Justice Antonin Scalia, Known For Biting Dissents, Dies At 79

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the nation's highest court, was found dead Saturday, Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed. Scalia, who had been staying at a luxury ranch in West Texas, was 79 years old."On behalf of the Court and retired Justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away," Roberts said in a statement. "He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and...
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WKNO Features

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with world-renowned conceptual artist Mel Chin before his upcoming lecture at Rhodes: "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again - Our Place in the Age of a Dystopian Future."

Phillip Ashley Chocolates

Valentine’s day is this weekend … and speaking from experience, a gift of chocolates is sure to be adored!

A new television series based on the early days of rock and roll will be filmed in Memphis this spring. "Million Dollar Quartet" follows Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis as they begin their careers at the famed Sun Studio. As Linn Sitler of the Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission tells us, Memphis required more than authentic scenery to attract producers. 


Many paintings in the Brooks Museum have a story to tell. This week, WKNO's Culture Desk presents this "Portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria 1638" by Anthony van Dyck. The former wife of England's deposed Charles I has an important connection to early America. One of our states is named after her. Can you guess which one? Curator Stanton Thomas has the answer.

The Math of Weight Loss

Feb 3, 2016

When it comes to weight loss, many people feel that their metabolism isn’t really working at the speed it should.

Jennifer Chandler

In New Orleans, Mardi Gras has officially kicked off …

Picture of Health

Jan 27, 2016

Health, according to the World Health Organization, is not merely the absence of disease, but is a homeostatic state of mind, body and spirit.

Jennifer Chandler

A salad can be so much more than just a pre-courser to a meal or a bland diet food.

Christoper Blank

For 44-years, Father Nicholas Vieron has been teaching an introductory Greek class at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. The 90-year-old Pastor Emeritus just started a new session. There's still room left to pick up some phrases and ancient history, but mostly to relax with a man that some have called a Memphis "treasure."

Jennifer Chandler

Do you have a slow cooker?



Long Accused Of Hypocrisy, Tennessee Legislature Plans To Allow In Guns

Hear the radio version of this story.Legislative leaders say they are preparing to end the long-standing ban on firearms inside parts of the Capitol, following years of frequent criticism that they've been hypocritical by allowing guns in more places but not on Capitol Hill.Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he and his House counterpart, Beth Harwell, have been discussing changing the legislature's gun policy since the fall. He hopes to take down gun-ban notices within the next few weeks, citing...
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Clinton Campaign Opens Arkansas Office, Sanders Supporters Step Up Efforts

Three weeks before Arkansas holds its presidential primary election, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign opened its state headquarters in Little Rock Monday. Located at 323 Center Street, officials say it will serve as a place to organize state campaign activities.Despite having spent decades in Arkansas until the election of her husband Bill Clinton as president in 1992, the state isn't being looked at as an easy win, says Grant Tennille, former director of theArkansas Economic...
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