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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

April 15, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at 615-373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Top Story:

RURAL BROADBAND-MAPS

There is widespread agreement that expanding broadband internet in rural America is desperately needed. But the maps the federal government has been using to hand out cash to make it happen inaccurately reflect how many people have access to high-speed service.

In Brief:

COLLEGE RENAMES BUILDING-CONFEDERATE, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ A college in Memphis, Tennessee, is renaming a building that honors a Confederate pastor who historical records show argued the Bible justified slavery.

VANDERBILT-CHANCELLOR, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Vanderbilt University has picked a team to find its next chancellor.

SMOKIES VOLUNTEERS, from GATLINBURG, Tenn. _ The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting volunteer work days in April to prepare popular trails for the busy summer season.

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