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With Mayor Briley Defeated, His Affordable Housing Plan May Be Too

One of Mayor David Briley’s defining programs was his ambitious plan to build more affordable housing. Known as Under One Roof , it committed half a billion dollars to the effort. But after Briley lost in a landslide to Councilman John Cooper, the plan is likely to be scrapped.

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More than 3,000 employees at the General Motors plant in Spring Hill didn't show up for work Monday as part of the company's first nationwide strike since 2007. Union members have a list of demands, including better protections for temporary workers, which make up about 10% of the Spring Hill workforce.

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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:  

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

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An affordable housing development in North Nashville opened more units, with a focus on the arts.

The development at 26th Avenue North and Clarksville Highway includes 43 apartments set aside for working artists. They're among 168 apartments that are eventually planned for what's envisioned as a multi-generational, arts-inspired community.

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Nashville Mayor-elect John Cooper plans to announce the members of his transition team early this week, as he begins the city's unprecedented transition to a new administration.

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A little more than 90,000 people cast ballots for mayor during this runoff election, according to the unofficial results. That's a decrease of about 10 percent compared to the general election in August.

Many voters in Nashville told WPLN during interviews at the polls that they were unenthused by the campaigns.

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In addition to their energized performance, Belmont Camerata also brought their observations about how the love between Robert and Clara Schumann was reflected in their music.

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A record number of women were victorious in the runoff for at-large Metro Council.

Three of the four slots on the ballot went to female candidates: incumbent Sharon Hurt, Burkley Allen and Zulfat Suara, who will be the first Muslim to serve on the council.

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Nashville voters have chosen a new mayor.

Metro Councilman John Cooper defeated incumbent Mayor David Briley by about 40 percentage points, with nearly 70 percent of the vote. Nashville’s mayor-elect said he will prioritize funding neighborhoods that have not received the benefits of the city's growth.

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September's Democratic presidential debate has been narrowed to one night only, as more candidates have called it quits altogether.

Ten candidates are on stage for the three-hour event hosted by ABC News and Univision, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. It's the third debate of the campaign and the first time that former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are all together.

Who will be the main target, what does it mean and what do the candidates stand for? Follow NPR Politics reporters for live analysis and fact checks.

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Clara Schumann was both one of the most sought-after piano soloists of the Romantic era and a composer of note as well. Even though we have no recordings of her legendary playing, over 1,300 programs of hers and her husband Robert Schumann have been preserved. 

Marianne Leach / Nashville Ballet

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

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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:  

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