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11:23am

Wed November 2, 2011
Show Originated at Famed Bluebird Cafe in 1999

"Freedom Sings" Returns to Tennessee

          The multimedia experience Freedom Sings opens this afternoon at 2:20 in the Tucker Theater here on the Middle Tennessee State campus.

          Freedom Sings is a celebration of America’s protest music, banned and censored songs. The show debuted at the Bluebird Café in 1999 and now tours nationwide.

          Before the show, you can take a look at some of the original mediafeatured in the program courtesy of MTSU's Center for Popular Music. 

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9:51am

Wed November 2, 2011
Cornerstone Church Provides New Venue

Anti-Sharia Conference Finds New Host

          An anti-Shariah conference has been moved to a suburban church after a downtown Nashville hotel canceled the group's reservation.

          The Nov. 11 event billed as "The Constitution or Sharia? A Freedom Conference" will now be held at the Cornerstone Church in Madison.

          The gathering was set to meet at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel, but lost that venue when the hotel owners decided that the scheduled speakers were too controversial.

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9:45am

Wed November 2, 2011
ACLU Represents Protesters in Court

Occupy Nashville Wins "Temporary" Victory

          The state of Tennessee has agreed, at least temporarily, to stop enforcing a new curfew used to dislodge Occupy Nashville protesters from the grounds around the Tennessee Capitol.

          The protesters went to federal court yesterday seeking a temporary restraining order against Gov. Bill Haslam saying the curfew and arrests of dozens of supporters violated their rights to free speech and freedom of assembly.

          Protesters were represented in court by the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.

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9:41am

Wed November 2, 2011
Informational Meetings Held in All 95 Counties

Voter Photo ID Law Prompts Statewide Q&A

          State officials say elections offices across Tennessee will host outreach programs today to inform voters about a new requirement.

          A state law that takes effect Jan. 1 requires voters to show valid photo identification at the polls.

          State election officials believe this is the first time in Tennessee history that such an education project has been held n all 95 counties on the same day.

          Rutherford County has scheduled its meeting for 5:30 this evening at the County Courthouse.

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10:45am

Mon October 31, 2011
MTSU Loses 45-20 to Louisiana

Blue Raiders Lose to Louisiana

Blue Raiders football had another disappointing weekend, losing to Louisiana 45-20 before a hometown crowd of 13,500.  Chip Walters provides this game recap:

Middle Tennessee never got on track either side of the ball.

The Blue Raiders inducted five new members into their athletic hall of fame earlier in the day but could not close the monumental occasion with a win at night. 

Logan Kilgore threw for 239 yards on 22-of-40 passes, including a high of seven to Malcolm Beyah for 86 yards and the lone touchdown toss.

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