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6:16 pm
Tue May 26, 2009

State Capitol Report: Budget

Nashville, TN – State lawmakers shuddered when they heard economists' latest projections of how much the Governor will have to cut from Tennessee's budget. Faced with the 14th consecutive month of under-performing sales tax revenue, lawmakers must work to put aside their partisan differences and find a way to keep the state's head above water. WPLN's Jacqueline Fellows and Joe White discuss if they're ready to do that.

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Mid-South News
6:16 pm
Tue May 26, 2009

Non-discrimination ordinance proposal for Shelby County

Memphis, TN – Almost 45 percent of all hate crimes that occurred in the state in 2007 took place in west Tennessee. It is the reoccurring anti-gay assaults that have the Tennessee Equality Project and Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy looking for ways to make Memphis more tolerant towards diversity. Recently, Mulroy proposed the city's first non-discrimination ordinance, which if passed, would protect gay, lesbian and trans-gendered employees from discrimination in the workplace.

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Mid-South News
11:24 am
Thu May 21, 2009

FamiliesUSA report reveals CoverTN health care plan is a failure

Memphis, TN – Families USA is a national organization for health care consumers. Ron Pollack is the executive director. He says Tennessee's current health care plan not only neglects the population it is supposed to insure but could leave those same individuals with medical bankruptcy.

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Commentaries
6:58 pm
Wed May 20, 2009

Price Dictates Believability

05-20-2009: Price Dictates Believability, by John Malmo

Memphis, TN – Research indicates that consumers believe a single-benefit product, say tooth brightening toothpaste, brightens better than the one that also fights cavities and bad breath. But if the price is higher for a multi-benefit product, we will believe that the individual benefits can be as effective as in a single-benefit product. To make a multi-benefit product believable, you may have to raise the price.

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Mid-South News
5:34 pm
Tue May 19, 2009

State Capitol Report: Charter Schools

Nashville, TN – A bill to expand charter school enrollment is moving through the Tennessee legislature, and leaders from the state's two largest cities are at odds over whether the measure should pass. In this week's State Capitol Report, WPLN's Nina Cardona speaks with Joe White.

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