Institute Changes

The Urban Child Institute starts new chapter with a new leader, new focus. Major changes could be on the way for the Urban Child Institute (TUCI) as board members are set to soon vote on some new directions for the non-profit organization as it prepares a physical move into Crosstown Concourse. Much has already changed [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

On Andrew Sean Greer’s funny new novel.

How amiable and witty this is, its wit as dry as the clicking of a clock. Insert joke here: Blank is easy; comedy is hard. One may be able to quickly compile a list of great books, but great comedic books would take more time. Wodehouse, yes. Russo's Straight Man, yes. Peter De Vries, yes. [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Ridin’ Safely

Delta Fair beefs up ride inspections. You can't ride the Fireball in Tennessee. That's the amusement park ride that killed an 18-year-old and injured seven others last month at the Ohio State Fair. Video shows the shocking scene as one of the ride's gondolas detached from a swinging arm and flung passengers to the ground. [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

An Inconvenient Sequel

Hope and despair in the fight against climate change About a third of the way into An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, something remarkable happens: Al Gore gets mad. The moment comes during a training session for climate activists, where Gore is passing on the knowledge in his persuasive and ever-evolving Keynote presentation describing the [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Crosstown Concourse: The Vertical Village Comes to Life

Saturday will be a crazy Memphis moment. At least, that's how Todd Richardson sees it. Richardson is a co-founder of Crosstown Arts, the group that spurred the redevelopment of the massive, empty Sears Crosstown building. Since 2010, Richardson's mind has been focused on recruiting partners, signing tenants, finding funding, construction schedules, paperwork, designs, plans, and [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Movin’ On Up

Rock for Love offers a weekend’s worth of music at its new home in Crosstown. Church Health is unique among Memphis institutions. It was founded three decades ago by Scott Morris as a place to provide help for the working poor who fall through the cracks of our broken health insurance system. Some of those [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Total Solar Eclipse everywhere

Monday's total eclipse has caused an avalanche of media reports. We've seen stories about legit eyewear vs. glasses that'll burn your retinas. We've been taught ways to observe the eclipse with no protective eyewear at all. We've been told about our primitive ancestors who thought solar eclipses foretold disaster and shown why the whole eclipse [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Fly on the Wall 1486

Verbatim It's starting to look like everybody is strenuously opposed to Sinclair Media's impending takeover of Tribune Media properties including Memphis' own WREG. Well, everybody except the FCC. Last week, the conservative media company NewsMax weighed in against the $3.9-billion deal; this week, Dish Network and the American Cable Association (ACA) piled on. The ACA [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Defining and Defending the First Amendment

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. The foregoing words are those of the First [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|
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