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Despite Calls For More Regional Transit, Fewer Middle Tennesseans Are Riding The Buses That Run Now

Middle Tennessee’s network of 11 regional buses, which ferry suburban commuters into the city, have seen a decline in ridership in recent years. That’s despite a growing number of residents and jobs, which should increase demand for transit, researchers say.

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In an eight to five vote, Tennessee’s Higher Education Commission denied Middle Tennessee State University’s proposal to transfer Indiana-based Valparaiso Law School to its Murfreesboro campus.

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The namesake of a large public housing complex in Nashville is being remembered Tuesday for his contributions to health care. John Henry Hale and his wife Millie are being inducted into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame, housed at Belmont University.

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Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation is planning to construct a small “pocket park” in North Nashville. The project is part of the city's 10-year Greenway's Master Plan to increase the number of green spaces across the city.

A selection of arts events that caught our eye in Nashville this week.

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Middle Tennessee’s network of 11 regional buses, which ferry suburban commuters into the city, have seen a decline in ridership in recent years. That’s despite a growing number of residents and jobs, which should increase demand for transit, researchers say.

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Roughly one in 10 Americans says they have an allergy to the most reliable antibiotic in the world — penicillin. But a handful of immunologists around the country, including at Vanderbilt Medical Center, are trying to reverse the common diagnosis.

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Both Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean say the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation should continue to investigate officer-involved shooting deaths, but they disagree on whether that role should expand.

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After more than a year of campaigning, it's finally time for Tennesseans to make their selections for governor and U.S. senator.

And election officials are expecting a big surge in interest when early voting starts this week.

Nashville Public Radio's Sergio Martínez-Beltrán and Chas Sisk have been tracking the campaigns. They joined host Jason Moon Wilkins to discuss where both races stand.

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After surviving the Mumbai terror attacks. Linda Ragsdale made good on her promise to honor her friend Naomi’s last wish — teach her how to draw a dragon — by starting a non-profit to travel the world and teach children around the globe about peace. But five years into fulfilling that promise, Linda was faced with yet another threat to her life. 

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A new pilot program to help at-risk youth stay out of trouble is coming to Nashville. The initiative, named Restorative Justice, is the first of its kind in Tennessee.

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Neighbors: The Distressed Comedian

A stand-up comedian's inauguration-day tweet led to death threats. Fearing for his life he uprooted from New York to settle in Tennessee, but that’s only a fraction of Stephen’s story.

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A selection of arts events that caught our eye in Nashville this week.

The Tennessee State University Meistersingers and student soloists gave a musical preview of the songs and spirituals one could find at TSU's Harry T. Burleigh Festival.

When asked to estimate how many times he has performed Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C min, Op. 37, Yefim Bronfman leaned back, sighed, and guessed, "Oh... surely at least 100 times."

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