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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.

Memphis, TN – America is a land full of big spaces, big characters, big ideas and big contradictions. In the land of plenty, one might not expect to find people struggling over the issue of a minimum, or even, a living wage. Sarah Ledbetter explores the possibility of the American Dream through the lens of the current debate on raising the minimum wage.

Memphis, TN – Murray Franklin Hudson of Dyersburg, Tennessee interviews his first cousin once removed Celeste Annabelle Hardy Wray about how she wants to be remembered.

Memphis, TN – To access the Greening Greater Memphis webpage and manifesto, go to www.greeninggreatermemphis.org/

Memphis, TN – Memphis is known for its parks, the Mississippi River and its hardwood trees. A group of envirnomental and recreational organizations have come together to help turn Memphis into a "great" city by connecting parks to potential greenways throughout the city.

Alex Garvin, Yale Professor of Urban Planning and Management is the keynote speaker at the Greening Greater Memphis event on Thursday, February 8, 2007 at the Memphis Botanic Gardens.

Memphis, TN – Beverly Guest Kirkwood interviews her sister-in-law Lillian Lajuana Walker who was a child during the Civil Rights Era in Memphis about the privilege of going to school.

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Miss Perkins stands on a creaking wooden floorboard, peering over wire-rimmed glasses. With a bang of her cane on a small wooden desk, she instructs her students to repeat after her: "Four farthing equals one penny."

"Four farthing equals one penny," answer the 9- and 10-year-olds. The children sit on stools, slate boards on their laps, alongside a wall with a replica 19th century sepia map showcasing the British Empire.

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