Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances?

"For the last 14 years I had been a stay at home mom and a soccer mom of three kids," says Lori Alhadeff. "On Valentine's Day my daughter was brutally shot down and murdered and I became a school safety activist." That day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, when a 19-year-old former student killed Alyssa Alhadeff and 16 other people, changed many lives. And it pushed the question of school safety once again to the front and center. The school discipline policies in Broward County, Fla.,...

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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, shared mobility has arrived in Memphis in various ways. The first major addition was Explore Bike Share, a company that provides rental bikes in docking areas throughout Downtown and Midtown. With the increased options for transportation comes new infrastructure to help cyclists get around. The expansion of the Memphis Greenway is one example.

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On WKNO's state politics recap, analyst Otis Sanford reacts to one of the week's biggest stories: President Trump insisted that Democrats were responsible for the government separating migrant children from their parents when they cross the border. He reversed course on Wednesday, ending the practice without an assist from Congress or Democrats. In Tennessee, Republican candidate for U.S.

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A Checking on the Arts road trip, to a unique event.

Memphis Farmers Market

If you want to enjoy delicious, perfectly ripe, local produce, now is the time to head to your favorite Farmers Market.


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This week, Scott Brockman, president and CEO of Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority joins host Eric Barnes on WKNO's Behind the Headlines. It's been five years since the offial de-hubbing of Delta, which led to a reanalysis of what the airport could do. Six carriers and 27 direct flights have been added since 2013. There are about 75 flights a day now, a significant reduction since the airport's hub heyday with 300 a day. Brockman also takes listeners through upcoming construction to the airport. Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News joins the discussion.

The Center for Southern Literary Arts will host the inaugural Memphis Literary Arts Festival this Saturday (June 16th), from 9 a.m. to  5 p.m. The festival includes panel discussions around a wide variety of topics, and a street fair. 

Zandria F. Robinson, Alice Faye Duncan, and Jamey Hatley joined us for Checking on the Arts.

 


Music from the Hills: Lightnin' Malcolm

Jun 13, 2018

Lighting’ Malcolm is a 44-year-old blues musician from North Mississippi. He’s taken the style of some of the blues legends of the region and developed his own sound in his more than two decades as a professional musician. The music has taken him to large stadiums and intimate house concerts throughout North America, South America and Europe.

 

 

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With Father’s Day this weekend, I thought I’d share my husband’s favorite dish – Honey-Rosemary Pork Chops.


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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and county commission budget committee chair Eddie Jones talk with host Eric Barnes about what remains to be done in the county’s ongoing budge season. Revisions to how the property tax rate is allocated will ultimately have some influence.

The group also comments on Shelby County Juvenile Court and the possible end to oversight by the Justice Department. The panel is joined by Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News.

Le Bon Appetit

If you don’t have plans on Saturday night, you do now.


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Tick bites can cause all sorts of nasty afflictions. And if you're bitten by a Lone Star tick, here's one more to add to the list: a red meat allergy.

Laura Stirling, 51, a realtor who lives in Severna Park, Md., was diagnosed with the allergy last year. She got a tick bite while walking on a trail with her dog, Gunner, near her home.

"I found [the tick] 3 or 4 inches to the left of my hip bone," Stirling recalls. She says at the time, she didn't think much of it. "I just took it off and threw it away."

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