WYPL is the Library’s Radio Reading Service and TV Station. Here is our schedule and a description of our programming:
At Your Public Library: A monthly program that highlights programs and services happening inside the Memphis Public Library and Information Center. Some of the events covered include children’s story times, book clubs, free tax preparation opportunities, and even resume workshops. At Your Public Library also includes a comprehensive calendar of events so that you’ll know exactly when the next great library program will be taking place.
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, Lichterman Nature Center and many other Memphis museums and tourist attractions.
BookTalk: Stephen Usery interviews authors about their lives and their latest books.
Dialogue with Willy Bearden: Filmmaker Willy Bearden hosts this hour long program which features both conversations with and performances by some of the most renowned musicians and entertainers of this generation. His in-depth interview style and this personal setting make Dialogue with Willy Bearden one of the most must-see programs available on cable television.
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 an 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 an 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 effect both our health and overall lives.
Question of Law: Former Shelby County Trial Judge and current City Court Clerk Kay Robillio hosts a monthly panel discussion about a variety of legal issues. From estate planning to domestic violence, Question of Law brings an 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 thegreatest 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.