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Why isn't Arabic available for Tennessee's driving exam‪?‬ Curious Nashville

    • Society & Culture

Just after English and Spanish, Arabic ranks as the third-most spoken language in Tennessee. Nearly 27,000 people in the state speak it. But there are less common languages offered on the written driving exam in Tennessee. WPLN’s Alexis Marshall explores why, and helps a local Egyptian American man start a conversation with the state’s director of Driver Services.

Read more at the online version of this story here, and you can ask a new question at WPLN.org/curious. A transcript is available online here.

This show is a project of Nashville Public Radio. And this time, some of the sound you just heard first appeared on our daily hourlong show This Is Nashville. It’s essential listening for anyone interested in this community — and you can subscribe to it in your podcasting app. I'm Tony Gonzalez, the executive producer of Curious Nashville. Mack Linebaugh, our director of digital products, edited this episode. The music is from the Blue Dot Sessions.

Just after English and Spanish, Arabic ranks as the third-most spoken language in Tennessee. Nearly 27,000 people in the state speak it. But there are less common languages offered on the written driving exam in Tennessee. WPLN’s Alexis Marshall explores why, and helps a local Egyptian American man start a conversation with the state’s director of Driver Services.

Read more at the online version of this story here, and you can ask a new question at WPLN.org/curious. A transcript is available online here.

This show is a project of Nashville Public Radio. And this time, some of the sound you just heard first appeared on our daily hourlong show This Is Nashville. It’s essential listening for anyone interested in this community — and you can subscribe to it in your podcasting app. I'm Tony Gonzalez, the executive producer of Curious Nashville. Mack Linebaugh, our director of digital products, edited this episode. The music is from the Blue Dot Sessions.

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