Tennessee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam talks about the current challenges and opportunities for Tennessee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam speaks with host Bill Dries, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, about the upcoming challenges and opportunities for the state of Tennessee, and, specifically, the city of Memphis. 

They discuss economic development opportunities for Memphis, tax incentives, pension plans, and more.

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Many Americans are familiar with the name of Alvin Cullum York because of the 1941 film Sergeant York. What you may not know, however, is that his American hero was a native son of Tennessee, born in a log cabin in Pall Mall.

As a young man, York was a member of the Church of Christ. He initially declared himself a conscientious objector at the outbreak of World War I, but his petition was denied. The thirty-year old York found himself assigned to the 82nd division on the Western Front.

Elmwood Cemetery, founded in 1852, is the oldest active cemetery in Memphis. Fifty citizens put up $500 each to purchase and develop a 40-acre parcel of land. Another 40 acres were added later.

The name Elmwood was selected by a drawing from a list of proposed names. Elm trees had to be planted afterwards. 

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This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, a look at how Health Care Reform will affect the state of Tennessee.

Brian Kelsey, State Senator from Germantown, and Bill Dries, reporter for the Memphis Daily News, join host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, to discuss this topic.

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, the panel discusses TN Governor Bill Haslam's State of the State address, including the state's course against so-called "unfounded mandates," an expansion of TennCare, and school vouchers.

A look at the real impact of the affordable care act on Shelby County as well as the state of Tennessee.

When the evaluator walked into her classroom, Alisa Bledsoe was teaching her sixth grade science class about the difference between a food chain and a food web.