Jun 28

Nashville's Deteriorating Sculptures And Monuments Need Costly Repairs

However, he was a state senator and railway founder who was important enough in his time to draw thousands to the sculpture’s dedication in 1907. It was placed at the prominent downtown wedge of land where Broadway splits into 21st and West End avenues.

    Nashville's Deteriorating Sculptures And Monuments Need Costly Repairs
    Several of Nashville's public artworks and prominent civic sculptures have fallen into serious disrepair. And for the first time, Metro has estimated the substantial cost of preserving them. The recent study ( full PDF) finds that 11 highly vulnerable pieces could require $1.6 million in repair work.
    http://nashvillepublicradio.org

Jun 08

Movers & Thinkers #17: Thinking About The Brain

Where: Nashville Public Radio, 630 Mainstream Dr.

    Movers & Thinkers #17: Thinking About The Brain
    Every human is fortunate enough to have this matter inside our skull called the brain. It allows us to breathe, create art, develop new technology - and yet, it's still largely a mystery how these masses of neurons translate into thought.
    http://nashvillepublicradio.org

Jun 07

Even Without A Building, Museum Of African-American Music Is Already Putting On Programming

...plans shifted to the site of the old Nashville Convention Center, at the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway...

    Even Without A Building, Museum Of African-American Music Is Already Putting On Programming
    The National Museum of African American Music is finally beginning to take shape. After nearly two decades, construction is under way on Lower Broadway in downtown Nashville. Meanwhile, organizers are gathering hundreds of artifacts and designing exhibits for the museum's expected launch next year.
    http://nashvillepublicradio.org

Apr 25

Curious Nashville: Glimpses Of The Forgotten Zoo In Suburban Green Hills

On the corner of Scenic Drive and Glendale Lane, Steven Stinson lives as the proud owner of the zoo’s bear cave, which remains on his front lawn.

    Curious Nashville: Glimpses Of The Forgotten Zoo In Suburban Green Hills
    In the decades before serene family homes occupied the Glendale neighborhood of South Nashville, exotic animals, lush vegetation and summertime whimsy filled the area. The Glendale Park Zoo sat 7 miles outside of downtown - it was a place where animals roamed and children screamed at the drop of the wooden roller coaster ride.
    http://nashvillepublicradio.org

Apr 09

Curious Nashville: Even More Answers To Your Transit Referendum Questions

The report provides a scale for how easy or difficult construction would be along the routes, and marks the Gallatin and Eastland area as a “moderate” challenge.

    Curious Nashville: Even More Answers To Your Transit Referendum Questions
    Your Nashville transit referendum questions have poured in to WPLN this month, and on the eve of early voting beginning Wednesday, here are answers to another batch. This is a continuation of our first round of Q&A, and we're continuing with the numbering system. Several questions are also addressed in WPLN's ongoing coverage at wpln.org/transit.
    http://nashvillepublicradio.org

Feb 16

A Troupe Of Nashville Youth Tackle Slavery And Racism Through The Art Of Ballet

Performances of “Saam Psalms: Together Songs” begin Friday night and conclude Feb. 26 at the 4th Story Theatre, 2200 West End Ave. For more information, visit www.rejoiceballet.com/saam-pslams.

    A Troupe Of Nashville Youth Tackle Slavery And Racism Through The Art Of Ballet
    In its latest stage production, a multi-racial youth ballet company in Nashville has decided to tell the story of American slavery and racism. To portray intense scenes - from slave auctions to violent episodes during the Civil Rights Movement - the students of Rejoice School of Ballet have had to confront more than just difficult choreography.
    http://nashvillepublicradio.org

Feb 05

Movers & Thinkers: What Is Love?

Where: Nashville Public Radio's Studio C, 630 Mainstream Dr.

    Movers & Thinkers: What Is Love?
    Without a doubt, romantic love is a driving force in our culture - with countless movies, songs and books devoted to finding it, losing it or making it last. Falling in (or out of) love can feel so intense in our own lives, but how often do we examine our fundamental assumptions about what love really is and how it functions in our society?
    http://nashvillepublicradio.org

Dec 11

State Breaks Ground On $120M Library And Archives Along Bicentennial Mall

After more than a decade of planning, the state of Tennessee has started construction on a new Library & Archives building, as officials formally broke ground Monday at the corner of Sixth Avenue North and Jefferson Street.

    State Breaks Ground On $120M Library And Archives Along Bicentennial Mall
    After more than a decade of planning, the state of Tennessee has started construction on a new Library & Archives building, as officials formally broke ground Monday at the corner of Sixth Avenue North and Jefferson Street. The 165,000-square-foot facility will house government records, photographs, books and other documents.
    http://nashvillepublicradio.org

Nov 21

Movers & Thinkers #15: The Disrupter

Where: Nashville Public Radio, 630 Mainstream Dr.

    Movers & Thinkers #15: The Disrupter
    More than 50 years ago, Rip Patton's world changed. He started attending nonviolence workshops in Nashville - learning how to endure abuse without hitting back while sitting at lunch counters, riding buses and protesting segregation. Rip became a Freedom Rider, part of the movement that ended an era of legalized segregation in the South.
    http://nashvillepublicradio.org

Sep 28

Curious Nashville: How The Polar Bear Lives On As Edgehill's Symbol

...statues in Edgehill can definitely turn heads. And while the history of the sculptures at Wedgewood and 12th Avenue South is relatively easy to trace, WPLN listener Mary Gingrass opened the door to...

The polar bear statues first came to stand at 1408 Edgehill Ave. around 1930, just outside of the Mattei Plaster Relief Ornamental Company, which made an array of figurines.

    Curious Nashville: How The Polar Bear Lives On As Edgehill's Symbol
    Among Nashville's neighborhood oddities, the polar bear statues in Edgehill can definitely turn heads. And while the history of the sculptures at Wedgewood and 12th Avenue South is relatively easy to trace, WPLN listener Mary Gingrass opened the door to a more contemporary answer by wording her Curious Nashville question this way: Why is a BEAR the "logo" for Edgehill area?
    http://nashvillepublicradio.org

Sep 19

Movers & Thinkers: Demystifying Death

Where: Nashville Public Radio, 630 Mainstream Dr.

    Movers & Thinkers: Demystifying Death
    There's arguably nothing more universal than death - although it's still something most humans don't enjoy thinking about. So at this live taping of Movers & Thinkers, we're facing our fears (and fascination) by talking to three people who come face-to-face with mortality on a daily basis.
    http://nashvillepublicradio.org

Jul 14 2017

Movers & Thinkers: The Family Business

Where: Nashville Public Radio, 630 Mainstream Dr. (directions here)

    Movers & Thinkers: The Family Business
    Parents pass on their genes, their values - and sometimes, their careers. When children grow up and take over the family business, how does their relationship with parents change? Do familial ties make them see the work differently? And what responsibility do they feel to pass it on to the next generation?
    http://nashvillepublicradio.org

May 02 2017

Nashville Lets Neighborhoods Try Their Own Traffic-Slowing Tactics

...off and spray painting a makeshift traffic circle in the middle of the intersection of 15th and Elmwood. One of them is Eric Hoke...

    Nashville Lets Neighborhoods Try Their Own Traffic-Slowing Tactics
    As Nashville's traffic gets worse, more motorists are taking shortcuts through residential neighborhoods - sometimes at alarming speeds. That's led to an increase in the number of requests to Metro government to install speed bumps and other traffic calming measures. One street in the Belmont Hillsboro area took a different approach.
    http://nashvillepublicradio.org

May 02 2017

Nashville Lets Neighbors Try Their Own Traffic Slowing Tactics On Local Roads

...off and spray painting a makeshift traffic circle in the middle of the intersection of 15th and Elmwood. One of them is Eric Hoke...

    Nashville Lets Neighbors Try Their Own Traffic Slowing Tactics On Local Roads
    As Nashville's traffic gets worse, more motorists are taking shortcuts through residential neighborhoods - sometimes at alarming speeds. That's led to an increase in the number of requests to Metro government to install speed bumps and other traffic calming measures. One street in the Belmont Hillsboro area took a different approach.
    http://nashvillepublicradio.org

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