Live video of Luther Dickinson and EmiSunshine

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

I'm With Her Triples Up Vocal Talent

Jul 24, 2017


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Havighurst)  I’m With Her, the all-star folk trio of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan, has released its first original band-written song.


“Little Lies” - a live in studio performance released on YouTube - is a single in advance of I’m With Her’s first recording, an EP of five cover songs recorded on stage in New York in 2015.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Havighurst) Guitarist Jimmy Nalls, who died in late June after 20 years afflicted with Parkinson’s Disease, lost his ability to play but he never lost the admiration of his fellow guitar players in and out of Music City. Over two years, a number of leading pickers and studio musicians worked pro bono to finish an album Nalls had started. The final product is The Jimmy Nalls Project, which was released just days before Nalls fell at his home and died from his injuries.

(music – “Wood And Wire” from The Jimmy Nalls Project, 2017)

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new study ranks the most family-friendly cities in Tennessee and you might be surprised by the results.

WMOT reporting partner compared 21 livability indicators to rank the states’ largest communities. Analyst Jill Gonzalez says it was the smaller cities and suburbs that scored the highest.

No more drought in Tennessee

Jul 7, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee's long drought appears to be over.

Weather Service meteorologist Justyn Jackson says Metro Nashville precipitation is currently six-tenths above average year to date. he says the uptick is even more pronounced this past week.

“Even since we flipped the calendar to July we’ve had nearly 2 and a half inches of rain for July so far, which is about…nearly two inches above normal.”

Here's a link to the Nashville Zoo panda-cam

Jul 7, 2017

Here's a statement from the Nashville Zoo regarding the recent birth of a pair of Red Panda cubs. You'll find a link to the zoo's panda-cam at the bottom of the page:

 Nashville Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of two red pandas on June 16. The cubs are doing well and bonding with their mother, Mei Mei, in their off exhibit den.

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A trial in the disappearance and killing of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo has been delayed until September.

Media outlets report that Judge C. Creed McGinley on Thursday postponed the trial of Zachary Adams until Sept. 11 after new evidence was discovered in the case.

Adams has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, rape and murder charges. His trial had been set to begin Monday in Savannah.

Bobo was 20 when she was reported missing from her home in Parsons in April 2011. Her disappearance led to a massive search in Tennessee and the South.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean raised $1.2 million through the first half of the year for his bid for Tennessee governor, the Democrat's campaign announced Thursday.

The campaign said it had received more than 3,000 contributions since Dean formally entered the race in March, with all but 3 percent coming from within the state.

"We're going to be able to mount a very serious, strong campaign," Dean said in a phone interview.

About four in five donations being made online, and a majority of those online contributions were for $25 or less.


 JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been indicted in the death of a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent.

The Jackson Sun reports that 24-year-old Brenden Burns will be arraigned Monday on charges including first-degree murder in the August 2016 fatal shooting of TBI Special Agent De'Greaun Frazier.

Heal the Music Day set for late October

Jul 6, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Heal the Music Day is now set for Octoer 20. Mayor Megan Barry recently made it official with a city proclamation.

Heal the Music Day is being billed as an opportunity for the music industry to lend a hand to artists who don’t have access to health care. Artists and industry related businesses and organizations are being encouraged to donate 5 percent of their October 20 earnings.

Rodney Crowell originated the idea, likening it to paying a tithe at church.

Incentive to get your computers backed up NOW!

Jul 6, 2017

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  (WMOT)  --  If you needed some motivation to get around to backing up your computers and updating your virus protection, here it is.

The Daily News Journal reports that the Murfreesboro Police and Fire departments have been hit by a WannaCry ransomware attack.

A city spokesman says 19 computers and 2 servers were infected and most data on them lost.

Ransomware encrypts data on targeted computers so it can’t be accessed unless the victim pays a ransom to the hackers. The ransomware often arrives in email attachments.

Help! Keeping the kids busy this summer

Jul 6, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Alexis Marshall)  --  The Frist Center for Visual Arts in downtown Nashville is a popular spot for field trips and families all over the mid-state. This is due in part to the Martin ArtQuest Gallery, which allows patrons to create their own art using materials they ordinarily wouldn’t have access to.

According to the Frist’s Assistant Director for Experiential Learning, Samantha Andrews, the gallery is exceptionally popular among children, but anybody can tag along.

WASHINGTON, DC  (AP/WMOT)  --  Tennessee Congressional Rep. Diane Black is facing a revolt over her plans to cut $200 billion from entitlement spending.

The mid-state Republican heads the House Budget Committee.

A group of 20 GOP moderates last week signed a letter saying they oppose Black’s proposed budget. The letter from the moderates says Black’s cuts are “not practical.” 

Politico says if moderates can find just three more votes they’ll be able to defeat Black’s budget on the House floor.



Live video of Luther Dickinson and EmiSunshine

2 hours ago

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

ALERT: Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

4 hours ago

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.

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.

MTSU Jazz Network News

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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.


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

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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

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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.

Contrary to what you may have seen on social media, the so-called "Goldwater Rule," a code of ethics prohibiting most psychiatrists from giving opinions about the mental state of anyone they have not evaluated, remains in effect.

The rule reemerged in headlines Tuesday in the form of an article on the health news web site, Stat News.

The Senate voted Tuesday to begin debating a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. It remains uncertain as to what that replacement might look like. No formal legislation has been drafted. But senators moved to take the procedural first step, known as a "motion to proceed." The vote was 51 to 50, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie breaking vote.

Debate will now begin, most likely on a measure to fully repeal the law, also known as Obamacare.

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