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Memphis, TN – Will Shade lived on Fourth Street, not too far from Beale.

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Memphis, TN – Blues lovers often make the trek to Memphis to pay tribute to those who created the rich, old-time sound of the delta. Candice Ludlow spoke with a Chicago music teacher who made the pilgrimage to Memphis to pay his respects to his favorite bluesmen. Topping his list was a visit to the gravesite of Will Shade of the popular Memphis Jug Band.

Memphis, TN – : The real estate market meltdown is in the news everyday. Should homeowners receive assistance? Memphians facing foreclosure have the opportunity this weekend to meet with their lender or mortgage servicer - in person - to see if they can reduce the principal or interest rate - and keep their home. Candice Ludlow explains.

Memphis, TN – The Delta Queen is the last steamboat to carry overnight passengers on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Today, it stopped in Memphis as it makes its way to Cincinnati. It's the only wooden boat allowed to carry overnight passengers - and those days are numbered - unless Congress makes an exception.

Congressman Steve Chabot of Ohio yesterday argued on the House floor to re-enact the exemption for the Delta Queen to continue overnight voyages on the mighty Mississippi.

Memphis, TN – Scientists may be honing in on the cause of the disappearing honeybees. Apparently, the bees may be too stressed out, and that's what's causing them to fly away from their hives in droves.

Over the past two years, beekeepers, backyard and commercial alike, are losing their bees. Bees are our pollinators.

University of Arkansas Jonesboro Ag Extension Agent Steve Culp says bees are responsible for one third of the food we consume.

Memphis, TN – Lucy, perhaps the most well-known hominid, was discovered by Don Johanson and Tom Gray in 1974. Johanson told Candice Ludlow that a girlfriend of his had a hand in naming Lucy after the discovery - and it had to do with a tape that they'd been playing regularly.

Memphis, TN – Lucy, perhaps the most well-known hominid, was discovered by Don Johanson and Tom Gray in 1974. Johanson told Candice Ludlow that a girlfriend of his had a hand in naming Lucy after the discovery - and it had to do with a tape that they'd been playing regularly.

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.

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.

Memphis, TN – Cary Fowler, a humble and modest man from Memphis, Tennessee, works to save the world, seed by seed. Cary Fowler is the Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust: A Foundation for Food Security in Rome.

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