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The Year In Americana

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Here’s a possible scene from the near future.

You think that renegade folk singer Robbie Fulks is tremendous, and you’d like to know about other artists on his label, Bloodshot Records. You visit BloodshotRecords.com and before the page loads, a splash screen appears. It’s an advertisement for the couch you lingered in front of last weekend at a local store.

 

WNCW is one of the most influential and important radio stations in traditional American music, a progressive roots station that’s been broadcasting from Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC (just east of Asheville) since 1986. It reflects and shapes the culture of its region, one of the nation’s hubs for folk and bluegrass music. If you love roots music, it's as essential a part of driving around the Great Smoky Mountains as WWOZ is to hanging out in New Orleans.

 

 

Murfreesboro, TN – A former MTSU student is one of 17 killed in a Blackhawk helicopter crash in Iraq. Former and future soldiers pay tribute.

Smyrna, TN – The story of the "Boy Hero of the Confederacy" comes to life with the addition of a new museum and visitor center at his historic home.

Smyrna, TN – The long awaited Sam Davis Visitor's Center and Museum will open to the public on November 22, 2003. This $1.25 million expansion will include a museum store, conference room, and most importantly, a 2,800 square foot museum.

Murfreesboro, TN – Former Vice President and MTSU adjunct professor Al Gore talked recently about the connection between the growth of mass communication and the spread of democracy.

Randy O'Brien – In the late 50s and early 60s, Nashville was a place where jazz and rock greats came to learn their chops.

Randy O'Brien – Nashville's first gas station pumping a special mix of low-emission fuel opened recently.

Murfreesboro, TN – A jazz great takes a look at the future of America's purist and only original art form.

Nashville, TN – The prison's gone and so are some of the inmates, but this award-winning piece tells the story of long-ago dreamers who learned to escape via their imaginations.

Murfreesboro, TN – Creative writing students are signing up for a new mentor program with results to write home about.

Murfreesboro, TN – A country great takes a spin around the floor to the tune of jazz classics. WMOT's Shawn Jacobs to Suzy Boggus.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Diane Black says she knows from personal experience, having endured sexual misconduct as a state lawmaker, why Congress needs to expose federal lawmakers who settled cases, force them to repay any tax dollars involved and ban such taxpayer-funded settlements going forward.

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NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee county commission is scheduled to vote on a symbolic resolution condemning same-sex marriage.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Hamblen County Commission Chairman Louis "Doe" Jarvis says a committee's 7-1 vote in favor of the resolution Monday pushes it to a commission vote scheduled for Dec. 21.

dougjonesforsenate.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (WMOT)  --  A longtime mid-state political analyst says there are a number of important take-a-ways for Tennessee Republicans and Democrats following Doug Jones’ special election victory in Alabama on Tuesday.

Kent Syler teaches Political Science at Middle Tennessee State. He says the surprise win in the Alabama Senate race gives Tennessee Democrats momentum going into next year’s midterm elections.

A Senate seat, the governor’s mansion, and most of the Tennessee General Assembly will be up for reelection in 2018.

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Updated Dec. 15

Immigrants detained at four large centers used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement are subject to inhumane treatment, given insufficient hygiene supplies and medical care, and provided potentially unsafe food, according to a federal report.

On his way to Quantico, Va., to speak at the FBI's National Academy, President Trump stopped to tell reporters, "It's a shame what's happened with the FBI," and "you have a lot of very angry people that are seeing it."

Trump asserted that "we're going to rebuild the FBI" after what he described as "really, really disgraceful" documents, presumably the text messages that the Justice Department provided Congress this week in which a senior agent described candidate Trump as an "idiot" and made other political remarks in the course of the presidential campaign.