Mississippi River

Counterpoint
7:04 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Interview With Christopher Morris

The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its People
Credit Oxford Press

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with Christopher Morris, author of The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its People.

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Behind the Headlines
6:11 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Radio Roundtable: The Riverfront Development Project

Beale Street Landing Taking Shape
Credit Memphis Riverfront Development Corporation / http://www.memphisriverfront.com/

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, a look at the Riverfront Development project in downtown Memphis.

Host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, is joined by Benny Lendermon, President of the Memphis Riverfront Development Corporation, and Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News.

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Mid-South News
8:51 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Mayors Want Washington To Pay More Attention To The Mississippi River

Mayors of 41 cities and towns along the Mississippi River met in St. Louis today to discuss how they can better address the tribulations the river brings their way. The mayors were from as far North as St. Cloud, Minnesota and as far South as Vidalia, Louisiana and they all saw record drought this year and record flooding last year.

Any disruption to traffic along the Mississippi costs big bucks. Oil, gas and grain that total about a quarter of the nation’s gross domestic product move along the river.

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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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