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Tour on Music and Healthcare Industry in Nashville, TN

March 21, 2011

Date: 03/21/2011 Location: Nashville, TN Description: New York Foreign Press Center Tour on music and healthcare industry in Nashville, TN.  The journalists visited Thirdman Records as part of the music scene tour. - State Dept Image

March 21 - 24, 2011, Nashville, TN
Contact: New York Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer Melissa Waheibi
Telephone: 646-282-2835; email:

The tour focused on several growing industries of healthcare and music.  Media visited music studios, forensic chemical laboratories and drug-testing facility specializing in Zero-Tolerance Drug Testing.  The group also visited the Metro Nashville Emergency Communications Center where the director talked about how the area dealt with a "Thousand-year-flood" in May 2010.  Interviews included Nashville's Mayor, industry leaders, and marilyn Tavenner, principal deputy administrator and COO of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.