Documentary filmmaker Willy Bearden hosts this conversation with versatile musician Breeze Cayolle (featured in an upcoming WKNO concert special). Cayolle, a native of New Orleans playing in the tradition of that city's Blues and Jazz greats, relocated with his immediate family to Memphis in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In this half-hour show, Cayolle discusses the musical heritage of New Orleans and its future and the impact of Katrina on New Orleans' culture and people.

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Joyce Cobb sits down with host Tom Prestigiacomo to tell him how a schoolteachers' daughter from Oklahoma with an affection for country music ended up putting down roots in Memphis and becoming an iconic blues and jazz vocalist. She recalls the struggle and opportunities of an artist's life and the excitement of having her own eponymous club on Beale Street. In A Conversation With, Joyce discusses her driving love of music, her career as a performer, teacher, and radio personality, and her determination in battling pancreatic cancer.

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Pierre Kimsey talks with communications and marketing strategist Dan Conaway about his long career in Memphis and his new book I’m a Memphian. The award-winning consultant also writes a weekly column for The Daily News and The Memphis News called “Memphasis”.

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