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Memphis is a barbecue town, but what we don't get to see (and taste) much here is whole-hog.


As the Memphis in May International Festival salutes Canada this month, we hear from our northern neighbors about our shared economic interests. Listen to this interview with Consul General Louise Blais based in Atlanta, and then check out some statistics below.


May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

May 4, 2016

Employers are beginning to recognize the benefits of having a healthier workforce.


Swanky's Taco Shop

Cinco de Mayo is this week … and there is no better way to celebrate than with a margarita!


M. Steffens Interiors

Next to the kitchen, the dining room is one of the most important rooms in the home.


In what is now the South Main Arts District of Memphis, civil rights' history has been written in blood on more than one occasion. The balcony of the Lorraine Motel (now the National Civil Rights Museum) commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King’s death. But no memorials existed for another horrific act of racial violence that erupted here in 1866 – until now.


Justin Fox Burks

Asparagus heralds the beginning of spring.


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Ruma Kumar spent six months researching how Shelby County Schools used $90 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Mostly, it paid for teacher training, evaluations, a streamlined hiring process and crucial data. Results have been varied, but overall promising. A 1-year extension on the grant will preserve this expensive training model for now. But with Shelby County Schools facing a major deficit, the district may have to reconsider the costs of training a better teaching staff.

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The world of 1616 was a world of motion. Enormous galleons carrying silk and silver across the Pacific created the first true global economy, and the first international corporations were emerging as economic powers.


Thanks to computers and synthesizers, today’s musicians have countless ways to create instrumental sounds. Two Memphis musicians are now planning a concert using one of the first electronic keyboards to replicate real instruments – the Mellotron. Take a listen to this technological marvel of early modern music.


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