Memphis

Memphis Moments
5:51 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

The Sultana Disaster

On April 21, 1865, the steamboat Sultana left New Orleans. As she left port, she was having problems with leaky boilers, problems that continued to plague the vessel on her way up the river. 

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Memphis Moments
6:14 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

The Flood of 1912

A train in Memphis finds the tracks are submerged. The photo appears to be dated April 2, 1912.

The flood of April, 1912, was one of the worst floods ever seen in the Mississippi Valley.

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Behind the Headlines
6:32 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Radio Roundtable: Municipal School Districts, Operations "Safe Community," and More

This week, the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable discusses the progress of a bill that could life the ban on new municipal school districts.

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Memphis Moments
1:42 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest is best known for his role as a brilliant military strategist for the Confederacy during the Civil War and as one of the founders of the Ku Klux Klan. But there's more to Forrest's story than that.

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Commentary
6:56 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Newspapers are Hard to do Business With

I know why newspapers are in trouble. Sure, there’s been a flood of competitive media. Especially the Internet. And fewer people today want a whole lot more than headlines. And only we older people, apparently, appreciate a hands-on newspaper experience. 

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