Features by Blake Farmer
Posted In: dogs, diabetes, Health
There's a burgeoning industry of inexpensive classes that promise to train dogs to alert their diabetic owners to a change in their blood sugar.
Posted In: cities, Memphis, tennessee
Memphis -- a city that has struggled with population decline and high unemployment -- wants its native sons and daughters to help fuel a comeback.
Posted In: farming, drought
Many farmers in Tennessee tend their fields without tills to cut down on erosion, but they've found that their method also helps conserve water during droughts.
Posted In: politics, teachers, Teach for America, Education, 2012 election
Teach for America is tapping its nationwide network of alumni to recruit candidates for public office -- so much so that in one Tennessee race, two TFA alums are squaring off against one another.
Posted In: pharmacists, pharmacy
Just five years ago, universities rushed to open pharmacy schools to fill a projected need. But baby boomer pharmacists are delaying retirement.
Posted In: Books, printing
Technology allows old books to stay "in print" indefinitely.
Posted In: Sports, Golf
The official start of golf season is in full swing with all the top golfers competing this weekend in The Masters. The retail side of golf was sliced nearly in half by the recession, but some stores are making a return.
Posted In: fonts, cities, tennessee
The city of Chattanooga, Tenn., wants to join a growing list of U.S. cities with its own typeface to be used in everything from stationary to street signs.
Posted In: health care reform law, health care, 2012 election, tennessee
For all the talk by Republicans about the dangers of "Obamacare," there are some who view the law as good for business.
Posted In: fedex, shipping, Transportation
FedEx will start charging higher rates in part so it can afford to hold on to good employees.