Plan To Disrupt Immigration Raids Will Enlist Songs And Prayers

In the cavernous basement of St. Thomas Aquinas community center in South Philadelphia, a mock immigration raid is underway. As one woman yells "Help! Help!" — pretending to be taken by federal immigration officers — volunteers being trained to disrupt a raid begin singing and sit down as one, blocking the officers' path. This scene is part of a training by a nonprofit advocacy group called New Sanctuary Movement. The group hopes to leverage a long-standing policy that federal agents won't...

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WKNO Features

Justin Fox Burks

Nothing is better on a chilly February day than a warm bowl of soup.


Jennifer Chandler

Want to wow your sweetie on Valentine’s Day?


Valentine's Day, just around the corner, is a fine time to muse upon love and all its mysteries. Some of those mysteries take longer to -- ahem -- unearth than others. So we'll dig deeper, with the help of Bob Barnett, assistant director at Elmwood Cemetery. 


The Language of Music

Feb 8, 2017

Music has been considered by some to have a language of its own.


Julles Posh Food Co.

Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month.


Why Adopt an Organized Strategy for Wellness

Feb 1, 2017

Wellness in the workplace has evolved to include body, mind and spirit.


Justin Fox Burks

Looking to score a touchdown at your Super Bowl party? Serve your crew Pulled Pork Sliders.


Living Lean and Green in Memphis

Jan 25, 2017

During the time of the great depression, families grew their own food, reused potato sacks and had lunch pails.


City Silo Table & Pantry

“Clean Food” is one of those buzz words I keep hearing when the topic turns to healthy eating.


Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM

A day after the Presidential Inauguration, an estimated 6,000 demonstrators marched through downtown Memphis in support of women's rights. Similar marches were held across the country to protest President Trump's policies.

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When the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed at a Malaysian airport last week, poisoning was instantly suspected. But on Friday, Malaysian authorities revealed that an autopsy had turned up not just any poison, but a rare nerve agent known as VX.

The 2017 Academy Awards Cheatsheet

1 hour ago

With guest host Ray Suarez.

The Oscars this weekend. “Hidden Figures,” “Moonlight,” “La La Land?” We’ll look at this year’s showdown.

Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has been tapped to give the Democratic response to President Trump's address to Congress next Tuesday night.

The announcement was made by the party's top congressional officials, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

They said the 72-year-old Beshear was chosen for his record extending access to affordable health care and lowering the state's uninsured rate from over 20 percent to 7.5 percent, "one of the biggest improvements in the nation."

Shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, the temperature in Buffalo, N.Y., hit 71 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, in the latest sign of the mild, even warm, winter that much of the eastern U.S. is experiencing.

By midday, Boston had also hit 71 — also a record. Both temperatures equal or set new benchmarks for record highs in the month of February.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Tennessee's Most Popular State Park Becomes A Test Case For Gov. Haslam's Privatization Plans

Hear the radio version of this story. Just up the road from the entrance to Fall Creek Falls State Park sits a motel. "You know, this is not a kind of place that you come (to) if you want a spa treatment," owner Melissa Harmon says deprecatingly. She and her husband have owned the Way Inn for a decade. It's your 1950s-style motor lodge: A long row of ground-level, drive-up rooms situated behind a diner and convenience store.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Controversial Proposal To Address Criminal Justice To Be Taken Up By Arkansas Senate

Hear Arkansas Public Medias Sarah Whites-Koditschek discussing the criminal justice bill. The Arkansas Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday that attempts to resolve problems with the state’s criminal justice system. The proposal has been controversial, requiring many revisions as lawmakers have worked with prosecutors, judges and prison officials. The goal is to resolve problems that led to Arkansas in recent years having the fastest-growing prison population in the country,...

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