How Mass Shootings Are Forcing Schools To Re-Evaluate Safety

After gunman Kevin Janson Neal killed his wife and then two neighbors Tuesday morning he headed for Rancho Tehama Elementary School, weapons in hand. It was just before 8 a.m. when teachers heard the crackle of gunfire in the small, rural town of Rancho Tehama, in Northern California. The elementary school — with about 100 students and 9 staff — immediately went on lockdown. The training that teachers and staff practice for such emergencies helped to prevent a massive school shooting like the...

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WKNO Features

This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, panelists discuss the future of Overton Park and the Brooks Museum's decision to build a new home in Downtown Memphis. Host Eric Barnes is joined by Emily Ballew Neff, executive director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Tina Sullivan, Executive Director of Overton Park; Alan Crone, Senior Policy Advisor for the city of Memphis; and reporter Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News. 

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For 60 years, a small recording studio in South Memphis, near the corner of East Trigg and Willie Mitchell Boulevard, has survived changing music styles, economic ups and downs and generational shifts.

Royal Studios is now one of the oldest continuously-operating recording studios in the world.


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… and no Thanksgiving feast is complete without a delicious slice of pie!


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This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, Paul Young, Director for Memphis Housing and Community Development, discusses tentative plans for the Fairgrounds and Coliseum, as well as neighborhood revitalization efforts with Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News and host Eric Barnes. 

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Thanksgiving is just over 2 weeks away and it’s time to start thinking about your menu.


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This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes talks with Toby Sells of the Memphis Flyer and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News about the future of the Mid-South Fairgrounds and Coliseum, the upcoming election, Overton Park and their late colleague Bernal Smith.

Happy Halloween!

Oct 31, 2017
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It’s the one night a year when us grown-ups can play dress up, watch scary movies...


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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines host Eric Barnes talks about potential changes to the Pinch District, the Cook Convention Center and more. Panelists include Kevin Kane, president & CEO of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jennifer Oswalt, interim president & CEO for the Downtown Memphis Commission, and Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News

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A once-abandoned church is now the first-ever Memphis building to be designated a "National Treasure" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

Clayborn Temple, at 280 Hernando St. next to the FedExForum, played a prominent role in the 1968 Sanitation Workers' Strike. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke in the sanctuary on several occasions. Recently, the building has been re-activated as a community event space. 

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Sexual-assault allegations against Roy Moore have reverberated from Alabama to Washington, D.C.

Many Republican leaders have pulled their support from Moore, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, the head of National Republican Senatorial Committee, the committee in charge of electing GOP senators.

Every time there is a mass shooting in the United States, there is a flurry of concentration on those who died, the alleged or confessed perpetrator, and the sobered, devastated town that will be forever changed.

Then at some point, the press caravan moves on — from Sutherland Springs, from Orlando, from Las Vegas. And within weeks, or sometimes just days, another mass shooting is being reported.

The public attention moves on, but those affected families don't.

The 'Missed Opportunity' Of Trump's Asia Trip

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When President Trump returned this week from a 12-day, five-nation swing through Asia, he gave himself high marks for the "tremendous success of this trip."

But experts say that while he avoided major blunders during his stops in Japan, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, the president missed more than one opportunity to offer his administration's strategic vision for the region — the world's largest, most populous and fastest growing.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Tennessee Recognized For Laws Combatting Child Sex Trafficking

The state of Tennessee has been voted the best in the nation this year for its laws intended to prevent child sex trafficking. That’s according to Shared Hope International, which since 2011 has been grading states in part on their laws combating child sex traffickers.

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Man Found Unfit For Trial Over Ten Commandments Destruction

A man charged with crashing his vehicle into Arkansas' Ten Commandments display nearly three years after he was accused of destroying a monument at Oklahoma's Capitol has been found mentally unfit to go to trial. A Pulaski County judge on Thursday found Michael Tate Reed unfit to proceed and ordered him to be held by the state hospital for further evaluation. Judge Chris Piazza set a September 2018 hearing on Reed's mental status. Reed faces a felony criminal mischief charge for destroying...

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