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New allegations emerge against Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh; and a new report says a lightning strike is more likely than a forced arbitration win.

2020Talks - September 16, 2019. (3 min.)  


2020 presidential hopefuls tweet about more sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats who didn't make it onto last week's debate stage continue their grassroots approaches.

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PHOTO: A total of $55,000 is being distributed today to the five food banks in the state thanks to a project by AARP Tennessee and Walgreens. Photo credit: Billy Brown/Flickr.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The holidays are a time of giving, and one gift being presented today will help the many Tennesseans who struggle to put meals on the table. The five Feeding America food banks in the state are each receiving a check for $11,000. With more than one million people in the state fac

PHOTO: Some simple changes in packing a school lunch can prevent tons of trash from ending up in Tennessee landfills. Photo credit: www.anotherlunch.com/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Students across the state returning to school this month, forming friendships and making the team, but also generating a massive amount of trash. Over the next school year it's estimated the average student lunch will generate more than 60 pounds of garbage, says Leslie Holsapple,

IMAGE: The Tennessee Department of Health has launched a new hotline to help support mothers who are breastfeeding, with lactation experts taking calls 24/7.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With a bounty of benefits for both babies and moms, Tennessee is launching a new effort to help support mothers who are breastfeeding. Those with questions can now call a free hotline staffed by lactation experts. The need is great, according to Michelle Devlin, area coordinator

PHOTO: Shareholders of Cracker Barrel have voted in support of a resolution commending the restaurant chain for its plan to eliminate the use of gestation crates in its pork supply chain. Photo credit: Eli Christman

LEBANON, Tenn. - The recent decision by Cracker Barrel restaurants to remove gestation crates from its pork supply chain is earning praise from its shareholders. At Cracker Barrel's annual meeting, shareholders voted in favor of a resolution supporting the move away from the small cages, which Matt

PHOTO: CREDIT: Hamish Darby

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With a vast array of known benefits from the age-old practice, the number of mothers who first turn to breastfeeding in this country is on the rise. The increase in breastfeeding isn't an anomaly, but a return to the norm, according to International Board-Certified Lactation Consu

PHOTO: More and more investors are moving away from global capital markets to put funding into local enterprises, where there's a positive social impact along with a return. CREDIT: Herval

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With technology meaning an ever-connected world, the options for investing these days are nearly unlimited, but a growing trend in the nation is to consider portfolios that have a positive social impact locally. John Bloom, senior director of organizational culture, RSF Social Fin

PHOTO: The Humane Society says the

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A coalition of animal-rights and public-interest groups is urging Gov. Bill Haslam to veto the so-called "ag-gag" bill. The legislation would require any video footage of abuse on a farm or livestock operation to be turned over to authorities within 48 hours. Supporters say that w

PHOTO: State Senator Stacey Campfield today withdrew his bill, which would have reduced cash welfare payments for parents whose children do not maintain satisfactory progress in school. CREDIT: Public Domain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Legislation that would link a family's welfare payments to its children's grades in school was withdrawn from the Tennessee Senate today by it's author. Under the proposal, if a child failed to maintain satisfactory progress, the parents would have their payments reduced by 30 pe

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