New Storytellers Blog Highlights the Stories of Nashville Immigrants and Refugees

Posted by on June 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm

We are proud to announce the launch of a new blog dedicated to showcasing the stories of Nashville’s immigrants and refugees. NPT’s Next Door Neighbors Storytellers blog, accessible at, is the web portal for a community project that expands on the Emmy award-winning Next Door Neighbors documentary series. Building on NPT’s close relationships with […]

Scarritt-Bennett and NPT Partner on Screening and Discussion about ELL Graduation Challenges

Posted by on February 7, 2013 at 11:28 am

Scarritt-Bennett Center and Nashville Public Television (NPT) invite the community to a free screening of the NPT “American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen” documentary NPT Reports: Translating the Dream on Friday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Scarritt-Bennett Center’s Fondren Hall. The screening is open-to-the-public and will be followed by a panel discussion led by […]

NPT Invites You to Shelbyville

Posted by on May 13, 2011 at 11:53 am

The Nashville Public Television and national PBS broadcast of Welcome to Shelbyville is just around the corner (Tuesday, May 24 at 9:00 p.m.) But tomorrow, at the Nashville Downtown Public Library, NPT viewers can get a more personal experience with the film. Join NPT and ITVS Community Cinema Nashville at 2:30pm for a free reception, […]

The Music of Next Door Neighbors

Posted by on November 19, 2009 at 9:20 am

Each of the Next Door Neighbors programs includes original music composed by two Nashville studio musicians, Shane Roberts and Kyle Jones. Azal Khan provides his recording expertise and use of his home studio.

(NPT News) Nashville Public Television Visits Our Hispanic Next Door Neighbors

Posted by on May 21, 2009 at 12:06 pm

From the Official NPT News Department: Third Installment in NPT’s Original Documentary Series Explores Nashville’s Growing Latin American populations For Immediate Release NASHVILLE, Tennessee – May 20, 2009 – For as long as it has existed, people have been drawn to America as a place of rebirth, where they can exchange hard work for a […]

Tennessee Now 24th in Foreign Born Residents

Posted by on February 21, 2009 at 4:42 pm

The Tennessean reports that census figures, out this week on America’s foreign-born population, “show Tennessee — and particularly Middle Tennessee — becoming an increasingly popular destination for immigrants.” “Since 1990, the state gained nearly 200,000 foreign-born residents,” writes Chris Echegaray, “an increase that moved Tennessee’s ranking from 31st to 24th for the number of immigrants […]

(NPT News) Nashville Public Television Visits Our Somali Next Door Neighbors

Posted by on October 30, 2008 at 3:08 pm

From the official NPT news dept, be sure to tune in for the second installment in our NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS series: Second Installment in NPT’s Original Documentary Series Explores Nashville’s Somali Population More than 5,000 Somali refugees now call Nashville their home. They left a war-torn country and many still have family trying to survive […]