By Nashville Public Radio
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In Curious Nashville from Nashville Public radio, we answer your questions about the city and region. Listeners decide which question we should investigate and answer next.
||CleanHow One Man Created A Peace Sign Visible From The Sky||From the proper vantage point it materializes unmistakably: A gigantic peace sign, cut into roughly 3 acres of forest next to the Nashville International Airport.||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Happens When The Wrong Stuff Gets In The Recycling Bin?||The recycling process is mysterious, filled with arbitrary rules and a vague reassurance that we’re doing the right thing for the environment. We unpack it.||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRemembering America’s Deadliest Train Crash||Even many Nashville natives don’t know about the head-on train crash at Dutchman’s Curve on July 9, 1918. It killed 101 people — mostly African Americans — and by most counts remains the deadliest train accident in American history.||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Life And Death Of An Old House In Boomtown||We tackle a question that’s elemental to Nashville these days: What happens to the waste when old houses get demolished?||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Year Jimi Hendrix Jammed On Jefferson Street And How It Still Reverberates||Before he was an international superstar, Jimi Hendrix spent a year on Nashville’s Jefferson Street.||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘Water Witching’ And The Search For Unmarked Graves||We found family graveyards that date back 200 years or more — and some owners, it turns out, relied on a generations-old practice with mysterious power to find unmarked graves.||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow We Got Left With A Nice Station And No Passenger Train||What happened to passenger rail service in Nashville? Residents are right to be curious. Nashville is one of the largest cities in the country to have no rail connection to another city.||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTunnels That Live Up To The Legends, And Some That Don’t||"I’ve heard rumors of a mysterious tunnel system winding beneath downtown Nashville. Is this true?" Here's what we found.||5/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Tombstone Mystery About Who ‘Turned From Bloodkin’||"In the Nashville City Cemetery, there’s a grave that says ‘Margaret H. McCutchen — She Turned From Bloodkin.’ What’s the story behind that?" Finding an answer led us on a circuitous path.||2/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
NEEDS TO STAY CURRENT!
Giving this a low rating bc the feed is not been updated since 2017!?!? Not sure if this was deliberate or someone just dropped the ball. Would love to hear the latest about the transit bill.
Fun and Informative!
This is a great idea and it's well executed. I'm a historian who lives in Nashville and I learn something new in every episode. Give it a listen!
This program is a must-listen. It leaves me wanting to look high and low and under the bed and in the drawers of the city, if you will, and ask "why how when where?" - curious for more and more, and more!