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Gangs in the City
2:24 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Gangs in the City

The Mathis Twins show Raleigh-Egypt High School students that gang life is not cool and very dangerous.
Candice Ludlow

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, "approximately 1.4 million gang members belonging to more than 33,000 gangs were criminally active in the U.S. as of April, 2011." This statistic is especially apparent in Memphis, where rates of violent crime among youth continue to remain high. Many of these violent crimes involving youth are gang-related, with the Shelby County Sheriff's department reporting the identification of 8,400 gang members involved in 182 gangs and gang sets within Shelby County.

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Mid-South Features
7:30 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Mary Lee's Adoption Story

It’s unusual for teenagers to get adopted.  Most people who adopt are looking for infants and toddlers.  But Mary Lee beat the odds.  Lee entered foster care when she was 12 and she was adopted one week before she turned 18.

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Mid-South News
6:32 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong: Parenting Key In Combatting Youth Violence

Toney Armstrong, Director of Memphis Police Department in his 12th floor office at 201 Poplar.
Candice Ludlow

Often kids who end up joining gangs are boys being raised by single moms in poor neighborhoods, says Toney Armstrong, the Director of the Memphis Police Department.  And Armstrong says that’s his story, too.

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StoryCorps Memphis
4:30 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

StoryCorps Memphis: Tiny Tea Cup

StoryCorps is an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all.  Here, Janine Earney of West Memphis, Arkansas interviews her mother Huguette Buford, who was a child in France during WWII about playing with her brother and a tea cup she found.

StoryCorps Memphis
8:30 am
Fri December 23, 2011

StoryCorps Memphis: Janine's Little Bootie

StoryCorps is an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all.  Here, Janine Earney of West Memphis, Arkansas interviews her mother Huguette Buford, who was a child in France during WWII, about her brother's generosity and kindness.

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