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A giant in the Nashville publishing industry has signed a deal with one of the most well-known names in the travel industry. 

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High school policy debate is affectionately referred to as a sport for nerds.

 

Past participants include presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Oprah. And it's a sport Montgomery Bell Academy is really good at this year.

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Metro Schools will now be broken down into four, distinct geographic regions. The district named new leaders for each area on Thursday. The decision was based largely on how often students are moving from school to school.

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Black lawmakers in the Tennessee legislature are seething over a resolution honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest.

The measure was slipped through the state House of Representatives two weeks ago. Now legislators are saying they're trying to figure out a way to take it back.

The dispute has rekindled a debate over Forrest, a Confederate general and slave trader. One that Republicans and Democrats had thought they'd avoided this year.

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From violent crashing waves to bubbling brooks, water in all its configurations has long inspired classical composers. On April 30 & May 1, the Gateway Chamber Orchestra will perform a program that celebrates nature’s beauty, with John Luther Adams’s water-centered piece Become River as a highlight. Before you see the performance, here are eight more aqueous works to enjoy as a musical amuse-bouche:

John Luther Adams, Become Ocean (2013)

Tennessee gay marriage
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Mother. Father. Husband. Wife.

What do words like that mean in the context of same-sex marriage?

Tennessee lawmakers say they should mean what they have in the past, and that has LGBT rights groups worried.

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Two icons of Nashville arts and culture were inducted to the Music City Walk of Fame Thursday.

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A funeral will be held Saturday for a young soldier from Chapel Hill, Tenn., who died in a helicopter accident. Specialist Jeremy Tomlin had served in the Army for five years.

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Thousands of fish have been showing up dead on the banks of two Tennessee lakes. The fish are silver carp, an invasive species and target of an intense, nationwide eradication effort. But wildlife authorities are still worried as to why so many are dying off. 

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Having a singular interest in something particularly nerdy can be isolating. But Chris Lee, who lives in Nashville and has loved the Star Wars franchise ever since he saw A New Hope in 1977, has found a community of people around the country who share his passion. He talked to WPLN’s Emily Siner during a live taping of our podcast Movers & Thinkers about finding his tribe. 


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