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Taking Music Therapy To The Depths Of Detox

Imagine a worst-case scenario with the flu — sniffles, chills, aching and vomiting. That's what it often feels like to withdraw from heroin and powerful opioids. Medication helps. But writhing in bed is almost always in order. It's not the time most people would turn to songwriting, but as music therapy grows as a method to cope with addiction, it's being used in the depths of detox by a program new to Nashville called Rock to Recovery.

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Contrary to Democrats, Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly have resisted for years the idea of expanding the state's Medicaid program, also known as TennCare.

They repeatedly blocked Gov. Bill Haslam's efforts to expand coverage.

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President Trump is speaking about border security at the White House Friday morning. Congress passed a compromise spending measure Thursday to avert a government shutdown that includes some funding for the border barrier. But the White House says Trump will also sign an emergency declaration that will allow him to divert additional funds to build a wall as he has long promised.

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ALIAS Chamber Ensemble's winter concert features local composers in premieres of large chamber works. Four of the eight in the program brought a reduced preview to Studio C.

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A Supreme Court decision in the 1980s known as Tennessee v. Garner is back in the public eye. It came up during the court proceedings for Nashville police officer Andrew Delke, who this week pleaded not guilty to  a first-degree murder charge for a fatal shooting in July. 

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Imagine a worst-case scenario with the flu — sniffles, chills, aching and vomiting. That's what it often feels like to withdraw from heroin and powerful opioids. Medication helps. But writhing in bed is almost always in order.

It's not the time most people would turn to songwriting, but as music therapy grows as a method to cope with addiction, it's being used in the depths of detox by a program new to Nashville called Rock to Recovery.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority has voted to shut down two aging coal plants — the Bull Run Fossil Plant in East Tennessee and Paradise Unit No. 3 in western Kentucky — after determining they are outdated and unable to operate as efficiently as other plants.

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The love story of Steve and Silver Kilgore sounds like a country song, which is pretty appropriate given their professions and linage. Both have made careers in the music industry, but the family's claim to fame is still the song "Ring of Fire," made famous by Johnny Cash and co-written by Steve's father, Merle Kilgore.

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The rate of Tennessee’s college freshman taking remedial courses in math and reading at public colleges is back on the rise. And the reason appears to be the state’s free community college program — Tennessee Promise. 

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The murder case against a Nashville police officer entered the criminal court on Wednesday, and already a legal battle has sprung up between prosecutors and the defense.

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A federal appeals court is considering whether Tennessee should have the ability to take away the driver's licenses of individuals who can’t pay fines. 

But, state lawmakers are not waiting for that ruling.

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The Moth StorySLAM in Nashville: Tuesday, Feb. 19

Join us at The Basement East. The night's theme will be "Love Hurts." Come tell a story about a love that made you go OUCH. Or just come enjoy the show.

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ALIAS Chamber Ensemble's winter concert features local composers in premieres of large chamber works. Four of the eight in the program brought a reduced preview to Studio C.

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When you attend a classical concert, there’s generally an agreed upon code of etiquette: sit quietly; try not to cough; clap at the appropriate times. But one classical duo has made it their mission to loosen up audiences by bringing comedy into the concert hall.

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