MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Commerce Department released an upbeat Spring 2012 Travel and Tourism Forecast Tuesday morning. The report is good news for Tennessee’s economy.
The federal study predicts a four to five percent increase in the number of foreign travelers visiting the U.S. over the next five years. State Tourism says international travelers are already contributing about $14 billion to Tennessee's economy each year.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- StoryCorps is returning to Nashville for the month of May. The oral history program was last in Middle Tennessee in 2007.
StoryCorps’ mission is to provide Americans of every background with the chance to capture their life stories. Launched in 2003, StoryCorp says it’s now recorded more than 40,000 interviews making it the largest oral history projects of its kind.
StoryCrops spokesperson Rose Kue says she thinks the program has proven popular because it speaks to universal themes.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Several of the area’s leading health care providers are partnering to get Middle Tennesseans talking about end-of-life care.
The program “The Gift Initiative” is supported by Vanderbilt University, Saint Thomas Health, Alive Hospice and The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation. The Initiative is convening a panel discussion on end of life issues Tuesday evening at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro.
Alive Hospice spokesman Phil Barnett said only about one person in three has documented what their desires are for their end of life care.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS) -- My son came home from school one time and we got to talking about how his day had gone. I asked him what he had done in music class, and he told me they had talked about some of the old composers and musicians. I was most impressed as I thought how great it was that my son was learning about Beethoven, Bach and the classics. So I asked him who they had talked about. He said, "You know, Dad, the old ones . . . Simon and Garfunkel and the Rolling Stones." We quickly dropped the discussion.