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COTTON
7:30 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Memphis Beauty in the Era of Big Cotton

Cotton Museum curator Melissa Farris hangs a painting that will be on display in a new exhibit.
Credit Christopher Blank

A new exhibit at the Cotton Museum explores female beauty in a city where cotton was once king. So what was the picture of beauty? Well, it depends on who's in the portrait.


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DINING
7:30 am
Thu April 17, 2014

New Brews for an Old Brewery

Volunteers are getting the courtyard of the abandoned Tennessee Brewery ready for visitors.
Credit Tennessee Brewery Untapped

 The historic Tennessee Brewery may not be around much longer. But before the building has a date with the wrecking ball, one group wants you to enjoy some suds in its courtyard, and maybe even help figure out a way to save this Memphis landmark.

Pierre Kimsey talks with Tommy Pacello from the Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team and attorney Michael Tauer. 

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COMMENTARY
7:30 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Spilt Milk Advertising

If a slogan is not interruptive, it's likely not to grab the attention of the intended audience. An ad that people relate to is also more useful than one full of abstract concepts.


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CAPITOL HILL CONVERSATION
7:30 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Money for Teacher Raises and Rape Kit Testing Cut in Gov. Haslam's Budget

Governor Bill Haslam promised pay raises for teachers. Memphis Senator Jim Kyle wanted $2 million for rape kit testing. Neither will be included in next year's state budget.

In this week's Capitol Hill Conversation, WPLN's Bradley George talks with Andrea Zelinski of the Nashville Post and the Nashville Scene about how the budget will impact legislators in the coming year.

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MEMPHIS MOMENTS
4:53 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Allen James Walker

Battle At Fort Pillow
Credit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_of_Fort_Pillow.png

As a soldier in the 7th US Colored Heavy Artillery, Allen James Walker was stationed at Corinth, Mississippi and Ft. Pickering, here in Memphis.


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