Sept. 10, 2015

These Things Is Miracles

Today we feature a story from the podcast Anxious Machine called "These Things Is Miracles." What happens when a woman refuses to admit she can't hear, and what happens when she finally does? Music in this episode: Seaside by Jelsonic …

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Aug. 13, 2015

Sans Houses - Going To Church

"I guess they can't go to no church or whatever and ask to lick their preacher's armpits...so they come around the mission." Two stories of people going to church for two very different reasons. Do you have a going to …

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July 31, 2015

At Home In Music City

It’s an unwritten rule in Nashville. If you see a famous musician who lives in town, you let them be. Your heart might skip a beat when you see Robert Plant, Jack White, Emmylou Harris or whoever it is for …

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July 9, 2015

Sans Houses - Music

Our newest addition to our Sans Houses series has the theme of music. Producer Tasha A F Lemley takes us along to glimpse into the lives of three men living on the street. You'll hear beautiful, funny, and tragic moments …

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June 26, 2015

Highbrow Lowbrow

Find out the meaning behind the words highbrow and lowbrow through the construct of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You'll visit a man who is currently homeless and learn how he brews his coffee by the interstate. Enter into the home …

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May 21, 2015

Sans Houses - Purpose

Since 2006, Neighbors producer Tasha A F Lemley has interviewed men and women who are homeless on the streets of Nashville. We've grouped these interviews by theme in a series called Sans Houses. This episode's theme is "purpose." Listen to …

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May 7, 2015

The Silver Cord: A Year After Bringing Wes Home

It's been almost a year since I reported the story "Bringing Wes Home." It was a story about a family losing their son, Wes Vose, in a car crash two-and-a-half years ago. Instead of leaving it to the funeral home …

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April 23, 2015

Sans Houses - David

This story is the first in a new series called "Sans Houses." After more than 40 years on the street, David has a place to call home. Neighbors photographer and producer Tasha A F Lemley captures David beautifully in both …

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April 9, 2015

Quit Playin' Games With My Heart

Todd Michael Rogers got married young, and it was bad. It was the kind of bad that Todd describes as "Lifetime movie bad." He became unhappy and isolated. It was in that space where he started pouring his energy into …

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Feb. 20, 2015

A Ritual of Hospitality

This is a story about a ritual. A Chinese tea ceremony. It's used as a means to connect — with the past, with people, with another land. Joshua Drake Wu invited me into his home to experience the joy of …

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Jan. 17, 2015

I'm Just Trying To Help

What happens when you try to help someone out, it goes well, but then they end up right back where they started? Jakob channels his inner Sisyphus and goes to the Parthenon to interview strangers about when helping seems futile. …

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Dec. 5, 2014

The Pace Of Wonder

This episode is more of a meditation than a story. When Barclay was 25, he traveled the country in a van. Out under the open sky he bought an astronomy book, looked up, and had his sky stolen from him. …

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Oct. 22, 2014

Runnin' Down a Dream

Bobby Hopkins wakes up one day and decides to change his life. Within two years, he's entering his first 100-mile ultramarathon. I go along as part of his crew to help him along the way. Will Bobby finish? Will I …

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Sept. 25, 2014

Lost and Found - Neighbors Live

Neighbors is once again live from my backyard. 10 storytellers poured their hearts out. 5 of them are featured in this episode. In this episode: Blake Farmer, reporter at WPLN in Nashville, tells a story of being a rockstar in …

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July 21, 2014

Bringing Wes Home

After a five-week road trip across beautiful America, I'm back. I'm bringing you a story I did from before I was gone. It's called "Bringing Wes Home": The tale of a family who took their son's body and prepared it …

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April 6, 2014

Fear - Neighbors Live

On March 22, 2014, I held Neighbors Live! in my backyard. It was a very neighborly time. Neighbors favorite Thomas McKenzie told a story that will blow you away.

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March 26, 2014

Taking On Water

If you live in Nashville you've probably heard a lot of flood stories from the May 2010 flood. This one stood out to me as a true example of neighbors being neighbors. Jeff Jones the owner of the local Dairy …

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