High-Achieving, Low-Income Students: Where Elite Colleges Are Falling Short

When Anna Neuman was applying to college, there weren't a lot of people around to help her. Students from her high school in Maryland rarely went on to competitive colleges, the school counselor worked at several schools and was hard to pin down for meetings and neither of her parents had been through the application process before. The only thing her parents told her was that she would have to pay for it herself. "It was really stressful," Neuman recalls. "I was like: 'What is going on?'...

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WKNO Features

Rob Grayson

WKNO's Morning Edition host Rob Grayson has been in Memphis radio for longer than he would like to admit.


Forty years ago today, Elvis Presley died in his Memphis home. As one of the world's biggest stars and a pioneering voice in rock and roll music, news of his death at age 42 would give rise to the cult of personality that endures still today. 


Germantown Parks & Recreation

The Bobby Lanier Farm Park is a true gem hidden in Germantown, Tennessee.


This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, Congressman Steve Cohen talks about some of the major issues facing legislators in Washington, from healthcare to the presidency. Host Eric Barnes is joined by Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News. 

Jennifer Chandler

August is the perfect month to enjoy Panzanella Salad!


On this week's Behind the Headlines from WKNO, Reid Dulberger, President and CEO of EDGE, and Shawn Massey, partner at the Shopping Center Group, discuss the use of PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) incentives for local commercial real estate projects in the urban core. They are joined by Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News and host Eric Barnes.

City and State

Cold Brew Coffee is the new “it” item on coffee shop menus across the country.


This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, journalists discuss grants for sanitation workers, the Beale Street Task Force, rape kits and more. Host Eric Barnes talks with Ryan Poe of the Commercial Appeal, Toby Sells of the Memphis Flyer, Bernal Smith of the New Tri-State Defender, and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News.

Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM

Summer is the season of camps, vacations and relaxation. For many teenagers, it’s also a time of first jobs. This year, Shelby County partnered with the nonprofit Clean Memphis to offer work experience and a paycheck to 100 young people. The job: help Shelby County tackle its blight problem.


Kathy Hester, www.healthyslowcooking.com

Summer is the best time of year to enjoy fresh fruit!


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A 20-year old South African model accusing Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe of beating her with an extension cord has rejected a proposed cash settlement, according to her legal team.

Mugabe's whereabouts are unknown, and South African Police Minister Fikile Mbalula told reporters that the country implemented a "red alert" for her at its borders. "She is not somebody who has been running away," Mbalula said, according to South Africa's News24.

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

As we struggled this week to make sense of what happened in Charlottesville, Va., some big questions bubbled up:

What lessons does history teach about white resentment in the United States? How is the experience of other countries and other times — like Germany — relevant? How are those in power reacting to President Trump's shifting response?

At least 58 people were killed by police in the Philippines this week in two raids — the first and deadliest of which was celebrated by President Rodrigo Duterte as a successful part of his brutal war on drugs.

On Tuesday, a raid in the province of Bulacon left 32 people dead, The Associated Press reports. It was the highest single-day death toll of Duterte's crackdown on the drug trade. More than 100 accused drug offenders were arrested in the province, the news service says.

On Wednesday and into Thursday, operations in the capital city of Manila killed 26 more people.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Memphis Lawmaker Is Second Democrat To Bring Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen says President Trump's comments following the deadly white supremacist rally in Virginia show he's not fit to be president. In a statement , Cohen says he will introduce articles of impeachment — becoming the second Democrat to do so.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Arkansas Lawmaker Says Nazis & KKK Akin To Black Lives Matter

While Arkansas's U.S. Senators have roundly condemned white nationalists that rallied and rioted in Virginia this weekend, some members of the Arkansas Legislature are equating Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen with Black Lives Matter and LGBTQactivists. On Wednesday morning State Representative Bob Ballinger tweeted: #WhiteNationalists , #BLM , #KKK , #Natzis , #Antifa , etc, all spew hate and violence. Reject them and their hateful ideologies. #DividedWeFall https://t.co/P0fIp33sbb — Bob Ballinger...

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