90 Second Spin: Highway Queen by Nikki Lane

Feb 24, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (HAVIGHURST)  --  Highway Queen, the third album from Nashville country artist Nikki Lane, hit the streets February 17, just days after she played a smart set on Music City Roots.

Lane released her debut album back in 2011, but it was All or Nothin' - her 2014 collaboration with Dan Auerbach that really got her noticed. And what was easy to notice was that Lane loved to sport vintage western wear and have her picture made. Turns out her first career was actually in the fashion business in Los Angeles and New York.

arethafranklin.net

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis home where soul music legend Aretha Franklin was born may get some love from the DIY Network, officials in charge of fixing up the crumbling structure said Thursday.

Jeffrey Higgs, president of the LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development Corporation, told a judge he has been in discussions with a producer at the remodeling and home improvement cable network on a plan to repair and move the house for one of its programs.

DOENEJAHNKE.COM

KANSAS CITY, KS  (HAVIGHURST)  --  Freedom Sings, the traveling cavalcade of song that tells the story of the First Amendment and Civil Rights through music, had not staged a show at the Folk Alliance International convention since the early 2000s when the event briefly headquartered in Nashville.

But the convention’s theme this weekend in Kansas City, Forbidden Folk: Activism In Art, was too compelling to pass up.

etsu.edu

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS)  --  Count East Tennessee State University Police Chief Jack Cotrel among those not happy with efforts by State Lawmakers to allow more guns on campuses.

Last year State Legislators passed a law allowing full-time college faculty and staff to carry handguns with proper permitting. This session lawmakers are hoping to expand on that law.

The move has Chief Cotrel worried.

Congressional Rep. Blackburn protest claims disputed

Feb 24, 2017
cnn.com

 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Mayor of Fairview is disputing mid-state Congressional Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s characterization of the protesters who showed up at her town hall meeting there on Tuesday.

 

Blackburn is telling reporters like CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that only about a third of the people in attendance were her constituents.

 

BLITZER: “Did they check IDs when people were coming in…”

 

BLACKBURN: “They did. They also looked at the parking lot. There were a lot of out-of-state tags.”

 

seatle.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's lieutenant governor says the Trump administration's decision to lift protections for transgender students negates the need for the state to pass a bathroom bill.

Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, a Republican from Oak Ridge, said Thursday that pending state legislation is no longer needed because of the Trump administration's move Wednesday.

90 Second Spin: Highway Queen by Nikki Lane

Feb 24, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (HAVIGHURST)  --  Highway Queen, the third album from Nashville country artist Nikki Lane, hit the streets February 17, just days after she played a smart set on Music City Roots.

Lane released her debut album back in 2011, but it was All or Nothin' - her 2014 collaboration with Dan Auerbach that really got her noticed. And what was easy to notice was that Lane loved to sport vintage western wear and have her picture made. Turns out her first career was actually in the fashion business in Los Angeles and New York.

arethafranklin.net

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis home where soul music legend Aretha Franklin was born may get some love from the DIY Network, officials in charge of fixing up the crumbling structure said Thursday.

Jeffrey Higgs, president of the LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development Corporation, told a judge he has been in discussions with a producer at the remodeling and home improvement cable network on a plan to repair and move the house for one of its programs.

State of Tennessee

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam isn't ruling out a future run for U.S. Senate.

The Republican's comments came in response to a question at a Tennessee Press Association luncheon Wednesday. He also told reporters that a possible Senate bid isn't something he's been spending a lot of time thinking about.

Haslam, who cannot seek re-election in 2018 due to term limits, said he really doesn't know what he's going to do next. He said governor and U.S. senator are two really different jobs.

Two overnight armed robberies reported in Murf.

Feb 22, 2017
MPD

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A pair of armed robberies in Murfreesboro have left one man seriously injured.

Middle Tennessee State University student Zachery Brandon, 21,  tells police he was sitting in his car in the parking lot of the College Grove apartments just before midnight on Tuesday when an armed man pointed a gun at his head and demanded money. The gunmen escaped with about $100. 

MTSU Poll finds Tenn. support for Trump has declined

Feb 22, 2017
whitehouse.gov

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  President Donald Trump’s support among Tennesseans has declined since the November election, according to a poll out Wednesday.

The survey was conducted by Middle Tennessee State University earlier this month. The poll involved 600 registered voters statewide and asked whether they approve of how Trump is handling the presidency so far.

Trump’s support has dropped almost ten percentage points since November but more than half of Tennesseans still give him a favorable job rating.

tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee senator has locked up her state Capitol office amid a renewed feud with protesters.

About a dozen people were involved in Tuesday's protest at Republican Sen. Mae Beavers' office. Some read civil rights writings and knocked on her door inside the office.

Last week, Beavers and GOP Rep. Mark Pody abruptly ended their own news conference when protesters interrupted to oppose the lawmakers' bathroom bill and legislation defining marriage as only between a man and a woman.

UTK.edu

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro lauded his school system's commitment to diversity while acknowledging "some tension" as UT tries to be more inclusive.

DiPietro said he understood that navigating change can be challenging, but said demographics are changing and students have to be prepared for diverse workplace environments.

DiPietro's remarks were made during the school's second State of the University address.

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etsu.edu

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS)  --  Count East Tennessee State University Police Chief Jack Cotrel among those not happy with efforts by State Lawmakers to allow more guns on campuses.

Last year State Legislators passed a law allowing full-time college faculty and staff to carry handguns with proper permitting. This session lawmakers are hoping to expand on that law.

The move has Chief Cotrel worried.

Congressional Rep. Blackburn protest claims disputed

Feb 24, 2017
cnn.com

 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Mayor of Fairview is disputing mid-state Congressional Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s characterization of the protesters who showed up at her town hall meeting there on Tuesday.

 

Blackburn is telling reporters like CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that only about a third of the people in attendance were her constituents.

 

BLITZER: “Did they check IDs when people were coming in…”

 

BLACKBURN: “They did. They also looked at the parking lot. There were a lot of out-of-state tags.”

 

seatle.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's lieutenant governor says the Trump administration's decision to lift protections for transgender students negates the need for the state to pass a bathroom bill.

Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, a Republican from Oak Ridge, said Thursday that pending state legislation is no longer needed because of the Trump administration's move Wednesday.

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Listen to the MTSU Jazz Network Stream

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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Californians are in shock that after five years of too little water, the problem now is too much.

All eyes in California have been on Oroville Dam, where a broken spillway forced major evacuations. But the damage from winter storms has gone beyond the dam in the northern part of the state. Downstream, rivers are running high and levees have been breaching.

President Trump and his advisers have begun putting some red meat on the bones of the president's "America First" agenda.

Trump is expected to talk more about that when he addresses a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. As with Brexit and other nationalist movements, Trump sees his election as part of a broader rejection of globalization.

"Erasing national borders does not make people safer or more prosperous," Trump told supporters in Melbourne, Fla., this month. "It undermines democracy and trades away prosperity. We're giving it away."

In the southern French city of Toulon, 39-year-old presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is greeted by cheering crowds as he makes his way onstage at a rally. The former investment banker, who served briefly as President Francois Hollande's economy minister, has never been elected to political office. Yet he stands a good chance of becoming the next French president.

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