National Museum Of African American History And Culture Celebrates 1 Year

It's been one year since bells tolled along the East Coast , welcoming the newest Smithsonian to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Since then, the museum has attracted more than 3 million people of all races, colors and creed from across the nation and around the world — averaging about 8,000 visitors daily. "This has become more than a museum. This has become a pilgrimage site," said Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and...

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Cooling it Down

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MemPops

There is no better snack on a warm August day than an ice cold popsicle!


Rob Grayson

WKNO's Morning Edition host Rob Grayson has been in Memphis radio for longer than he would like to admit.


Forty years ago today, Elvis Presley died in his Memphis home. As one of the world's biggest stars and a pioneering voice in rock and roll music, news of his death at age 42 would give rise to the cult of personality that endures still today. 


Germantown Parks & Recreation

The Bobby Lanier Farm Park is a true gem hidden in Germantown, Tennessee.


This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, Congressman Steve Cohen talks about some of the major issues facing legislators in Washington, from healthcare to the presidency. Host Eric Barnes is joined by Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News. 

Jennifer Chandler

August is the perfect month to enjoy Panzanella Salad!


On this week's Behind the Headlines from WKNO, Reid Dulberger, President and CEO of EDGE, and Shawn Massey, partner at the Shopping Center Group, discuss the use of PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) incentives for local commercial real estate projects in the urban core. They are joined by Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News and host Eric Barnes.

City and State

Cold Brew Coffee is the new “it” item on coffee shop menus across the country.


This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, journalists discuss grants for sanitation workers, the Beale Street Task Force, rape kits and more. Host Eric Barnes talks with Ryan Poe of the Commercial Appeal, Toby Sells of the Memphis Flyer, Bernal Smith of the New Tri-State Defender, and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News.

Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM

Summer is the season of camps, vacations and relaxation. For many teenagers, it’s also a time of first jobs. This year, Shelby County partnered with the nonprofit Clean Memphis to offer work experience and a paycheck to 100 young people. The job: help Shelby County tackle its blight problem.


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For the first time, a female Marine has completed the grueling Infantry Officer Course.

The 13-week course is considered one of the toughest in the U.S. military, and one-third of the class dropped out before graduation.

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

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

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Central High 60th Anniversary Commemoration Begins In Little Rock

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