Friday is the National Day of Listening, a chance to sit down with a loved one, turn on a tape recorder and ask that person about his or her life. NPR’s Mike Pesca chose to talk with his one of his middle school teachers, Kevin Sheehan, about lessons they learned from each other.
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.
A question fit for Halloween: why has there been so much resistance to an Alabama man’s efforts to bury his wife, at her request, in their front yard? Anthropologist Barbara J. King digs into our relationship with the dead.
It’s been a tough couple of weeks in the newspaper business in Nashville. A number of journalists are off the beat for the time being. We at WPLN are sad to see the City Paper go. Its staff penned an eloquent argument on the need for newspapers in its final issue. In its entirety, here it is.
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.
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.
In honor of Mother’s Day, here’s a personal essay from guest contributor Tommy Womack. It appears here courtesy of the East Nashvillian magazine, where it was originally published in the March-April 2013 issue.
To make ends meet, two East women who have paired their finances.
Some Tennesseans live in a world where even dreams can be an unaffordable luxury.