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Planned Parenthood To Resume Abortions In Nashville Next Month

Nashville's only remaining abortion clinic is still closed, but it plans to resume procedures next month following an indefinite suspension that started in early December. Officials with Planned Parenthood of Tennessee say the suspension of abortions was primarily a result of a bumpy merger between the Nashville and Memphis offices.

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A new state law that went into effect this month now requires school districts across the state to develop plans to test for lead contamination in drinking water. All public schools built before 1998 must test at least once every two years.

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Nashville's only remaining abortion clinic is still closed, but it plans to resume procedures next month following an indefinite suspension that started in early December. Officials with Planned Parenthood of Tennessee say the suspension of abortions was primarily a result of a bumpy merger between the Nashville and Memphis offices.

Courtesy of Emily Tan

Families are complicated, especially when their story spans several continents. For Emily Tan, whose parents met fleeing the Cambodian Civil War, she's still grappling with missing relatives and an estranged sibling.

Bob Corker

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker left Washington ,D.C., earlier this month in the middle of a government shutdown and, once again, he criticized President Donald Trump.

In a phone interview with WPLN’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán, Corker blamed Trump for the shutdown. 

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During the day, the steps of the Tennessee Capitol can be busy with lawmakers, staffers and journalists running around trying to make it on time to meetings.

But at night, there’s a different kind of running.

Centennial Park Nashville
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Most visitors to Nashville’s Centennial Park can guess what the main attraction is: The Parthenon. Towering over the landscape, it catches the eye of the tourist and casts a shadow over the park’s less noticeable features.

But the veteran parkgoer knows that there are other, smaller treasures scattered across Centennial’s grassy lawns.

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Calls are growing among Democrats to expand Medicare. They view opening up the government insurance program for seniors as a way to achieve universal health coverage. But Nashville's health care industry roundly rejects "Medicare for All," despite vocally supporting efforts to expand insurance coverage.

Volkswagen

 

Volkswagen’s choice of Chattanooga for its new electric-vehicle facility may have been announced only this week, but it follows several years of groundwork during which Tennessee officials have been pitching the state as the company’s best choice.

Drew Frye, Technology Innovation Engineer at TVA, confirms the utility and other transportation stakeholders have met for several years to build out the state's electric vehicle network. 

 

A selection of events from our Arts Calendar that caught our eye this week.

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Each day on 91Classical, amidst 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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The Moth StorySLAM in Nashville: Tuesday, Jan. 15

Join us at The Basement East. The night's theme will be "best-laid plans." Come tell a story about To do lists, apologies, New Years resolutions. Or just come enjoy the show.

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A selection of events from our Arts Calendar that caught our eye this week.

Kara McLeland / Nashville Public Radio

Each day on 91Classical, amidst 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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When he moved to Nashville in 1960, Bill Pursell was a classically trained pianist and composer who found his way into the studios on Music Row during the rise of the Nashville Sound. As he was working with some of country music's biggest names, including Chet Atkins and Patsy Cline, Pursell was moonlighting as classical composer and a soloist with the Nashville Symphony. Having recently retired at age 92 from teaching at Belmont University (he taught there beginning in 1980), Pursell still keeps busy composing. 

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