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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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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 say 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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With less than a month until the midterm elections, the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee is intensifying and attack ads are increasing.

One of the latest attacks came from the National Republican Senate Committee, a group that supports Marsha Blackburn.

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A world premiere Friday night at OZ Arts Nashville ends a trilogy about climate change and the environment. “Falling Out,” the latest show from a New York-based dance company, is also likely the first time audiences will see Brooklyn flex dancing, Japanese butoh and life-size puppets together on stage. 

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.

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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.

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