News and Features

Millington, TN – Each year, all casualty branches of the military service search the globe to identify and give full military honors to approximately 100 MIA/POW's. Hundreds of people work these cases, often with little or nothing to go on.

Ken Terry works closely with the families of long missing Navy soldiers to bring their loved ones home, and finally bring closure.

Union City, TN – Up highway 51, just ten miles from the Kentucky border, lies the town of Union City, tucked into Tennessee's northwest corner. And in that city, in a neighborhood once known as Baptistville, sits Mount Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal church. Though listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, and now also in this year's Ten Endangered Places in Tennessee, Mount Zion was abandoned two years ago and now faces destruction by neglect.

Memphis, TN – African Americans diagnosed with AIDS between 1997 and 2004 are not living as long as their counterparts, Latinos, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, or Whites, according to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. But chances for having a full life after diagnosis of HIV/AIDS is much better today than it was when the disease was discovered in the 1980's.

Memphis, TN – The medical community has partnered with the faith-based community and educators to reach more people to try and stop the transmission of HIV and AIDS. Today, we take a look at an innovative program to reach the target population. It's called Project Styling.

Project Styling is another avenue for HIV testing, prevention and education. Michele Daniels is the current Program Manager for Project Styling, which is affiliated with the Community HIV Network.

Shelby Farms - Memphis, TN – Mike Dennison, Shelby County Ag Extension Director, shows a very dry cotton field at Shelby Farms. The cotton isn't very high, throwing off squares and dropping bowls, meaning this year's crop yield will be decreased by half.

Luigi Romolo is the Regional Climatologist with the Southern Regional Climate Center explains the drought conditions and drought scale.

Memphis, TN – St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital has joined the fight to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS. Andrea Williams is a Community Development Coordinator for the Connect to Protect Program in the Infectious Disease Department, and she talks about the program in detail.

Memphis, TN – Today, we're going to look at how the medical and faith-based communities have come together with a multi-pronged approach to halt or at least minimize the rates of infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and others working to combat this problem, it's imperative to meet the target population where they are -- in the community, at clinics, churches and schools.

Memphis, TN – We continue our series on HIV and we go to the streets with Project Hope to educate on the dangers and risk factors associated with HIV and prevention, as well as encourage testing.