Man Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls Faces Biggest-Ever FCC Fine

Federal regulators on Thursday said they've identified "the perpetrator of one of the largest ... illegal robocalling campaigns" they have ever investigated. The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $120 million fine for a Miami resident said to be single-handedly responsible for almost 97 million robocalls over just the last three months of 2016. Officials say Adrian Abramovich auto-dialed hundreds of millions of phone calls to landlines and cellphones in the U.S. and Canada and...

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WKNO Features

The Floral Table

Apr 18, 2017
The Garden District

Next weekend is Art by Design. 


Traditionally eaten on Good Friday, hot cross buns are a popular tradition for Easter weekend.


CentreStage Theatre

CentreStage Theatre presents "Judgment at Nuremberg," Abby Mann's theatrical version of his Oscar-winning screenplay for the 1961 Richard Kramer film, at Theatreworks, April 21-23 and 28-30.  Marler Stone directs.


Everything is Local

Apr 10, 2017

A retail store or restaurant may have only one location or multiple locations, but without finding the right location, and without proper management, your business may suffer.


New Ballet Ensemble pushes the envelope again with their remix of the classic Coppelia at their annual "Springloaded" performance, April 7, 8, and 9 at GPAC.


If you are like most of us, the tree is about the only thing that got trim over the holidays.


IKEA

Easter is coming up … and for us Southerners that means deviled eggs, baked hams, ambrosia, biscuits, and coconut cake.


Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM

The first harvest of the spring has alighted, along with the openings of various Mid-South farmers’ markets. The warm winter weather’s parting crescendo is an early bud and bloom, bearing gifts galore to grateful gourmands. 

 


Jennifer Chandler

This Friday - March 31 – is National Oyster on the Half Shell Day.


I Swine, I Thought Pork was Good for Me!

Mar 22, 2017

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


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Ladi Adaikwu's top-shelf merchandise is hidden in a mud-brick shed in a warren of narrow alleyways in Angwan-Dodo, a farming village close to Nigeria's capital city Abuja. The steel door is secured with a heavy padlock, and when she opens it, a shaft of light cuts through the damp darkness to reveal what looks like a knee-high pile of narrow, dirt-encrusted footballs.

But don't be fooled by their humble appearance: These are high-quality yams, and around here they're as good as gold.

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It's summer vacation season and many families will be lucky enough to be heading off for at least a few days. At least half of parents say quality time together is the most important reason to take a family vacation, according to a national survey by the rental car company Alamo.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Tennessee Prisons Will Serve As A Guinea Pig For On-Site Cell Phone Forensics

Hear the radio version of this story. Tennessee prisons will lead the way an effort to clamp down on one of the most common contraband items nationwide. The state will soon begin on-siteforensic analysis of smuggled cell phones.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Southeast Arkansas Sees Heavy Rain As Cindy Passes Through

Parts of southeast Arkansas can expect to see heavy rainfall as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy move northward through the state. The National Weather Service says that the highest rainfall totals will be seen in the Delta region, from El Dorado to Monticello. “It looks like, for the most part, the southeast half of the state is going to see the brunt of the rainfall with higher tolls down across the far southeast where we could see anywhere from three to five inches of rain,” said Chuck...

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