aclu http://wmot.org en JUST ONE QUESTION: ACLU Director Asks About Voter ID Laws http://wmot.org/post/just-one-question-aclu-director-asks-about-voter-id-laws <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ahead of tomorrow night’s second presidential debate, Lipscomb University is offering voters a chance to discuss the tensions between free speech and civility.</p><p>The Lipscomb forum will begin at 6 p.m.&nbsp;Tuesday evening. Participants will then get a chance to watch the debate together.</p><p>As the campaign debate season continues, WMOT is asking Tennesseans what one question they would ask the candidates if given the chance.&nbsp; Today we hear from Hedy Weinberg, director of the Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:07:52 +0000 AP/WMOT 16751 at http://wmot.org JUST ONE QUESTION: ACLU Director Asks About Voter ID Laws MTSU Puts Drones in Tennessee Skies http://wmot.org/post/mtsu-puts-drones-tennessee-skies <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Anfinson) &ndash; WMOT&#39;s Shawn Anfinson&nbsp;sat down recently with Mark Blanks, Middle Tennessee State&rsquo;s Interim Director of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, to talk about the future of drones.</p><p>MTSU hopes to begin offering academic courses in drone studies soon. The classes would prepare students for management careers in the rapidly growing field and Blanks sees lots of opportunities.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:11:18 +0000 Mike Osborne 13627 at http://wmot.org Governor Says He'll Sign "Monkey" Bill http://wmot.org/post/governor-says-hell-sign-monkey-bill <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; Almost 90 years after the Scopes &quot;monkey trial,&quot; the state of Tennessee is close to enacting a law that critics say renews the attack on evolution.</p><p>Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said he&rsquo;ll likely sign the bill, which would protect teachers who allow students to criticize evolution and other scientific theories, such as global warming.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 21:05:12 +0000 AP/WMOT 9411 at http://wmot.org More Challenges to Tenn. Voter Photo ID Law http://wmot.org/post/more-challenges-tenn-voter-photo-id-law <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; A coalition of groups opposed to Tennessee&rsquo;s new voter photo ID law are scheduled to hold a press conference on Legislative Plaza Wednesday afternoon.</p><p>The upcoming Super Tuesday presidential preference primary March 6<sup>th</sup> will be the first state-wide vote where the new law will be enforced. Most voters will be required to present some type of state or federal ID before being allowed to cast a ballot.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:53:56 +0000 Mike Osborne 7633 at http://wmot.org Agendas Take Shape for Legislative Session http://wmot.org/post/agendas-take-shape-legislative-session <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; -- Tennessee Republicans go into the current Tennessee General Assembly firmly in control of both the House and Senate, and with a clear legislative agenda.<br /><br />They&rsquo;re not the only ones. Political action groups with a wide range of interests are also gearing up for the session.<br /> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:50:18 +0000 Mike Osborne 6335 at http://wmot.org