Can We Build Cities That Think Like A Planet?

In 1950, less than 50 percent of the world's population lived in cities.As of 2014, more than half of people on Earth occupied space in urban areas. By 2050, it is expected that the city dwellers will grow to 66 percent.The tipping point has been crossed. More important, our rapid urbanizing comes at exactly the same moment the planet begins its transition to a new (and unknown) climate state.There are dangerous links between this climate change and our relentless city building. How resilient...
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WKNO Features

Eat Your Veggies

12 hours ago
Justin Fox Burks

My dear friends Justin Fox Burks and Amy Lawrence have just come out with their second cookbook that shows that “eating your veggies” can be fun and tasty!

Et Tu Flu Shot?

Oct 19, 2016

You get the flu shot and then you get sick anyway, so why bother?

Jennifer Chandler

October is national Apple month!

Christopher Blank

For an entire year, reporter Daniel Connolly embedded in Memphis' Kingsbury High School to learn more about the challenges faced by children of Latin-American immigrants. As Shelby County's Hispanic population grows, so do questions of how to best prepare children for an uncertain future.

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Vegetarian Sushi

Oct 11, 2016

If you love sushi … and vegetables, there is a new cookbook that you need to check out!

Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

The Wall St. Journal calls them "the power couple of chamber music."

Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM

Every Memphis neighborhood has a unique character, sometimes the result of hard work by residents, and sometimes from the hard work of code enforcement officers. On its surface, blight takes the form of an aesthetic problem. But it’s one that generates an enormous amount of work for local government.

Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM

After the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007, the number of blight studies across the county grew exponentially. With better information, researchers and local governments began comparing new data sets to get a clearer picture of how to deal with blight.

Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM

Sure, there’s plenty of bad graffiti out there, along with enough dilapidated buildings to keep bulldozers busy for years. But let’s face it: How many times have you stopped to Instagram a great piece of street art – legal or otherwise? Could Memphis actually be a beautiful city?

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 5, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


For the first time, an American has won the Man Booker Prize, Britain's most coveted literary award. Paul Beatty will take home the award and the purse, 50,000 pounds (about $61,000), for his novel The Sellout, a satire about race in the U.S. Amanda Foreman, chair of the judges, called the book "a novel for our times," and said Beatty "slays sacred cows with abandon and takes aim at racial and political taboos with verve and a snarl."

The New York Giants have released kicker Josh Brown over his admitted abuse of his then-wife, in a case that has previously raised questions about the NFL's willingness to punish players who commit acts of domestic violence.

"We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh," team President John Mara said in a statement. "Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided. We accept that responsibility."

Along the border between the U.S. and Mexico, armed groups on patrol — mostly men — look for illegal immigrants and drug traffickers. They're not U.S. Border Patrol, but regular people who've decided to take matters into their own hands.

They call themselves militias. Groups such as these have been around for decades, but they exploded in number after Barack Obama was elected president. Today, there are 276 militia groups around the country, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

We keep hearing that this election is like no other, but when I watch old movies, I often hear echoes of what's going on in the campaign.

The guy who opines in A Face in the Crowd (1957), say, that in the then-new age of television, "instead of long-winded public debates, people want capsule slogans."

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Hear the radio version of this story.Gov. Bill Haslam says he's confident the Tennessee Republican Party can heal the rifts that have emerged over Donald Trump.Some lower-level party officials have condemned the governor for distancing himself from the GOP nominee.Haslam broke with Trump amid the furor over a video that showed him bragging about groping women. The governor urged Trump to get out of the race and let his running mate take over.
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Trump, Boozman Maintain Big Leads In Arkansas Poll

GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump hasn’t seen his poll numbers slide any in the last month, despite controversies and lackluster debate performances. As a matter of fact, the Republican standard-bearer slightly grew his lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the former First Lady of Arkansas’ one-time home state.In the U.S. Senate race, the contest has tightened between incumbent Republican Sen. John Boozman and Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge, but Boozman still maintains a...
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