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In Memoriam: Our Friend John Seigenthaler (1927-2014)

Published on July 11, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

As much as John Seigenthaler was a part of our family here, it’s easy to forget that, essentially, he was a volunteer.  For 42 years, he hosted A Word on Words with John Seigenthaler. Not as a paid employee, but as a volunteer, dedicated to serving this community and honoring the integrity of the written word. […]

NPT Antiques and Fine Arts Day Unearths Picasso, Babe Ruth, the New Testament and more

Published on June 18, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

On Saturday, June 14, supporters of NPT in search of appraisal  gold gathered at the Factory in Franklin for NPT’s 5th Antiques and Fine Arts Appraisal Day.  Over a dozen local and regional appraisers were on hand to meet more than 300 registered attendees who brought in books, jewelry, prints, furniture, guitars, pop culture memorabilia […]

`Children`s Health Crisis: Food` Premieres Online May 22

Published on May 20, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

  “Food,” the latest episode in NPT’s Emmy® Award-winning “Children’s Health Crisis” series will premiere online on Thursday, May 22 at 12 p.m. Central  (noon) in advance of its broadcast premiere later that night at 8 p.m. on NPT. The online screening will be presented via OVEE, a public media platform that enables people anywhere to […]

‘NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis` Focuses on Food | Premieres Online and On-Air May 22

Published on May 9, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

We announced today the latest installment in our Children’s Health Crisis series, this one focusing on the connection between food and health, which premieres both online and on-air on May 22. We will also preview the documentary with a screening and lunchtime discussion at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN on May 20, with […]

The Guy on the Stage with the Quarters in His Pockets

Published on May 1, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

#170939613 / gettyimages.com By Joe Pagetta Back when I was an aspiring singer-songwriter in my late teens and early 20s, I used to take the PATH train from Jersey  City into Greenwich Village in NYC on Monday and Tuesday nights to play open mics.  It’s where I got a good part of my education as […]

`The Starfish Throwers` Named 2014 NPT Human Spirit Award Winner at Nashville Film Festival

Published on April 14, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

The Starfish Throwers, director Jesse Roesler‘s exploration of how three of the world’s most fiercely compassionate individuals fight hunger and struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways, has been named the winner of the 2014 NPT Human Spirit Award at the Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), which begins Thursday, April […]

`Call the Midwife` Recaps: Season 3: Episode 3: Mothers Behinds Bars

Published on April 14, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

For the third season in-a-row, we are honored to have the faculty of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing back to guest blog for us each Monday morning about the previous night’s episode of Call the Midwife, airing on Sundays on NPT and PBS Stations nationwide at 7:00 p.m. Central, March 30-May 18. Check in here […]

`Call the Midwife` Recaps: Season 3: Episode 1

Published on March 31, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

For the third season in-a-row, we are honored to have the faculty of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing back to guest blog for us each Monday morning about the previous night’s episode of Call the Midwife, airing on Sundays on NPT and PBS Stations nationwide at 7:00 p.m. Central, March 30-May 18. Check in here […]

Win a Three-Pack of Farmer Jason Tickets at the Belcourt Theatre

Published on March 24, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Farmer Jason – everyone’s favorite Scorcher-turned-children’s entertainer and educator – is playing the Belcourt Theater on March 29 at 10am, and we’ve got two sets of three tickets to give away. All you have to do to be entered is tweet this phrase: “Hey! I’m an @npt8 buckaroo and want to see #FarmerJason @Belcourt.” Be […]

Kathy Turner-Jeffries, longtime NPT Master Control Operator (1953-2014)

Published on February 21, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Kathy Turner-Jeffries, who worked as a master control operator at NPT for 37 years, died earlier this week at the age of 60.  She was a “sunshine in the cave” as one NPT employee phrased it, a bastion of optimism and brightness in an area of the building most would consider cave-like.  Anyone who’s ever […]