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Neighbors

  • Hosted by Jakob Lewis

Neighbors is a show from Nashville Public Radio, created and produced by Jakob Lewis. It's a show about what connects us. Whether it's food, death, ritual, language, family or friendship, there is a lot to gather around in this world.

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We meet Gin Thawng. The 66-year-old is a refugee from Burma living in a Nashville apartment with his ailing wife, a baby grandson, his daughter-in-law and son. A graduate of an innovative ESL program-on-wheels, Thawng shows us something about the power that language has and how human connection is bigger than just words.


What keeps you up at night? For some, it's the sound of a mockingbird outside the bedroom window. It turns out, not everyone is amazed by this bird's shape-shifting musical feats. What is a wonder of nature to some, to others is the sound of torture. This time on Neighbors, a guest episode from our friends at Nocturne.

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It's an odd scene:  A man, playing a sousaphone, stands inside a tunnel on a busy Nashville road during rush hour. Is he crazy, divinely inspired or something else entirely? In this episode of Neighbors, we go inside the world of "tuba man" Joe Hunter and discover what brings him and his instrument to the tunnel.

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In this episode of Neighbors: Sam Tucker is a gifted baker, but the one thing that is his greatest passion just might put his family in danger. His son has celiac disease. We discover how the whole family is challenged to adapt to a painful, ironic twist. 

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