Features by Blake Farmer
Posted In: tennessee, medicaid
An expansion of Medicaid is supposed to cover more of the working poor. But Republican-led states have been opting out and outlying areas in states like Tennessee may be the hardest hit.
Posted In: tax refund, Savings
Some retailers run special promotions to lure customers in during tax refund season.
Posted In: short line railroad, rail, railroad, Transportation
Even with a new tax break for upgraded train tracks, short line railroads have trouble picking up business.
Posted In: music industry, working from home, Nashville
The 'Music City' is considering loosening the rules on home recording studios.
Posted In: Federal Housing Administration
Government-backed loans with the Federal Housing Administration help borrowers who might look like a foreclosure risk. And the reality is many of them are.
Posted In: Republicans, country music, tennessee, Music
Both presidential campaigns have their soundtracks. And on the Republican side, it’s got a twang, with a list of country music artists either endorsing or campaigning with Mitt Romney.
Posted In: television, tourism, abc
The new ABC drama "Nashville" is shot in and around the Tennessee city, and local tourism officials are basking in the TV spotlight.
Posted In: health care, documentary
A documentary critical of the health care industry has an unlikely benefactor -- a Tennessee entrepreneur who made his money as a health care executive.
Posted In: dogs, diabetes, Health
There's a burgeoning industry of inexpensive classes that promise to train dogs to alert their diabetic owners to a change in their blood sugar.
Posted In: cities, Memphis, tennessee
Memphis -- a city that has struggled with population decline and high unemployment -- wants its native sons and daughters to help fuel a comeback.