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||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|
Solid reporting on an important issue with stories and characters that draw you in. Highly recommend!
Important story for a growing city
Episode 1 is a great start to a story that I hope will be heard by all walks of life as Nashville continues to expand and deal with the growing pains of a large modern city.
A Great Project Well Executed
I've been looking forward to this podcast since before the first episode launched, and I was not disappointed. Cayce homes has been a topic of debate in Nashville politics since I moved here 5 years ago, so I'm grateful to Meribah Knight and WPLN for humanizing this space.