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COMMENTARY
8:33 am
Wed April 2, 2014

A Chief Marketing Officer Who Gets It

A Real C.M.O. knows to maximize assets to increase revenue.
Credit Christos Georghiou / fotolia.com

Real marketing is about maximizing assets in behalf of revenue, if you're the CMO.


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THE CINEMA
7:30 am
Wed April 2, 2014

In Pictures: The Movie Palaces of Memphis

The tiny Optic theater on the right is just across from the Hotel Gayoso on South Main Street in 1907. The theater showed 5-cent moving pictures.
Credit MPLIC, Pink Palace Collection

In his new book, "Memphis Movie Theatres," author and historian Vincent Astor has assembled a treasure trove of photos from our bygone entertainment landscape.

In this interview, Pierre Kimsey speaks with Astor about some of the more notable marquees that once lined Downtown streets. 

Here are some of them:

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CAPITOL HILL CONVERSATION
7:30 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Should Cities' Mass Transit Be State Concern?

A mass transit project in Nashville could be stalled by the state legislature. This could be bad news for cities trying to get their own projects done.

In this week's Capitol Hill Conversation, WPLN's Bradley George talks with reporter Bobby Allyn about why mayors in Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville say it's a bad idea to let political parties in Nashville weigh in on how cities make decisions on their mass transit needs.

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COMMENTARY
8:33 am
Wed March 26, 2014

The Devil's in the Word Carpentry

Marketing consultant John Malmo
Credit Archer>Malmo

Though most company mergers publicly play-up on "benefits" to consumers, the public relations war is often won by the side that sells its position best.


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COUNTERPOINT
7:44 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Maud Mandel on Muslims and Jews in France

Author and Professor Maud Mandel
Credit Brown University

France today has the largest Jewish and Muslim populations living side by side outside of Israel. In her new book Muslims and Jews in France: History of Conflict, Maud Mandel wants to help us understand how this narrative has come about.


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