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Vanderbilt Starts Addiction Clinic So Overdose Patients Have Somewhere To Go After The ER

Nashville's largest hospital is launching a part-time addiction clinic, so overdose victims have somewhere close to go after the emergency room. Vanderbilt University Medical Center's new "bridge clinic" began ramping up Friday.

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A selection of events from the Arts Calendar that caught our eye as we wrap up the month of May.

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There are 111 candidates who have qualified for Nashville’s citywide election in August, which includes the races for mayor, vice mayor and the 40-member Metro Council.

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Nashville's largest hospital is launching a part-time addiction clinic, so overdose victims have somewhere close to go after the emergency room. Vanderbilt University Medical Center's new "bridge clinic" began ramping up Friday.

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Republican lawmakers in the Tennessee House of Representatives will soon decide the fate of Speaker Glen Casada.

The embattled lawmaker has faced backlash after racist and sexist text messages between him and his former chief of staff were leaked to the media.

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The United Network for Organ Sharing is returning to its old distribution map governing donated livers after a federal court in Atlanta threatened to hold the agency in contempt.

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French composer Olivier Messiaen was a noted lover of travel, and places he visited often influenced his works. The Turangalîla-Symphonie is no exception — the title alone is a combination of two Sanskrit words.  So we've curated a menu that takes the international musical flavors into account.

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A West Tennessee man was put death Thursday night at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.

Donnie Johnson received lethal injection for the 1984 slaying of his wife, Connie. Supporters had emphasized Johnson's religious awakening while behind bars, and his final moments reflected a spiritual theme.

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Nashville’s housing authority has claimed for years that its ambitious plan to overhaul public housing could be done almost exclusively with private financing. But now, the city is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the project. And the move has some officials worried it could leave Metro on the hook for even more.

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The sun was shining and the sky was blue as fifth- and sixth-graders from Scales Elementary who make up Steel de Boro performed in our first-ever out-of-studio production of Live In Studio C.

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This Saturday night at 8, 91Classical will live broadcast the Nashville Symphony’s performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie. Before you tune in, here’s a look at a few of the defining features of Messiaen’s life and career. 

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The BBC's Arts Hour On Tour Will Be Live At Nashville's Turner Hall On June 3!

Host Nikki Bedi will be joined on stage by "Liberal Redneck," comedian Trae Crowder and country singers Cam and  Jimmie Allen.

The Moth StorySLAM in Nashville: Monday, May 20

Join us at The Basement East. The night's theme will be "Mama Rules" Come tell a story involving a mother or mothering! Your womb of origin or the person who raised you. Or just come enjoy the show.

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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A selection of events from the Arts Calendar that caught our eye as we wrap up the month of May.

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Each day on 91Classical, amid the variety of the day's playlist, we offer a handful of featured selections at set times. Breakfast Baroque gets your day off to a light start, the Lunchtime Local features composers and performers from right here in the Midstate, the 5:00 Waltz celebrates the end of the workday, and our evening features take a different tack each night, from music that carries you to a specific spot on the globe to orchestral music first heard in the movie theater. Here's what's coming up this week:

 

  

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French composer Olivier Messiaen was a noted lover of travel, and places he visited often influenced his works. The Turangalîla-Symphonie is no exception — the title alone is a combination of two Sanskrit words.  So we've curated a menu that takes the international musical flavors into account.

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