WYPL is the Library’s Radio Reading Service and TV Station. Here is our schedule and a description of our programming:
ACTV: Mayor AC Wharton, Jr. hosts this show which highlights many of the great things going on in Memphis. ACTV also shines a spotlight city government and gives citizens an inside look at what it takes to make the city operate smoothly. Also, stay tuned to the end of each episode for some Memphis music as a local musician performs each month.
ArtScene: Ronda Cloud interviews guests about what’s happening in the Memphis Art community. Common topics include what’s going on at the Pink Palace, Orpheum Theatre, Botanic Garden, Dixon Gallery and many other Memphis museums and tourist attractions.
BookTalk: Stephen Usery interviews authors about their lives and their latest books.
Citizen’s Service Show: Dr. LaSonya Harris Hall speaks with city leaders about government, making sure that the Citizens of Memphis are kept up to date on what’s going on with their city.
Connect Learn Grow: Stephanie Jones-White, Terrice Thomas, and Marcey Evans bring to life the library’s monthly information magazine. This show features news and events from all of your library branches as well as book reviews and a tour of a different library branch each month.
Congressional Report: Congressman Steve Cohen hosts a monthly show featuring a range of state-wide topics with a local perspective.
Health Matters: Dr. Mark Castellaw with Baptist Medical Group talks with Doctors and Patients about the latest trends in medicine. With compassion for the patient Dr. Castellaw discusses everything from Diabetes and heart health to cancer, exercise, and faith.
Health Awareness: Lynn Doyle from Delta Medical hosts an informal yet informative panel each month to discuss a wide range of health topics.
Hospice is Hope: Dr. Clay Jackson of Methodist Hospice interviews doctors, caregivers, and families of patients in hospice to bring awareness to this service. Each show features several different guests with some connection to hospice and palliative care.
Memphis Makers: Ally Luciano talks with people who are making a difference in Memphis. Her guests are often leaders in charitable organizations who are trying to help those in the city who are less fortunate.
Memphis Room: Historian Wayne Dowdy interviews prominent Memphians, creating an oral history of their lives and impacts on Memphis. Filmed on location in the Memphis Room.
Memphis Sounds: Radio legend George Klein helps bring an awareness to Memphis Music; past, present and future by interviewing anyone connected to the Memphis music scene. He spotlights folks who perform on stage, technicians who are behind the mixing board, and those spinning albums on the radio. Past guests include Isaac Hayes, Jerry Lee Lewis, Amy Levere, and so many more.
Memphis Energized: This show is produced and recorded by MLGW and is hosted by Jane Segal. The show highlights ways utility customers can get the most out of what they pay for and how to save money on services.
Nature of Conservation: Sierra Club member Judith Rutschman brings awareness to nature and the environment by interviewing those on the front lines of conservation and energy efficiency.
NeighborTalk: Memphis City Council members host a bi-weekly live call-in show. The topics vary from city budgets to city-wide events.
Power of Sleep: Dr. Merryl Wise hosts a show all about sleep. Dr. Wise talks with doctors and patients about the many different ways sleep can affect both our health and overall lives.
Question of Law: Former Shelby County Trial Judge Kay Robillio hosts a monthly panel discussion about a variety of legal issues. From estate planning to domestic violence, Question of Law brings awareness to everyday citizens about how your justice system works.
Senior Focus: Sunny Ross discusses senior living and how to make the golden years shine. Her guests include experts on important topics like residential down-sizing to findings the right nursing home. She also works to highlight many of the activities around town designed to keep seniors active and healthy.
Small Business Review: Earnest Lacey highlights a different small business each month by speaking to the owners and finding out how they are working to make their small business succeed.
Winds of History: Victor Robillio invites veterans to come on each month and share their personal stories of the greatest generation and their experiences during World War 2. It’s a touching half hour as these soldiers recall some of their fondest and most brave memories.
What’s Growing On: Hosts Booker T. Leigh and Beverly Earls make sure you know when it’s time to fertilize your yard, trim your hedges, and prune your roses. Each month they speak to experts and master gardeners as well as answer questions written in to them at the Shelby County Extension Office.