Oliver Sacks: A Neurologist At The 'Intersection Of Fact And Fable'

Neurologist Oliver Sacks, who died Sunday, once described himself as an "old Jewish atheist," but during the decades he spent studying the human brain, he sometimes found himself recording experiences that he likened to a godly cosmic force.Such was the case once when Sacks tried marijuana in the 1960s: He was looking at his hand, and it appeared to be retreating from him, yet getting larger and larger."I was fascinated that one could have such perceptual changes, and also that they went with...
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WKNO Features

The Delta Fair & Music Festival

The best part of any fair? The food of course!


The popular channel 5 weatherman spent years as a wrestling commentator -- a part time job that, he says, would not be possible today.


Film critic John Beifuss says the classic 1939 film might seem politically incorrect today, but it could also reveal commentary on the South's original sin.

Vacation, all I ever wanted....

Aug 26, 2015
Fotolia

Vacation time gives you the opportunity to take a break in body, mind and spirit.


Justin Fox Burks

Sweet corn is the perfect thing to eat right now - seasonal, fresh and perfect with almost nothing added to it.


Magnolia Pictures

Many Memphians collaborated on the "fun" political documentary "Best of Enemies," says Commercial Appeal film critic John Beifuss.  


Ambrose Jones

Passing a comedy club on his way home from work, Ambrose Jones found the courage to grab the mic. Now, the Memphian is a full-time comic.


A Summer Exercise Plan

Aug 19, 2015
Fotolia

Summertime is perfect for starting an exercise plan.


Jennifer Chandler

There is nothing better than a ripe, juicy summer tomato.


Magnolia Pictures

Robert Gordon's latest film analyzes the intellectual battle that, he says, gave birth to today's culture wars.


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TENNESSEE NEWS

Trump Draws Plenty of Supporters And More Than A Few Detractors To Nashville Speech

Hear the radio version of this story.Suzanne Ford hadn't planned to see Donald Trump speak this weekend. But when the Springfield, Illinois, woman heard the Republican frontrunner would be in Nashville at the same time she was visiting relatives, she couldn't pass up the chance.
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ARKANSAS NEWS

KUAR's Week-In-Review: Faith Summit, Clean Power, Ben Carson & New Supreme Court Justice

On this week's podcast, we discuss Governor AsaHutchinson's Summit calling on the faithful to help address a lack of foster care beds and the difficulties parolees face in the state. We look at the strategy of state regulators tasked with implementing the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. We talk about the visit to Little Rock of Dr. Ben Carson, the fourth Republican Presidential candidate to come through Arkansas. And there's a new state Supreme Court Justice in town, who...
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