The pandemic has left the private bus sector in crisis

Nov 2, 2020
Could private buses disappear? For one Nashville company, the answer may be yes without congressional aid.
Motorcoach owners and drivers rendezvous near O'Hare Airport on May 11 in Rosemont, Illinois.
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How one Nashville haunted house is trying to stay safe — and scary — this Halloween

Oct 13, 2020
The attraction operators are finding ways to open with modifications. For instance, screaming in peoples' faces is off limits.
Nashville Nightmare owner Brad Webb, left, walks the city’s health director, Dr. Michael Caldwell, through a haunted school attraction ahead of opening weekend.
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In Nashville's dominant health care sector, a lack of diversity in the upper ranks

Sep 3, 2020
Industry leaders say the lack of diversity also contributes to health disparities, like higher rates of chronic conditions in Black Americans.
Bobby Frist, chairman of the Nashville Health Care Council’s board of directors, speaks at an event. He's encouraging member companies to take meaningful action on racial inequity.
Donn Jones Photography and the Nashville Health Care Council

Nashville musicians, recovering from tornadoes, face COVID-19 cancellations

Apr 6, 2020
Now that Nashville’s music industry has weathered a literal storm, they're facing tough times again with a stream of cancellations.
Popular live music venue The Basement East, in East Nashville, was severely damaged by a tornado on March 3, 2020.
Rachel Iacavone

Meet Stephanie, 49, executive director of a movie theater

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize her under “management, professional, and related occupations," along with four in 10 U.S. workers. This category also includes teachers, dentists, CEOs and a wide range of other professions.
Amiee Stubbs

Nashville bans schools from online fundraising

Apr 10, 2019
In Nashville, the school district has put a ban on online fundraising for classrooms.
Despite teachers' continued reliance on crowdfunding sites, Nashville has decided to put an and to the practice in their schools.
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Nashville may not have gotten HQ but Amazon is opening a logistics hub with 5,000 jobs in the city

Nov 29, 2018
Among all the buzz surrounding Amazon’s HQ2 announcement, the city of Nashville received a sort of consolation prize — a logistics hub with 5,000 high-paying jobs. Those watching Amazon’s ambitions in health care see potential for the hub to double as a lab for experimentation. Nashville is home to the largest hospital companies in the nation […]
Derrick Brutel

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What are pro sports stadiums worth to a community?

Oct 23, 2018
The debate still carries on, even as some teams take more community concerns into account.
Artist rendering of an NFL stadium in Carson, California — a city in Los Angeles County. 
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Inpatient care could end at Nashville's safety net hospital

Jan 3, 2018
Nashville Mayor Megan Berry has proposed ending the inpatient unit of Nashville General Hospital and rethinking the city's role in caring for the uninsured.
The daily census at Nashville General Hospital is down to fewer than 40 patients, making it one of the least busy hospitals in town. But advocates for the uninsured say that's still 40 patients who are getting care that might have trouble finding it elsewhere.
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In Nashville, a program connects refugee farmers to hipster tables

Jul 26, 2017
A program called Growing Together encourages refugees living in Tennessee to get back into farming.
Chef Jess Benefield shows how Japanese shishito peppers are fried to create a popular appetizer at Two Ten Jack restaurant in East Nashville. Finding quality peppers can be difficult, Benefield said.
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