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A Conversation with Clay AikenWKNO Producer Pierre Kimsey talks with singer Clay Aiken. The North Carolina native was beginning a career as an educator working with special-needs children when he took an opportunity to audition for the TV show American Idol, then in its second season. His life was transformed as a finalist, and he has emerged as one of the most successful singers to have been launched by the show. Aiken has used his celebrity on behalf of the international charity UNICEF and has traveled to Somalia, Afganistan and other countries where children have been impacted by war. In this half-hour conversation, Aiken talks with Kimsey about performing, sudden fame, family, UNICEF and more.
A Conversation with Lyman AldrichLyman D. Aldrich is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Memphis in May International Festival. The Memphis in May International Festival began in 1976 as a way to bring international business to Memphis and encourage a rebirth in downtown among Memphians. Tom Prestigiacomo hosts the interview.
A Conversation with Aryen Moore-AlstonA former Next Food Network Star finalist, owner of Sweet Potato Baby Catering and restaurateur with G. Alston located in Cordova, Aryen Moore-Alston talks about her journey that has lead her to her many accomplishments. She also discusses growing up in Italy with her American parents and the influences she gained.
A Conversation with Marcus Aurelius Anderson
A Conversation with Vincent AstorPierre Kimsey talks with native Memphian, local historian, and actor Vincent Astor about his recently published Memphis Movie Theatres, part of the Images of America historical book series.
A Conversation with Marilou Awiakta
Marilou Awiakta is a poet whose perspective fuses her Cherokee, Scots-Irish, and Appalachian heritage with experiences of growing up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on the atomic frontier. She is internationally known for her poetry and cultural essays. George Larrimore hosts