National Museum Of African American History And Culture Celebrates 1 Year

It's been one year since bells tolled along the East Coast , welcoming the newest Smithsonian to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Since then, the museum has attracted more than 3 million people of all races, colors and creed from across the nation and around the world — averaging about 8,000 visitors daily. "This has become more than a museum. This has become a pilgrimage site," said Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and...

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Molly Mulroy

Last fall, the City of Memphis began working on a comprehensive plan for its future, called Memphis 3.0. The plan seeks to improve infrastructure and education, reduce poverty levels, and address economic disparity.


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A recent report by EdBuild, a nonprofit that researches educational disparities, argues that the gap between poor and affluent students is widening in Shelby County. The report criticizes laws that allow municipalities to "secede" from larger urban districts.

Chris Lilly

Fourth of July is next week … and that means time for a backyard barbecue!


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On this week's Behind the Headlines, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland discusses the budget, Memphis 3.0 and more with Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News. 

Beyond the Burger

Jun 20, 2017
Justin Fox Burks

This summer, think beyond burgers and steaks and use your grill to whip up delicious dishes like grilled shrimp with a Caribbean spin.


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The journalist and occasional provocateur Wendi C. Thomas recently penned an article for the Christian Science Monitor about the ongoing economic challenges facing the City of Memphis fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. She says that while poverty-fighting initiatives here can make a difference, laws must be changed at the state and federal level to address longstanding inequity.


Muddy's Bake Shop

Well – today is your day!  It’s National Cupcake Lovers Day!


A bill that lowered the fees to expunge criminal records might have been seen as soft on crime, or too forgiving of wrongdoers. Instead, state representative Raumesh Akbari, a south Memphis Democrat, was able to get rare bipartisan support for it during this past session of the Tennessee General Assembly. Gov. Haslam signed the bill into law last week.  


GPAC

This coming Sunday is the Germantown Performing Arts Center Food Truck Music Festival and Auction!


Say Cheese

May 30, 2017

Cheese dips are awesome!


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It's an understatement to say the holiday shopping season is crucial for retailers. The holiday shopping season is very, very, very (I could go on but you get the point) important for retailers.

"For some retailers, the holiday season can represent as much as 30 percent of annual sales," the National Retail Federation says. "Overall last year holiday sales represented nearly 20 percent of total retail industry sales."

This fall's statewide elections in Virginia and New Jersey are the first big test of security measures taken in response to last year's attempts by Russia to meddle with the nation's voting system.

Virginia was among 21 states whose systems were targeted by Russian hackers last year for possible cyberattacks. While officials say the hackers scanned the state's public website and online voter registration system for vulnerabilities and there's no sign they gained access, state authorities have been shoring up the security of their election systems.

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Advocates For Poor Communities Worry Tennesseans On Food Stamps Won't Be Able To Find Jobs

Hear the radio version of this story. Unemployment in Tennessee stands at record lows, but some advocates for the poor nonetheless worry about how plans to reinstate the work requirement for food stamps will play out. Their fear is that, in many parts of Tennessee, the jobs just won't be there.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Central High 60th Anniversary Commemoration Begins In Little Rock

Hear the report by KUARs Michael Hibblen. Four days of events marking the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock’s Central High School got underway Friday with the eight surviving members of the Little Rock Nine speaking to reporters. It comes amid a time of uncertainty for public schools as Arkansas has seen a rapid growth of publicly funded charter schools and what some view as a resegregating of schools. This year is also significant as the first time that anniversary events...

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