Need To Keep Cattle Warm In Frigid Temperatures? Feed Them

Need To Keep Cattle Warm In Frigid Temperatures? Feed Them
Cows also benefit from a dry coat of hair and good layer of fat, but American Cattlemen magazine says the key component to protecting them in cold weather is increasing the amount of food available. Credit Annie Kavanagh via Flickr

Cold weather like what’s moved into Tennessee is dangerous for any living creature stuck outside. But for livestock, the solution may not be about finding shelter.

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Moving On From Austin Peay, President Says University Needs Someone Else Now

Moving On From Austin Peay, President Says University Needs Someone Else Now
In his resignation letter, Hall says '“We could have been happy at Austin Peay for many more years. Yet, I doubted whether I could do the job the University deserves across that long a period.' Image via APSU

The man who lead Austin Peay State University through seven years of growth is moving on to another school. President Tim Hall announced today he’s taken the job as president of Mercy College in New York state.

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How Tennessee Car Dealers Could Help Fund The Arts

How Tennessee Car Dealers Could Help Fund The Arts
The cost of a specialty tag in Tennessee is $35 more than a standard-issue one. In almost every case, either 40 or 80% of that fee is designated for the Tennessee Arts Commission, and specifically must be spent on grants to artists and arts organizations in the state. Credit: Nina Cardona/WPLN

License plates fund hundreds of grants to artists around the state each year. And while arts grants are one of the first things trimmed in state budget cuts, car tags provide a revenue stream that isn’t subject to the shifting political climate.

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How A Small Town Tennessean Won Mutual Fund Fame, Even A Knighthood

How A Small Town Tennessean Won Mutual Fund Fame, Even A Knighthood
John Templeton took the buy low, sell high mantra to its most extreme and prospered as a result. Image Source: Templeton.org

Selling fireworks and homemade wine in Winchester, Tennessee is not the classic path to becoming a Wall Street superstar, but that’s how John Templeton got his start. The mutual fund pioneer died a few years ago, but the story of his life is the subject of a documentary airing tonight on business channel Bloomberg TV.

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Why Is Vanderbilt Training Nurse Anesthetists In Kenya?

Why Is Vanderbilt Training Nurse Anesthetists In Kenya?
Vanderbilt Anesthesiologists Mark Newton, M.D., far left, and Kelly McQueen, M.D., in white coat, celebrate with a graduating class of Kenyan Registered Nurse Anesthetists at Kijabe Hospital. Image Source: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Some of Vanderbilt’s nursing students don’t learn on campus or even in Nashville. As WPLN’s Nina Cardona reports, the Medical Center is getting ready to more than double the size of a program based in rural Kenya, with hopes of making surgery safer in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Nashville’s Music City Center Only Cost $577M, Not Counting That $15M Lawsuit

Nashville’s Music City Center Only Cost $577M, Not Counting That $15M Lawsuit
The project employed more than twice as many construction workers as originally anticipated. About a quarter of the money went to small contracting firms or those that are owned by women or minorities. Credit: Stephen Jerkins

Officially, Nashville's largest ever public building project came in under budget, but only because additional court-ordered costs were handled from a different pot of money.

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Sacrifice, Not Battle, Made Tennessean Sam Davis The Confederate ‘Boy Hero’

Sacrifice, Not Battle, Made Tennessean Sam Davis The Confederate ‘Boy Hero’
A crowd gathered around the statue of Sam Davis in Nashville at its dedication, roughly 50 years after his death. Image via Wikimedia Commons

150 years ago, a young man from Smyrna died and became the “Boy Hero of the Confederacy.” Sam Davis is hardly a well-known figure anymore, but he once captured the attention of people all over the South. There’s a statue of him on the grounds of the state capitol. At one time, his name was even used to sell canned vegetables.

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