Fri November 16, 2012
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More Tuition Increases Likely for Tennessee College Students

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  It doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but Tennessee’s college students were badly hurt by the recession.

Research out today from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission shows that the number of students likely to need financial aid to finish a university degree rose by nearly one-third in the five years between 2007 and 2011.

In spite of that finding, the Commission voted Thursday to recommend a new round of tuition increases for the state’s universities, community colleges and technical schools.

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Fri November 16, 2012

My Homeland: A Guide to Songs About Tennessee


  MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (ANFINSON)  --  Imagine a database of songs about Tennessee, including recordings, sheet music, books, posters and film, all located in one place and available to the public at the click of a button.  This is what the staff at Middle Tennessee State University's Center for Popular music has been working to make a reality. 

My Homeland: A Research Guide to Songs About Tennessee, brings together collections from John S. Mitchell and Peter S. LaPaglia, as well as holdings from The Center’s archives.

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Thu November 15, 2012
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How Many Tennesseans Will Die on Blackout Wednesday?

Credit MADD Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennesseans are a week away from one of the most dangerous driving days of the year.

Officials have started referring to the day before Thanksgiving as Blackout Wednesday, because of the number of impaired drivers on the road.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving says the number of people killed in drunk driving crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday spikes by 30 percent compared to the rest of the year.

Flint Klaus is MADD’s Tennessee Director.

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Wed November 14, 2012
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Tenn. Students Facing Still More College Tuition Increases

Credit MTSU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Higher education officials are recommending tuition increases at Tennessee's community colleges and universities.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission director Richard Rhoda told Gov. Bill Haslam yesterday that a hike of as much as 3 percent was being recommended for community colleges and up to 6 percent for universities.

The commission is scheduled to vote on the increases at its meeting later this week.

The commission was among the last of several state departments that presented budgets to the governor.

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Wed November 14, 2012

State Says Early Deliveries Put Babies At Risk

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Here’s a heads up for anyone who may be expecting: Think twice before opting to deliver your child early.

The state Department of Health has launched a campaign to encourage Tennessee moms to carry their babies full-term in an effort to reduce birth complications.

Dr. Michael Warren is the department’s Director of Family Health and Wellness. He says nearly one-third of all babies are now born prior to their due dates, and in many cases for the sake of convenience.

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