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Nashville VA Attacking Patient Backlog With Dedicated Call Center

VA hospitals and clinics in Middle Tennessee are trying to attack their patient backlog by more efficiently handling phone calls. The Tennessee Valley Health Care system has established a central call center, which handles as many as 35,000 calls a month.

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Whitney Brown

A selection of events that caught our eye on the arts calendar this week.

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Pat Postiglione is something of a legend in his field. The retired Nashville police detective developed a reputation for cracking some of the grizzliest cold cases in the city's history — homicides that sat unsolved for years. In our live series Movers & Thinkers, Postiglione talked to WPLN's Emily Siner about getting to the bottom of difficult cases.

"Relationships change," he says, "so now that witness who was an alibi witness for that suspect may no longer want to be."


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VA hospitals and clinics in Middle Tennessee are trying to attack their patient backlog by more efficiently handling phone calls. The Tennessee Valley Health Care system has established a central call center, which handles as many as 35,000 calls a month.

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For many, Nashville’s newest historical marker is long overdue.

About two blocks west of City Hall, the sign describes the Nashville Slave Market as a place of profit-driven trauma for the African-Americans who were sold there, and it explicitly links slavery to the city’s early prosperity.

The Headmaster's Chorus from Montgomery Bell Academy brought music from the fall plus some holiday cheer to Studio C.

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Look around Nashville and they’re hard to miss: Magnolia trees grace the Nashville City Cemetery, Vanderbilt and Belmont universities, Sevier and Centennial parks, and the grounds of the Hermitage, Grassmere and Glen Leven Farm.

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During the eight-day-long holiday of Hanukkah this week, Jewish families in Nashville are retelling the story of the holiday: the Maccabees fighting against a ruler that was persecuting Judaism, an oil lamp that burned miraculously in the Temple for eight days.

Ultimately, says Frances Cutler Hahn, it's a story of religious freedom. And Hahn knows too well what it's like when that freedom is taken away. 

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For the second time in a matter of weeks, Tennessee's electric chair has been used to carry out a long-delayed death sentence. And on Thursday night at 7:25, David Earl Miller was pronounced dead.

Each year, we broadcast 3,300 hours of locally programmed and hosted classical music. By the year's end, we will have hosted 50 performances from Midstate chamber musicians on Live in Studio C.

We also broadcast roughly 150 full-length concerts and operas each year. That includes nearly twenty from Music City's own Nashville Symphony and Nashville Opera, plus great performances from around the nation by way of The Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic and SymphonyCast. 

We celebrated 20 years of Live in Studio C with our second annual Radio Fest. The whole day was full of local music, including 8 episodes of Live in Studio C - one every hour.

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Whitney Brown

A selection of events that caught our eye on the arts calendar this week.

The Headmaster's Chorus from Montgomery Bell Academy brought music from the fall plus some holiday cheer to Studio C.

Each year, we broadcast 3,300 hours of locally programmed and hosted classical music. By the year's end, we will have hosted 50 performances from Midstate chamber musicians on Live in Studio C.

We also broadcast roughly 150 full-length concerts and operas each year. That includes nearly twenty from Music City's own Nashville Symphony and Nashville Opera, plus great performances from around the nation by way of The Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic and SymphonyCast. 

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