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TennCare Purges Enrollees Who No Longer Qualify, Slashes Rolls By 100K

More than 100,000 people have lost coverage from TennCare over the last year, according to monthly figures kept by the agency. The state's Medicaid program has been playing catch-up in purging people who no longer qualify for benefits.

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TVA unveiled a new solar project this month that’s split across two sites in Tennessee and Alabama. It will provide over 300 megawatts of power to Facebook’s new data center in Huntsville.

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More than 100,000 people have lost coverage from TennCare over the last year, according to monthly figures kept by the agency. The state's Medicaid program has been playing catch-up in purging people who no longer qualify for benefits.

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Tennesseans bucked a couple of longtime trends last week when they elected Marsha Blackburn. Not only is she the state's first female U.S. senator. Voters statewide also showed a clear preference for a Republican who embodies what could be called "the tea party wing" of the GOP.

To build our Radio Fest playlist we asked some Nashville musicians and music lovers which piece of classical music they would play for someone who has never heard classical music before.

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Eighty years ago today, thousands of Jewish synagogues, businesses and homes all over Germany were vandalized and set on fire as firefighters, under orders from Gestapo leaders, stood by. The violent anti-Semitic demonstrations that would leave 91 Jews dead and approximately 30,000 arrested and sent to concentration camps is known as Kristallnacht (“Crystal Night” or “The Night of Broken Glass”), after the shards of broken glass that littered the streets afterwards.

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Hundreds of people in Tennessee joined demonstrators across the country last night to protest President Trump’s decision to hire Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general, after firing Jeff Sessions.

The protest, called Nobody Is Above The Law,  also called for the special investigation into Russia to be protected. 

To mark the centennial of the WWI armistice, pianist Craig Nies brought music by Maurice Ravel.

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Tennessee’s health and law enforcement agencies are starting to crack down on a product that is being promoted by farm officials — industrial hemp.  Now, early investors in this expanding industry are realizing they might be violating the law, even though they thought they were in the clear.

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Democrats across the country were hoping this fall for a "blue wave" — substantial gains in the midterm elections, including winning the race for Senate in Tennessee.

But the decisive loss of former Gov. Phil Bredesen suggests it may be a long time before they can be competitive statewide.

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Nashville’s role in the women’s suffrage movement has been turned into a ballet. The new piece 72 Steps highlights a specific moment that was pivotal to women getting the right to vote.

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Eighty years ago today, thousands of Jewish synagogues, businesses and homes all over Germany were vandalized and set on fire as firefighters, under orders from Gestapo leaders, stood by. The violent anti-Semitic demonstrations that would leave 91 Jews dead and approximately 30,000 arrested and sent to concentration camps is known as Kristallnacht (“Crystal Night” or “The Night of Broken Glass”), after the shards of broken glass that littered the streets afterwards.

To build our Radio Fest playlist we asked some Nashville musicians and music lovers which piece of classical music they would play for someone who has never heard classical music before.

To mark the centennial of the WWI armistice, pianist Craig Nies brought music by Maurice Ravel.

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