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A State Lawmaker’s Comments About Vaccines Provokes An Official Backlash

A Tennessee lawmaker who recently questioned the effectiveness of vaccines has received backlash — and even prompting a state department to weigh in.

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50,000 words. That’s what one group of Nashville writers set out to complete over the course of a single month. They took on this challenge as part of National Novel Writing Month. WPLN followed their progress throughout the month of November and found it’s less about the word count, and more about the community.

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A small group of Nashville police officers began testing body cameras this week. That’s a milestone, but it follows several delays that have bothered reform advocates.

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The suspension of abortions at Nashville's Planned Parenthood, the city's only remaining clinic, has advocates raising money to help patients travel out of town and offset the cost of a procedure that can cost more than $1,000. They say plans for an abortion fund were already in the works as access in Tennessee has dwindled.

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A Tennessee lawmaker who recently questioned the effectiveness of vaccines has received backlash — and even prompting a state department to weigh in.

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Tennesseans are growing more worried about the cost of health care, a new poll from Vanderbilt has found, in a development that could have implications for the state's next leader.

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Enrollment in health plans on the individual marketplace is lagging nationwide. And in Tennessee, participation is down close to 18 percent compared to the same time last year.

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The city of Nashville learned this week that it had been passed over for a federal transportation grant that could have led to better mass transit on the Dickerson Pike corridor, which officials have pointed to as a potential model for other parts of the city.

Fans of Curious Nashville have asked us several wonderful and weird questions about animals, and we’ve answered a few. But until now, that reporting hasn’t appeared in our podcast — and some of the facts and quirky details had to be trimmed out of the stories when they aired on the radio.

Tabia Lisenbee-Parker

Violinist Juliette Jones credits an injury with shaping her career.

Nashville Ballet Artistic Director Paul Vasterling says that Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is all about magic.

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The Moth StorySLAM in Nashville: Tuesday, Dec. 18

Join us at The Basement East. The night's theme will be "instincts." Come to tell a story about your sixth sense, a premonition or other intangible instruction from deep inside. Or just come enjoy!

Neighbors: The Hero's Journey

In this episode: Will four middle school heroes rescue a town in crisis from the vicious tigralligator? We go deep into their elaborate roll-playing game.

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Violinist Juliette Jones credits an injury with shaping her career.

Nashville Ballet Artistic Director Paul Vasterling says that Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is all about magic.

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Nothing announces the holiday season quite as gloriously as the “Hallelujah” chorus from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah.

Orchestras and choirs all over the nation will be performing the famous oratorio as Christmas approaches. But when Handel wrote the work in 1741, he had a different holiday altogether in mind.

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