CHART: How Obama's Approval Compares With Past Presidential Convention Speakers

President Obama will make the case for Hillary Clinton Wednesday night with about as many Americans approving of him as disapprove of him.That puts him somewhere in the middle of other outgoing presidents who have given convention speeches supporting their potential successors. Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan and Dwight Eisenhower were all relatively well liked when they left office. George W. Bush and Harry Truman, meanwhile, delivered their addresses even while their approval numbers were in...
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WKNO Features

Eat like a Toddler

23 hours ago

Nutritionist Nicolette Pace states babies have a natural rhythm when it comes to eating that adults lose at some point.


Memfizz

Ok, we all know how good Memphis water is to drink on its own … and for making delicious local beers.


On today's Culture Desk, Brooks Museum curator Stanton Thomas talks about this "Moon and Moss" vase from Newcomb Pottery in New Orleans. Though these vases ceased to be made in 1940, the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College continued to exist until 2005, when Hurricane Katrina forced Tulane University to dissolve the school during its rebuilding process. Listen below for more.


Tips on Aging Well

Jul 20, 2016

Aging is a part of life and although this process may present challenges, there are some things that are in your control.


Jennifer Chandler

For the scoop on this famous summer cocktail, I turned to Harold Cook, bartender extraordinaire at Sweetgrass Restaurant.


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Vincent Astor didn't like smoky bars. But in the 1970s, that's where Memphis' gay community met up. He knew that to create a more tolerant city, he'd first have to be out and outspoken himself. Thus began his decades-long activism in the local gay rights movement. Along the way, he stashed away thousands of cultural documents, which are now available for viewing at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

  

If the name Richard Halliburton rings a bell, it could be because the bell tower at Rhodes College is dedicated to his memory. Or maybe it's because you're a fan of 20th Century travel writing. In the 1920s and '30s, Halliburton barnstormed the world, climbed mountains and swam treacherous waters. But a new biography by Cathryn J. Prince reveals another side of the famous adventurer -- one he carefully hid from the public.   


Justin Fox Burks

Watermelons are at their best right now.


Finding Rest

Jul 6, 2016

Rest is good for our bodies.


National Fried Chicken Day is tomorrow!


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Times are tough for Chesapeake oysters.

For one thing, they used to be bigger. "If you look at what people were saying back in the 1600s and 1700s about oysters, people had to cut them in half before they could even eat them," says Denise Breitburg, an ecologist with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

America's first image of Chelsea Clinton was as a curly-haired preteen girl with braces who shied away from the public stage while her father was president in the 1990s.

More than two decades later, the now 36-year-old mother of two will voluntarily step into the spotlight to introduce her own mother as her family seeks a return to the White House.

The third night of the 2016 Democratic Convention scaled several major peaks: President Obama gave, perhaps, the best-written oration of his career. Vice President Joe Biden gave, perhaps, his last national convention address, and his prospective successor, Tim Kaine, gave his first.

There's a new book out about the student loan crisis, or what author Sandy Baum suggests is a "bogus crisis." Baum, a financial aid expert and senior fellow at the Urban Institute, claims it's been manufactured by the media in search of a spicy story and fueled by politicians pushing "debt free college" proposals.

Not surprisingly, we had a few questions for Baum about the book, Student Debt: Rhetoric and Realities of Higher Education.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Everyone Agrees Rural Tennessee Needs Help Getting Online, But How?

Hear the radio version of this story.Gigabit-speed internet has been a buzzword around Nashville, with several companies competing to roll outsuper-fast connections. Buta recent report from the state's economic development office pointed out thatsome parts of the state are far behind when it comes to getting online.Nearly everyone — 98 percent of people — in urban areas of Tennessee has access to internet with download speeds of 25 Mpbs or faster, even if they're not purchasing it for their...
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ARKANSAS NEWS

Hillary Clinton's Arkansas Years Highlighted In Keynote Address, Delegation Roll Call

Former President and Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton spent considerable time Tuesday night describing his wife’s efforts to advance child healthcare and education during her time as first lady of the state. Clinton gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, telling the story of the pair’s courtship and eventual involvement in Arkansas politics.“We moved to Little Rock when I became Attorney General and she joined the oldest law firm west of the Mississippi,...
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