Audio: A domestic abuse survivor shares her story

By Amber Lockridge, Studio M staff // In this audio story, a Tennessee woman named Nita speaks about being a domestic violence survivor. Not only did she encounter the dangers of a violent relationship, but so did her children. Today, Nita strives to help and encourage women and to let them know that there is…

Why are some millennials choosing less pay and underemployment?

By Lauren Hennessee, Studio M staff //  When it came to searching for a job after graduation, Daniel Carter considered what he valued most — and, surprisingly, it wasn’t salary. Carter, a 23-year-old native of Rock Island, Tennessee, recently graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a degree in Agriculture and Business Management. Before he graduated,…

Interactive map: Renter-occupied housing units skyrocket in Nashville

By Connor Burnard, Studio M staff // As indicated in this Tennessean article, the story of modern Nashville is one of renting, not owning. Real estate website Zillow reported that the median home list price in Nashville went from $129K in December 2011 to $345K in February 2018 — an explosion in cost that would clearly suggest that…

Smyrna residents forever impacted by Hurricane Charley

By Anthony Fiorella, Studio M staff // Hurricane Charley took a literal turn for the worse on Friday the 13th of August 2004 when it raced out of the Gulf of Mexico toward Florida’s west coast — right toward the home of Evette Yukich and her son, Cameron. Sitting in the warm glow of a…