Part 2: A Beautiful Day In The Projects

Photo credit: Joe Buglewicz
If you live in the James Cayce Homes in Nashville, you know Dexter Turner. Not by Dexter, but by his nickname: Big Man. A husband, a father, a community leader, a showman — Big Man is a name everyone knows here. People love Big Man. And he loves his neighborhood just as much in return. But the chaos and the violence in Cayce make him irate. We follow Big Man one pivotal afternoon where his plans for a family barbecue are upended by a fatal shooting right in front of his apartment.

There’s a slideshow of photos from Cayce Homes here.


Music Credits
Our theme music is by The Insider, additional music by Fleslit, all found through the Free Music Archive.

Production Credits
Writing and reporting: Meribah Knight
Editing: Blake Farmer, Anita Bugg. With additional help from Tony Gonzalez, Emily Siner, Chas Sisk and Julieta Martinelli
Sound Design: Tony Gonzalez