refugees

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 blogs.wnpt.org/storytellers, 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 […]

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.

(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 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 […]

Catholic Charities Needs Refugee Youth Mentors

Posted by on July 18, 2008 at 10:38 am

Catholic Charities, an invaluable resource for our Nashville: City of Refuge documentary last year and our current Next Door Neighbors series, is currently recruiting adults to volunteer their time mentoring refugee children. For more information, contact GiGi Rose, Refugee Youth Mentoring Specialist, at 615-760-2792 or grose[at]cctenn.org.

KURDS IN NASHVILLE PROTEST THE TURKISH INVASION OF IRAQI KURDISTAN

Posted by on February 29, 2008 at 5:37 pm
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By Will Pedigo Photos by Erin McInnis Nashville’s Kurds are a significant part of the Kurdish Diaspora, and for some, the community here represents the Kurdish capital of North America. Several events in the past week have kept these Nashvillians riveted to television and internet news reports (nearly everyone in Nashville’s Kurdish community has satellite […]

"HOLDING HUSSEIN ACCOUNTABLE" AT VANDERBILT

Posted by on January 29, 2008 at 1:18 pm

From Will Pedigo, producer at NPT currently working on a documentary about Nashville’s Kurdish community. This Thursday evening, January 31 from 5:30-7:00 p.m., there is a free and open to public event at the Flynn Auditorium, Vanderbilt University Law School — 131 21st Avenue South in Nashville — Holding the Hussein Regime Accountable for Atrocities: […]

NASHVILLE: CITY OF REFUGE IN THE CITY PAPER AND ON LIGHTNING 100

Posted by on June 19, 2007 at 11:57 am

Wednesday, June 20 is designated by the United Nations as World Refugee Day, and NPT will mark the occasion by premiering NASHVILLE: CITY OF REFUGE at 8:00 p.m. Ron Wynn at the Nashville City Paper has a great preview of the NPT original production, which explores the journey of one Somali refugee family to their […]

NASHVILLE AS A CITY OF REFUGE

Posted by on June 8, 2007 at 3:01 pm

New NPT Public Affairs Documentary Explores the Journey of Refugees to Middle Tennessee Upcoming NPT original production news… The original Nashville Public Television half-hour documentary NASHVILLE: CITY OF REFUGE, premiering on Wednesday, June 20 at 8 p.m. on NPT-Channel 8, provides an important first look into Nashville’s emerging international communities. The program, produced by NPT’s […]