3 days ago

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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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Jul 14

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?
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May 02

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.
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May 02

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.
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Apr 18

African-American Music Museum Gets Top Billing At Downtown Nashville Groundbreaking

385,000 square feet of office space accessible at 501 Commerce;

    African-American Music Museum Gets Top Billing At Downtown Nashville Groundbreaking
    Construction has begun on what will become downtown Nashville's largest mixed-use development. Known as "Fifth + Broadway," the 32-story project replaces the old convention center. The plans have drawn some controversy, and those were acknowledged at the groundbreaking on Tuesday.
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Apr 18

Movers & Thinkers #11: Reinventors (Podcast Party Edition)

Where: Nashville Children's Theatre, 25 Middleton St.

    Movers & Thinkers #11: Reinventors (Podcast Party Edition)
    We live in a society where what we do often defines how we see ourselves: our identity is tied up with careers and success. So what happens when we're forced to leave an old identity behind and start over? These people have grappled with reinvention both personally and professionally, learning how to brave major life changes.
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Apr 13

Curious Nashville: The Life And Death Of An Old House In Boomtown

Finally, I found a house that seemed promising: 1807 Sherwood Lane, a single family house with white vinyl siding, jet black shutters and a long driveway...

    Curious Nashville: The Life And Death Of An Old House In Boomtown
    This installment of Curious Nashville is a seemingly simple one, but with its own set of twists and turns. Our question asker Melinda Welton, wanted to know: Where is construction waste from new construction in Nashville going?" Nashville is in the midst of a building boom.
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Apr 12

The Hardest Part Of Opening A Hot New Nashville Restaurant Might Be Finding The Staff To Do It

"I immediately thought of Nathan [Cannon]," she said. "He was the COO of Fifth & Taylor," a high-end American restaurant a few blocks away from Lulu, where Scott also worked recently.

    The Hardest Part Of Opening A Hot New Nashville Restaurant Might Be Finding The Staff To Do It
    Three weeks before the restaurant Lulu was scheduled to open, the building on Jefferson Street was in a state of disarray. Cardboard boxes filled with dishwasher racks and food processors were piled high against the window. Workmen were installing floors and sinks.
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Mar 27

In Antioch, Rural Roads and High Traffic Make For Dangerous Intersections

...Tennessee Department of Transportation's 2015 collision records. It found accidents at the intersection of Mount View Road and Hickory Hollow Parkway had a 60 percent injury rate. Jonathan Williams, one of the attorneys who worked on...

    In Antioch, Rural Roads and High Traffic Make For Dangerous Intersections
    As you approach Mount View Road, while driving down Hickory Hollow Parkway, you see train tracks to your left and trees growing out of a hill on your right. This is Nashville's most dangerous intersection. For months, the Larry R. Williams law firm poured through Tennessee Department of Transportation's 2015 collision records.
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Mar 27

In Antioch, Rural Roads and High Traffic Make For Dangerous Intersections in Nashville

...Tennessee Department of Transportation's 2015 collision records. It found accidents at the intersection of Mount View Road and Hickory Hollow Parkway had a 60 percent injury rate. Jonathan Williams, one of the attorneys who worked on...

    In Antioch, Rural Roads and High Traffic Make For Dangerous Intersections in Nashville
    As you approach Mount View Road, while driving down Hickory Hollow Parkway, you see train tracks to your left and trees growing out of a hill on your right. This is Nashville's most dangerous intersection. For months, the Larry R. Williams law firm poured through Tennessee Department of Transportation's 2015 collision records.
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Feb 21

Nashville Seeks To Fill Its Library ‘Deserts’

Officials found a few deserts — like the areas around the intersection of Dickerson Pike and Trinity Lane in East Nashville.

the intersection of Nolensville Pike and Harding Place;

    Nashville Seeks To Fill Its Library 'Deserts'
    Nashville opened two sparkling new libraries in recent years - in Bellevue and Southeast - and now officials have approved a timeline for more construction and renovations across Davidson County. "It was time for us to make sure we were keeping pace," said Larry Price, assistant director of branch services.
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