In Final Hours, GOP Leaders Scramble For Votes On Bill To Gut 'Obamacare'

Republicans will be tested today on the strength of party unity in the Trump era and their party's ability to deliver on the promises they've made to the voters that sent them here. "This is our chance and this is our moment. It's a big moment," House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters earlier this week. "And I think our members are beginning to appreciate just what kind of a 'rendezvous with destiny' we have right here." The moment is particularly defining for Ryan, the reluctant speaker who...

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WKNO Features

I Swine, I Thought Pork was Good for Me!

Mar 22, 2017

Ahh, the smell of crisp bacon frying in the skillet.


On the political map, Tennessee is nearly solid red and religiously conservative. But even in its islands of blue, liberals vote with their spiritual beliefs in tow. Around 63 percent of Shelby County voters consider themselves Christians. And 63 percent of Shelby County voters chose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump (who earned 35 percent) for President last November. So election night for many Christians (and liberals) wasn’t easy.


Food for Filming

Mar 21, 2017
Fuel Cafe

If you haven’t seen the TV show Sun Records yet, you need to watch it!


Photo Courtesy of Chalkbeat Tennessee

Tennessee's largest school district is doing something different next year: more spending than belt-tightening. At least, that's what's projected for Shelby County Schools' new $945 million budget.


Wolf River Singers

The Wolf River Singers next concert. "Making Connections - Finding Our Way" will be Saturday March 18th at Church of the Holy Communion and Sunday March 19th at St. Peter's Catholic Church downtown.


St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend -  and instead of celebrating with green tinted beer - use Guinness Stout to add an Irish flair to your table.


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With the opening of Elvis Presley’s Memphis, a $45-million expansion of the Graceland entertainment complex, Elvis Presley Enterprises is counting on future generations to keep the King’s memory alive and his estate in order.


"Put your best fork forward" this March!

Mar 8, 2017

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month.


Fish Fridays

Mar 7, 2017

It’s that time of year again! 


Steps for Life

Mar 1, 2017

Young children learn to walk one step at a time.


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U.S. Marine artillerymen are now in place on Syrian soil, north of the last stronghold of the Islamic State. A force of local Kurdish and Arab fighters is moving south, continuing to isolate the city of Raqqa.

They're in the opening stages of a major military operation that officials say could last into the fall.

What comes next is expected to have huge implications not only for the fate of ISIS, but also for the relationship between Turkey and Russia, as well as the geographic outlines of the future Syrian state.

It will be very complicated.

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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

The outlook for a key congressional investigation into potential ties between President Trump and Russia's election meddling remained in doubt Thursday, after an unusual, high-profile flap involving its top two members.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Tennessee Lawmakers Refuse To Consider Bathroom Rules For Transgender Students

Hear the radio version of this story. Tennessee lawmakers have rejected a measure that would've restricted which bathroom transgender students can use, apparently putting an end to the debate for the year. A Senate panel on Wednesday declined to take up a proposal that would have required transgender students to use the bathroom of the sex on their birth certificate.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

New Arkansas Concealed Carry Law Brings Guns To Colleges, Arenas, Bars & Capitol

Listen to the radio report. Gov.Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a high profile bill that greatly expands where concealed carry license holders can bring handguns. The Republican governor made his announcement flanked by several GOP lawmakers and an executive with the National Rifle Association, all of whom helped shape the new law. Hutchinson said the final legislation wasn’t perfect but the group around him balanced the need for safety and Second Amendment rights. “And [they] really...

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