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|

“By the Book: A Tribute to Dolph Smith” at the Brooks.

Veteran artist Dolph Smith constructs books from scratch. His son, Ben Smith, chef/owner of Tsunami restaurant, constructs culinary dishes from scratch. Their creations are similar. "He can make the most elaborate scallop dish and present it beautifully and all," Dolph says. "But it's not done. It's not complete until you devour it." The pages in [...]

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

Many Sides: The Mantra of Evil

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." — Edmund Burke We're now all contestants in a reality show that we never asked to be part of. And it gets more real every day. The shameful and deadly episode that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, last week was [...]

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

Jesse Jackson: The Prophet in Memphis

Jesse Jackson was in Memphis this past weekend, rekindling memories of a mission -- political as much as religious -- still in need of fulfillment. Jesse Jackson was in Memphis over the weekend, appearing at a number of venues. On Saturday, he was on a panel at the National Civil Rights Museum, where he condemned [...]

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

Eclipse Drink Suggestions From Quintron

During these trying times, it's tempting to look at next Monday's solar eclipse — the first to be visible on U.S. mainland in 38 years — as a scary omen: the dragon devouring the sun, as the ancient Chinese imagined. When the sky darkens and the sun's corona can be seen shining from all directions [...]

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

Downtown Rotary to Move to Clayborn Temple

Next month, the Rotary Club of Memphis, which was chartered in 1914 and has seen much local history, will embrace one of the most honored and venerable symbols of that history when it begins its regular weekly club meetings at the historic Clayborn Temple downtown. Our move, which was approved this month by an overwhelming [...]

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