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Bus survey: Transit options worse in low-income areas

Bus survey: Transit options worse in low-income areas

By: Amanda Haggard

A new report from WeGo bus riders in Nashville found that the neighborhoods where public transit was ...

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Dolly Parton: 'I've always loved the underdog'

Dolly Parton: 'I've always loved the underdog'

By: Holly Gleason

“As a writer, I have to leave my heart open,” Dolly Parton begins. “That’s why I have always said I ...

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Church Street Sandbox: A fight over a land swap for Church Street Park is shaping the city’s future

Church Street Sandbox: A fight over a land swap for Church Street Park is shaping the city’s future

By: Amanda Haggard

In early December, as developer Tony Giarratana stands in front of  his project and the tallest resi ...

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Healing in Harmony: Music Health Alliance is Helping a Self-Employed Industry Save Millions

Healing in Harmony: Music Health Alliance is Helping a Self-Employed Industry Save Millions

By: Megan O'Neill

    Laura Lacy is woven into the fabric of the music industry. For more than a quarter of a century, ...

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Have a Little Faith

Have a Little Faith

By: Vicky B.

I don't write much about Faith, but she's here and there in tidbits. She's my anchor, my BFF, my ins ...

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A New Year A New Lease On Life

A New Year A New Lease On Life

By: Norma B.

In September of 2018 I was told that one of the apartment complexes in my area was accepting applica ...

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I met Cyntoia Brown at the Tennessee Prison For Women

I met Cyntoia Brown at the Tennessee Prison For Women

By: Mary B.

I remember the day I met Cyntoia Brown. They had just banned smoking at the Tennessee Prison For Wom ...

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Ode to Odd

Ode to Odd

By: Jen. A.

  Ode to Odd   “You’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and, gosh darn it, people like you!”   Stud ...

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