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The Plus Side of Nashville - April 2009

Show 1
Washingtons of Wessyngton / Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee
Airs April 1, 4, 5, 15, 18, 19

On this edition of The Plus Side of Nashville, Tuwanda Coleman talks with John Baker, author of the book The Washingtons of Wessyngton. The book traces his African American ancestors all the way back to the time of slavery. He'll share his amazing story of how he did the research and what he learned from it. For more information about John Baker or his book, go to  

Then, Tuwanda discusses child abuse prevention with Kristen Rector of Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee. Kristen shares what PCAT is doing to help children in Tennessee. For more information, visit

Show 2
Baptist Hospital /
Airs April 8, 11, 12, 22, 25, 26

Learn all about the history of Baptist Hospital in Nashville on this edition of The Plus Side of Nashville. Baptist Hospital is celebrating their 90th anniversary this year, and they're asking for the community's help. Julie O'Connor, Baptist Hospital's Vice President of Mission will tell us about this effort and show us some historical photographs from the hospital's past 90 years!

In honor of their anniversary, Baptist Hospital is holding a Community-Wide Baby Shower from April 11-May 10. Anne Layman Wires, Baptist Hospital's Volunteer Manager tells us all about the event and how you can participate. Formula, diapers, and wipes can be dropped off at any Middle Tennessee Kroger store (in the Second Harvest bin) or at Baptist Hospital's 20th Avenue Entrance. For more information, call (615) 284-6185. If you need assistance or would like to sign up to receive items from the Community-Wide Baby Shower, you can call Catholic Charities at (615) 352-3087 or Second Harvest at (615) 329-3491.

Looking for a way to stay up-to-date on what's going on in Nashville? Meet Morgan Levy and Christy Frink, cofounders of Nashvillest is more than just a blog about Nashville - they'll keep you updated on the news of the day, what's going on this weekend, how to find the best local restaurants, and more. They'll talk about how they got the idea for the site and how they keep it running. For more information, visit

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