NPT Reports

NPT tapes ‘Opioids: NPT Reports Town Hall’ April 9; premieres April 18

Posted by on April 3, 2019 at 8:00 am

As our country grapples with the opioid epidemic, NPT will hold a public forum about how Middle Tennesseans are dealing with this public health crisis. Join us on Tuesday, April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. for Opioids: NPT Reports Town Hall, a discussion with concerned citizens, individuals and families affected by opioid misuse and […]

NPT hosts ‘Transit Vote: NPT Reports Town Hall’ April 12 in Studio A

Posted by on March 29, 2018 at 8:00 am

What transportation challenges does Nashville face now and in the future? How does the proposed plan affect Nashvillians and their neighborhoods? What happens if the plan fails? Are there unanswered questions? NPT invites the public to participate in a town-hall discussion leading up to the May 1 vote on proposed transit plans for Nashville. The […]

NPT Reports Overton Freshmen Make Commitment to Graduate

Posted by on March 26, 2018 at 10:32 am

At Nashville’s Overton High School, 9th grade students spent a lot of time this school year planning for graduation—four years from now. Every freshman had to write down specific steps to reach the goal of graduating with the class in 2015. They also had to name 3 people who can help support them in the […]

Share Your Opinions at NPT’s ‘School Discipline: NPT Reports Town Hall’

Posted by on August 29, 2017 at 10:34 am

NPT invites the public to participate in a town-hall discussion of discipline in schools on Sunday, Sept. 17, in NPT’s Studio A (161 Rains Ave. Nashville 37203). The taping begins promptly at 3 p.m.; doors open and reception at 2:30 p.m. The event concludes at 4:30 p.m. This event is FREE, but RSVP is required […]

NPT Reports: Transportation Town Hall

Posted by on April 15, 2016 at 7:22 am

How much time today did you spend in traffic? For most of us in Middle Tennessee, 48 minutes every day is spent traveling somewhere–  to work, school, social events and back home. A strong economy, cheap gas and a growing population have put more motorists on our roads and created some of the worst traffic congestion […]

NPT Reports: STEM Growing in Tennessee Classrooms

Posted by on February 26, 2016 at 10:56 am

Once a month, students at Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School spend the afternoon working with circuit boards, connectors, computers and all sorts of technology. They are members of a popular club at this Murfreesboro, Tennessee, school: the STEM Club, as in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The students work in teams—some using gadgets to remotely program laptop […]

NPT Reports: School Choice or Chance?

Posted by on February 1, 2016 at 10:45 am

  An increasing number of American students attend a school that is not down the street or in their neighborhoods. In Nashville, the array of public school options is so vast, it prompts an annual event called The First Choice Festival to help families make the decision. “You get a lot of information, they give […]

NPT Reports: Teaching Tough Topics

Posted by on December 14, 2015 at 11:31 am

When it comes to teaching difficult or sensitive topics, teachers can use a variety of strategies as long as they follow the mandated curriculum. That curriculum and textbooks are determined far outside the classroom. In Tennessee, curriculum is set by the Standards Recommendation Committee of the Tennessee State Board of Education. A meeting in November […]

‘Aging Matters: Healthy Aging’ Premieres Thursday, Nov. 19

Posted by on December 11, 2015 at 1:06 am

Aging is inevitable; the secret is to do so as healthily as possible and to learn to manage the changes aging brings. “Aging Matters: Healthy Aging,” the sixth documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, explores the pursuit of health and well-being as we age. “Aging Matters: Healthy Aging” premieres Thursday, November […]

NPT Reports: Teaching Tough Topics

Posted by on December 7, 2015 at 11:24 am

When it comes to teaching difficult or sensitive topics, teachers can use a variety of strategies as long as they follow the mandated curriculum. That curriculum and textbooks are determined far outside the classroom. In Tennessee, curriculum is set by the Standards Recommendation Committee of the Tennessee State Board of Education. A meeting in November […]