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President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that Bill Hagerty is entering the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee. Hagerty is currently the U.S. ambassador to Japan.

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Margaret Renkl wants you to know that loss is universal.

The Nashville-based writer, perhaps best known for her regular columns in the New York Times, explores that idea in her debut book, Late Migrations. Part memoir, part observation of nature, the book weaves together dozens of short, poetic essays into a narrative about coming to terms with grief.

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Speakers at the funeral for Metro Nashville Police Officer John Anderson said he knew his job was dangerous. But they also took the opportunity Monday to commend officers for taking those risks each day.

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Nashville’s new Community Oversight Board has taken on its first official investigation, even though the panel hasn’t yet finalized an agreement with the police department. The 11-member board will review an incident that went viral last week following the release of a Facebook video in which a Metro Nashville Police Officer appears to throw a woman against her vehicle at a gas station.

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Saint Thomas Health is going to start treating more patients in their own homes this fall. The Middle Tennessee hospital system is launching a joint venture with a Nashville-based startup that may be a model for other markets.

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If a member of the Metro Nashville Police Department died in the line of duty, Central Precinct Officer John Anderson would have been ready to play bagpipes at the funeral. Now, the same Drill and Ceremony Team that Anderson played with will honor his memory at a funeral Monday afternoon. 

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Nashville’s Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency has a long history in the city. It built the first public housing in the late 1930’s, then pivoted to more commercial endeavors like the convention center and a parking garage. 

We're not changing our tune, but we are changing our name.

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HCA is welcoming its largest class of residents and fellows, with nearly 1,500 new doctors working in sites around the country. The for-profit hospital chain has quietly become the nation's biggest sponsor of graduate medical education.

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Composer Patrick Dunnevant's three pieces all celebrated important milestones in his life. Put together they made a beautiful launch for Live in Studio C's celebration of Local Composers Month. 

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Nashville’s current youth poet laureate draws on experiences that few of her peers have ever had to think about, like spending the first few years of her life in a refugee camp.

Mumina Ali is also the first Muslim to hold the title. Before she heads to American University this fall — on a full scholarship — she spoke to WPLN’s Natasha Senjanovic about using poetry to raise awareness about social issues closest to her heart.


The Moth StorySLAM — Live at The Basement East, July 16

The night's theme will be "BOLD." Bring a story about living out loud or rising to the occasion — or just come listen.

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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. With Local Composers Month underway, keep an ear out for local composers featured during these times (they're marked with a star on the chart below), as well as throughout the day. 

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For Wu Fei, playing by heart doesn't mean playing from memory. It means improvisation.

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Is there a more intense day-to-day frustration than trying to find a parking spot in a crowded lot? Violist Christopher Farrell made productive use of his ire over that exact situation.

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