This 'Gray Hat' Hacker Breaks Into Your Car — To Prove A Point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHKV01YQX_w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo1NNb-9oIQ Cybercrime is expanding beyond computers and cellphones. Cars, washers and dryers, and even toasters are going online — an evolution of technology called the Internet of things . Samy Kamkar, a felon who knows how to hack these things, may be the best person to help us understand all the possibilities for crime as we move toward a fully connected world. I met up with him at the parking lot of NPR West in...

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Jennifer Chandler

One of my favorite sandwiches in the winter – or really anytime of the year – is a Croque Monsieur.


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Before the 1960s, if musicians wanted to make a political statement, they might do it with a song. Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" or Frank Sinatra's "The House I Live In" could be issued as commentary, yet still fly under the radar of politics. Today, many artists are expected to take more public and nuanced stands on issues, sometimes to their detriment. Zandria Robinson, sociology professor at Rhodes College, says that today's outspokenness is part of a changing industry, but not unprecedented. 


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This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, our journalists' roundtable discussion digs into some current issues, including the controversy with Paint Memphis murals and questions about charter schools. Host Eric Barnes talks with Ryan Poe of the Commercial Appeal, Laura Faith Kebede of Chalkbeat Tennessee, Toby Sells of the Memphis Flyer and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News

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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and if you are looking for a sweet treat for your Valentine, look no further.


This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Dr. Marjorie Hass, President of Rhodes College, discusses the impact of Rhodes on the city of Memphis and more. She is joined by host Eric Barnes and Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News. 

Jennifer Chandler

Looking to score a touchdown at your Super Bowl party?

It's all about the snacks.

While nachos and sliders are popular game-day favorites, when it comes to quarterbacking the buffet, there's one dish on the must-have list: hot wings.


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This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and Shelby County Health Department Director Dr. Alisa Haushalter discuss the county's efforts to deal with the opioid crisis.

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Did you know that a vegetable garden could impact a child in a positive way?


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It's budget season and officials are discussing how the money will be spent. On WKNO's Behind the Headlines, Shelby County Commission Chair Heidi Shafer and Memphis City Council Chair Berlin Boyd talk about the budget and more this week. 

Women's March Anniversary Refreshes Activist Spirit

Jan 21, 2018
Savannah Smith, WKNO-FM

  More than 1,000 people gathered Saturday morning in Midtown Memphis for the second annual Women’s March, one of the many events held across the country last weekend.

 

Unlike last year’s march down Main Street, this year’s rally was held inside First Congregational Church.

During the event, activists and community leaders gave speeches stressing the importance of individuals voting and staying active in politics.

Kathy Story, who took part last year, spoke about the ever-changing political climate.

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The Trump administration unleashed a flood of outrage earlier this month after unveiling a proposal to overhaul the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps. The plan would replace half the benefits people receive with boxed, nonperishable – not fresh – foods chosen by the government, not the people eating them.

As dense smoke from regional wildfires spread through communities across western Montana last summer, public health agencies faced an indoor problem, too: Residents suddenly needed filters to clean the air inside homes and public spaces, but there was no obvious funding source to pay for it.

Ellen Leahy, the health officer in charge of the Missoula City-County Health Department, says in the past, when wildfire smoke polluted the air outside, nobody really talked about air filters.

Three weeks after he mounted them on the front of his garage, Jeff Young found his prized antlers were literally ripped off.

"I think they just hung on them," Young says of the thieves, pointing up at the empty drill holes on the garage's façade one gray morning in Anchorage this winter.

"They were up on this six-foot ladder, as far as they could get, and then just pulled them down," Young says.

He found the ladder, taken from a nearby construction site, near his garage the next morning.

There were some glimmers of good news in an otherwise grim report released by UNICEF this week documenting the alarmingly high death rate of newborns worldwide: Bangladesh has managed to cut its newborn mortality rate from 64.2 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 20.1 per 1,000 today. That's 1 in every 50 births. By comparison, in neighboring Pakistan (which has the worst odds of any country) 1 in every 22 newborns doesn't survive.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

After Latest Shooting, Tennessee Lawmakers Open Door To At Least One Gun Control Measure

Hear the radio version of this story. Last year's shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas raised the prominence of a particular accessory used in that killing — bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic rifles to fire at rates comparable to machine guns. Now in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., massacre, Tennessee lawmakers are considering cracking down on them.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Special Session Called To Regulate Arkansas Pharmacy Benefit System

Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters Monday he will call lawmakers back to the State Capitol shortly after the ongoing fiscal session to pass legislation to address growing concerns on rising health costs associated with so-called PBMs, or pharmacy benefit managers. Hutchinson is calling the special session after Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, and Speaker of the House Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, wrote letters Friday (Feb. 16) to the popular Republican governor...

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