NPT Reports

‘NPT Reports: Choice or Chance?’ Premieres Thursday, Oct. 29

Posted by on October 27, 2015 at 4:29 pm

The ability of parents to send their children to schools of their choice is at the heart of modern-day school reform efforts. But increasingly, public school choice has become a divisive concept, splitting communities among those who want students to attend any school that fits their needs and interests, and those who want a return […]

American Graduate Day 2015 is Oct. 3

Posted by on September 25, 2015 at 4:02 pm

American Graduate Day 2015 returns this fall for its fourth consecutive year. Soledad O’Brien will host the all-day broadcast which airs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, on Nashville Public Television. Broadcast and streamed live from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City, the annual multiplatform event is part […]

Teens Share Their Stories in ‘Student Voices’ Video

Posted by on July 28, 2015 at 10:56 am

Nashville Public Television’s “Student Voices” videos are brief, but powerful because they feature high schoolers sharing their challenges and triumphs in their own words. The series of 20 short videos are being produced by NPT associate producer Shawn Anfinson as part of the American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen initiative supporting community-based solutions to the […]

New ‘NPT Reports: Aging Matters’ documentary premieres May 28

Posted by on May 22, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Ask most people and they’ll say they would prefer to remain in their own homes as they age; in other words, they want to age in place. But doing so is fraught with challenges such as climbing stairs, reaching upper cabinets, bathing safely, etc. There are also concerns about the surrounding community: Is there transportation; […]

“Meet American Graduate Champions who are making a difference” is locked. Meet American Graduate Champions who are making a difference

Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 4:37 pm

An American Graduate Champion commits his or her time, skills and resources to make sure young people succeed. Meet five people who are doing just that here in the Nashville area: Carol Cubillo-Seals started a fundraising drive to provide college scholarships to Latino students who graduate high school. Dr. Ron Woodard is making an impact […]

NPT Productions ‘ArtQuest’ and ‘Children’s Health Crisis: Food’ Win 2015 Midsouth Emmy Awards

Posted by on February 2, 2015 at 11:51 am

NPT Productions ArtQuest: Art is All Around You and Children’s Health Crisis: Food picked up Emmys when the 29th Annual Midsouth Regional Awards were announced January 31, 2015, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.     ArtQuest: Art Is All Around You won for best Children’s Program, with statuettes going to producer and writer Linda Wei, […]

What will our next ‘American Graduate’ documentary be about?

Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    What will NPT’s third documentary for the “American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen” project be about? That’s up to you because the topic will come from members of the local community. Jo Ann Scalf, NPT’s Senior Director of Education & Community Engagement, is currently holding community engagement discussions with parent groups, educators and […]

New NPT Reports: Aging Matters Documentary Examines the Costs of Retirement

Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 11:51 am

NPT Reports: ‘Aging Matters: Economics of Aging,’ a new documentary exploring the challenges of financing retirement, premieres 9 p.m. Thursday, January 29 How will Boomers pay for retirement? It’s a question that has been grabbing headlines locally and nationally since the first Boomers began turning 65. Now, with pension funds endangered and medical costs rising, […]

NPT Productions Lands Five Midsouth Regional Emmy Nominations

Posted by on November 21, 2014 at 1:19 pm

NPT celebrated another successful year at the 29th Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards last night! Receiving five nominations from five different categories both inspired and encouraged our entire station. A full listing of categories and productions, including those individuals nominated, follows. DOCUMENTARY/TOPICAL Aging Matters: End of Life, Beth Curley, Mary Makley MAGAZINE PROGRAM Tennessee Crossroads: Ridin’ […]

NPT Reports: Education Leaders Talk School Safety at Statewide Summit

Posted by on January 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm

State leaders and school officials across Tennessee gathered this week to weigh in on a pressing issue in wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting—how can we make schools safer? “I am a father of a second grade teacher and when I heard the stories about the teachers huddled in classrooms with their kids, like […]