Angaleena Presley LIVE on Wired In on WMOT

Apr 25, 2017

Angaleena Presley is our guest Tuesday, April 25 from 5 to 6 p.m. on WMOT's Wired In. 

All Sales Vinyl: Record Store Day 2017

Apr 17, 2017
Photos by the author

The Tenth Record Store Day takes place April 22. For the growing number of folks whose musical world revolves around revolving vinyl LPs, it's Christmas, Passover, New Year's Day and the Fourth of July.

The annual celebration and promotion was conceived to nurture a revival in vinyl culture and give a jolt, like CPR, to independent record stores, which began closing in droves in the early 2000s.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CRAIG HAVIGHURST) In the series Music Money and Metadata, I've been investigating an effort to fix a system that more and more artists say is unsustainable. Cutting edge technological solutions appear close to helping songwriters and artists get paid accurately and quickly for the millions of uses of their music across the internet.

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  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's road and bridge funding bill is headed for a showdown in the Tennessee House on Wednesday.

The sticking point is the governor's proposal to pay for new projects in large part through the state's first gas tax hike since 1989.

Supporters argue that a package of tax cuts made in the bill outweigh the amount raised from the fuel tax increases.

Opponents are calling for the fuel tax hikes to be stripped from the bill and to instead dedicate sales tax revenues from auto sales to highway funding.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s Doctors, attorneys, therapists and other professionals have been allowed to set their own ethical standards through their associations for years, but that may be about to change.

A bill headed to Gov. Haslam’s desk for consideration would require the state licensing board for each occupation to create unique ethics rules for Tennessee professionals.

LGBT advocates say the bill is aimed squarely at them, a continuation of last year’s effort by Republican lawmakers to allow Christian therapists to opt out of treating gay patients.

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  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The full state Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would allow Tennessee drivers to choose license plates with the phrase "In God We Trust" on them.

The Senate Transportation Committee voted 9-0 in favor of sending the bill to a floor vote on Monday after Republican Sen. Paul Bailey of Sparta rescinded a provision that would have made the phrase mandatory for all tags.

City of Memphis

 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal data indicates Memphis' murder rate last year was the worst in two decades, reaching a level not seen since the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1990s.

Memphis reported 228 homicides in 2016, a record number. But not all those killings count as murders under the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting rules, which focus on intentional killings.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports (memne.ws/2oewDuG) that among those that don't count are as many as 19 justifiable homicides and two deaths ruled as negligent homicides.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is joining more than a dozen other states in urging an appeals court to reinstate President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.

State Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, a Collierville Republican considering a bid for governor next year, lauded Attorney General Herbert Slatery's office for filing a brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

The states argue the ban falls within the president's authority to block foreigners from the U.S. They also reject the argument that it targets Muslims.

James Mackler

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville attorney and former Army helicopter pilot James Mackler says he is running for the Democratic nomination to represent Tennessee in the U.S. Senate.

Mackler announced Monday that he wants to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Bob Corker in next year's general election.

All Sales Vinyl: Record Store Day 2017

Apr 17, 2017
Photos by the author

The Tenth Record Store Day takes place April 22. For the growing number of folks whose musical world revolves around revolving vinyl LPs, it's Christmas, Passover, New Year's Day and the Fourth of July.

The annual celebration and promotion was conceived to nurture a revival in vinyl culture and give a jolt, like CPR, to independent record stores, which began closing in droves in the early 2000s.

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  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — House Speaker Beth Harwell, whose support of efforts to strip a gas tax hike out of Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation funding proposal had cast doubt about the bill's prospects, now says she is 'leaning' toward voting in favor of the Republican governor's proposal.

Harwell had publicly taken a hands-off approach to the measure as it worked its way through the legislative process. But she caught the governor's office and her Senate counterparts by surprise when she announced she was backing a last-minute bid to change the funding mechanism.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's attorney general has agreed that the state will drop two abortion limits similar to Texas laws struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The attorney general's office decision was contained in federal court filings Thursday. One requirement mandated that abortion providers have hospital admitting privileges. The other forced abortion clinics to meet hospital-level surgical standards.

The Supreme Court struck down similar Texas laws in June 2016. The Tennessee case has been on hold since December 2015 while awaiting the Supreme Court ruling.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The launch of an online portal has revealed that Veterans Health Administration facilities across Tennessee still struggle with patient wait times.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2p0uYgp) reports the new Access and Quality in VA Healthcare site launched April 12 lists average wait times by appointment type and satisfaction scores based on data released in February. The last time the VA released comparable data was in September 2014, after the agency's head resigned following national attention about long wait times.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has committed to a starting a light rail project in hopes of clearing some congestion in the growing city.

The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/2q7lzRl ) that in her State of Metro speech, Barry identified Gallatin Pike for light rail trains. The stretch heads from downtown through East Nashville into the Rivergate area. Details are not finalized.

She said that area is one of five identified for high-capacity transit projects.

Barry also made a pitch to hold a 2018 proposed referendum on transit money.

Tenn. Legislature passes law to ensure charter school quality

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that revamps state charter school law by requiring the publicly funded but privately run schools to be evaluated based on their performance.

"These stronger laws will prevent fly-by-night charter school operators from locating in Tennessee," said Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, one of the sponsors of the legislation.

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   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has signed his wide-ranging proposal that increases Tennessee's gas tax to fund roadwork and cuts other taxes.

On Wednesday, the Republican governor signed the bill that includes Tennessee's first gas tax increase since 1989. The changes take effect July 1.

Both chambers passed the bill last week. In a final vote Monday, the House agreed to include disabled veterans property tax relief and sent the bill to Haslam's desk.

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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.

Latest from NPR

United Airlines is making changes after a man was forcibly removed from one of its flights earlier this month, promising to cut down on overbooking and raise the maximum incentive for passengers to skip a flight to $10,000.

On the flight that became a public-relations nightmare for the company, compensation for being voluntarily bumped had topped out at $1,000.

If you're one of the many who text, read email or view Facebook on your phone while driving, be warned: Police in your community may soon have a tool for catching you red-handed.

The new "textalyzer" technology is modeled after the breathalyzer, and would determine if you had been using your phone illegally on the road.

The Republican chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations committees have endorsed the idea of a short-term spending bill to keep the government open while budget negotiations continue.

The stop-gap spending measure, introduced by House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey would and put off the deadline to May 5th.

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