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1:29 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

New IRIS Season opens with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth

Pinchas Zukerman, Amanda Forsyth

The fifteenth IRIS Orchestra season opens on October 16 with the IRIS debut of violinist Pinchas Zukerman and his acclaimed cellist wife Amanda Forsyth.


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MEMPHIS HISTORY
8:02 am
Thu October 2, 2014

All Aboard: Central Station Turns 100

The Golden Age of railroad travel may be in the past, but that doesn't mean Central Station is through making history.


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JOURNALISM
7:30 am
Tue September 30, 2014

C.A. Editor Louis Graham and the State of the Paper

Louis Graham sees hard journalism as the key to the Commercial Appeal's future. In the meantime, Memphis' largest paper will lose some frills.  


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EDUCATION
7:30 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Stories of Champions III: Esmeralda Martinez

Esmeralda Martinez
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Esmeralda Martinez, an elementary school teacher at Catholic Jubilee Schools, is the focus of our third installment in the "Stories of Champions" series.


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EDUCATION
7:30 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Stories of Champions II: Gabriel Fotsing

Gabriel Fotsing
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In our second "Stories of Champions" installment, Gabriel Fotsing helps students throughout the Mississippi delta navigate the college admissions process. 

Fotsing is the founder of The College Initiative, a Memphis-based nonprofit organization that spends time with students explaining the often-complicated process of college admissions. Many students, Fotsing says, don't realize what is out there, either in terms of college programs or opportunities for scholarships.

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