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12:21pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Mobile Recording Booth at Farmer's Market

StoryCorps Returns to Nashville in May

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.

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12:16pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Event Sponsored by MTSU, Produced by Students

Academies of Nashville Video Awards Results

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A unique awards ceremony drew a capacity crowd to Belcourt theater over the weekend.

Called the Academies of Nashville Video Awards, the contest provides an opportunity for Nashville’s twelve zoned high schools to highlight the work of their in-house academies.

The Academy of International Business and Communications at Hillsboro High School took home “Best in Show” honors Saturday.

McGavock High arguably had the best night, picking up trophies in six categories. Hunters Lane took home three awards.

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12:12pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Alive Hospice Says Only 1-in-3 Prepared

Murfreesboro Meeting Explores End-of-Life Issues

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.

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8:55am

Mon April 23, 2012
All Now Old was Once New

Burriss on Media: New Technology

Dr. Larry Burriss

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.

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10:01am

Fri April 20, 2012
Judge Excludes Anti-Islam Testimony

Murfreesboro Mosque Case Headed Back to Court

The mosque being built by the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro on Veals Road

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A lawsuit that seeks to void the approval for a Rutherford County mosque will go to trial next week in Murfreesboro.

On Thursday, Chancellor Robert Corlew denied a defense motion to dismiss claims of inadequate public notice for the meeting where the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was approved.

Even though the trial will now go forward, mosque spokesman Saleh Sbenaty says his congregation feels confident about the eventual outcome.

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