As Irma Passes Dominican Republic, Florida Girds For The Coming Storm

Updated at 11 p.m. ET Hurricane Irma continued its northwestward sweep Thursday evening, losing little steam as it skirted the Dominican Republic and Haiti and bearing the full force of its 165-mph winds down upon the southeastern Bahamas and away from the Turks and Caicos islands. Forecasters upgraded their alert for South Florida to a warning. Behind the Category 5 storm is the path of devastation it has already beaten through the eastern Caribbean; ahead of it still, according to the...

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Memphis, TN – John Malmo chairman emeritus of Archer/Malmo Advertising and an independent marketing consultant. For more about Mr. Malmo - and to obtain a copy of his book of 110 two-minute business pearls - go to johnmalmo.com.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (http://www.memphismuseums.org) and WKNO-FM, and airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays during All Things Considered on the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Radiologist and owner of several radio stations George Flinn reminisces with long-time friend Judy Peiser about building a low power radio station after their school cancelled their broadcasting program.

Memphis, TN – John Malmo chairman emeritus of Archer/Malmo Advertising and an independent marketing consultant. For more about Mr. Malmo - and to obtain a copy of his book of 110 two-minute business pearls - go to johnmalmo.com.

Memphis, TN – John Malmo chairman emeritus of Archer/Malmo Advertising and an independent marketing consultant. For more about Mr. Malmo - and to obtain a copy of his book of 110 two-minute business pearls - go to johnmalmo.com.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (http://www.memphismuseums.org) and WKNO-FM, and airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays during All Things Considered on the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (http://www.memphismuseums.org) and WKNO-FM, and airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays during All Things Considered on the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (http://www.memphismuseums.org) and WKNO-FM, and airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays during All Things Considered on the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (http://www.memphismuseums.org) and WKNO-FM, and airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays during All Things Considered on the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (http://www.memphismuseums.org) and WKNO-FM, and airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays during All Things Considered on the WKNO Stations.

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