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The Tri-Star State: How The GOP Got Behind Expanding Medicaid For One Small But Desperate Group

There's a very real possibility that the Tennessee legislature will vote to expand Medicaid this year, though not to cover the working poor. Rather, this expansion is meant to rescue middle-class and upper-income families from financial ruin, as they care for children with severe disabilities.

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There's a very real possibility that the Tennessee legislature will vote to expand Medicaid this year, though not to cover the working poor. Rather, this expansion is meant to rescue middle-class and upper-income families from financial ruin, as they care for children with severe disabilities.

Nashville Opera

Nashville Opera announces its upcoming season today, and the lineup pairs tried and true favorites with two compelling 20th century works. 

The season opens with Puccini's iconic Madame Butterfly, featuring a return performance from Cuban-American soprano Elizabeth Caballero as Cio-Cio-San. Caballero has previously performed the title role in Daniel Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas with Nashville Opera. 

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The results of Round 3 were by far the most surprising of March Music Madness.

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With upcoming performances at the Ryman Auditorium and the Noah Liff Opera Center, Inversion Vocal Ensemble had opera scenes, art songs, and choral favorites ready to share.

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Standing at a towering 41 ft, 10 inches, the golden statue of Athena in Nashville’s Parthenon is said to be the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western Hemisphere. Surrounded by huge stone columns and Tennessee pink marble floors, the Parthenon is certainly a sight, but a new concert series is set to explore how the space can sound.

 

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More students are completing their degrees at community colleges.

That's good news for the Tennessee Board of Regents, which met Thursday for its quarterly meeting. The TBR system, which includes the state's 13 public community colleges, has long struggled to raise graduation rates.

Belmont University

Belmont’s women’s basketball team is preparing to go to the NCAA Tournament for the 4th consecutive year. And this is the last tournament for their scoring powerhouse, Darby Maggard. The senior guard has become a Belmont legend for scoring nearly 2,000 points, and she's achieved these record-breaking numbers despite her size.

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Advocates for LGBTQ people in Tennessee are objecting to legislation passed Thursday by the Tennessee House of Representatives, contending that the measure billed as anti-discriminatory would make it easier for businesses to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation.

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Tennessee could be failing to prevent school children from being exposed to dangerous levels of lead. That’s according to a new report from national environmental research group Environment America and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

In their review of 32 states, Tennessee was one of 22 states that received a failing grade in addressing the amount of lead in drinking water. The report says the state’s limit is too high.

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Tennessee lawmakers advanced a measure Wednesday that would give the state more of a role in approving charter schools, after scaling it back to preserve a role for local schools to give input.

The proposal — part of Gov. Bill Lee's education package — has been getting pushback from both parties.

But the issue isn't how applications to open a charter school are reviewed. It's who gets to do so. 

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StoryCorps Returns To Nashville, May 13-24

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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Nashville Opera

Nashville Opera announces its upcoming season today, and the lineup pairs tried and true favorites with two compelling 20th century works. 

The season opens with Puccini's iconic Madame Butterfly, featuring a return performance from Cuban-American soprano Elizabeth Caballero as Cio-Cio-San. Caballero has previously performed the title role in Daniel Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas with Nashville Opera. 

Kara McLeland/Nashville Public Radio

With upcoming performances at the Ryman Auditorium and the Noah Liff Opera Center, Inversion Vocal Ensemble had opera scenes, art songs, and choral favorites ready to share.

courtesy of University of Arkansas Digital Collection

The results of Round 3 were by far the most surprising of March Music Madness.

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