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Julieta Martinelli

Reporter

Martinelli is the 2017-2018 newsroom fellow at WPLN. She began as an intern in summer 2017, where she reported on criminal justice, immigration and social issues among other topics. Before arriving in Nashville, she split her time between the assignment desk and assisting the investigative team at CBS-46 in Atlanta. 

Martinelli spent five years working at an Atlanta law firm. Previously she worked as a writer and copy editor for Real Atlanta Magazine, a now-defunct bilingual monthly. She's also written for Gwinnett Daily Post and Atlanta Latino, where she reported in Spanish on immigration, education and issues affecting the Hispanic community in Georgia. Martinelli is a National Association of Hispanic Journalists scholarship winner, a NAHJ-NABJ 2016 Student Projects fellow and in 2017 was named a Chips Quinn Scholar by the Newseum Institute.

StoryCorps

Spencer Wiggins had been in college just a few months when he decided to volunteer for the Vietnam War. Now an education executive, he volunteers and works with veterans — some from the same conflict.

But the Brentwood resident admits that he still has some of his own emotions to sort out. He was interviewed by his daughter inside the StoryCorps’ Airstream trailer that was parked outside of Nashville Public Radio's studios.

IKEA

IKEA has been quietly scouting Nashville for more than six years. That is according to the Swedish furniture giant, who just announced plans to open its newest location in Antioch.

Julieta Martinelli / WPLN

The Nashville Predators are warning fans not to be fooled by counterfeit tickets. The hockey team is playing in its first Stanley Cup finals and tickets are reselling for upwards of a thousand dollars.

Team officials say scammers are more skilled than ever at reproducing near perfect counterfeits, even mimicking the raised seals and holograms.

Julieta Martinelli / WPLN

Of six booming metropolitan areas in the South, Nashville has the highest rate of injured workers. That’s according to a new study conducted by a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and two national labor organizations.

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