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Nashville’s largest annual tourism event saw a slight dip in economic activity this year. According to newly released data from the city’s Convention & Visitors Corporation, the 2017 CMA Music Festival generated just under $58 million in visitor spending, which is roughly $2 million less than last year.

University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee's flagship campus in Knoxville is hoping to implement a new student code of conduct this fall, something that hasn't been done in four decades. UT officials say the changes make the code less punitive and will help students learn from mistakes.

Neighbors: The Digger

Aug 15, 2017

Whit Hill digs up items she finds with a metal detector — Civil War bullets, forgotten toys, old coins. Her treasures, and the songs she writes about them, remind her that there’s always the possibility of wonder in the ground beneath her feet.

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Gov. Bill Haslam suggested Monday that he would be willing to back a renewed effort to remove a controversial bust of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, after dozens of protesters gathered at the Tennessee State Capitol Monday to demand it be taken down immediately.

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A prominent charter school operator in Nashville has abandoned an effort to open two additional sites. The plan from LEAD Public Schools was rejected this summer by the Metro school board.

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Overcrowding at one of Nashville's crisis shelters is actually a good sign to domestic abuse experts. It means a new approach to identifying victims most at risk of being killed by their husbands, wives or former lovers is working.

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TDOT is discouraging Tennesseans from trying to chase a view of next week's eclipse on the interstate, whether to dodge clouds or lengthen the viewing time. Emergency responders aren't sure what to expect, but they're worried about the potential for gridlock or even chaos.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

For all the tourism records being set in Nashville, there is one area that's lagging behind: The number of large conventions coming to town this fall is lower than in previous years, and tourism leaders say the city's high hotel demand bears part of the blame.

Live in Studio C: Wu Fei On The Guzheng

Aug 11, 2017
Ed Lambert

Wu Fei, a native of Beijing and current Nashville resident, is known as much for her genre bending as for her mastery of the guzheng, a traditional 21-string Chinese zither. To Western eyes, the instrument looks like a cross between a harp and a hammer dulcimer — but sounds like neither. She made extraordinary music with it in Studio C this week. 

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The United Automobile Workers just can't seem to get a big win in the South. After years of organizing at a Nissan plant in Mississippi, the vote a week ago went down just like it had twice before at its flagship plant in Smyrna. The UAW claims worker intimidation is a big factor. But organizers are also having a hard time convincing folks they need a union when their jobs may already seem like the American dream.

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