Wed April 10, 2013
World Cafe

Third Man Records' Favorite Live Cuts

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 8:43 am

Third Man Records headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.
Courtesy of the label

Jack White's Third Man Records has quickly become a cultural force in Nashville. The Third Man complex is situated in an industrial section of downtown, where it houses a retail store, the Third Man studio, a mail-order business and a music venue.

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Tue April 9, 2013
World Cafe

Grimey's Records On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 9:44 am

Grimey's is one of Nashville's most hallowed record stores.
StudioMobile flickr

In an attempt to discover the best new local music in Nashville, we headed to Grimey's Records, the mecca for indie music in town. It was opened by Mike Grimes in 1999, who also manages The Basement, the club in Grimey's basement. And the institution is still growing, recently opening a satellite store next to its already expanded store.

In this segment, co-founder Doyle Davis (who also hosts a local music show, "The Indie Underground Hour" on local station Lightning 100) picks his five best local bands.

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Tue April 9, 2013
World Cafe's Sense Of Place: Nashville

Gillian Welch And David Rawlings On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 1:16 pm

David Rawlings and Gillian Welch.
Mark Seliger Courtesy of the artist

For World Cafe's Sense of Place: Nashville edition, we knew we wanted to talk with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings to get their take on changes in the city over the last couple of decades. The country-folk singer-songwriters moved to Nashville in 1993 and have worked there ever since, recording at historic studios like RCA Studio B before buying the legendary Woodland Studios.

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Tue April 9, 2013
World Cafe

Caitlin Rose On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 1:17 pm

Caitlin Rose's second album is titled The Stand-In.
Melissa Madison Fuller Courtesy of the artist

A young darling of Nashville's music scene, Caitlin Rose just released her second album, The Stand-In. Rose moved to Nashville when she was 7, but resisted country music at first because her parents worked in the industry. Indie-rock was more her thing; she first discovered Merle Haggard via a Mountain Goats record.

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Mon April 8, 2013

One Manufacturing Giant Creates Winners And Losers

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 7:59 pm

Electrolux's new plant in Memphis, Tenn., is the Swedish appliance company's most modern and high-tech facility. The factory will open this summer while an Electrolux plant in Quebec, Canada, is being shuttered.
Andrea Hsu NPR

The United States lost close to 6 million manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2009. Now, slowly, some of those jobs are coming back. Over the past three years, the U.S. economy has gained a half-million manufacturing jobs.

But even with the manufacturing recovery, there are both winners and losers — and sometimes they're created by the same company.

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