Housing Secretary Ben Carson Says Poverty Is A 'State Of Mind'

When it comes to poor Americans, the Trump administration has a message: Government aid is holding many of them back. Without it, many more of them would be working. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney said as much when presenting the administration's budget plan this week to cut safety net programs by hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 10 years. The administration also wants to tighten work requirements for those getting aid, such as food stamps, or...

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WKNO Features

Memphis, TN – Lauren Hesse interviews her friend Lillian Bukewicz, who was born on Mud Island in 1924, and they were known as the River People, about their family Christmas tree.

Memphis, TN – Life in World War II France was very difficult and food was often hard to come by. Here, Janine Earney of West Memphis, Arkansas interviews her mother Huguette Buford, who was a child in France during WWII, about her brother's generosity and kindness.

Pink Palace Family of Museums website is www.memphismuseums.org.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums and the WKNO-FM Stations.

The Pink Palace Family of Museums website is www.memphismuseums.org.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums and the WKNO-FM Stations.

The Pink Palace Family of Museums website is www.memphismuseums.org.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums and the WKNO-FM Stations.

Pink Palace Family of Museums website is www.memphismuseums.org.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums and the WKNO-FM Stations.

Pink Palace Family of Museums website: www.memphismuseums.org.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums and the WKNO-FM Stations.

Pink Palace Family of Museums website is www.memphismuseums.org.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums and the WKNO-FM Stations, and airs during All Things Considered.

Helena, AR – In an era when media monopolies dominate the airwaves, there still are independent voices and programs. King Biscuit Time is the longest running daily radio program, and it's broadcast live from the delta town of Helena, Arkansas.

Memphis, TN – Huguette G. Buford tells her daughter Janine Buford Earney about how the Christmas goose became a pet, even though there wasn't much food during World War II in France.

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The Philippine military said on Sunday it had found the bodies of 16 civilians as troops tried to gain control over the Marawi, which has been under siege from ISIS-allied militants.

Sherpas are extraordinary human beings.

In the high peaks of the Himalayas, members of the Nepalese ethnic group are famous for their speed-climbing records, ascents of routes that no one has ascended before, expert guiding and other skills.

What makes Sherpas so good at climbing into the wispy atmosphere of the world's tallest mountains?

Nearly every weekend since Inauguration Day, President Trump has flown from Washington to one of his homes outside the capital. Most often he's stayed at Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Fla.

In April, he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping there for a summit meeting, and in February he invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe down for a round of golf.

Trump has also overnighted at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J.

All the travel means a lot of work for the United States Secret Service, the legendary agency which protects presidents and their families.

When Mexican-American artist Nora Litz first talked with her students about immigration — she was shocked to hear how scared they were.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Tennessee Historians Are Still Tracking Casualties, A Century After World War I

Hear the radio version of this story. Historians are leading a movement to add more names to the bronze plaques at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium, as part of the centennial commemoration of World War I.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Delta Regional Authority Begins Pilot Program To Bolster Art And Culture

One of the state’s most culturally significant regions is receiving a boon to its arts and development sectors. The Delta Regional Authority announced that nearly $460,000 will now be available to innovators in the fields of art and culture through its Creative Placemaking Initiative. “Investments in our arts and culture sectors are an incredible contributor to our innovation, to our entrepreneurship, and having a more inclusive economy for our communities,” said Chris Masingill, DRA Federal...

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