Despite Few Details And Much Doubt, The Green New Deal Generates Enthusiasm

For a nonbinding resolution with an uncertain future, the Green New Deal is getting a lot of attention, along with a decidedly mixed reaction. Dozens of Democrats on Thursday introduced the measure, an ambitious framework for future legislation designed to eliminate the U.S. carbon footprint by 2030. "Our energy future will not be found in the dark of a mine but in the light of the sun," said Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., as he announced the legislation on Capitol Hill. The resolution has few...

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Memphis, TN – John Malmo chairman emeritus of Archer/Malmo Advertising and an independent marketing consultant. For more about Mr. Malmo - and to obtain a copy of his book of 110 two-minute business pearls - go to johnmalmo.com.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (http://www.memphismuseums.org) and WKNO-FM, and airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays during All Things Considered on the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Husband and wife, Taylor and Bessie Rogers remember Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech the night before the peaceful sanitation workers' march at Mason Temple in Memphis, which was also the night before King was assassinated. That night they swore that they could tell that Martin Luther King, Jr. knew that something was going to happen to him.

Memphis, TN – For Craig Brewer, blues is about anxiety. The independent filmmaker talked about the seed which sprouted while going back and forth between Memphis and California to make "Hustle and Flow."

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (http://www.memphismuseums.org) and WKNO-FM, and airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays during All Things Considered on the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – John Malmo chairman emeritus of Archer/Malmo Advertising and an independent marketing consultant. For more about Mr. Malmo - and to obtain a copy of his book of 110 two-minute business pearls - go to johnmalmo.com.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (http://www.memphismuseums.org) and WKNO-FM, and airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays during All Things Considered on the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Memphian Jerry Meanley interviews his sister, Captain Dale Meanley Lozier about her love of boating, which began when they were children when their father bought the Memphis Queen. Three generations later, she is the captain of the Memphis Queen III.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (http://www.memphismuseums.org) and WKNO-FM, and airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays during All Things Considered on the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – John Malmo chairman emeritus of Archer/Malmo Advertising and an independent marketing consultant. For more about Mr. Malmo - and to obtain a copy of his book of 110 two-minute business pearls - go to johnmalmo.com.

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On Sunday night, the 61st Grammy Awards telecast did its best to balance several requirements — making amends to an entire gender, widening its palette of winners and honorees and doing its best to award those who are affecting the mainstream now, not five years ago. Within the narrow lens of prime time awards shows, it seemed to make some progress on each count, without drifting too far from its comfort zone.

Despite what her social media handle suggests, Noname isn't hiding anymore. The soft-spoken but quick-witted rapper has spent years bubbling in Chicago's hip-hop scene and sparring on tracks with friends like Saba and Chance The Rapper while still maintaining a low profile.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And finally today, the Grammys are tonight. And if you decide to watch, you'll see what the industry considers the biggest names in music. Instead of talking about that, though, we decided to focus on one of the freshest names in music. She's been described as hypnotic, transcendent and very smart. Her name is Noname.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CASKET PRETTY")

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And finally today, the Grammys are tonight. And if you decide to watch, you'll see what the industry considers the biggest names in music. Instead of talking about that, though, we decided to focus on one of the freshest names in music. She's been described as hypnotic, transcendent and very smart. Her name is Noname.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CASKET PRETTY")

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