Justices Appear Skeptical Of Calif. Law Challenged By Anti-Abortion Centers

Updated at 5:34 p.m. ET Supreme Court justices on both sides of the ideological spectrum expressed skepticism Tuesday about California's "truth-in-advertising" law requiring anti-abortion clinics to more fully disclose what they are. The anti-abortion "crisis pregnancy centers" objected to the law on free-speech grounds. While some more liberal justices appeared receptive to the state's case initially, doubt about the law seemed to increase as the argument progressed. Justice Anthony Kennedy,...

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Timothy Huebner

On a downtown Memphis street corner, a historic marker placed in 1955 notes the former home of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. It also says that he engaged in certain "business enterprises" that made him wealthy. Timothy Huebner says a new marker nearby will add a much-needed clarification to that citation.

Sunday Suppers

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Sunday Suppers

Cynthia Graubart is one of my favorite cookbook authors.

On this week's WKNO's Behind the Headlines, U.S. Attorney for Western Tennessee, Michael Dunavant, discusses his new role after being appointed by President Trump, including approaches to violent crime, gangs, the opioid epidemic and immigration. Host Eric Barnes is also joined by Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News.

Jennifer Chandler

Today is National Chicken Noodle Soup day!


No one has covered the early years of the Memphis sound as exhaustively as Robert Gordon.

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As the debate over immigration reform continues, foreign-born workers and the companies that employ them face increasing challenges. Of the 70,000 immigrants living in the Memphis metro area, many are here because of unique skills, ranging from specialized medical knowledge to hard-to-find athletic or artistic abilities.

Ballet Memphis is a rare arts nonprofit that has foreign workers regularly on staff – four of them currently. Bringing them here isn’t easy, and keeping them means expensive fees and reams of paperwork.

Jennifer Chandler

Nothing says comfort food like chicken pot pie.


A new report, co-presented by the National Civil Rights Museum and the University of Memphis' Benjamin L.  Hooks Institute for Social Change, has ignited new conversations in Shelby County around race and poverty. Fifty years ago, just before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Johnson's infamous commission to investigate the causes of race riots released the Kerner Report, which emphasized that racism was largely responsible for unrest in America's poorest neighborhoods.

Vintage 901

If you love wine, food, and good company, you need to put Vintage 901 on your calendar!

The American Creed at 100

Feb 26, 2018

A hundred years ago this month, as America was entering World War I, a writing contest was held to define America's political faith. The winning entry by William Tyler Page became known as the American Creed

We are still taking about those essential American values. 


For years Harjit Masih has been talking about what happened outside of the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Associated Press reported. He and 39 other Indian men — all construction workers working on the Mosul University campus — had been kidnapped by members of ISIS as the extremist group waged its assault on the city.

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The turmoil for Facebook isn't letting up. The social media giant is facing more blowback from users, regulators and investors following reports that its user data was misused by Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked for the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.

That has spurred a user boycott, as angry former Facebook users started turning to Twitter over the weekend to express their discontent. David Chartier, a freelance writer in Chicago, was one of them:

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Tennessee Lawmakers Reject Renewed Effort To Move Polk's Tomb From Capitol Grounds

Hear the radio version of this story. Tennessee lawmakers have narrowly rejected an effort to move the tomb containing the remains of James K. Polk and his wife, Sarah, putting an end for now to a two-year debate over what to do with the memorial to the nation's 11th president.

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Little Rock's Central High Among Schools Demonstrating Against Gun Violence

Hear the report by KUARs Michael Hibblen. Hundreds of students at Little Rock’s Central High School walked out of class Wednesday in a show of solidarity with young people conducting similar demonstrations at schools across the nation and outside the White House. At Central, students chanted slogans like “books not bullets” and “this is what democracy looks like,” while holding handmade signs that read things like “Never again,” “Central stands with Parkland,” and “Why are we still talking...

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