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Josh Ritter performs live on our NPR partner station WXPN out of Philadelphia, Friday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. CST.

A Feast of a Fest: Americana 2017 in Review

Sep 19, 2017
Jacqueline Justice

The best way to approach an oncoming juggernaut like AmericanaFest is a delicate balance of reckless ambition and meticulous planning. That, in any event, is one of my takeaways from observing how WMOT and Music City Roots made the scene and flew their flags amid this year’s city-wide roots music extravaganza.

WMOT's 1st Birthday Bash Live

Sep 16, 2017

WMOT hosts its first birthday bash at 6th & Peabody in the Yee-Haw Tent with a amazing lineup of Americana artists. If you can't make it in person watch it live here on WMOT.org.

11:00   Paul Thorn

12:00   Reckless Kelly

1:00     Whitney Rose

2:00     The Secret Sisters

3:00     The Deep Dark Woods

4:00     The O’Connor Band

5:00     Lilly Hiatt

6:00     The Texas Gentlemen

7:00     Aaron Lee Tasjan

8:00     Katie Pruitt

9:00     Vandoliers

10:00   Mike Farris 

Josh Ritter Live Video on WXPN Free at Noon

Sep 22, 2017

Josh Ritter performs live on our NPR partner station WXPN out of Philadelphia, Friday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. CST.

Documenting hate in Middle Tennessee

Sep 22, 2017
projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  Media outlets here in Tennessee and around the country are asking for the public's help investigating hate crimes.

 

The partnership, led by the ProPublica and including most of Tennessee's major newspapers, has set up an online form where the public can file reports on hate incidents. Participating media will send reporters out to look at those incidents.

 

findinghollybobo.com

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was convicted Friday of kidnapping, raping and murdering a 20-year-old nursing student who disappeared from her home six years ago.

Zachary Adams was found guilty after an 11-day trial in Savannah, Tennessee. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges. Holly Bobo was 20 when she was reported missing from her home in rural Parsons on April 13, 2011.

cdc.gov

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  The head of the state Medical Association says Tennessee’s pain killer addiction problem is even worse than anyone thought.

 

Dr. Nita Shoemaker is the current president of the Tennessee Medical Association. She says that back in the 1990s drug makers convinced doctors their new pain medications were safe and were not addictive.

Shoemaker says the companies even implied that doctors who failed to prescribe the new drugs were abusing patients.

 

findinghollybobo.com

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled in the trial of a man charged with killing a Tennessee nursing student who disappeared into the woods behind her rural home more than six years ago.

Thursday marks the ninth day of trial for Zachary Adams in Savannah, Tennessee. Adams has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, raping and killing Holly Bobo. She was 20 when she was reported missing from her home in Parsons, located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Nashville.

narcan.com

  RADNOR, PA. (OSBORNE)  --  The makers of a medication that can reverse opioid overdoses is pushing hard to make the drug more widely available.

 

Tennessee has one of the worst opioid overdose problems in the nation. The latest data shows that more than 1,600 state residents died from overdoses in 2016, up 14 percent in a single year.

 

Pennsylvania based Adapt Pharma makes the fast acting nasal spray Narcan containing the opioid inhibitor Naloxone.

 

Tenn. News Service

WASHINGTON, DC  (TNS/WMOT)  -- Tennessee’s rural hospitals could take a big financial hit if Congress doesn't act quickly.

Two federal programs that help provide supplemental funding to rural hospitals will come to an end the first of the month.

Rural hospitals typical treat a lot of Medicare patients, but the federal program doesn’t always cover the full cost of care. The supplemental funds compensate hospitals for some of the lost revenue.

andyogles.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Car dealership owner Lee Beaman is launching a super PAC to support Andy Ogles' bid for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Bob Corker.

Ogles is the former state director of Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch's network. He declared his candidacy last week, and his campaign announced the formation of Beaman's super PAC on Tuesday.

Super PACs can take unlimited contributions from wealthy donors, but they may not coordinate with the campaigns.

worldchristian.org

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  What tune do you suppose people overseas most often associate with Tennessee? Would you guess Rocky Top, or perhaps a classic Country tune?

Charles Caudill, President of  Franklin based World Christian Broadcasting says the ministry's unnamed theme song is likely the piece of music most widely associated with Tennessee. The tune is broadcast at the beginning and end of each hour on the ministry's powerful, globe-spanning, shortwave transmitters.

A Feast of a Fest: Americana 2017 in Review

Sep 19, 2017
Jacqueline Justice

The best way to approach an oncoming juggernaut like AmericanaFest is a delicate balance of reckless ambition and meticulous planning. That, in any event, is one of my takeaways from observing how WMOT and Music City Roots made the scene and flew their flags amid this year’s city-wide roots music extravaganza.

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Documenting hate in Middle Tennessee

Sep 22, 2017
projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  Media outlets here in Tennessee and around the country are asking for the public's help investigating hate crimes.

 

The partnership, led by the ProPublica and including most of Tennessee's major newspapers, has set up an online form where the public can file reports on hate incidents. Participating media will send reporters out to look at those incidents.

 

findinghollybobo.com

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was convicted Friday of kidnapping, raping and murdering a 20-year-old nursing student who disappeared from her home six years ago.

Zachary Adams was found guilty after an 11-day trial in Savannah, Tennessee. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges. Holly Bobo was 20 when she was reported missing from her home in rural Parsons on April 13, 2011.

cdc.gov

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  The head of the state Medical Association says Tennessee’s pain killer addiction problem is even worse than anyone thought.

 

Dr. Nita Shoemaker is the current president of the Tennessee Medical Association. She says that back in the 1990s drug makers convinced doctors their new pain medications were safe and were not addictive.

Shoemaker says the companies even implied that doctors who failed to prescribe the new drugs were abusing patients.

 

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