mack Linebaugh/WPLN

Will Obamacare Help You? This Calculator Will Help You Find Out

October 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm

This localized calculator allows you to plug in some of your financial and demographic info and find out if you qualify for an insurance exchange subsidy and how much you might have to pay.

Old Crow Medicine Show To Become Opry Members – Is That Weird?

Old Crow Medicine Show To Become Opry Members – Is That Weird?

August 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm

During their concert in Cleveland Friday night, members of the band Old Crow Medicine Show were surprised onstage by Marty Stuart who invited them to become members of The Grand Ole Opry.

Adventures in Ill-Timed House Hunting, Part 2: Our First Bidding War

Adventures in Ill-Timed House Hunting, Part 2: Our First Bidding War

August 1, 2013 at 10:15 am

The stage could not have been more perfectly set for a bidding war, warned our real estate agent. He was right. All we got out of the experience was… the experience.

Adventures In Ill-Timed House Hunting, Part 1: Keep A Sharp Watch

Adventures In Ill-Timed House Hunting, Part 1: Keep A Sharp Watch

July 30, 2013 at 9:00 am

Currently in Nashville, you cannot house hunt casually or on your own schedule. You must be watchful, ready to act, like a frog in the grass waiting for a tasty-looking bug to fly past.