Exploring Our Stories.
StoryBoard Memphis is a nonprofit multimedia resource for news and feature-length stories on local arts, culture, history, and community.
This podcast is a longer cut of the half-hour radio show that airs on Memphis's FM 89.3 WYPL each Sunday evening at 5:30 PM. Taken right out of the pages of StoryBoard Memphis, this show asks Memphians to talk about their passions, their initiatives, or to just talk about what makes Memphis, Memphis.
“We all want this place to be a better place. And we have something we can bring some instruction to, guidance to, some exposure to … And how we participate in our community is very important to us. As Playhouse does well the ballet does well, as the ballet does well the opera does well. It pervades throughout. We’re very proud of the fact that we have such a wonderful core group of artists in our city...
In the second part of our inaugural show , living Memphis legend Jimmy Ogle talks about baseball, his days around the old fair grounds, and the good karma he carries around his wallet. Brought to you by FM 89.3 WYPL and the Memphis Public Libraries.
Neighborhood Preservation Inc. president Steve Barlow and Clean Memphis co-founder Janet Boscarino discuss neighborhood blight and what we can do about it, and a new city-wide initiative called “Memphis Transformed.”
NPI and Clean Memphis are the leading groups addressing our city’s issues of blight, in its many forms: empty houses; houses in disrepair; properties overrun with weeds; rental properties that are virtually unlivable...
When Anasa Troutman walked into the historic Clayborn Temple, “I could literally hear the building talking to me,” she said. “I knew I was meant to do something in that space.”
Listen to this episode of StoryBoard 30 and our interview with Ms. Troutman, Executive Director of the Clayborn, and hear how she came to Memphis to help continue the building’s historic resurgence. You will be inspired.
“…these kids are in the worst of circumstances in their neighborhoods … and owning your personal brand is about making sure that you own your life mirror and the love that you feel and not be distracted by the self-hate or the doubts of others, because that is the only way that you make it through this turbulent environment.”
When Lakethen Mason and Mark Fleischer sat down for our talk on WYPL FM 89...
For this how, Mark Fleischer sat down with Pat Halloran, the esteemed former President and CEO of the Orpheum Theatre, and discussed his early days in Memphis and at the Orpheum, his new venture Positively Memphis, and on being “one of the luckiest men on earth.”
We sat down with NPI President Steve Barlow and University of Memphis School of Law associate law professor Danny Schaffzin and discuss the various legal barriers – and new, effective legal tools – in dealing with issues of city blight.
We sat down with journalist Chris Davis of the Memphis Flyer and took an in-depth look at the current landscape of the print newspaper and how we got here, based in part on Chris’ great reporting for his Flyer series Justice in Journalism, and his March 14, 2019 story “Going to Pieces.”
TM Garret - promoter, speaker, activist - speaks about compassion wherever he goes. He should know, because as a former Neo-Nazi it was a compassionate encounter with a man of a different faith and color than he who years ago helped Mr. Garret out of a life of fear and hate. Join us for our first full-length podcast, thanks to the folks at WYPL, for an intimate conversation and this remarkable, inspiring turnaround.