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Cooper Says He’ll Keep Some Of Briley’s Key Programs And Staff

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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As Hurricane Dorian threatened the Florida coast, top officials at HCA spent Labor Day weekend wringing their hands, pulling all-nighters in a Nashville command center.

It almost didn't matter where the storm hits; HCA Healthcare's hospitals were going to be affected. With dozens of hospitals on Florida’s east and west coasts, the for-profit hospital chain is exposed every time a hurricane threatens the Sunshine State.

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Shawanna Norman was just 9 when Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman stormed into her house in February 1986. She trembled in a bedroom with her sister Katrina, who was 8, hearing everything as their mother and her boyfriend were attacked.

The sisters were spared. Three decades later, so has the life of Abdur'Rahman. Last week, a judge granted him a new sentence of life imprisonment, ending a seemingly endless cycle of appeals just months before Abdur'Rahman was to be put to death.

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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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In their first Live In Studio C performance in over a decade, Duology brought back several audience favorites, as well as a taste of their newest release. The guitar duo's upcoming Christmas album is a mix of new pieces and traditional holiday music.

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After a string of delays, Metro Nashville police officers will finally start wearing body cameras this fall. The department signed a contract Thursday and will begin rolling out the new technology as early as next month. 

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A Metro Nashville police officer who shot a young black man last summer wants his murder trial moved out of Davidson County. Andrew Delke could plead his case in court as early as January.


In one-on-one conversations with WPLN's Tony Gonzalez, Mayor David Briley and Councilman John Cooper share their thoughts on the big issues facing Nashville this election season — including policing, transportation and managing the city's growth. And you'll hear analysis from Tony Gonzalez and reporter Meribah Knight. 

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A notorious Nashville scammer who's been arrested more than 100 times is going to jail.

Multiple local Facebook groups with thousands of members have spent the past three months tracking Paul Aniel around town, in the hope he'd be rearrested and put behind bars.

Nashville mayor forum

Nashville’s mayoral finalists have both opposed a property tax increase the past two years. But now, late in the campaign, Mayor David Briley has started to share a scenario in which he might be willing to make that move. 

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Each end of the iconic Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge in Williamson County now has a solar-powered emergency phone.

The boxes, installed by the National Park Service and unveiled Wednesday, are one of several planned safety features meant to stop frequent suicide attempts.


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

Kara McLeland / 91Classical

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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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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