Wired In with WMOT's Brittney Spencer

May 2, 2017

Brittney Spencer is the host of WMOT's Sunday morning roots gospel show, "Somebody Say Amen". Brittney is also student at Middle Tennessee State University and an intern for WMOT. 

When you support WMOT, you also support students like Brittney, who are learning radio and the music business from the ground up through internships and part time jobs at WMOT Roots Radio.

This session was recorded at the April Wired In show at Aurora Nashville with Wired In and WMOT afternoon host, Jessie Scott.

Col. Bruce Hampton (1947-2017): An Appreciation

May 2, 2017
Photo by Scarlati.

On the morning before he died, Col. Bruce Hampton sat with radio host Lois Reitzes and spoke about improvising (“it’s like a fast break in basketball”) and his family roots in Atlanta and, most poignantly, of his plans to extend his 53 years of music making into many more. At the interview’s conclusion, Reitzes bids farewell by saying, “After the middle ages comes the renaissance.” And he says, “Let’s hope.”

Requiem For Charlie Bob's

May 1, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CRAIG HAVIGHURST) At a gentle bend of Dickerson Pike in East Nashville, the downtown skyline seems close enough to touch. In the foreground is a weather beaten and peeling billboard that says: “Charlie Bob’s - Sports Bar and Rest. - Plate Lunches, Hot Wings”

The place itself is a mid-century American diner with a red and white color scheme and a drive-in shelter. The building’s wide windows give off a warm glow on a stormy Spring evening.

Murfreesboro, TN – Singer/songwriter Julia Rich, who has just released a new single, updates listeners on her career and talks about the upcoming jazz festival.

Murfreesboro, TN – Vibraphonist Stefon Harris talks about working with the greats and his new CD "Evolution."

Murfreesboro, TN – New York pianist Bill Charlap's new CD rethinks the Broadway tunes of classical composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein. Charlap's piano lines move easily the bounce of "Cool," the Cuban cadences of "America," and the brush-stroked "Glitter to Be Gay." His solo on "Somewhere" links Bernstein's intersection of the classics, American popular song, and jazz.

Murfreesboro, TN – This amazing local songstress is performing a string of local dates, plans to release a new album soon, and recently changed her address.

Tullahoma, TN – America's involvement in Iraq seems to highlight the point that, sadly, war is often accompanied by "war crimes." That fact is also illustrated in a new book by local historian Dr. Michael Bradley. But, as Shawn Jacobs reports, the "when" and "where" of these events may surprise you.

Murfreesboro, TN – The new 21-thousand square foot, four million dollar home of MTSU's Honors College opened recently.

Murfreesboro, TN – Jazz Pianist Mark Levine recently stopped in Nashville to conduct a workshop and jam.

Murfreesboro, TN – Students and faculty recognized Sexual Assualt Awareness Week, April 11-17.

Nashville, TN – A new slogan for Tennessee's department of tourism.

Murfreesboro, TN – Nashville joins seven other American cities chosen by the United Nation's Better World Campaign.

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WMOT News

20 week abortion bill now on Gov. Haslam's desk

15 hours ago
State of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A bill that would place restrictions on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is headed to Gov. Bill Haslam for his consideration.

The bill passed the Tennessee House this morning by a vote of 68 to 18. The bill requires that after the 20th week of gestation a physician must conduct examinations to determine if the fetus is viable.

If the fetus is viable, then an abortion can’t be performed. Any practitioner performing an abortion in that case would be subject to criminal prosecution.

whitehouse.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two plaintiffs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage case want Republican Gov. Bill Haslam to veto legislation requiring use of the "natural and ordinary meaning" of undefined words in state law.

Tennessee Equality Project says Jim Obergefell and Thom Kostura will speak Wednesday at Tennessee's Capitol.

LGBT advocates fear could the legislation could spur discrimination against same-sex couples and transgender people.

Latest Tenn. guns bill: 'fiscally and operationally impossible'

20 hours ago

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A gun rights push in Tennessee would give cities and counties an ultimatum: buy metal detectors, hire security guards and check bags at many public buildings, parks and buses; or let people with handgun permits bring in their guns.

The proposal is drawing support from many Republican lawmakers and the NRA, which said it would hold local governments responsible for keeping citizens safe.

MTSU Jazz Network News

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

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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 Joy Of Science

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In today's political climate, it's hard sometimes to remember that science, at its root, is about the fun of discovery. It's a kind of kids-play.

What animates the joy and the excitement and the inspiration so many folks feel in their encounters with science is a very pure sense of: "Wow, that is sooooooo cool."

I found this myself the other day when I stumbled across a scientific study of "dirt" on another world.

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, the first African-American woman on the New York Court of Appeals - the state's highest court - was found dead last month in the Hudson River.

On Wednesday, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said the New York Police Department had completed its investigation into her death.

He said investigators had tracked down all leads and found no criminality, and that her death likely was a suicide.

Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, the first African-American woman on the New York Court of Appeals - the state's highest court - was found dead last month in the Hudson River.

On Wednesday, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said the New York Police Department had completed its investigation into her death.

He said investigators had tracked down all leads and found no criminality, and that her death likely was a suicide.

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