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Sergio Martínez-Beltrán / WPLN

Tennessee House Republicans selected Glen Casada today as their nominee for speaker.

The Williamson County representative pledged he will be involved in recruiting and fundraising for House Republicans — tasks he’s well known for.

Elliott Wenzler / WPLN

A private detective in Tennessee is trying to solve what she believes is a murder mystery, and her method is one that's becoming more common: She launched a podcast.

Monroe Harding children's home
Historic Nashville Inc.

A tense fight over development and preservation goes to a final vote of Nashville’s Metro Council on Tuesday. At stake is the future of a 20-acre property in Green Hills that was long the home of the Monroe Harding foster care institution.

Shalina Chatlani / WPLN

An outside analysis of over 2.5 million traffic stops in Nashville shows they don’t effectively stop crime, leading researchers to suggest that Metro police officers drop the tactic in favor of a new approach that emphasizes engaging community members one-on-one.

Jed Dekalb / Courtesy of UT System

The president of the University of Tennessee system is retiring this week, leaving behind campuses with growing enrollment and strong budgets. For the past eight years, Joe DiPietro has overseen three campuses, a health sciences center and extension offices in every county of the state.

Nashville police car
File / WPLN

A long-awaited study of Nashville police traffic stops arrives this afternoon, as the New York-based Policing Project will weigh in on what effect the stops have on public safety.

A special meeting has been called for 3 p.m. at the Metro Council chambers.

City Hall Nashville
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

The Metro government has expanded its required training on sexual harassment prevention to apply to many of the private companies that win city contracts.

As the holiday season approaches, we’d like to take a moment to express our appreciation for your support of Nashville Public Radio over the past year. You make it possible for both WPLN and 91Classical to provide programming that inspires conversation and curiosity, educates, and entertains. We hope the following special programming adds to your holiday celebrations.


If you're anything like us, your Thanksgiving plans either entail a lot of traveling or a lot of cooking. Or both. Our favorite companion for these activities? Listening to a podcast. 

Duo Sudeste warmed up Studio C on a cold, rainy November day.