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Impact Study: Health Care Sector Pays Out More Than One-Quarter Of Nashville’s Salaries

Roughly 27 percent of salaries in the Nashville area now come from jobs in the health care sector. And a study published Thursday shows the city's leading industry has become even more dominant over the last decade.

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Bill Lee for Tennessee/Karl Dean for Governor

One of the first major polls of the Tennessee governor’s race shows a pretty sizeable advantage for the Republican nominee. But it also highlights a question being asked across the state: Who are these guys?

A recent poll found that more than a quarter of likely voters are either unsure about or have never even heard of Williamson County businessman Bill Lee. Nearly a third are unfamiliar with former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.

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Happy New Year to all our Jewish listeners! 91Classical will mark Rosh Hashanah on Monday by playing music each hour that is either based on Jewish or Israeli themes or written by Jewish composers. 

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Nashville health officials say it's time to take the city's temperature. They're launching a county-wide survey of more than 12,000 residents to get a baseline view of health-related behaviors, chronic conditions and preventative health care practices.

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The Tennessee State Fair begins Friday at Nashville’s Fairgrounds, but it’s an arrangement that has become mired in controversy.

Performing on vibraphone and piano, the Tachoir Duo brings an eclectic mix of styles — from jazz and blues, swing and latin, and some classical to Nashville’s musical community. Marlene Tachoir is a pianist and composer, and she wrote a suite of three pieces for piano along with Jerry Tachoir on vibraphone.

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Getting a professional haircut when you’re homeless is not a priority — or usually even a possibility. But a group of local hair stylists is working to give everyone a chance to look and feel good.

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Nashville’s special election for vice mayor ended with a lopsided victory Thursday night for Jim Shulman. The two-time Metro councilman captured 65 percent of the vote over fellow Council Member Sheri Weiner, who had been serving as acting vice mayor.

Sometimes IV bags are hard for hospitals to come by. Other times it's injectable folic acid to treat anemias. Right now, the tissue-numbing agent lidocaine is in short supply.

Shortages of commonplace generic drugs have plagued hospitals in recent years. And with short supplies and fewer suppliers for key drugs, there have been price increases.


Over the last year as we've heard back from listeners, one thing we've learned is that our Nashville Symphony Broadcasts are often paired with a lovely meal. We listened — and reached out to a local chef and asked him to suggest a menu to go with our live broadcast of the Nashville Symphony's Bernstein Centennial concert on September 8 at 8pm.

Chef Andrew Coins, from Miel in Sylvan Park, answered the call.

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The polls opened in Nashville at 7 this morning, allowing voters a final chance to cast ballots in the special runoff contest for vice mayor.

This time there’s only one item - selection for the city’s next vice mayor, who will serve out the remaining year of the current term.

Poll officials estimate that just 30,000 votes may come in — a low number they attribute partly to voter fatigue, and the fact that the only contest on this ballot is for vice mayor. 

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Cellist Larissa Maestro has made her way from the Opry and the Ryman to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Larissa, along with friends from the Nashville Concerto Orchestra, showed us that there's always room for cello.

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From vocal imitations of the sounds of combat in 16th century madrigal battaglias, to the sweeping music of Wagner’s Valkyries deciding the fates of warriors below, classical music has long been inspired by conflict, wartime triumphs, and military prowess.

But as today marks the International Day of Peace, a United Nations-sanctioned holiday dedicated to the absence of war and conflict, we’re shining a light on classical music penned by pacifist composers and work inspired by notions of peace. 

A selection of events from our community calendar this week.

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