Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

Transitioning to adulthood isn't new, but there is a more modern way to describe it: adulting. Get your car's oil changed? That's adulting. Cook dinner instead of order takeout? That's adulting. And now a new school in Maine, called the Adulting School , is dedicated to teaching skills like these to fledgling adults so they can become successful grown-ups. The school offers private social media groups and live events at local bars and restaurants. At these events, attendees can learn skills...

Read More

WKNO Features

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents works by Stravinsky, Cantaloube, and Beethoven in the second Paul and Linnea Bert Classic Accents concert, Sunday January 22 at 2:30 at Germantown Performing Arts Center.


The Dali Quartet, joined by pianist Vanessa Perez, will perform on Tuesday, January 24th at 7:30 pm at  Harris Concert Hall on the University of Memphis campus.


Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM

Tony Fletcher's new biography, In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett, delivers new insight into both the great American soul singer's life and some of his classic tunes, several of which were recorded at Memphis' Stax Records. In fact, Pickett's career finally skyrocketed after his Memphis sessions. Fletcher tells WKNO why songs like "In the Midnight Hour" have such staying power. 


Happy New Year!

Jan 18, 2017

A new year is a fresh start and time for many new resolutions.


Chilly? Chili!

Jan 17, 2017
Jennifer Chandler

A simmering pot of chili will warm up any occasion.


Image provided by Loaded for Bear

Last April, when Robby Grant and Jonathan Kirkscey borrowed a pair of vintage Mellotrons from local collector Winston Eggleston, their sold-out concerts revived interest in the instrument famous for its futuristic sounds used by everyone from the Beatles to Radiohead. Nine months later, their compositions are finally available on a record called "Duets for Mellotron."


Kitchens Unlimited

Thinking of a kitchen remodel in the new year?


Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM

Memphis music is sometimes hard to classify. Case in point: The Country Rockers. The trio's rough-and-tumble 1988 album “Free Range Chicken"  became something of a cult record, and its reissue on the Big Legal Mess label may introduce new listeners to a lesser-appreciated side of Memphis music – the early mash up of country and rock and roll. 


Justin Fox Burks

With the New Year comes resolutions!


There is no better way to toast the New Year than with a bottle of bubbly!


Pages

Koshary is to Egyptian cuisine as the pyramids are to its culture. Emblematic. Iconic. Beloved.

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

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

Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately. But for the world's largest crowdsourced encyclopedia, it's nothing new.

"Wikipedia has been dealing with fake news since it started 16 years ago," notes LiAnna Davis, deputy director of the Wiki Education Foundation.

More News

TENNESSEE NEWS

UT President Reiterates He's 'Committed To Diversity And Inclusion' After Pushback From Lawmakers

Hear the radio version of this story. The president of the University of Tennessee system will highlight its stronger financials and increasing graduation rates at the annual State of UT address today. Joe DiPietro will also reiterate that the school is "committed to diversity and inclusion," he said last week. That's a topic that has been a bit of a lightning rod with conservative lawmakers in recent years. They have repeatedly berated the Knoxville campusfor funding sexual awareness...

Read More

ARKANSAS NEWS

Never Tested Path To U.S. Constitutional Amendments On Same-Sex Marriage And Abortion Falls Short

A push to call for a convention of the states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution to redefine marriage and abortion rights narrowly failed in the Arkansas Senate. Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows for states to join together to propose amendments. It’s never been used before, but speaking on the floor on Monday state Senator Jason Rapert said it’s the only tool he has left. Rapert proposed two separate resolutions. The first would redefine marriage as between one man and...

Read More