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4:06am

Thu December 4, 2014
NPR Ed

Teachers Go Door-Knocking In Nashville

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 1:41 pm

Teachers in Nashville, Tenn., are knocking on doors to recruit students for public school.
LA Johnson NPR

It's Saturday in East Nashville, Tenn., and LaTonya White finds herself knocking on a stranger's door. It's awkward. Someone peers out at her through the window. White looks away, pretending not to notice. After an uncomfortable few seconds, the door finally cracks open. White seizes her chance:

"My name is LaTonya White. I'm the principal at Rosebank Elementary School. How are you doing?" she asks, glancing at the clipboard in her hands. On it: a list of families in the area with soon-to-be kindergartners. "Yes, you should have a child ready to come to school soon."

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9:45am

Tue December 17, 2013
The Record

Remembering Ray Price, Voice Of The Nashville Sound

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 11:30 pm

Ray Price on the Dean Martin Comedy Hour in 1973.
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7:06pm

Mon December 16, 2013
Remembrances

Country Music Legend Ray Price Dies At 87

Country music singer and songwriter Ray Price died Monday at the age of 87 at his ranch in Texas. Price was a Grammy Award Winner and who had more than 100 country hits in his decades-long career. A 1996 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, he was credited with pioneering a shuffle beat and walking bass line that became standard in Texas dance halls.

4:43pm

Mon October 21, 2013
Economy

Volkswagen Union Opposed By Tennessee Republican Officials

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 9:10 am

Volkswagen's car plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., is the company's only one in the U.S. It's also the only VW plant around the world without a workers union.
Volkswagen

When it comes to union organizing at an auto plant, the tension is typically between the workers and the management. But not at Volkswagen in Tennessee. There, the United Auto Workers is attempting to finally unionize the automaker's first foreign-owned plant in the South. And so far, Republican officials are the ones trying to stand in the way.

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2:28pm

Mon July 8, 2013
Music News

Modern Hymn Writers Aim To Take Back Sunday

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 10:35 am

Modern hymn writers Kristyn and Keith Getty run through their song "In Christ Alone" at their home near Nashville's Music Row.
Courtesy of Stephen Jerkins

There was a time when hymns were used primarily to drive home the message that came from the pulpit. But then came the praise songs.

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