Large Protests, Baby Blimp Greet Trump In London And The U.K.

A baby blimp mocking President Trump floated over London on Friday, an emblem of protests that are expected to draw thousands of people who are angry with the American president's policies and his views of the U.K. The protests had been expected and promised — and after Trump arrived in England on Thursday, the flames were fanned anew, thanks to an interview with a tabloid in which he gave scathing critiques of Prime Minister Theresa May, his host for the visit between allies. A large-scale...

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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, shared mobility has arrived in Memphis in various ways. The first major addition was Explore Bike Share, a company that provides rental bikes in docking areas throughout Downtown and Midtown. With the increased options for transportation comes new infrastructure to help cyclists get around. The expansion of the Memphis Greenway is one example.

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On WKNO's state politics recap, analyst Otis Sanford reacts to one of the week's biggest stories: President Trump insisted that Democrats were responsible for the government separating migrant children from their parents when they cross the border. He reversed course on Wednesday, ending the practice without an assist from Congress or Democrats. In Tennessee, Republican candidate for U.S.

Darel Snodgrass

A Checking on the Arts road trip, to a unique event.

Memphis Farmers Market

If you want to enjoy delicious, perfectly ripe, local produce, now is the time to head to your favorite Farmers Market.


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This week, Scott Brockman, president and CEO of Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority joins host Eric Barnes on WKNO's Behind the Headlines. It's been five years since the offial de-hubbing of Delta, which led to a reanalysis of what the airport could do. Six carriers and 27 direct flights have been added since 2013. There are about 75 flights a day now, a significant reduction since the airport's hub heyday with 300 a day. Brockman also takes listeners through upcoming construction to the airport. Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News joins the discussion.

The Center for Southern Literary Arts will host the inaugural Memphis Literary Arts Festival this Saturday (June 16th), from 9 a.m. to  5 p.m. The festival includes panel discussions around a wide variety of topics, and a street fair. 

Zandria F. Robinson, Alice Faye Duncan, and Jamey Hatley joined us for Checking on the Arts.

 


Music from the Hills: Lightnin' Malcolm

Jun 13, 2018

Lighting’ Malcolm is a 44-year-old blues musician from North Mississippi. He’s taken the style of some of the blues legends of the region and developed his own sound in his more than two decades as a professional musician. The music has taken him to large stadiums and intimate house concerts throughout North America, South America and Europe.

 

 

Justin Fox Burks

With Father’s Day this weekend, I thought I’d share my husband’s favorite dish – Honey-Rosemary Pork Chops.


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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and county commission budget committee chair Eddie Jones talk with host Eric Barnes about what remains to be done in the county’s ongoing budge season. Revisions to how the property tax rate is allocated will ultimately have some influence.

The group also comments on Shelby County Juvenile Court and the possible end to oversight by the Justice Department. The panel is joined by Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News.

Le Bon Appetit

If you don’t have plans on Saturday night, you do now.


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Protests in Chicago escalated on Saturday night, becoming a tense clash between demonstrators and police over the fatal shooting of a man on the city's South Side.

The Chicago Tribune described a chaotic scene:

France is the champion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final, besting Croatia by 4 goals to 2.

France entered the tournament as a favorite, powered by stars such as Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, while Croatia was seen as a longshot for victory.

"We are world champions and France are going to be on top of the world for next four years," French coach Didier Deschamps said after the game. He called the tournament a "beautiful celebration of football."

Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon men's singles title for the fourth time on Sunday, defeating South African's Kevin Anderson.

It wasn't a short championship for either competitor – on Friday in the semi-finals Kevin Anderson and John Isner played a remarkable six and a half hour match. That marathon match, in turn, forced Djokovic to play Rafael Nadal over the course of two days, and delayed the women's finals.

President Trump has said he has "low expectations" ahead of a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, and added that he sees the European Union as a "foe" of the U.S.

He made the comments in an interview with CBS that aired on Face the Nation, during a visit to Europe that has tested relations with some of the U.S.'s most important allies.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

To Address HIV Prevention In Black Churches, Pastors Sidestep Gay Issues

Hear the radio version of this story More black churches in the Nashville area are participating in the annual Day of Unity this weekend, in which they agree to address HIV prevention from the pulpit. But many pastors sidestep the issue of gay relationships.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Downtown Jonesboro BBQ & Music Festival Plans Announced

The Jonesboro Advertising and Promotion Commission’s Downtown Jonesboro BBQ and Music festival announced plans for their 10 th annual event. The Festival will include two nights of music this year with FUEL performing Friday night September 28 th and SmashMouth performing Saturday September 29 th on the Ritter Communications Stage. FUEL is an American rock band formed in 1994 known for their hit songs " Shimmer ," “ Hemorrhage (In My Hands) ," " Bad Day ” and “ Innocence ”. The band has sold...

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