Archive for May, 2020

              Thumbnail:  David Ciscel, professor emeritus in economics at University of Memphis, proposes a nonpolitical approach to reaching a decision about TVA’s future in our community. By David Ciscel Over the past couple of years, the pop-up question about MLGW has been: Should the electrical part of the utility […]

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                Thumbnail: The Shelby County budget process is a good time to remember taxes are high because of math, not management; that our community’s large number of children drives budgets; that it’s strange that $50 million in tax breaks are never mentioned in budget deliberations; and that comments […]

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by (RSS) Health | May 18th, 2020 9:30am CDT | No Comments

              Church Health Center and Christ Community Health Services deservedly grab the headlines, but there are clinics like DarSalud working largely under the radar, addressing the needs of patients in an emerging blend of care that is medical, social, and personal. In this way, DarSalud may be on the […]

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              This column written recently in CityLab by Andre Perry, fellow at Brookings Institution in the Metropolitan Policy Program and who spoke in Memphis August 8, 2019, as part of Neighborhood Preservation Inc.’s conversations about revitalizing Memphis neighborhoods.   By Andre Perry The following is an excerpt from Andre […]

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by (RSS) Leadership | May 12th, 2020 9:30am CDT | 1 Comment

                And then life intervened. It seems that most of us have a moment when our best laid plans take an unexpected path.  That certainly applies to Bishop Phoebe A. Roaf’s first year as head of the West Tennessee diocese. ** All of Rt. Rev. Phoebe A. Roaf’s […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | May 8th, 2020 9:30am CDT | No Comments

            By Joe Cortright at City Observatory: Whether you live in a city its suburbs, your metro area is the biggest geographic factor in variations in Covid-19 rates Suburban incidence is lower, but there’s about a six-day difference between the reported rate of Covid-19 cases per capita between a city […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | May 6th, 2020 9:30am CDT | 2 Comments

                  Facing a historically difficult budget year, Shelby County Board of Commissioners had an idea: they should entirely scrap the $1.4 billion consolidated budget submitted by the mayor and create one of their own. In the midst of another episode of name-calling between Commissioner Edmond Ford Jr. […]

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              It often seems that Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris must have run over County Commissioner Edmond Ford Jr.’s dog. That’s about the only thing that would make sense for the frequency and intension of his regular insults of the mayor. It erupted again at last week’s budget committee […]

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by (RSS) Leadership | May 1st, 2020 9:31am CDT | 1 Comment

                The Economy Opens When We Say So Speaking of the president, it’s hard to even keep pace with today’s opinion which is likely to become tomorrow’s denials.  One day, it’s “I’m all powerful” and a day later, it’s “it’s all up to the governors.” But in the […]

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