Watch local volunteers build a ‘Habitat for Humanity’ home and Overall Creek Elementary School students build a boat in the June edition of “In the City.” The June 2018 episode airs on CityTV throughout the month or anytime on YouTube at https://youtu.be/UTOmd1ByDg4 .
The June 2018 episode of “In the City,” Murfreesboro’s video magazine program, began airing Monday, June 4, on CityTV. The news magazine show airs every day at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Channel 3 and 1094 on Comcast Xfinity, Channel 99 on AT&T Uverse, Roku, and YouTube.
In June’s edition of “In the City” features:
- Meet Anika Taylor Robinson, the recipient of a new Habitat for Humanity home. Watch as she is presented with the keys to her new home by the Rutherford County organization that advocates that every man, woman and child should have a durable place to live in dignity and safety https://youtu.be/07uFbx3u0Ic.
- Learn what a Native Tree Arboretum adds to Oaklands Park. The arboretum is certified by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. Steve Burris reports on this botanical garden devoted to trees with insights from Oaklands Curator/Master Gardner Connor Moss https://youtu.be/FcH86peoQk0.
- Follow along as Stones River National Battlefield decorates the graves of soldiers buried after the Civil War. Friend of Stones River Gary Burke places special importance on Decoration Day. His great-great grandfather joined the Union Army in Murfreesboro as a U.S. Colored Troop following Emancipation https://youtu.be/VZjmDz4Hp2g.
- The Murfreesboro community is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Bradley Academy. Rutherford County’s all-black school opened in 1918. Graduates of Holloway High School recently celebrated the Centennial with a reunion. Michael Linn White attended the celebration and filed a report https://youtu.be/CefRAJ4xCVI.
- Plus, the Murfreesboro City Schools is always innovating in and out of the classroom. Watch as the “If I Had a Hammer” program teaches math skills through a real-life teambuilding partnership with Habitat for Humanity https://youtu.be/EW9rem332dY ; MCS’s John Pittard Elementary School takes home the prize in the Chef Academy competition https://youtu.be/hcyvyoHulbc ; and Overall Creek Elementary showcases how the innovative STEM school uses boat-building to bring math and science applications to life https://youtu.be/5DwGVZldcQU.
‘In the City’ is hosted by Michael Linn White and produced by video producer Steve Burris.
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