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.
Memphis, TN – Over the next decade, millions of Baby Boomers will reach retirement age. About 5 percent of Americans between 65 and 74, and about half over 85 have the disease. Alzheimer's currently has no cure.
Washington, DC – Honeybees that help pollinate Tennessee's apples, pumpkins and squash are disappearing. Struggling beekeepers who have lost their hives are looking for relief in the Farm bill.
Beekeeper Kevin Jester lives about fifty miles north of Memphis in West Ridge, Arkansas. He typically raises about two thousand colonies of bees. In 2006, he lost nearly all of them. He bought more bees, but then lost them too. Needless to say business hasn't been good.
By Greg Collard - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Charleston, WV – In 1796, Congress designated the Georgia-Tennessee border at the 35th Parallel. Years later, Georgia commissioned a mathematician to officially mark the boundary. He ended up creating a new boundary about a mile short of the 35th parallel.