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11:25am

Thu April 19, 2012
Scarritt-Bennett Center "Risky Conversations"

Seminar Explores Faith and LGBTQ Intersection

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  The Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville is holding a conference this weekend designed to help Christians explore issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Center’s Boo Tyson says the seminar is open to anyone interested in the intersection of faith and LGBTQ issues. She especially hopes the conference will attract those in leadership positions in the Christian community.

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11:31am

Wed April 18, 2012
Electric Violinist Tracy Silverman Solos

New Riley Concerto to Debut in Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee electric violinist Tracy Silverman and the Nashville Symphony are preparing to debut a new concerto by renowned composer Terry Riley.

Silverman and Riley were commissioned by the symphony to create the new concerto and have been working on the piece since 2010. They’ve entitled the work “Palmian Chord Ryddle” and Silverman describes the music as a mash-up of reggae and ragtime, containing both contemporary and ancient musical elements.

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11:26am

Wed April 18, 2012
Tenn. PTA Head Objects to the New Law

Governor Signs Parent/School Invovlement Bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Governor Haslam has signed into law a bill legislators hope will boost parent-student-school involvement.

Under the proposal, parents would agree to - at a minimum - help with homework, sign report cards, attend school functions, and show up for parent-teacher conferences.

A second measure advancing in the Legislature proposes so-called parent report cards. That proposal is awaiting floor votes in both chambers.

Tennessee PTA President Karen Davis is opposed to both measures.

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11:20am

Wed April 18, 2012
Nashville Theme is "Living Gree and Health"

Earth Day Events Scheduled for the Mid-State

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Earth Day will be celebrated around the world this Sunday and several Middle Tennessee communities have events planned.

Metro Nashville will hold its Earth Day celebration on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.  Event organizer Sharon Smith is expecting a big crowd.

“Somewhere around 10,000 people and more from the Middle Tennessee area coming.  The Nashville Earth Day Festival is the largest Earth Day celebration in Middle Tennessee, maybe even the state, and we’re very proud that it has grown each year.”
 

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3:26pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Don Odom Gets School Board Nod

New Director for Rutherford County Schools

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) —  Rutherford County Schools have a new director elect.

The county Board of Education unanimously chose Don Odom Monday night to replace current director Harry Gill. Odom previously served as the district’s assistant superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

A school system press statement said Odom is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County and has spent his entire career with Rutherford County Schools. Odom earned his bachelor’s and graduate degrees from Middle Tennessee State University.

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