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Erin Logan

Erin Logan was an intern at Nashville Public Radio during spring 2017.

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

 

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

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Four tall concrete walls now stand in the park in front of Nashville’s city hall.

Photographs depicting the city’s Civil Rights history are printed and embossed on the new public art project. The artwork was unveiled Friday, during the week of the 57th anniversary of the bombing of the home of a Nashville civil rights attorney.

Office of Governer Bill Haslam

Healthcare activists say they will continue protesting at the Capitol until the state expands Medicaid. A group called Moral Movement Tennessee talked to reporters Monday, about a week after 11 people were arrested during a sit-in at Gov. Bill Haslam’s office.

 

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While home during the Congressional recess, Nashville Democrat Jim Cooper visited Nashville charter school STEM Preparatory Academy.

Most of the students at STEM Prep are first or second generation immigrants. The school doesn't know how many of them come from undocumented families. But administrators says there’s been anxiety since President Trump's threat to increase deportations.

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The Metro Nashville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have come to an agreement over how to handle police shootings.

Matt Andrews / Nashville Zoo

On Thursday, April 6, the Nashville Zoo will introduce to the public two endangered Mexican spider monkeys: Poppy and Sandy. It will be the first time in four years the zoo has hosted monkeys. 

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As you approach Mount View Road, while driving down Hickory Hollow Parkway, you see train tracks to your left and trees growing out of a hill on your right. This is Nashville's most dangerous intersection.

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Humanities Tennessee, the nonprofit group that puts on the Southern Festival of Books, says that the annual event is in jeopardy. The budget proposal introduced by the White House last week would eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities which funds the organization that hosts the festival.

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Even as snow hit Nashville late Friday night, people were already lining up outside Meharry Medical College for a student-organized event set to start Saturday morning. Meharry's chapter of American Student Dentist Association (ASDA) provided free oral surgeries, cleanings, and fillings for those without dental insurance.

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Since mid-February, four cases of mumps have been reported at Vanderbilt University — even though the school says every student on campus is vaccinated. 

The mumps have been nearly eliminated from the U.S. for decades, but there are still outbreaks. According to the CDC, over 900 cases have been reported this year alone, including one at Belmont and the four at Vanderbilt.

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