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Much of Middle Tennessee had enough snow Tuesday to warrant legitimate sledding. WPLN’s Tony Gonzalez caught up with families in Shelby Park and produced this audio postcard.

Snow has moved out of Middle Tennessee, but single-digit temperatures will turn most of the snow and sleet into ice Tuesday night, especially on the roads. Most school districts in Middle Tennessee have called another snow day but afternoon sunshine kick-started the melting of hillsides and may hinder Wednesday's sledding.

  

Nashville voter registration
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Tennessee's top election officials tried to allay fears that the state's voting records are vulnerable to hacking, even as they acknowledged there's a significant risk that outside groups could try to disrupt future elections.

Nashville Crime Stoppers
NashvilleCrimeStoppers.com

Nashville’s crime tip service has long relied on anonymous callers — but a recent upgrade means that eyewitness photos, videos and recordings can now be passed to police detectives.

Julieta Martinelli

Coming Jan. 24: The Promise is a limited-run series from Nashville Public Radio reported from the James E. Cayce Homes public housing project. Smack in the middle of a city on the rise, this neighborhood is in flux, a community defined by its struggles and the growing divide threatening its very existence. We meet the people and explore the changes they face — over six episodes.

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Eric England

Everyone seems inspired by fitness instructor Katherine Tisha Wilson. People describe going to her class as "going to church." Her fierceness comes at you instantly from the front of the class, but this high school dropout wasn't always confident in herself. After a long road of disappointment and embarrassment, she found a fitness dance program and lost over 100 pounds, then used that momentum to start changing lives.

Metro Schools classroom
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

While most Metro Nashville teachers believe their schools have high academic expectations for students, more than half of them also believe it's difficult for students to get extra support when they need it.  

 

Those are some of the results from the largest internal survey ever conducted by the district, which polled teachers, students and staff members at all 170 schools.

 

Blake Farmer / WPLN

Mayor Megan Barry has now given until the end of the year for some kind of restructuring at Nashville General Hospital to begin, but the only idea on the table at the moment is hers: Close the inpatient hospital to save money and focus instead on outpatient chronic disease care.

Hospital officials say they’re already headed that direction, but they will still need to keep the hospital doors open.

Chas Sisk / WPLN (File photo)

Democrats in the Tennessee legislature moved swiftly last week to make health care the first debate of the 2018 session.

#15: The Disrupter

Jan 12, 2018
Julieta Martinelli / WPLN

More than 50 years ago, Rip Patton's world changed. He started attending nonviolence workshops in Nashville and learned how to endure abuse during the Civil Rights movement without fighting back. Rip became a Freedom Rider, part of the movement that ended an era of legalized segregation in the South.

Now, five decades later, he looks back on his role as a "disrupter" — sitting, standing and singing to make major societal change.

Donn Jones, Tennessee Titans

The last time the Tennessee Titans went this far in the NFL playoffs, Steve McNair was still the quarterback. And a last minute prayer he tossed into the frigid New England air bounced off the hands of wide receiver Drew Bennett.

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