bo watson http://wmot.org en AARP Holding Town Meetings Statewide http://wmot.org/post/aarp-holding-town-meetings-statewide <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; The AARP will host town hall meetings across the state to give Tennesseans&nbsp;a chance to provide input on the future of Medicare and Social Security.</p><p>Meetings are planned for Johnson City, Knoxville, Nashville and Jackson on April 4, and in Memphis on April 5.</p><p>According to AARP, a new survey finds that most Americans believe lawmakers in Washington are making too many decisions about Medicare and Social Security behind closed doors and not listening to the public.</p><p>Karin Miller is an AARP spokesperson.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 21:46:59 +0000 AP/WMOT 8740 at http://wmot.org AARP Holding Town Meetings Statewide Bill that Would "Gut" Science Education Considered http://wmot.org/post/bill-would-gut-science-education-considered <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; The Tennessee State Senate will consider a bill Monday that critics say will &ldquo;gut science education&rdquo; in the state&rsquo;s public schools.</p><p>Senate bill SB0839 would allow classroom teachers the freedom to &ldquo;analyze, critique, and review&hellip;the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:20:41 +0000 Mike Osborne 8679 at http://wmot.org