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 […]

Like `Next Door Neighbors` on the Stage | TWTP`s `Voices of Nashville` Runs October 4-20

Posted by on October 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

“Next Door Neighbors was an inspiration for us,” said Christine Mather and Sara Sharpe, playwrights of Voices of Nashville, during an NPT Reports interview with NPT’s LaTonya Turner.  “To be able to have that trove, where we could hear voices outside of our own comfort zone.” That our Next Door Neighbors project would have that […]

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, […]

(News) NPT Visits Our Bhutanese Next Door Neighbors

Posted by on November 16, 2009 at 9:58 am

*** Fourth Installment in NPT’s Original Documentary Series Explores Nashville’s Emerging Bhutanese population; Premieres Thursday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. *** Each year, new refugees with different backgrounds flee a variety of struggles to arrive in cities such as Nashville. They face an utterly new environment and a demanding sacrifice of their history, culture, friends […]

(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 […]

The Business Perspective for New Arrivals to Music City

Posted by on July 25, 2008 at 12:11 pm

On Thursday, July 31, 2008, 5-7 pm at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville Public Television, together with The Coalition for Education About Immigration, is hosting Destination: Music City – The Business Perspective for New Arrivals, a forum for the Nashville business community focusing on the “Economics & Public Policy of Immigration in […]