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Curious Nashville: What Happens When The Wrong Stuff Gets In The Recycling Bin?

8/31/2017
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For most people, recycling means placing an empty soda can or some scrap paper in a blue bin. They might take that bin to the curb or to a drop-off site. But beyond that, the process is mysterious, filled with arbitrary rules and a vague reassurance that we're doing the right thing for the environment. So WPLN listener Mark McCaw, an avid recycler, asked us this question: What happens if I put the wrong item in the recycling bin?

Duration:00:16:42

Curious Nashville: Remembering America’s Deadliest Train Crash

7/10/2017
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Even many Nashville natives don't know about the head-on train crash at Dutchman's Curve on July 9, 1918. It killed 101 people — mostly African Americans — and by most counts remains the deadliest train accident in American history.

Duration:00:13:19

Curious Nashville: The Life And Death Of An Old House In Boomtown

4/13/2017
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This installment of Curious Nashville is a seemingly simple one, but with its own set of twists and turns. Our question asker Melinda Welton, wanted to know: "Where is construction waste from new construction in Nashville going?”

Duration:00:19:56

Curious Nashville: The Year Jimi Hendrix Jammed On Jefferson Street

12/15/2016
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Before he was an international superstar, Jimi Hendrix spent a year on Nashville's Jefferson Street. It's a chapter in Hendrix's musical life that many biographers gloss over. In our latest episode of Curious Nashville, we explain why he came here — and what it says today about the city's most prominent African-American neighborhood.

Duration:00:19:55

Curious Nashville: 'Water Witching' And The Search For Unmarked Graves

10/28/2016
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This episode wanders into supernatural territory in the search for unmarked graves. It began innocently enough: A listener asked us about Nashville's oldest structures. But as we visited some of the city's oldest homes, we found family graveyards that date back 200 years or more — and some owners, it turns out, relied on a generations-old practice with mysterious power to find unmarked graves. Which led us to the question: What's up with "water-witching" in Nashville?

Duration:00:12:37

Curious Nashville: How We Got Left With A Nice Station And No Passenger Train

8/18/2016
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The Curious Nashville inbox has received several variations on the same question: What happened to passenger rail service in Nashville? Residents are right to be curious. Nashville is one of the largest cities in the country to have no rail connection to another city.

Duration:00:14:55

Curious Nashville: Tunnels That Live Up To The Legends, And Some That Don't

5/16/2016
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We spent quite a bit of time shining flashlights around dark, cobwebby places over the past few weeks — because of Curious Nashville , a project in which we answer your questions about the city.

Duration:00:23:07

Curious Nashville: A Tombstone Mystery About Who 'Turned From Bloodkin'

2/26/2016
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The winning question in our very first Curious Nashville voting round led us on a circuitous path — but we are pleased to say that we found the answer.

Duration:00:15:46