Prince's Posthumous Year In Business Was Full Of Weirdos And Chaos

The problem was that Prince, a control freak, didn't leave a will. He didn't even have a cause of death — initial reports suggested an overdose of fentanyl, and recently unsealed affidavits and search warrants revealed painkillers were scattered throughout his Paisley Park home and studio. Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg, who was treating Prince for hip pain, reportedly prescribed oxycodone intended for the artist to a close friend in the weeks prior to his death. After Prince died a year ago...

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WKNO Features

I Swine, I Thought Pork was Good for Me!

Mar 22, 2017

Ahh, the smell of crisp bacon frying in the skillet.


On the political map, Tennessee is nearly solid red and religiously conservative. But even in its islands of blue, liberals vote with their spiritual beliefs in tow. Around 63 percent of Shelby County voters consider themselves Christians. And 63 percent of Shelby County voters chose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump (who earned 35 percent) for President last November. So election night for many Christians (and liberals) wasn’t easy.


Food for Filming

Mar 21, 2017
Fuel Cafe

If you haven’t seen the TV show Sun Records yet, you need to watch it!


Photo Courtesy of Chalkbeat Tennessee

Tennessee's largest school district is doing something different next year: more spending than belt-tightening. At least, that's what's projected for Shelby County Schools' new $945 million budget.


Wolf River Singers

The Wolf River Singers next concert. "Making Connections - Finding Our Way" will be Saturday March 18th at Church of the Holy Communion and Sunday March 19th at St. Peter's Catholic Church downtown.


St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend -  and instead of celebrating with green tinted beer - use Guinness Stout to add an Irish flair to your table.


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With the opening of Elvis Presley’s Memphis, a $45-million expansion of the Graceland entertainment complex, Elvis Presley Enterprises is counting on future generations to keep the King’s memory alive and his estate in order.


"Put your best fork forward" this March!

Mar 8, 2017

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month.


Fish Fridays

Mar 7, 2017

It’s that time of year again! 


Steps for Life

Mar 1, 2017

Young children learn to walk one step at a time.


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This story is part of Kitchen Table Conversations, a series from NPR's National Desk that examines how Americans from all walks of life are moving forward from the presidential election. This is the third post-election visit with Jamie Ruppert, 33, of White Haven, Pa.

Jamie Ruppert, 33, switched parties and voted for Donald Trump in November, and for months has been his enthusiastic supporter.

Not long ago, both the Economist and the New Yorker magazines featured unflattering cover portraits of President Trump holding a golf club. Both seemed to suggest the president had found himself in a rough patch.

Inside a tiny, hard-to-find storefront in Brooklyn lies the darkly whimsical world of a most unusual "candy alchemist."

He calls himself "Eugene J.," and this real-life Willy Wonka is whipping up his own new confections across town from where Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will open on Broadway later this month.

Not much is known about this quiet man in black, who prefers to keep the focus on the candy. Behind a purple satin curtain, he toils away on his latest invention.

The 700 cows on Brett Reinford's dairy farm are making more than just milk.

Each day, the girls are producing 7,000 gallons of manure. And that smells exactly like you'd imagine. "We had gotten complaints from neighbors in the past that had said, 'Hey, it stinks too much. Can you do something about it?' " Reinford says.

So he looked around for a solution and landed on a device called a digester. A digester tamps down the smell a bit, but, more importantly, it takes all that cow poop and converts it to electricity.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Proposal Could Make Tennessee Lawmakers More Careful About Who Pays Their Travel Expenses

Hear the radio version of this story. Tennessee lawmakers may soon be required to disclose when they travel on someone else's dime. The measure comes after advocates footed the bill for some legislators to go to Florida, North Carolina and even Europe.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Gorsuch Reconstitutes SCOTUS Conservative Majority In Arkansas Execution Go Ahead

KUARs Jacob Kauffman reports on Arkansas executions being US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuchs first big ruling for NPR newscast. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch ruled in his first big case late Thursday night. It allowed Arkansas to move forward with executions after a nearly 12 years lull. The newest Supreme Court Justice’s vote helped reconstitute the court’s 5-4 conservative majority. Gorsuch joined Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy, and...

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