NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Public Library is one of 10 around the country selected to pilot a new oral history project featuring immigrants.
Participants in the project will interview each other in pairs about their lives with the help of a facilitator. At the end of the interview, they will receive a CD. With permission, a second copy of the interview will be sent to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Some interview excerpts may also be broadcast locally and nationally.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) -- Thousands of civilian workers employed at military facilities in Tennessee are back at work, but they may not have the tools needed to work effectively.
This past weekend, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered more than 400,000 civilian employees furloughed October 1 back to work. Hagel says the Pay Our Military Act, passed by Congress shortly before the partial government shutdown began, gave him that authority.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A community action group says it hopes to clear up questions about the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, by holding a free public informational meeting this weekend in Murfreesboro.
The Rutherford County chapter of Statewide Organizing for Community Empowerment is hosting the event. The group has invited Tullahoma Nurse Practitioner Donna Seely to talk about the new healthcare law.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The University of Tennessee has released its enrollment figures for the current school year and the report shows the number of students on UT affiliated campuses is virtually unchanged from last year.
Head Count enrollment at the four UT system schools fell by slightly more than 100 students between the 2012 and 2013 school years. Undergraduate enrollment actually rose slightly at UT schools, but an ongoing drop in the number of graduate students offset the gains.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — State officials began sending "Welcome Baby" packets Tuesday to Tennessee families with a newborn in the home.
Officials say the packets will be sent within a few weeks of each child’s birth. The packet will contain information about child development, parenting and programs offered by the Tennessee Department of Health. The tall, white envelopes will also contain a letter of congratulations from first lady Crissy Haslam.