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More than 3,000 workers at the General Motors plant in Spring Hill are no longer covered by their employee health insurance.

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Tennessee’s Medicaid program stands to bring in as much as an additional $1 billion a year in federal money if its block grant proposal, released Tuesday, is approved without changes. And TennCare would have more flexibility in how to spend that money, like transforming rural hospitals or funding healthy food and housing.

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Nashville Mayor-elect John Cooper says he wants to improve the relationship between the city and the heavily Republican state legislature. He says it's been "needlessly hostile" in recent years.

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Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' 16-hour examination of country is airing this week on PBS, and one artist featured in the series hopes it will help reframe the conversation about the genre’s origins.

African American musician Rhiannon Giddens spoke in the series's first episode, which focused on the roots of country music.

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States have been divided over whether Purdue Pharma should be allowed to use Chapter 11 protection as part of a $10 billion settlement. But Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery says the state needs that money now to address effects of the opioid crisis, like funding addiction treatment and buying overdose reversal drugs.

Samantha Max / WPLN

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.

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:  

Marianne Leach / Nashville Ballet

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

courtesy of Urban Housing Solutions

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.

Chas Sisk / WPLN

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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