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August 23, 2019 43 min
Memphis in May - Kevin Kern - It’s the birthplace of rock n’ roll and home of Elvis! Memphis is celebrating 200 years of music history with Memphis In May! Kevin Kern, VP Of Public Relations with Memphis Travel will tell us about this exciting event celebrating the legendary city on the Delta!. Foster Dogs - Sarah Brasky - Shelter over population leads to euthanasia, as well as kennel stress and the spread of disease. Sarah Brasky...
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Today we'll talk to Tiffany Taylor with the American Red Cross Bob Hirschi with "Sleep in Heavenly Peace" an organization designed to help children get a safe and warm bed of their own. And Rodeo Ruth with details on the Franklin Rodeo.
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On today's show: Guest: Tyler Wheatstone - Knoxville News Sentinel. Topic: The Nature Conservancy has acquired additional land in the state of Tennessee. Tyler Wheatstone reported on it, and talks about what this means. Guest: Travis Dorman - Knoxville News Sentinel. Topic: Measles cases are on the rise...and Travis Dorman reported on it...and shares some of his findings with us... Guest: Dr. Sheryl Al-Mateen Topic: Childre...
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April 24, 2019 45 min
This weeks show looks at a new travel trend in the state...rental e-scooters, and how cities are dealing with them. Also, when there's a need for food pantries, how can you help? One Nashville woman did just that, and she tells her story. Plus Robert Buan talks with Beverly Watts with the TNHRC about housing discrimination and fair housing across the state.
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April is fair housing month. Beverly Watts joins Robert Buan to discuss the matter and how it impacts Tennesseans.
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Steve and Michael talked with Ann Coulter before President Trump's address to the nation last night about the current situation on the southern border and why it was so important for Trump to fight for it.
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October 26, 2018 36 min
12 days left to midterms, and yesterday was all about the 7 Bomb Threats to prominent Democrats—Ex-President Obama, the Clintons, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. CNN Pres Jeff Zucker goes on the Attack, without evidence. Lift the Vote Where do we stand on the midterms with 12 days to go?
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October 24, 2018 44 min
New discoveries in blood cancer treatment take place every day, including with some studies here at home. Dr. Fred Locke from the Moffitt Cancer Center shares some of the developments as part of Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Some of America’s most famous names are speaking to the importance of voting, including the Tennessee Titans 3-time All-Pro Tight End. Delanie Walker has gotten on board to get eligible voters registered wi...
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September 23, 2018 44 min
Interview 1 – Tennessee Got Lucky (weather.com) Ray Stagich Several states were hit by Hurricane Florence, and the originally projected path had its sights on Tennessee. Ray Stagich from The Weather Channel explains what happened, what dangers are still going on now, and what might still be ahead. Interview 2 & 3 – Disaster Relief Efforts Are Well Underway (redcross.org) Sarah Basel Florence made landfall last weekend, but...
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September 16, 2018 44 min
Interview 1 – Gun Violence Today Margaret Huang The frequency of shootings today has some looking at the issue with new urgency. Margaret Huang is the executive director of Amnesty International USA says her organization has now declared gun violence a human rights issue. Interview 2 & 3 – Islamophobia In America - 17 Years After 9/11 Todd Green 17 years after the 9/11 attacks… Has America recovered yet? Vanderbilt grad Tod...
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August 26, 2018 44 min
Interview 1 – She-I-O (#alltogetherbetter) Maggie Rose & Lori Dotterer Butler August 26 th is Women’s Equality Day. Nashville recording artists Maggie Rose and dairy farmer Lori Dotterer Butler tell us about the meaning behind the day and the new twist Maggie put on the timeless classic “Old McDonald”. Interview 2 & 3 – This Is Only A Test? (proedtn.org) JC Bowman Are tests in our schools making the grade? JC Bowman fro...
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August 5, 2018 44 min
Interview 1 – Rising Costs of Living in Tennessee (smartasset.com) Ross Urken Is the cost of living in Tennessee really getting more expensive? The data says yes. Ross Urken from smartasset.com gives us the latest info on the highest cost of living cities in the US. Interview 2 – The Danger of Hot Cars (noheatstroke.com) Jan Null The danger of child deaths from hot cars remains a constant concern. Jan Null from noheatstroke.co...
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July 22, 2018 44 min
Interview 1 – Sleep Disorders In The Military (health.mil) Dr. Julie Kinn Sleep disorders are issues being addressed at military levels, but the breakthroughs could help you. Dr. Julie Kinn from the Defense Health Alliance shares new apps helping military and civilian patients alike. Interview 2 – Tennessee & A Healthy Fuel Supply Chain (afpm.org) Susan Grissom The Memphis Refinery processes about 190,000 barrels of crude o...
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July 8, 2018 44 min
Interview 1 – xxx (xx.com) Alice Bender New studies show that healthy living may be a better idea now than we’ve ever realized. Alice Bender, President of the American Institute for Cancer Research says the latest evidence shows how diet and exercise can prevent 12 different cancers. Interview 2 – Maximizing Savings For Private School (privatecollege529.com) Bob Cole If you’re saving for your kids to go to college, you may be l...
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June 3, 2018 45 min
Interview 1 – Biotech in Tennessee (bio.org) Jim Greenwood The world of biotech: The growing industry is prominently present here today. Jim Greenwood, President of Biotechnology Innovation Organization, talks about the growing role Tennessee has established in today’s biotech world. Interview 2 – Venture Girls (venturelab.org) Dr. Cristal Glangchai As science & technology grow, will girls today be in those jobs as young wo...
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May 27, 2018 45 min
Interview 1 – The American Legion’s 1 st Female National Commander Commander Denise Rohan In 100 years, the American Legion never had a female top leader until now. National Commander Denise Rohan talks about the mission of the Legion and shares some of the history of Memorial Day’s origins. Interview 2 – National Memorial Day Concert Honoree SFC Leigh Ann Hester The first ever female recipient of the Silver Star for combat is ...
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May 20, 2018 46 min
Interview 1 – Infertility In Tennessee Dr. Eve Feinberg The challenges of infertility: Do those problems exist here at home? Dr. Eve Feinberg from Northwestern Medicine has new statistics of fertility issues in Tennessee. Interview 2 – Asthma Awareness Dr. David Slade Are Tennesseans struggling with asthma? For Asthma Awareness month, Dr. David Slade represents asthma.com and tells of the staggering numbers of our residents with...
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May 13, 2018 44 min
Interview 1 – Better Hearing & Speech Month Drs. Elise Davis-MacFarland & Charles Bishop May is Better Hearing and Speech month: Do you know enough for about these issues for your kids? Drs. Elise Davis-MacFarland & Charles Bishop from the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association discuss. Interview 2 – Strolling Thunder Dr. Myra Jones & Margery Yeager Ahead of this Mother’s Day, moms from across the country ...
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April 29, 2018 41 min
(Interview 1) If you’ve always wanted to go back to college, good news: The State of Tennessee is ready to help make that happen! Jessica Gibson tells about the new program for free community college and trade schools called Tennessee Reconnect. (Interview 2) In Music City this past week, it was the announcement of another opening of another show season! Kathleen O’Brien reviews what was unveiled during the Tennessee Performing Art...
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April 22, 2018 45 min
(Interview 1) If hurting yourself isn’t reason enough to stop distracted driving, how about the hurt to your wallet? Julie Mix McPeak from the Tennessee Insurance Commission tells us how distracted driving is raising your premiums. (Interview 2) The quality of air in Tennessee: Getting better or worse? Paul Billings from the American Lung Association says some of our biggest cities are seeing higher levels of pollution. (Interview ...
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