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34 minutes | 11 days ago
S2E7: From jazz to politics to the county commission, Kudzukian highlights local voices
Kudzukian founder Larry Robinson joins Eric Barnes on The Sidebar
37 minutes | 18 days ago
S2E6: Bigfoot, medical marijuana and the Radio Flyer
Toby, the news editor for The Flyer, joined Eric Barnes this week on The Sidebar to talk about how we got started on topical marijuana mentions, plus Bigfoot (and the Bigfoot festival he’s organized for a few years), alt weeklies and, maybe most importantly, the Radio Flyer show he’s now hosting on WYXR each Friday at noon.
33 minutes | 25 days ago
S2E5: Music, the Grizzlies, food, art and politics - how Chris Herrington writes about it all
The Daily Memphian columnist joins Eric Barnes on The Sidebar.
36 minutes | a month ago
S2E4: That day during COVID when Jennifer Biggs and I had a drink at noon
The Daily Memphian's food and dining editor joins Eric Barnes on The Sidebar.
26 minutes | a month ago
S2E3: DJ, radio host, program manager or all of the above?
The program manager at the newly launched WYXR, Jared Boyd was a reporter at The Daily Memphian when the station started to look for a program manager before launching. Take a listen to this week’s episode and hear how his knowledge of and passion for music is already shaping the station.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
S2E2: Pat Mitchell-Worley on Memphis music, how music can empower youths and a band called Saliva
Pat Mitchell-Worley, the executive director of Stax Music Academy and host of Beale Street Caravan, joins Eric Barnes on The Sidebar.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
S2E1: Robby Grant of WYXR on his life as a musician
Robby joins Eric Barnes on this first edition of The Sidebar radio show and podcast.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
S1E48: Geoff Calkins talks about unwelcome opinions during a pandemic
Geoff Calkins talks about the challenges of writing columns in a time of such political polarization.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
S1E47: How Choose 901 was born - and the future of 901 Day
In this week’s edition of The Extra Podcast, John Carroll talks with Eric Barnes about how he set about trying to find ways to talk to people about all the good things in Memphis.
25 minutes | 3 months ago
S1E46: What ArtsMemphis is doing to support Memphis artists and institutions
Elizabeth Rouse, President & CEO of ArtsMemphis, joined Eric Barnes on The Extra Podcast this week to talk about the myriad number of ways that artists are trying to connect with people during the shutdown.
26 minutes | 4 months ago
S1E45: How Memphis musicians are dealing with the coronavirus shutdown
Elizabeth Cawein of Music Export Memphis joins Eric Barnes on The Extra Podcast.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
S1E44: The future of radio on WYXR
A deeper look at the content and mission of the re-branded WUMR with Executive Director Robby Grant and Program Manager Jared Boyd.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
S1E43: How the Brooks Museum is adapting to life under coronavirus
Emily Ballew Neff, the director of the Brooks Museum, joins Eric Barnes to discuss how The Brooks Museum is on a "soft pause" as it adapts to the new realities of restrictions on public spaces and an economic downturn.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
S1E42: The impact of the $40 million gift to LeMoyne-Owen College
President Carol Johnson-Dean talks about how the gift came to be on this week’s edition of The Extra Podcast, as well as the critical role LeMoyne plays for students who most often are first generation college students.
32 minutes | 5 months ago
S1E41: The challenge of reopening schools
The issues facing schools as they look to reopen with some semblance of normalcy is almost overwhelming. A bit scary. And in some ways heartbreaking.
26 minutes | 5 months ago
S1E40: How the Federal Reserve works to support Memphis
The head of the Memphis branch of the Fed – technically the Memphis branch of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, which is part of the overall Fed system – is Douglas Scarboro, Senior Vice President and Regional Executive. Douglas joins the Extra Podcast to talk about the Memphis branch, but also to give his views on the economic losses associated with systemic racism.
30 minutes | 6 months ago
S1E39: News coverage in the time of COVID, protests and bubble sports
Executive Editor Ronnie Ramos talks about how The Daily Memphian has approached coverage of so many different stories at once on this week’s Extra Podcast with Eric Barnes.
32 minutes | 6 months ago
S1E38: How the Memphis Medical District is coping during the shutdown
MMDC’s President Tommy Pacello on the group’s effort to support small businesses, residents in need, and future development.
27 minutes | 6 months ago
S1E37: How Stax Museum will reopen
Jeff Kollath, the head of the Stax Museum talks about plans for reopening – and contemplates when live music and events will happen again.
28 minutes | 6 months ago
S1E36: What’s next for billions of dollars in downtown development?
Jennifer Oswalt of the Downtown Memphis Commission gives a status update on the billions of dollars in downtown development in the wake of the Coronavirus shutdown.
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