News and Features

Memphis, TN – African-American women are now at greatest risk of contracting HIV. As we heard last week from the folks on the frontlines, many are pointing to the jails where a disproportionate number of African American men cycle through.

Most African-American women who've contracted HIV have gotten it from having unprotected sex with an infected male.

Very few prisons have mandatory HIV testing upon arrival or release, making it difficult to get a handle on the problem.

Memphis, TN – To live in Memphis, you have to have a car. At least that's what most Memphis drivers say. But what if you don't have one? Chances are you ride the bus, walk, or take your bike to get everywhere you need to go. Next week, the Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization holds a series of public workshops, intended to let citizens have a hand in the future of citywide transportation.

Memphis, TN – HIV/AIDS is the number one killer of African-American women of childbearing age. Recently, Memphis was named as a Title One City by the Centers for Disease Control to help combat the escalation of HIV and AIDS.

Memphis, TN – Author Sally Thomason doesn't only want to grow old gracefully; she wants to grow old with authenticity and a beginner's mind. And as it turns out, she's not the only one. Women around the Mid-South including Lenny Neely, amateur photographer, and Diane Stokes Turner, manager of a Memphis beauty shop-- take a fresh look at coming of age.

Memphis, TN – Youth violence is a serious social problem in our society today. In 2005, Memphis ranked #13 as one of the most dangerous cities in America. And when we open the paper or turn on the television news, we see a lot of violence being perpetuateed by the youth.

Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Associate Dean and Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health describes the trends she sees in youth violence as waves.

Hobo'n from Water Valley, MS to Jackson, TN.

Memphis, TN – Murray Franklin Hudson interviews his first cousin once removed Celeste Annabelle Hardy Wray of Memphis and asks her to give advice to the youth about how to get the most out of life.

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.