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Tennesseans are growing more worried about the cost of health care, a new poll from Vanderbilt has found, in a development that could have implications for the state's next leader.

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Enrollment in health plans on the individual marketplace is lagging nationwide. And in Tennessee, participation is down close to 18 percent compared to the same time last year.

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The city of Nashville learned this week that it had been passed over for a federal transportation grant that could have led to better mass transit on the Dickerson Pike corridor, which officials have pointed to as a potential model for other parts of the city.

Fans of Curious Nashville have asked us several wonderful and weird questions about animals, and we’ve answered a few. But until now, that reporting hasn’t appeared in our podcast — and some of the facts and quirky details had to be trimmed out of the stories when they aired on the radio.

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Violinist Juliette Jones credits an injury with shaping her career.

Nashville Ballet Artistic Director Paul Vasterling says that Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is all about magic.

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Nashville's summer Shakespeare festival is moving after three decades in Centennial Park.

The festival's leaders said this week they'll be taking next year's performances to a private venue — the nearby OneCity development — after failing to find a way to fix up the facilities where it's long been staged.

Courtesy of the Nashville Symphony

Nothing announces the holiday season quite as gloriously as the “Hallelujah” chorus from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah.

Orchestras and choirs all over the nation will be performing the famous oratorio as Christmas approaches. But when Handel wrote the work in 1741, he had a different holiday altogether in mind.

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Nearly two-thirds of Tennessee Republicans approve of the job Sen. Lamar Alexander is doing, according to a new poll released yesterday, in what could be an early step toward a bid for a third term.

Alexander is expected to decide by the end of this year whether to run for re-election again in 2020. Showing that he's popular now could scare off possible challengers and persuade potential donors to get behind him.

Courtesy of Vanderbilt Medical Center

HCA estimates 5,500 lives have been saved because of artificial intelligence now used to detect sepsis, a deadly infection common in hospitals. The Nashville-based hospital chain's top doctor highlighted the technological advance during a recent congressional hearing.