Nashville is known as the “it” city because of its unprecedented growth and prosperity. Over the last decade, it has become a hotbed attracting thousands of affluent newcomers to the area. Along with the rapid growth have comes increases in the cost of living, rising crime, unaffordable housing for native Nashvillians, street gangs, failing schools, and frayed relationships between the black community and law enforcement.
In this podcast, I interview David Plazas, USA Today’s Director of Opinion and Engagement for The Tennessean. We discuss Nashville and the affordable housing crisis affecting cities around the country, as well as the work David does to promote civility in public life and action.