Memphis, TN – For the last forty years, the gold standard for college graduates entering the workforce has been an MBA. For many job opportunities, an MBA has been required even to get an interview. In today's market, though, an MBA may no longer be a ticket to the luxury boxes of corporate America.
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.
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.
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.
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.