Scientists Concerned For Future Of National Labs As Rick Perry Seeks Top Energy Post

When a solar company wants to test new technology, they bring their panels to the National Renewable Energy Lab near Denver. It's a place where federal scientists can measure how powerful and long-lasting solar panels are, so consumers know what they are buying. "A lot of times maybe people don't even know how to evaluate new technologies appropriately. And so we have a lot of insight and knowledge into the market that can help with some of those decisions," lab engineer Chris Deline...

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Tony Fletcher's new biography, In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett, delivers new insight into both the great American soul singer's life and some of his classic tunes, several of which were recorded at Memphis' Stax Records. In fact, Pickett's career finally skyrocketed after his Memphis sessions. Fletcher tells WKNO why songs like "In the Midnight Hour" have such staying power. 


Happy New Year!

Jan 18, 2017

A new year is a fresh start and time for many new resolutions.


Chilly? Chili!

Jan 17, 2017
Jennifer Chandler

A simmering pot of chili will warm up any occasion.


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Last April, when Robby Grant and Jonathan Kirkscey borrowed a pair of vintage Mellotrons from local collector Winston Eggleston, their sold-out concerts revived interest in the instrument famous for its futuristic sounds used by everyone from the Beatles to Radiohead. Nine months later, their compositions are finally available on a record called "Duets for Mellotron."


Kitchens Unlimited

Thinking of a kitchen remodel in the new year?


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Memphis music is sometimes hard to classify. Case in point: The Country Rockers. The trio's rough-and-tumble 1988 album “Free Range Chicken"  became something of a cult record, and its reissue on the Big Legal Mess label may introduce new listeners to a lesser-appreciated side of Memphis music – the early mash up of country and rock and roll. 


Justin Fox Burks

With the New Year comes resolutions!


There is no better way to toast the New Year than with a bottle of bubbly!


What to Do When a Coworker is Diagnosed with Cancer

Dec 21, 2016

A diagnosis of cancer changes everything.


Justin Fox Burks

After the presents have been opened and the stockings unstuffed on Christmas morning, everyone is always hungry.


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In a tense hearing Thursday morning, the new administration's Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin faced scrutiny from Democratic senators concerned about him profiting handsomely off homeowners who lost their homes during the housing crisis.

A bill to establish an official state dinosaur advanced out of a House committee Wednesday Democratic State Rep. Greg Leding of Fayetteville is the measure’s sponsor. The resolution, HCR1003, would make Arkansaurus Fridayi the official dinosaur of Arkansas.

Click here for more information on the bill and the dinosaur.

Gov. Bill Haslam is outlining a plan to increase the state's gas tax by 7 cents while also cutting Tennessee's sales and businesses taxes.

He says the legislative package will give the state the funding it needs to pay for roads without taking more money from taxpayers.

U.S. B-2 stealth bombers have destroyed multiple ISIS training camps in the Libyan desert Wednesday night, national security officials tell NPR.

The Pentagon said the camps housed ISIS fighters who had escaped their former stronghold in Sirte, on Libya's central coast, as NPR's Philip Ewing reports. Officials are still working to assess the impact of the strikes, but they believe some 90 people were killed.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Governor Haslam Proposes 7-Cent Gas Tax Hike To Pay For Tennessee Highways

Gov. Bill Haslam is outlining a plan to increase the state's gas tax by 7 cents while also cutting Tennessee's sales and businesses taxes. He says the legislative package will give the state the funding it needs to pay for roads without taking more money from taxpayers.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Dinosaur Legislation Advances Out Of House Committee

A bill to establish an official state dinosaur advanced out of a House committee Wednesday Democratic State Rep. Greg Leding of Fayetteville is the measure’s sponsor. The resolution, HCR1003, would make Arkansaurus Fridayi the official dinosaur of Arkansas. Click here for more information on the bill and the dinosaur. Leding co-presented the bill at the House Committee on Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs with a constituent, Mason Oury, a high school senior who has...

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