Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

Transitioning to adulthood isn't new, but there is a more modern way to describe it: adulting. Get your car's oil changed? That's adulting. Cook dinner instead of order takeout? That's adulting. And now a new school in Maine, called the Adulting School , is dedicated to teaching skills like these to fledgling adults so they can become successful grown-ups. The school offers private social media groups and live events at local bars and restaurants. At these events, attendees can learn skills...

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Jennifer Chandler

Today is National Giving Day!


First, I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!


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Three years ago, bass player David Parks teamed up with DjDnyce (K97) and created a “jam session” of local musicians. The event, called “Lyfe is Dope,” soon became more of a cultural attraction, bringing together hip hop visual artists, fashion designers and filmmakers. Parks, who now lives in Los Angeles and tours with the like of Justin Bieber and Jason Derulo, talks with us about the music business and what it takes to succeed.

 


 

Courtesy Playhouse on the Square

Memphis loves its holiday traditions. But there's something special about this year's "Peter Pan" at Playhouse on the Square. For one, it's the 25th time the company has staged the production. But for another, now's just a very good time for kids to remind us that... well... that there's hope. Take a listen:


Brandon Dill

Treating addictions -- from nicotine to the current deadly epidemic of opioids and heroin -- has just become another nationally recognized area of research in the Memphis medical community. 


Healthy Holiday Eating

Nov 16, 2016

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, people generally report a weight gain of three and a half pounds over the winter holidays, and holiday eating is mostly to blame.


Justin Fox Burks

Down here in the South, a Thanksgiving is just not complete without pecan pie!


Photo Courtesy of Keith Gaskin

Joining a wave of anti-Trump sentiment across the country, hundreds of Memphians participated in protests during the weekend. 

On Friday night, about 100 demonstrators marched in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. And on Saturday afternoon, hundreds marched in a "Walk for Solidarity" down Main Street from Court Square to the Memphis Civil Rights Museum.

A True Champion

Nov 9, 2016

A Champion is defined as a "victor in a challenge, contest or competition."


Click here for the most recent results from the Shelby County Election Commission.  

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TENNESSEE NEWS

UT President Reiterates He's 'Committed To Diversity And Inclusion' After Pushback From Lawmakers

Hear the radio version of this story. The president of the University of Tennessee system will highlight its stronger financials and increasing graduation rates at the annual State of UT address today. Joe DiPietro will also reiterate that the school is "committed to diversity and inclusion," he said last week. That's a topic that has been a bit of a lightning rod with conservative lawmakers in recent years. They have repeatedly berated the Knoxville campusfor funding sexual awareness...

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Never Tested Path To U.S. Constitutional Amendments On Same-Sex Marriage And Abortion Falls Short

A push to call for a convention of the states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution to redefine marriage and abortion rights narrowly failed in the Arkansas Senate. Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows for states to join together to propose amendments. It’s never been used before, but speaking on the floor on Monday state Senator Jason Rapert said it’s the only tool he has left. Rapert proposed two separate resolutions. The first would redefine marriage as between one man and...

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