Eleanor Boudreau

Reporter

I love living in Memphis, but I'm not from the city. I grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I spent many hours at a highly tender age listening to NPR as my parents crisscrossed that city in their car, running errands. I don't amuse myself by musing about the purity of destiny, but I have seriously wondered how different my life would be if my parents preferred classic rock instead of Car Talk.

I studied English at Harvard then spent a year dry-cleaning and writing poems. I went back to school because of my love for public radio journalism and got a master's in broadcast journalism from Columbia University.

I never seriously considered T.V. or print. I love conversation above images, or even words. I spent a summer working as an intern on NPR's opinions and editorials. When it came time to find a job, I mailed a slim envelop from D.C. to WKNO. Inside was a CD. I passed a breezy lunch break sitting in some grass, chatting with Candice and Dan on my cell-phone and when my internship was over, I drove halfway across the country. The rest, as they say, is history -- or, at the very least, it's archived on WKNO-FM's website.

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Mid-South News
10:46 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Poll Watchers Fan Out Across Mississippi

Jackson, MS – Poll watchers will fan out across the Mississippi to stop voter fraud on Election Day, according to state officials.

Several cases of voter fraud have previously been prosecuted in Mississippi.

In October in Benton County, people were paid $15 to $25 and a 12-pack of beer to vote absentee for a county supervisor and school superintendent.

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Mid-South News
3:59 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Cohen Wins Second Term

Memphis, TN – Congressman Steve Cohen took home the 9th District Congressional seat for the second time after weeks of negative campaign attacks from opposition Nikki Tinker.

Incumbent Steve Cohen and Nikki Tinker went head to head for the second time in the race for the ninth district congressional seat. Four years ago the two held the top two seats against more than a dozen others, this time around the two took the lead of five. Again, Steve Cohen ended the night as victor.

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Mid-South News
1:47 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Tenn. 7th District Incumbent Wins Primary

Memphis, TN – Strong support in west Tennessee wasn't enough to help challenger Tom Leatherwood take the 7th District seat from incumbent Marsha Blackburn in Thursday's Republican primary race.

Leatherwood was counting on Shelby County voters and rural counties in between the wealthy suburbs of Nashville and Memphis to help him win the primary. But rain, an August election, and voter fatigue may have cost him the race.

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Mid-South News
11:33 am
Wed March 12, 2008

DeSoto County Turns Out for Presidential Primary

DeSoto County, MS – Voter turnout is high today in DeSoto County. Voters are turning out to support Mike Huckabee, who's recently conceded the Republican nomination, John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Candice Ludlow reports.

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Mid-South News
12:16 am
Wed March 12, 2008

Obama Takes Mississippi

DeSoto County, MS – Shortly after the polls closed in the Mississippi Presidential Primary, Barack Obama was announced as the predicted winner. In DeSoto County, it was too close to call so early. Candice Ludlow has more.

All day voters streamed into cast their votes throughout DeSoto County. Marla Treadway, Deputy Clerk for DeSoto County, said the turn out was much higher than they thought it would be.

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