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125 North Main is a podcast covering the happenings at Memphis City Hall, hosted by The Commercial Appeal's city government reporter Ryan Poe.

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125 North Main is a podcast covering the happenings at Memphis City Hall, hosted by The Commercial Appeal's city government reporter Ryan Poe.

    Mulroy vs. Ford: The Great Instant Runoffs Debate

    Mulroy vs. Ford: The Great Instant Runoffs Debate

    Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Jr. and former Shelby County commissioner Steve Mulroy debate an impending sea change in council elections in a special episode of podcast 125 North Main this week.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Paul Young: Shelving the Mid-South Coliseum was the right move

    Paul Young: Shelving the Mid-South Coliseum was the right move

    On this week's episode of podcast 125 North Main, Housing and Community Development director Paul Young says the city couldn't make the numbers work to reopen the Coliseum as part of a $160 million Mid-South Fairgrounds redevelopment plan.

    • 28 min
    Roy Barnes reacts to plan to mothball the Mid-South Coliseum

    Roy Barnes reacts to plan to mothball the Mid-South Coliseum

    In this week's episode of podcast 125 North Main, Roy Barnes of the Coliseum Coalition criticizes Mayor Jim Strickland's administration for what he described as a business-first approach to redeveloping the old Mid-South Fairgrounds.

    • 16 min
    City Council's Spinosa: Let's double Memphis neighborhood cameras

    City Council's Spinosa: Let's double Memphis neighborhood cameras

    Memphis City Council member Philip Spinosa Jr. joins host Ryan Poe and talks about his plan to expand the Neighborhood Sentinel Program.

    • 19 min
    Paul Young: Aquarium plan is 'Memphis being Memphis'

    Paul Young: Aquarium plan is 'Memphis being Memphis'

    On this week's episode of podcast 125 North Main, Downtown Memphis, Housing and Community Development Director Paul Young says a proposed aquarium project would "break even" if the city only attracts 500,000 tourists a year, the conservative estimate.

    • 25 min
    Local Democrats focus on 2018 elections

    Local Democrats focus on 2018 elections

    Corey Strong, the newly elected chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party, says to expect a brand-new strategy for winning elections in 2018. In this week's episode of podcast 125 North Main, Strong says the party hopes to reconnect with voters alienated by past party squabbles by focusing on issues rather than elections; a new — and, some would say, populist — approach for the local party.

    • 28 min

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