Tennessee

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    February 26, 2014  

    A two-year effort to organize workers at the Volkswagen auto plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., concluded in a close vote against unionizing. The United Auto Workers, whose rolls have drastically declined in the past three and a half decades, hoped a victory might motivate a larger push for the union among auto workers across the South. Jeffrey Brown reports on how both sides are now claiming outside interference. Continue reading

  • governors
    February 21, 2014  

    In comparison to the dysfunction of Congress, how productive are state leaders, and how willing are they to work across party lines? With the nation’s governors gathering in Washington for their annual meeting, Democrat Pat Quinn of Illinois and Republican Bill Haslam of Tennessee join Judy Woodruff to discuss the minimum wage, organized labor, education and other agenda priorities. Continue reading

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    February 15, 2014  

    Workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee voted to reject what would have been United Auto Workers’ first successful organization of workers at a foreign automaker in the South. Jim Efstathiou of Bloomberg News speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about the significance of the vote. Continue reading

  • February 15, 2014   BY Kayla Ruble 

    PBS NewsHour is following the news of the day, from Chattanooga to Lebanon. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2013  

    For the women whose lives are documented in the new book "The Girls of Atomic City," a top-secret mission during World War II gave them a chance to make history at a time when there were few career options. Ray Suarez talks to author Denise Kiernan about the women who helped enrich fuel for the first atomic bomb used in war. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2013  

    Chattanooga, Tenn., is home to American’s fastest internet connection — up to 200 times faster than the national average. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Sheldon Grizzle of The Company Lab and Richard Bennett from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation about whether Chattanooga offers a model for the rest of the U.S. Continue reading

  • October 9, 2012   BY Meena Ganesan  

    In the latest installment from our Listen to Me series, where we ask voters what they think of the political system, we travel down south, to country music’s heartland — Tennessee. In 2008, the state cast its 11 electoral votes … Continue reading

  • March 6, 2012   BY News Desk  

    A voter enters a polling station to cast a ballot in the Republican presidential primary in Cambridge, Mass., on Tuesday. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images. Updated 9:14 p.m. ET | As Super Tuesday polls closed at 8 p.m. ET in … Continue reading

  • September 6, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, flood warnings from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee extended all the way into New England as the system pushed northward. Some of the worst downpours came in Chattanooga, Tenn., with more than 9 inches of rain. Also, the plague of wildfires in Texas has now destroyed more than 1,000 homes. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2011  

    The “Mighty Mississippi” more than lived up to its nickname, swelling two and a half miles beyond its banks and inundating low-lying areas in and around Memphis, Tenn. Jeffrey Brown reports on the damage in Memphis and new flood worries for communities downstream. Continue reading

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