I report on immigration, criminal justice and other social issues for WPLN- Nashville Public Radio, Middle Tennessee's NPR station. I began as an intern in summer 2017 and stayed on to become the station's first reporting fellow. My stories about immigration, life after prison and white supremac...
The first order of business for Metro Council's special committee will be to hire an outside lawyer that will work with the city's auditing team, the committee decided Thursday. That person will help determine if Mayor Megan Barry violated ethics rules during her extramarital relationship with Sgt. Rob Forrest, the former head of her security detail.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to change a law that blocks people with criminal records from getting licensed for certain jobs. A criminal record can haunt a person long after they’ve finished serving their time behind bars. For Tennesseans who’ve been to prison, prior arrests often shape where they live, whether they can apply for grants to pursue higher education and even what type of jobs they are allowed to have.
A group of citizens who have advocated for a community oversight board to review claims of police misconduct will file an official ethics complaint later today against Mayor Megan Barry. The complaint questions the potential repercussions of the mayor’s extramarital relationship with a police officer, Sgt. Rob Forrest, including her ability to act as an “honest broker” between the community and Metro Police.
"Today, attorneys for thirty-three Tennessee death row prisoners filed a complaint in the Chancery Court of Davidson County alleging that the state’s protocol will result in the “[needless] experience [of] terror, pain, and suffocation during execution.” http://bit.ly/2CxAklJ
"Once [poor defendants are] behind bars, Metro charges them $44 per day... In some cases, defendants can rack up thousands of dollars in jail fees, a charge they are subject to only because they couldn’t make bail in the first place." via @iamstevenhalehttp://bit.ly/2FhsAqY
Don’t get to shoot many portraits in Nashville. This was a dope session w/ an awesome group of creatives. (This is one of my best friends, Eli. He painted that 9 ft. canvas mostly by laying on the ground and making symmetrical movements with his body. It was awesome to watch.) https://t.co/Jca8j7x50f
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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