How to grow a union in an anti-union state

Feb 26, 2018
In the South, where people are “ashamed to tell their neighbors that they are in a union,” one labor organization is turning things around.
Demonstrators rally in front of city hall in solidarity with union workers across the country on February 26, 2011 in New York City.
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How a tiny Tennessee town built a sewer and finally started growing

Apr 11, 2017
Eagleville, a one-stoplight town is seeing its first major development in about a decade.
It's taken almost 20 years to move Eagleville from septic tanks to a sewer system.
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Fierce opposition to gas tax proposal in Tennessee

Feb 27, 2017
Despite closed bridges and major bottlenecks, the state still faces an uphill fight for its first gas tax increase in 28 years.
A panel in the Tennessee House of Representatives opens debate over a proposal to raise the state's gas tax by 7 cents a gallon. 
Chas Sisk/Nashville Public Radio

Opioid epidemic inspires startup to help mothers with drug addiction

Jan 9, 2017
Babies born addicted to opioids require expensive hospital stays. One Tennessee company is trying to cut those costs.
The "recovery services" sign at an addiction center in East Tennessee. 
Blake Farmer

Gatlinburg looks to holiday tourism as it recovers from fire

Dec 15, 2016
City's mayor asks those who want to help to "come and visit us."
In Gatlinburg's sister city, Pigeon Forge, a Yuletide-themed hotel called Inn At Christmas Place has had to reassure patrons that the building is fine. Pigeon Forge escaped the worst of the fire.
Meribah Knight/WPLN

Those who live and work in Tennessee towns hit by deadly fire grapple with uncertainty

Dec 2, 2016
The resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. are trying to come to terms with the loss of life, homes and livelihood.
A burned sign and structures in Gatlinburg.
Mark Nagi./Tennessee Department of Transportatoin

Checking in with a different Philly

Jul 26, 2016
The DNC is underway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, But what's going on in Philadelphia, Tennessee?
Horses on a farm in Tennessee. 
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