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Calkins: They didn’t grow up in Memphis. They sure made it better.

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 16, 2022 3:23 PM CT | Published: November 16, 2022 3:23 PM CT
Geoff Calkins
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Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

Andy Branham, Bob Leopold and Dr. Van Snider didn’t grow up in the city. But they rolled up their sleeves and got to work when they arrived. Three men who made Memphis a better, more hopeful place.


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