Brexit Gets Real: Prime Minister May Has Triggered U.K.'s Exit From EU

Updated 5:15 p.m. ET "The Article 50 process is now underway, and in accordance with the wishes of the British people, the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union," British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday, informing the House of Commons that she has begun the formal process of unraveling the U.K.'s membership in the European bloc. May spoke after signing a letter to the EU that affirms the Brexit that voters embraced last June. She said that letter has now been delivered to the...

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Jennifer Chandler

This Friday - March 31 – is National Oyster on the Half Shell Day.


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.


Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM

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! 


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Federal Judge In Hawaii Extends His Block On Trump Travel Ban

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President Trump's executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. from six majority-Muslim countries and suspend the U.S. refugee program has been blocked indefinitely.

The state of Hawaii sued to stop the travel ban, arguing the president's policy violates the Constitution. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson has extended his nationwide order blocking the executive order while the lawsuit continues.

La Vida Boheme plays upbeat music on somber themes. The Venezuelan rockers' last album, Será, came as student protests were erupting in their home town of Caracas. The band's booking agent was murdered; their tour manager was kidnapped. The four members of the group locked themselves inside their apartments. They would later describe the record, which won a Latin Grammy, as "the soundtrack to an apocalypse."

Two separate high-profile incidents broadcast this week highlighted the criticism black women regularly face in the workplace and spurred many to share their own experiences on social media.

For years, a State Department employee allegedly received tens of thousands of dollars in gifts from Chinese intelligence agents and failed to report the repeated contacts to U.S. officials.

Candace Claiborne pleaded not guilty at a federal court appearance Wednesday to charges of obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, over her relationship with the Chinese agents.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Republican Lawmakers Say They Didn't Push For Chattanooga Reporter To Be Fired

Hear the radio version of this story. Republican state lawmakers are denying they pressured the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga into firing a public radio reporter. Reporter Jacqui Helbert has been accused of recording meetings between a group of high school students and their state lawmakers without identifying herself.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Arkansas Online Sales Tax Bill Dead For Session

A proposal for Arkansas to start collecting sales taxes from online retailers – like nearly every other state does – appears to be dead. A bill fell short in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee on Tuesday. It’s the third time this legislation session the measure has failed to advance. Amazon has already volunteered to collect the tax but other retailers are still off the hook. The sales tax for out of state online purchases already exists but it’s up to individual consumers to report it ...

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