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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 big debates appeared to be behind the Tennessee Legislature, which has been in a wrap-up phase for the last week or two. Then a move to "punish" Memphis and a cyberattack on standardized tests injected high drama into the final days of the session.

In this week's edition of The Tri-Star State, WPLN's Jason Moon Wilkins and statehouse reporter Chas Sisk look at why a budget decision stirred a national debate on race and how lawmakers addressed more trouble with TNReady.

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