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WKNO-FM's Mid-South News Podcast with local news and commentaries from WKNO-FM: NPR for the Mid-South.

Latest Episodes

Yasir Qadhi On Being Muslim And American In Memphis

Yasir Qadhi is one of the most influential Muslim clerics to lecture in English. He was born in Houston, Texas, and has studied in Saudi Arabia and at Yale. Because of his vast knowledge, he's been sought out by both high ranking counter-terrorism officials and young Muslims contemplating violence. He sat down with Eleanor Boudreau to talk about the sometimes fraught cultural position he navigates being Muslim and American. But first things first....

-1 s2011 SEP 29
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Yasir Qadhi On Being Muslim And American In Memphis

Parents Mull Merged School District

Memphis City Schools will consolidate with the Shelby County Schools two years from now, in September of 2013. The details of the merger will be decided by a newly formed transition team and a unified countywide school board, but the success of the new district depends on how parents react. From the playgrounds of Memphis, and the county outside it, Eleanor Boudreau reports.

-1 s2011 SEP 26
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Parents Mull Merged School District

Captains Of School Consolidation Meet For The First Time

By this time in 2013, the Memphis City Schools and the Shelby County Schools will be one. The new 23-member countywide school board and the 21-member transition team tasked with merging the systems met for the first time last night. Eleanor Boudreau was there in the crowd. She tells us what it was like.

-1 s2011 SEP 22
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Captains Of School Consolidation Meet For The First Time

Initiative Tells Patients Quality Care Is Uneven--So Speak Up!

Healthcare in the U.S. is uneven. It's pretty close to a coin toss whether a patient gets proper care. According to one study in the New England Journal of Medicine 55 percent of patients do and 45 percent don't. Now the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is trying to do something about it. The initiative is called Care About Your Care. Eleanor Boudreau reports.

-1 s2011 SEP 20
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Initiative Tells Patients Quality Care Is Uneven--So Speak Up!

A Rare Compromise: Memphis & Shelby County Schools' Court Settlement

All appointments have now been made to a 23-member merged Shelby County school board and a 21-member transition team. The board, the transition team and a great deal else about the consolidation of Memphis and Shelby County Schools were settled on in federal court. This isn't the first time a court has gotten involved in education policy, but such cases are rare. Eleanor Boudreau reports.

-1 s2011 SEP 14
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A Rare Compromise: Memphis & Shelby County Schools' Court Settlement

Phyliss Anderson Becomes Female Mississippi Choctaw Chief

Phyliss J. Anderson will be the first female chief to head up the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, ousting the sitting Miko Beasley Denson with a sizable lead. Sandra Knispel of Mississippi Public Broadcasting reports.

-1 s2011 SEP 7
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Phyliss Anderson Becomes Female Mississippi Choctaw Chief

TBI Digging--Literally--In Millington

An investigation into Millington's government that excavated a massive amount of paper from city hall and the mayor's house, among other places, today progressed to actual excavation. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is digging a hole outside Transmission Doctors, a Millington auto shop. Eleanor Boudreau reports.

-1 s2011 AUG 29
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TBI Digging--Literally--In Millington

Transitioned: "Joy Is Its Own Thing"

Cece DuBois is a renaissance woman. In a long and varied career, she's painted portraits, written songs, sung backup, and most recently, had her own interior design business. But a perfect storm of divorce, car accident, and recession left her in debt, barely able to keep her Murfreesboro home. Now, the 64-year-old has few prospects for making a living from her creative work. From WPLN in Nashville, Cece Dubois explains how she survives by seeding ordinary moments with laughter.

-1 s2011 AUG 25
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Transitioned: "Joy Is Its Own Thing"

Agreement in Memphis And Shelby County School Consolidation Lawsuit

All sides in the multi-party lawsuit over the consolidation of Memphis and Shelby County Schools have reached a tentative agreement. Eleanor Boudreau reports.

-1 s2011 AUG 24
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Agreement in Memphis And Shelby County School Consolidation Lawsuit

Black Farmers' Class Action Settlement Near

Tens of thousands of African-American farmers in Mississippi and across the U.S. are awaiting the ruling of a federal court to see if they'll be paid for decades of discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Daniel Cherry from Mississippi Public Broadcasting reports the court is expected to reach a final settlement in about a week.

-1 s2011 AUG 22
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Black Farmers' Class Action Settlement Near

Latest Episodes

Yasir Qadhi On Being Muslim And American In Memphis

Yasir Qadhi is one of the most influential Muslim clerics to lecture in English. He was born in Houston, Texas, and has studied in Saudi Arabia and at Yale. Because of his vast knowledge, he's been sought out by both high ranking counter-terrorism officials and young Muslims contemplating violence. He sat down with Eleanor Boudreau to talk about the sometimes fraught cultural position he navigates being Muslim and American. But first things first....

-1 s2011 SEP 29
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Yasir Qadhi On Being Muslim And American In Memphis

Parents Mull Merged School District

Memphis City Schools will consolidate with the Shelby County Schools two years from now, in September of 2013. The details of the merger will be decided by a newly formed transition team and a unified countywide school board, but the success of the new district depends on how parents react. From the playgrounds of Memphis, and the county outside it, Eleanor Boudreau reports.

-1 s2011 SEP 26
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Parents Mull Merged School District

Captains Of School Consolidation Meet For The First Time

By this time in 2013, the Memphis City Schools and the Shelby County Schools will be one. The new 23-member countywide school board and the 21-member transition team tasked with merging the systems met for the first time last night. Eleanor Boudreau was there in the crowd. She tells us what it was like.

-1 s2011 SEP 22
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Captains Of School Consolidation Meet For The First Time

Initiative Tells Patients Quality Care Is Uneven--So Speak Up!

Healthcare in the U.S. is uneven. It's pretty close to a coin toss whether a patient gets proper care. According to one study in the New England Journal of Medicine 55 percent of patients do and 45 percent don't. Now the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is trying to do something about it. The initiative is called Care About Your Care. Eleanor Boudreau reports.

-1 s2011 SEP 20
Comments
Initiative Tells Patients Quality Care Is Uneven--So Speak Up!

A Rare Compromise: Memphis & Shelby County Schools' Court Settlement

All appointments have now been made to a 23-member merged Shelby County school board and a 21-member transition team. The board, the transition team and a great deal else about the consolidation of Memphis and Shelby County Schools were settled on in federal court. This isn't the first time a court has gotten involved in education policy, but such cases are rare. Eleanor Boudreau reports.

-1 s2011 SEP 14
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A Rare Compromise: Memphis & Shelby County Schools' Court Settlement

Phyliss Anderson Becomes Female Mississippi Choctaw Chief

Phyliss J. Anderson will be the first female chief to head up the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, ousting the sitting Miko Beasley Denson with a sizable lead. Sandra Knispel of Mississippi Public Broadcasting reports.

-1 s2011 SEP 7
Comments
Phyliss Anderson Becomes Female Mississippi Choctaw Chief

TBI Digging--Literally--In Millington

An investigation into Millington's government that excavated a massive amount of paper from city hall and the mayor's house, among other places, today progressed to actual excavation. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is digging a hole outside Transmission Doctors, a Millington auto shop. Eleanor Boudreau reports.

-1 s2011 AUG 29
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TBI Digging--Literally--In Millington

Transitioned: "Joy Is Its Own Thing"

Cece DuBois is a renaissance woman. In a long and varied career, she's painted portraits, written songs, sung backup, and most recently, had her own interior design business. But a perfect storm of divorce, car accident, and recession left her in debt, barely able to keep her Murfreesboro home. Now, the 64-year-old has few prospects for making a living from her creative work. From WPLN in Nashville, Cece Dubois explains how she survives by seeding ordinary moments with laughter.

-1 s2011 AUG 25
Comments
Transitioned: "Joy Is Its Own Thing"

Agreement in Memphis And Shelby County School Consolidation Lawsuit

All sides in the multi-party lawsuit over the consolidation of Memphis and Shelby County Schools have reached a tentative agreement. Eleanor Boudreau reports.

-1 s2011 AUG 24
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Agreement in Memphis And Shelby County School Consolidation Lawsuit

Black Farmers' Class Action Settlement Near

Tens of thousands of African-American farmers in Mississippi and across the U.S. are awaiting the ruling of a federal court to see if they'll be paid for decades of discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Daniel Cherry from Mississippi Public Broadcasting reports the court is expected to reach a final settlement in about a week.

-1 s2011 AUG 22
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Black Farmers' Class Action Settlement Near
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