MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  National Public Radio released the following statement on Monday regarding the firing of a public radio reporter by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Here is that statement as seen on the WUTC Radio website: 

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  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Legislature has passed a bill that would bar cities in Tennessee from decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

If the governor signs the bill, it will strike down laws in Memphis and Nashville that give police the discretion to write civil citations for people who have small amounts of weed.

The bill passed in the Senate on Monday evening after impassioned debate on both sides of the issue.

WASHINGTON, DC  (AP/WMOT)  --  Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is one of the few Republicans still talking about health care reform after the GOP failed to repeal Obamacare this past week.

In a press statement, Corker notes that "at some point" lawmakers have to address the costs and availability of health care and says he’s willing to work with the administration and both parties to do that.

Corker reportedly issued the statement after a Friday night conversation with President Trump.


LEBANON, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Imagine being so connected to an entire elementary school full of children, that they all simply call you “Grandma.”

In the continuing series Giving Till It Hurts, WMOT introduces you to mid-state residents who go above and beyond in service to the community. This latest story profiles a mid-state retiree who works almost daily at Southside Elementary in Lebanon.

Music, Money and Metadata: The Promise of The Blockchain

Mar 27, 2017

The music business has become a big data business. With millions of songs streaming every day from countless internet and mobile platforms. The creators who made and the companies that financed those recordings are supposed to get paid . Set aside how much. Do they get paid accurately and completely? No say most experts in the field. And they don’t because of bad and missing ownership data.