Eric Barnes interviews the new superintendent of Tennessee’s Achievement School District on his perspectives on teaching and education, and the future of education in Memphis and Shelby County.

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Host Pierre Kimsey talks with retired Coast Guard Captain Larry Brudnicki who led two dramatic rescues during the Perfect Storm. He will talk about his 30-year career and his recent book Real World Management Strategies That Work.

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Pierre Kimsey talks with Eric Barnes (host of WKNO’s Behind the Headlines and Newsmakers and publisher of Memphis Daily News) about his new book Something Pretty, Something Beautiful, right before he leaves for a book tour. This is Eric’s second work of fiction. His first was called Shimmer.

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Germantown resident John Black, who was featured in the public television documentary Portraits from the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black discusses how his mother, Elizabeth Black kept giving-back years after WWII. John’s mother, Elizabeth Black was a portrait artist who traveled with the Red Cross sketching soldiers during WWII. A few years ago, in a forgotten trunk, he found his mother’s work remarkably preserved and maintained and shared it with public television to produce a documentary.

 
 

Kelly Cruise has a Conversation With Patricia Brown, former director of the Memphis chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Now living in Arkansas, Patricia is herself a cancer survivor and patient as well as a positive role model for others dealing with cancer.

     
 

With a broadcast career spanning over 50 years and well known in the Mid-South for his weather forecasting and wrestling commentary, Dave Brown discusses his career and life's journey with Tom Prestigiacomo. Now retired, Dave was chief meteorologist for WMC-TV since May 1977. Prior to signing on at WMC TV5, he was with WHBQ-Radio & TV in Memphis for 13 years. His career began at hometown radio stations while still in high school in Trenton, Tennessee. Dave is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society and proudly holds the Seal of Approval of the National Weather Association. For 35 years, Dave was a host of the immensely popular Wrestling program on WHBQ-TV and WMC-TV...25 of those years with his legendary partner, Lance Russell. On May 30, 1997, Dave's daughter, Stefanie Brown Kuehl, his 6-month old granddaughter, Zadie, and his unborn grandson, Thomas, were struck and killed by a drunk driver. Since that time, Dave has delivered the message against drunk driving in over 275 speeches to civic clubs, schools, churches, and community events in four states. Dave is a member of MADD and supports their nationwide efforts.

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