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How Newcomers Are Changing Tennessee

Tennessee was nicknamed the "Volunteer State" as a result of the War of 1812. (Brent Moore/Flickr)

Tennessee was nicknamed the “Volunteer State” as a result of the War of 1812. (Brent Moore/Flickr)

Jose Gonzalez is co-founder of Casa Azafran, a collection of non-profits dedicated to welcoming Nashville's newest immigrants. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

Jose Gonzalez is co-founder of Casa Azafran, a collection of non-profits dedicated to welcoming Nashville’s newest immigrants. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State because Tennesseans were so quick to volunteer for military service, dating back to the War of 1812.

Politically, it’s a Republican state for the most part, but elects GOP moderates. The cities can lean Democratic – both Chattanooga and Nashville have Democratic mayors.

It’s also a growing state, with many new arrivals from other states and other countries.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks to political analysts and visits Casa Azafrán, a center offering services to Nashville’s growing immigrant population.

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