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NPT Receives $75,000 Nissan Foundation Grant for ‘Next Door Neighbors’

Published on July 5, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Nashville Public Television is one of eight Tennessee nonprofit organizations to receive a 2018 Nissan Foundation grant. The grant will help fund NPT’s Next Door Neighbors project. Next Door Neighbors began in 2008 and, through documentaries and video shorts, aims to shed light on Nashville’s status as a destination city for refugees and immigrants and […]

NPT’s ‘Next Door Neighbors: Between Two Worlds’ Premieres Thursday, April 26

Published on April 24, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Between Two Worlds, the 11th documentary in NPT’s Next Door Neighbors series, premieres Thursday, April 26, at 8 p.m. This edition of Next Door Neighbors highlights members of Middle Tennessee’s Indian, Chinese and Filipino communities. These groups represent the largest source countries for U.S. immigration through the H-1B visa program, the temporary work visas issued to […]

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

Published on February 7, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

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 Reports: Kurdish Community Tries to Bridge Cultural Gap with Schools

Published on October 15, 2012 By MiChelle Jones

For many students new to the United States, school can be the greatest adjustment. Helping to close that culture gap is why members of the Kurdish community gathered recently at the Salahadeen Center of Nashville, a Kurdish mosque and community center, for an education seminar with representatives from Metro Nashville Public Schools. “We invited them […]

The Music of Next Door Neighbors

Published on November 19, 2009 By wpedigo

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.

Tennessee Now 24th in Foreign Born Residents

Published on February 21, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

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 […]