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This summer, scientists in California are releasing 20 million mosquitoes in an effort to shrink the population of mosquitoes that can carry diseases. It sounds counterintuitive. But the plan is to release millions of sterile male mosquitoes, which will then mate with wild female mosquitoes. The eggs the females lay won't hatch, researchers say. The project is called Debug Fresno and it's being undertaken by Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet, Google's holding company. It's the company's first...

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On this week's Behind the Headlines on WKNO, leaders of Memphis 3.0 discuss the next phase of the city's comprehensive plan for the future. Host Eric Barnes talks with John Zeahah, deputy director of the Memphis & Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, Ashley Cash, comprehensive planning administrator for the City of Memphis and Eric Robertson, president of Community LIFT. 

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Have you seen the giant rooster sign over a renovated warehouse down on Front Street?


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On WKNO's Behind the Headlines for July 14, 2017, panelists discuss the impacts of blight in Memphis and some of efforts to curtail it, from clean up programs to legal solutions. Joining host Eric Barnes and journalist Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News is Janet Boscarino, executive director of Clean Memphis; Brittany Williams, Neighborhood Preservation Fellow; and Christopher Blank, news director of WKNO-FM. 

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By the Book: A Tribute to Dolph Smith opens July 15 at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.


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On WKNO's Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes talks with journalists Bernal Smith of the New Tri-State Defender, Toby Sells of the Memphis Flyer, Madeline Faber of High Ground News, and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News about Memphis 3.0, South City, and more. 

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On this week’s Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes speaks with community and business leaders about the transformation of public housing. Guests include Paul Young from the City of Memphis Housing and Community Development, Archie Willis with Community Capital and Marcia Lewis, director of the Memphis Housing Authority.

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Last fall, the City of Memphis began working on a comprehensive plan for its future, called Memphis 3.0. The plan seeks to improve infrastructure and education, reduce poverty levels, and address economic disparity.


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A recent report by EdBuild, a nonprofit that researches educational disparities, argues that the gap between poor and affluent students is widening in Shelby County. The report criticizes laws that allow municipalities to "secede" from larger urban districts.

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Police in San Antonio found eight people dead and 20 people in "extremely critical condition or very serious condition" in the back of a tractor-trailer early Sunday.

The truck was parked in a Wal-Mart parking lot. A total of 38 people were found inside, including two school-age children.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said a Wal-Mart employee called the police after a person who was in the truck was able to get out and approached the employee for water.

News this summer of a flu vaccine patch sparked a lot of chatter. Could getting vaccinated be as easy as putting on a bandage? Could there be fewer, or at least smaller, needles in our future?

Some companies and academic labs are working to make those things happen.

They're refining technologies that involve tiny needles, less than a millimeter long, and needle-free injectors that can send a dose of vaccine through your skin in a fraction of a second.

Some of these technologies are already available on the market, while others are still being tested.

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