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Memphis, TN – In the days following Hurricane Katrina, countless Americans watched, and listened, to the growing chaos in disbelief. One nurse, Kathy McGregor, frustrated in her efforts to deploy to the Gulf through the Red Cross, FEMA, the Salvation Army, and the Federal Department of Health, found her own way with the help of the National Nurses Organizing Committee.

Collierville, TN – Roller derby has emerged again in the United States. Since its resurgence, it has exploded to include more than 150 leagues across the nation. The sport barely resembles its predecessors, though. It is still tough but not silly anymore.

The leagues are local and skater-owned-and-operated. The Memphis Roller Derby has been together for little more than a year. It offers women an unconventional sport that has become an empowering physical outlet.

Memphis, TN – To many, Lindy Boggs is not a household name. Independent filmmaker Bess Carrick decided while listening to her speak at a luncheon that it was time for her work to become illuminated.

Memphis, TN – For Craig Brewer, blues is about anxiety. The independent filmmaker talked about the seed which sprouted while going back and forth between Memphis and California to make "Hustle and Flow."

Memphis, TN – To access the Greening Greater Memphis webpage and manifesto, go to www.greeninggreatermemphis.org/

Memphis, TN – Memphis is known for its parks, the Mississippi River and its hardwood trees. A group of envirnomental and recreational organizations have come together to help turn Memphis into a "great" city by connecting parks to potential greenways throughout the city.

Alex Garvin, Yale Professor of Urban Planning and Management is the keynote speaker at the Greening Greater Memphis event on Thursday, February 8, 2007 at the Memphis Botanic Gardens.

Memphis, TN – Memphis, a city notorious for movie censorship in the 1940's and 50's, is host to the National Conference for Media Reform.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palce Family of Museums (www.memphismuseums.org) and the WKNO Stations.

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