The Documentary Is In — And Enjoying — An 'Undeniable Golden Age'

Here's what's up with docs: They're doing great at the box office. At last month's Sundance Film Festival, Knock Down the House broke the festival's documentary sales record: reportedly $10 million to Netflix . The film follows the 2018 campaigns of four female congressional candidates, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Biographical documentaries have recently grown in popularity, along with budgets and profits. That impresses producer Sheila Nevins, who ran HBO Documentary Films for 36...

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Chances are, your heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times in your lifetime.


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“Spotlight on Lifelong Learning” is a weekly look at some of the exciting public conversations upcoming around Memphis. Host Jonathan Judaken is the Spence L. Wilson Chair in the Humanities at Rhodes College.


Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is taking a new hands-on approach to educating families about preventive care.

This week on WKNO-TV Channel 10’s Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes and Daily Memphian reporter Bill Dries are joined by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital President and CEO Meri Armour and Le Bonheur's Pediatrician-in-Chief Dr. Jon McCullers to discuss the “Family Resilience Initiative.”

This week, Tennessee legislators have rolled out a number of new proposals. Some, like the Natural Marriage Defense Act and a proposed abortion ban, are based on the presumption that a new conservative majority U.S. Supreme Court will be more inclined to revoke Constitutional protections for LGBTQ people and women.  

This week's announcement that FedEx Logistics plans to consolidate its world headquarters in the former Gibson Guitar Factory was big enough news that Gov. Bill Lee came to Memphis to praise the deal.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

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If you want to impress that special someone, make them Horseradish Encrusted Grouper with Lemon Butter Sauce for their Valentine’s dinner.


With a city as large and populated as Memphis, it can be difficult for local government to pinpoint wise and profitable investments in growth for every community. The Memphis 3.0 plan was created to solve this issue.  

 

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In America, everyone should have the right to good health.  Sadly, that is not the case for many Americans of color.


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With just days to go before his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump seems to have tried to lower public expectations for the meeting set for Feb. 27-28 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

"I'm in no rush for speed. We just don't want testing," Trump remarked on Friday, raising concerns that he might not insist on North Korea abandoning its nuclear weapons, as long as it stops testing them.

This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem.


It was February 1967, and 18-year-old Marine private first class Bill Ehrhart was days away from leaving for Vietnam. He had just enjoyed his last weekend off-base, and his friends had offered to drive him back to Camp Pendleton, Calif., before sunrise.

Gilroy, Calif., is known as the garlic capital of the world. And two policies of the Trump administration — one on trade, the other on immigration — are having a mixed impact on this agricultural community south of San Francisco.

It's about 50 degrees outside, but for a moment it looks like it's snowing. But the morning air is pungent and savory, and those flakes falling from the sky are garlic skin pieces, drifting away from the peeling facility.

Christopher Ranch in Gilroy is the largest garlic producer in the country.

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Tennessee Considers Mandating Locking Caps On Powerful Prescription Drugs

Hear the radio version of this story. Some prescription drugs in Tennessee may soon have to be dispensed in a lockable bottle. Backers of the proposal, including parents of people killed due to opioid overdoses, said it would prevent teens of getting hooked on opioids.

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