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What's The NFL Draft Really Worth To Nashville?

Ever since Nashville landed the NFL Draft a year ago, the hype has promised a huge economic impact for the city, along with massive media exposure. Yet capturing the costs and the inconvenience is much more difficult. As the three-day football fest begins, WPLN breaks down the math behind the Draft.

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NFL draft Nashville
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Ever since Nashville landed the NFL Draft a year ago, the hype has promised a huge economic impact for the city, along with massive media exposure.

Yet capturing the costs and the inconvenience is much more difficult.

As the three-day football fest begins, WPLN breaks down the math behind the Draft.

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The Tennessee House of Representatives voted Wednesday to approve sports gambling in the state.

The measure passed on a 58-37 vote, despite facing opposition from Gov. Bill Lee.

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The Tennessee House has voted to use additional tax revenue from online shopping to expand Medicaid for a small but desperate group of patients. But the idea still faces some hurdles, including questions from the state Senate.

The House approved a state budget Wednesday that includes $27 million so children with severe disabilities can be covered by the state's Medicaid program, even if their parents make too much money to qualify otherwise.

Every day in Nashville, music executives try to figure out how much money, time and effort to invest in amateurs. This week, as the NFL Draft comes to Nashville, that projection plight is mirrored in the world of sports.

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Even the one case of measles confirmed in East Tennessee last week has triggered a costly emergency response. The state's Department of Health treats every patient like a ticking time bomb.

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When the NFL Draft descends upon downtown Nashville on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the result will be nothing short of organized mayhem. There are road closures, business closures and rerouted public transit.

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A highly debated education proposal is moving forward, but only after a dramatic vote Tuesday in the Tennessee House of Representatives. 

Gov. Bill Lee’s school voucher plan passed the House after a sole Republican flipped his vote from a “no” to a “yes.”

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Whether you're preparing for the upcoming Rock n' Roll Nashville Marathon or you're putting in a few miles while enjoying the weather, this playlist will help keep you moving on even the longest, most tiring training run.

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The Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill Monday night that would trigger a ban on abortions if the country’s highest court overturns Roe v. Wade.

The Human Life Protection Act (HB1029/SB1257) might be the only bill that restricts abortions that passes in this year’s legislative session.

Blake Farmer / WPLN

Nashville's first mass-casualty ambulance is now operational, ahead of what's expected to be the biggest tourist drawn in city history.

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We are proud to welcome back StoryCorps, as part of its Military Voices Initiative. The national nonprofit will be recording in our studio and inviting you to a special listening party on May 16.

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