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Journeys of Discovery: Neighborhood entrepreneurship propels vitality in Memphis

Come along with correspondent Tom Wilmer as he explores current facets of Memphis, Tenneesee.

Milton Howery, public relations manager with Memphis Tourism, talks about the vibrant growth and activities around the city. Lisa Toro, owner of The Liquor Store—it’s actually a restaurant—talks about the grass roots revitalization of her neighborhood. Ross Vigo, assistant manager at Sunrise Memphis, shares insights about the rebirth of the breakfast diner’s neighborhood, and creating down-home comfort food that’s good for you. And Maria Griffith, chef de cuisine at Sweet Grass Memphis, shares her passion for creating Southern-style farm-to-table culinary delights, including vegan specialties, via community supported agriculture (CSA).

You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas Award-winning travel show podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, featured on the NPR Podcast DirectoryApple Podcast, the NPR One App & Stitcher.com. Twitter: TomCWilmer. Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer. Member of the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Underwriting support provided by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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