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Monday, August 10, 2020

Blake Farmer

Blake Farmer covers health care in Nashville, reporting on the region's unique health challenges as well as the city's concentration of health care companies. He's been with Nashville Public Radio since 2007 where his stories are often picked up for national broadcast.

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Rural hospitals close when they don’t have enough paying patients to care for, but they’re also dinged when the same patients show...

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