Sherman Holmes: Survivor

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Havighurst) The Richmond Sessions came out on July 21, marking the solo debut recording of Sherman Holmes, at mere 77 years of age.

 

From the late 1970s until 2015, The Holmes Brothers were one of the most beloved and eclectic groups working in the overlapping terrain between gospel, blues, soul and country. They recorded for Alligator and Rounder Records and played leading festivals all over the world.

 

Bluegrass Nominations Mix Fresh With Familiar

Jul 26, 2017

The International Bluegrass Music Association revealed its 2017 awards nominees and new hall of famers on Wednesday morning in Nashville. The names among the top prospects have long and illustrious history on the IBMA Awards stage.

Live video of Luther Dickinson and EmiSunshine

Jul 25, 2017

WMOT will be Wired In with Luther Dickinson and EmiSunshine from 3rd and Lindsley at 2 p.m. today.

Sherman Holmes: Survivor

5 hours ago

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Havighurst) The Richmond Sessions came out on July 21, marking the solo debut recording of Sherman Holmes, at mere 77 years of age.

 

From the late 1970s until 2015, The Holmes Brothers were one of the most beloved and eclectic groups working in the overlapping terrain between gospel, blues, soul and country. They recorded for Alligator and Rounder Records and played leading festivals all over the world.

 

It's summer! Old-timey tent revival time in Tennessee

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William Green

GREENVILLE, Tenn. (MARSHALL)  --  They aren’t as popular as they used to be, but occasionally you do still come across an old-timey tent revival here in Tennessee. 

On a recent summer evening a small congregation in Greenville, Tennessee, gathered under a tent to listen to pastor Shannon Sizemore deliver the first sermon in a week-long revival. Sizemore, despite his inexperience in a revival setting, seemed confident and excited.

Tenn. transgender reaction to Trump military ban

7 hours ago
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  “Outraged" is the word the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition uses to describe their reaction to President Trump ban on transgender individuals in the military.

The Coalition says it has roughly 2,000 members statewide, including a number of current and former members of the armed forces.

Marisa Richmond is a former TTPC president

“This has nothing to do with ability, or loyalty, or patriotism. This has to do simply with a label and it’s blatant discrimination.”

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  After rising for several months there was a bit of a hiccup in the Tennessee Business Barometer this past month.

Middle Tennessee State and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce conduct the survey of business leaders quarterly.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union want to join a lawsuit challenging a Tennessee law that requires counseling and a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions.

Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee, Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region and the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee filed a motion Wednesday to join the Nashville federal lawsuit.

The ACLU will represent the Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health.

Bluegrass Nominations Mix Fresh With Familiar

Jul 26, 2017

The International Bluegrass Music Association revealed its 2017 awards nominees and new hall of famers on Wednesday morning in Nashville. The names among the top prospects have long and illustrious history on the IBMA Awards stage.

National Dance Day: Activities planned for Nashville

Jul 26, 2017
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It's time to get your dancing shoes laced up for National Dance Day.

The Nashville Ballet will this Saturdy be offering free sample classes and a group dance. Several different dance styles will be made available, including ballet, adult contemporary and Hip Hop. There’s also a dance workout class called DanceFix.

This is the seventh year the Nashville company has sponsored a Dance Day celebration. The ballet’s Nick Mullikin says a lot of people start out feeling self-conscious, but that doesn’t last long.

Eclipse chaser spreads the word about August event

Jul 26, 2017
nasa.gov

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  (WMOT)  --  A man who calls himself a Solar Eclipse Chaser is spending the week in Tennessee.

Rick Brown is driving cross-country following the projected path of next month’s total solar eclipse. He describes the trip as a kind of eclipse outreach, making Americans aware of the event and how to view it safely.

Past eclipses have taken Brown all over the world.

“The first one was in Mexico, the next one after that was in Thailand, South America, and then we had two in Turkey, two in China, two in Africa, and one in Tahiti.”

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee’s culinary scene is getting a lot of attention from foodies. 

Just one example, Stephanie Burt, host of the Southern Fork podcast says she’s recorded more episodes in Tennessee than any other spot outside her home base in South Carolina. She says Nashville is one of her favorite places to eat.

“It definitely has that Southern vibe, but it also has this really cool city thing, and food is following on that. So you have really traditional ingredients like okra, or cornbread, or biscuits being interpreted in new ways.”

ALERT: Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

Jul 26, 2017
linkinpark.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  You may not be a fan of the band Linkin Park, but suicide prevention advocates say you still should be aware of the recent death of the band's lead singer, Chester Bennington.

The Associated Press says that the 41-year-old Bennington was found hanged in the bedroom of his Los Angeles home July 20.

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Sherman Holmes: Survivor

5 hours ago

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Havighurst) The Richmond Sessions came out on July 21, marking the solo debut recording of Sherman Holmes, at mere 77 years of age.

 

From the late 1970s until 2015, The Holmes Brothers were one of the most beloved and eclectic groups working in the overlapping terrain between gospel, blues, soul and country. They recorded for Alligator and Rounder Records and played leading festivals all over the world.

 

It's summer! Old-timey tent revival time in Tennessee

6 hours ago
William Green

GREENVILLE, Tenn. (MARSHALL)  --  They aren’t as popular as they used to be, but occasionally you do still come across an old-timey tent revival here in Tennessee. 

On a recent summer evening a small congregation in Greenville, Tennessee, gathered under a tent to listen to pastor Shannon Sizemore deliver the first sermon in a week-long revival. Sizemore, despite his inexperience in a revival setting, seemed confident and excited.

Tenn. transgender reaction to Trump military ban

7 hours ago
facebook.com/tntpc

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  “Outraged" is the word the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition uses to describe their reaction to President Trump ban on transgender individuals in the military.

The Coalition says it has roughly 2,000 members statewide, including a number of current and former members of the armed forces.

Marisa Richmond is a former TTPC president

“This has nothing to do with ability, or loyalty, or patriotism. This has to do simply with a label and it’s blatant discrimination.”

MTSU Jazz Network News

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Oct 20, 2016

Listen to the MTSU Jazz Network 24-hours a day at WMOT.org

MTSU Jazz Network's Weekday Program Schedule

Sep 2, 2016

MTSU Jazz Network plays jazz 24-hours a day on WMOT HD 2 and 92.3 FM Murfreesboro. In the comin weeks 104.9 FM Brentwood will join the Network.

Monday

Midnight to 4 a.m. Jazz with Greg Bridges

4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Jazz with Clifford Brown, Jr.

6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Full Moon Hacksaw

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. In Studio with Greg Lee

9 a.m. to Noon Jazz with Lee Thomas

Noon to 4 p.m. Jazz with Greg Bridges

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jazz with Clifford Brown, Jr.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Full Moon Hacksaw

Listen to WMOT Roots Radio on the go with our mobile app

Enjoy original programs from WMOT on your Apple and Android device

Jazz is here to stay. WMOT HD 2 and 92.3 FM Murfreesboro are now playing the MTSU Jazz Network 24-hours a day. In the coming weeks 104.9 FM Brentwood will join the network.

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The world’s only normal breast tissue bank marked its 10th year collecting and researching healthy women’s breast tissue last week.

<iframe frameborder="0" height="200" scrolling="no" src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/538773028/538773029" title="NPR embedded audio player" width="100%"></iframe>Journalists Lester Graham and Rochelle Riley, along with Detroit's chief storyteller Aaron Foley, join host Michel Martin to break down the story of Detroit's renewal, decades after the 1967 uprising.

This podcast was originally published on July 22, 2017 by All Things Considered.

 

In another full day of discussion about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, there are still no clear options on the table on which the Senate can vote.

Democrats are united in opposition to any bill that would undo President Obama's legacy on health care. Republican leaders are pinning their hopes on a last ditch effort that senators are calling "skinny repeal."

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