Seattle Sues Trump Administration Over 'Sanctuary City' Threat

Saying that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' threat to strip billions in federal grant money from so-called "sanctuary cities" is illegal and unconstitutional, the city of Seattle has sued President Trump and his administration, in a lawsuit that names Trump, Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. "We are not breaking any laws and we are prioritizing safety," Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said, according to member station KUOW . "Bullying and misstating the facts will not stand in...

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WKNO Features

City Silo Table & Pantry

“Clean Food” is one of those buzz words I keep hearing when the topic turns to healthy eating.


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A day after the Presidential Inauguration, an estimated 6,000 demonstrators marched through downtown Memphis in support of women's rights. Similar marches were held across the country to protest President Trump's policies.

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.


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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?


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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. 


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Just three weeks after South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally ousted from power, she has been arrested for her role in the scandal that led to her impeachment.

A district court in Seoul issued the warrant early Friday local time, hours after the disgraced politician appeared before the court for questioning. Park's marathon warrant request hearing Thursday lasted nearly nine hours — the longest in South Korean history for such a hearing.

Think about the avocados you mash for your Super Bowl guacamole, or the fresh tomatoes you enjoy in the winter. There's a good chance they came from Mexico.

Our southern neighbor is the United States' leading supplier of fresh produce, providing 70 percent of the fresh vegetables we import and more than 40 percent of our fresh fruit imports. That trade has boomed since NAFTA — the North American Free Trade Agreement — was signed in 1994.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided that despite the historic flub at this year's Oscars, PricewaterhouseCoopers will continue to be involved in the balloting and ceremony — with a few new safeguards.

In case you've somehow forgotten, the accounting firm handed presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope for Best Picture winner.

Back in 2015, Brazil reported a horrific a surge in birth defects. Thousands of babies were born with brain damage and abnormally small heads, a condition called microcephaly.

Scientists quickly concluded the Zika virus was the culprit. So when Zika returned last year during Brazil's summer months of December, January and February — when mosquitoes are most active — health officials expected another surge in microcephaly cases.

But that never happened.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

There’s A New Way In Tennessee To Find The Owner Of A Lost Pet

Rabies vaccination tags in Tennessee will now be more helpful when a pet goes missing. The state Department of Health has established a website to search the tag number found on a lost dog or cat.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Impact To Arkansas Of Trump's Executive Order On Clean Power Plan

Hear KUARs interview with Glen Hooks of the Sierra Club. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is praising President Donald Trump’s executive order Tuesday telling federal agencies to rewrite environmental regulations. She was part of a coalition of 29 entities involved in litigation against the Environmental Protection Agency over the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan. In a written statement Tuesday, Rutledge said: The unlawful Clean Power Plan would have brought great harm to...

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