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The Week in Review

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Historian Paula Giddings talks about honoring Ida B. Wells in a city whose leaders once talked of killing her.

Chef Kelly English talks about Restaurant Iris’ upcoming move to the former Grove Grill location at Laurelwood. He’s not offering a timetable but says he hopes to serve holiday meals there.

Grizzlies writer Drew Hill and columnist Chris Herrington are mulling the top five draft picks for the Memphis Grizzlies at pick No. 17.

Rob Hughes, vice-president of development for Porter-Leath, discusses the future of preschool education following the end of the organization’s partnership with Shelby County Schools. 

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The author of the definitive 2008 biography of the anti-lynching crusader and NAACP cofounder says the statue of Wells defines the city as well as honors her in a city whose leaders once talked of killing her. 

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Chef Kelly English has some good news, bad news, and just plain old news for local diners. 

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Is Virginia’s Trey Murphy III a serious prospect at pick No. 17? Or can the Grizzlies move back and still draft him?

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On “Behind the Headlines,” Porter-Leath’s Rob Hughes discusses the future of preschool in Shelby County after the abrupt end to its partnership with Shelby County Schools. 

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National Civil Rights Museum President Russell Wigginton said on The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast that he hopes state education officials will consult with the museum as they set the guidelines for school systems to navigate the new state law banning teaching about systemic racism and how the history of race impacts the present.

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Heather Nickels from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art joins Eric Barnes on The Sidebar.

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The summit comes during an off-election year in Shelby County politics, which Rev. Earle Fisher said is useful to emphasize the coalition’s focus on issues and policy.

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On “Behind The Headlines,” county commissioners Van Turner and Mark Billingsley clashed over whether the commission should reopen its budget season later this month to consider a one-cent property tax hike.

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County Commission Scorecard: The tax rate votes

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Ned Canty of Opera Memphis joins Eric Barnes on The Sidebar

Opera Memphis’ Ned Canty talks to Eric Barnes about the organization’s efforts to bring opera out of the opera house, the struggle to support performers during COVID, and the opportunities Opera Memphis has going forward. 

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