Man Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls Faces Biggest-Ever FCC Fine

Federal regulators on Thursday said they've identified "the perpetrator of one of the largest ... illegal robocalling campaigns" they have ever investigated. The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $120 million fine for a Miami resident said to be single-handedly responsible for almost 97 million robocalls over just the last three months of 2016. Officials say Adrian Abramovich auto-dialed hundreds of millions of phone calls to landlines and cellphones in the U.S. and Canada and...

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WKNO Features

Justin Willingham / WKNO-FM

Great communicators speak in the simplest terms possible. Understanding is a product of clarity, and clarity comes from simplicity and the elimination of jargon.


Melonee Gaines

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis is proposing an expansion into under-utilized Shelby County Schools.  

The targeted schools - Dunbar Elementary, Riverview School, and Craigmont High School - would help the organization grow beyond their current seven sites and bolster economically depressed communities.

As education reform takes shape in Memphis, the organization envisions these schools as multipurpose, yearlong facilities.

When tourists visit Memphis, they might spend the day soaking in the music history. But when musicians make "the pilgrimage" to a famed recording studio, it's about finding the groove. Just ask U.K. recording artist Emily Barker.


Langdon Clay

Since the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is this week, I thought it the perfect time to talk about Memphis BBQ’s favorite side  - Cole Slaw!


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Newsweek Magazine reported that 40 percent of apparel bought online is returned. And 60 percent of returns are size problems. What's the deal with varying companies using different measurements for "the same size?" 


Jennifer Chandler

Wow your mom this weekend by making her Crème Brulee for a Mother’s Day treat!


Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM

A photo and film exhibit at Crosstown Arts reflects on last January's Women's March on Washington D.C. Filmmakers Sara Kaye Larson and Joann Self Selvidge, along with Yalonda M. James, a photojournalist for the Commercial Appeal, wanted to put the viewer right in the middle of a march, and by extension, a movement.


A Big Easy Treat

May 2, 2017
Cafe du Memphis

For a taste of New Orleans, head to Overton Park this Saturday for Café du Memphis!


Mama Gaia

Give your diet a Spring-cleaning!


Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM

In his new book, From Boss Crump to King Willie: How Race Changed Memphis Politics, Otis Sanford examines the winning political strategy of E.H.Crump, at one time the most powerful politician in the state of Tennessee.


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Venezuela's ongoing political and economic crisis has taken a toll on daily life there.

A crash in oil prices and political instability under President Nicolas Maduro have led to food shortages, and that has prompted almost daily street protests by thousands of Venezuelans.

A 35-year-old protester named Carlos tells NPR's Audie Cornish the food situation is "pretty extreme." NPR is using only his first name for his safety.

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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Tennessee Prisons Will Serve As A Guinea Pig For On-Site Cell Phone Forensics

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Southeast Arkansas Sees Heavy Rain As Cindy Passes Through

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