An Unexpected Friendship Brought The Sun Out Again For A Grieving Man

After his wife died, Dan Peterson didn't know what to do with himself. He spent a lot of time in his garden remembering his wife's favorite flower, white roses. "I've never been able to get a white rose to grow — all mine are red," Peterson says. Before she died, Dan and his wife would do everything together. Now, the world just felt darker. "I'm sitting here starring out the back window of my house, just waiting it out to see how long I was going to live," he says. One day on a dreaded...

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Justin Fox Burks

The second annual Memphis Food & Wine Festival is just around the corner!

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This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, Toby Sells of the Memphis Flyer and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News talk about what's next for the Confederate monuments, the fairgrounds and more. Host Eric Barnes leads this roundtable of local journalists. 


This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, Mauricio Calvo, executive director for Latino Memphis, and Dr. John Smarrelli, president of Christian Brothers University, discuss the impact of immigration and DACA on the local community with Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News, and host Eric Barnes. 

Uncle Murle's

Football season is in full swing …

Charles Billings, a beloved voice on this station in the 1980s and early '90s, died Tuesday in Memphis of sudden heart failure. Known for his silky, southern-accented baritone, Billings had both a vast knowledge of classical repertoire and a passion for performing it. After leaving WKNO, his operatic voice could be heard in churches throughout the city. He was 62.

Justin Fox Burks

One of my favorite ways to cook salmon is on a cedar plank.


This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, a look at the Shelby County Juvenile Court and the reforms taking place. Host Eric Barnes talks with Josh Spickler, executive director of Just City, Keith Norman, pastor of First Baptist Church, Bill Powell, former Juvenile Court Settlement Agreement Coordinator and Bill Dries, senior reporter of the Memphis Daily News. 

School is back in session … and that means planning lunches and snacks for the kids.

Jennifer Chandler

Crosstown Concourse is now officially open!


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President Trump's charitable foundation received nearly $2.9 million in contributions in 2016, its latest federal tax filing shows — a million dollars more than it raised in the previous three years combined.

Three donors gave the Donald J. Trump Foundation more than 80 percent of its 2016 contributions. Million-dollar donations came from Las Vegas casino owner Phil Ruffin, a friend of Trump's, and Laura Perlmutter, a Trump family friend and big donor to Republican causes. Ivanka Trump gave $100,000. There's no record of any funds from Trump himself.

The Department of Justice has opened a probe into the role of race in Harvard University's admissions policies and is threatening to sue unless Harvard turns over documents by a Dec. 1 deadline, according to correspondence obtained by NPR.

When you're facing a major life change, it helps to talk to someone who has already been through it. All Things Considered is connecting people on either side of a shared experience, and they're letting us eavesdrop on their conversations in our series Been There.

At 70 years old, Camille Miller was not excited about leaving her home. For 35 years, it had been her refuge.

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Remembering How Mel Tillis Overcame Stuttering To Be A Country Music Star

Hear the radio version of this story One of Nashville's most prolific hit-makers died Sunday. Mel Tillis spent the last year dealing with intestinal issues, according to his publicist. He died at a hospital in Ocala, Florida, at age 85.

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Turkey Week Declared In Arkansas To Tout Economic Impact

The traditional trappings of Thanksgiving have a significant economic impact on the state of Arkansas, officials said in a ceremony on the steps of the state Capitol Monday. Gov. Asa Hutchinson declared this Turkey Week in Arkansas. According to The Poultry Federation President Marvin Childers, the state ranks third in the nation in turkey production. “Our Arkansas turkey farmers raise 26 million turkeys per year, which provides 525 million pounds of protein annually. Our turkey farmers raise...

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