By Nashville Public Radio
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The Promise is a limited-run series about life in public housing, smack in the middle of a city on the rise — stories of a neighborhood in flux, a community defined by its struggles and the growing divide threatening its very existence.
||CleanBonus 2: The Big Man Interview||If you've listened to The Promise, you no doubt remember Big Man. Meribah Knight interviews him live on stage.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus||We return to the James Cayce Homes to follow up with residents amid the $600 million overhaul. But in checking back, we trip into some news.||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 6: The Future||Does this big idea to have low-income and higher income people living side-by-side really make a community better, safer, healthier?||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 5: Get Some Gone||There is a saying in Nashville’s James Cayce Homes: “Get some gone.” Three simple words that describe the urge, the mission, to move out, to get away from the city’s oldest public housing project.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPart 4: The Great Divide||This is a story about the assumptions we all make. And the secrets we keep. With WPLN reporter Meribah Knight as the go-between, Big Man, a public housing resident from the Cayce Homes, walks across the street to meet the wealthy couple who live in the||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPart 3: The People And The Police||The relationship between James Cayce residents and Nashville police is a tenuous one. In this episode, we explore two defining moments in Cayce: A viral cell phone video of a police officer being assaulted, and the most controversial police shooting in||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPart 2: A Beautiful Day In The Projects||A husband, a father, a community leader, a showman — Big Man is a name everyone knows here. We follow him one afternoon as plans for a family barbecue are upended by a fatal shooting outside his apartment.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 1: A Change is Gonna Come||At 61 years old, Vernell McHenry is like the grandmother of her corner of the James Cayce Homes.||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: The Promise||Here's a preview of the new special six-part series from Nashville Public Radio, where we take you inside Nashville's oldest and largest public housing project.||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
It was a good podcast on the outset. The stories of the people are compelling and the content interesting. Then, BAM! The whole narrative changed right in the middle! The surprising shocker in the middle episode says a lot more about us as humans than any words can express.
Great storytelling, an issue all cities face
I loved the storytelling and the way the director delivers the content. People feel known, but not exploited.
Please bring back this podcast I have enjoyed following this season!