Blake Farmer http://kccu.org en Country Music Legend Ray Price Dies At 87 http://kccu.org/post/country-music-legend-ray-price-dies-87 Country music singer and songwriter Ray Price died Monday at the age of 87 at his ranch in Texas. Price was a Grammy Award Winner and who had more than 100 country hits in his decades-long career. A 1996 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, he was credited with pioneering a shuffle beat and walking bass line that became standard in Texas dance halls. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 01:06:00 +0000 Blake Farmer 47347 at http://kccu.org Volkswagen Union Opposed By Tennessee Republican Officials http://kccu.org/post/volkswagen-union-opposed-tennessee-republican-officials When it comes to union organizing at an auto plant, the tension is typically between the workers and the management. But not at Volkswagen in Tennessee. There, the United Auto Workers is attempting to finally unionize the automaker's first foreign-owned plant in the South. And so far, Republican officials are the ones trying to stand in the way.<p>Just outside Chattanooga, in an idyllic industrial park, surrounded by green hills and even a nature park, Volkswagen built a plant a few years ago. It is still Volkswagen's only car plant in the U.S. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Blake Farmer 44042 at http://kccu.org Volkswagen Union Opposed By Tennessee Republican Officials Women In Combat Ban To Be Lifted http://kccu.org/post/women-combat-ban-be-lifted Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>On a momentous Thursday, it's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne.<p>We're expecting Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to make an announcement today. From now on, women will formally be allowed to serve in ground combat.<p>INSKEEP: To sense just how dramatic this change is, consider how many other milestones the military passed before reaching this one. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:45:00 +0000 Blake Farmer 27029 at http://kccu.org Military Homecomings Still Bittersweet For Some http://kccu.org/post/military-homecomings-still-bittersweet-some Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>Homecomings at the nation's military bases are treated as occasions of the highest order. This morning, more than 100 families at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, waited for hugs and kisses before the sun came up. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:25:00 +0000 Blake Farmer 24762 at http://kccu.org Wal-Mart's Female Employees File Suit In Tennessee http://kccu.org/post/wal-marts-female-employees-file-suit-tennessee Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Some other news. Women who work for Wal-Mart - the world's largest retail chain - continue to make claims they get paid less and are not promoted as often as men. Current and former Wal-Mart employees have now filed a court case in Tennessee.<p>As Blake Farmer of member station WPLN reports.<p>BLAKE FARMER, BYLINE: Three women are named. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:20:00 +0000 Blake Farmer 20544 at http://kccu.org