When The White House Can't Be Believed

This essay isn't about spin, or splitting hairs, or differing opinions. This involves a reality check about our expectations of the people who act in our name. About credibility at the highest levels of our government. About people whose words are heard abroad as speaking for our nation. About the public and the media that try, however imperfectly, to serve it. On Monday, reporters relentlessly confronted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a news conference held at the White...

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Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland visits WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines this week to look ahead at some of the issues facing the city in the future. Deannexation could have an impact on the city's tax base and income, but could also help cut the city's expenses. Also, the mayor talks about the tax incentives called PILOTs (Payment In Lieu of Taxes), seen as a way to attract new business to Memphis. Host Eric Barnes is joined by Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News.

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As the Orpheum Theatre's regular season comes to a close, education programs take center stage. The Orpheum Theatre's Vice President of Education, Jennifer McGrath, stops by WKNO-FM for an interview with Darel Snodgrass. McGrath talks about some of the upcoming summer educational programs for children. In addition, she mentions a professional development program for teachers, in all fields of study, not just the arts, which helps them integrate some form of artistry into their classrooms.  


Angie Mosier for Turnip Greens & Tortillas

… and there is no better way to celebrate than with a really good taco.


More Bells, Less Rumble: Memphis Trolleys Return

Apr 30, 2018
Savannah Smith, WKNO-FM

Memphis trolleys returned to operation on Main Street Monday, after a nearly four-year absence. About one hundred people attended the ribbon-cutting and relaunch, including Mayor Jim Strickland and Congressman Steve Cohen.  

 

 

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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Paul Young, the director of Memphis Housing and Community Development, discusses new developments in the city, including South City and the Memphis Heritage Trail. Host Eric Barnes is joined by Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News. 

Garden District

and that means lots of Spring time entertaining.


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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Carol Coletta, the new president and CEO of Memphis Riverfront Development Corp., discusses the new comprehensive plan for the city's riverfront. The "Memphis Riverfront Concept" was revealed last year and includes a new Brooks Museum, along with a possible aquarium on Mud Island. Host Eric Barnes is joined by Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News. 

Orpheum Theatre

Handel’s Messiah, the soaring Baroque oratorio, typically resurfaces in churches and concert halls around Christmas or Easter, tracing the birth, death and resurrection of Christ in an immaculate, two-hour ascent to the "Hallelujah Chorus."

Its popularity with audiences – starting with its Dublin premiere nearly 280 years ago – means that the singers and musicians who continue to study and play it also have a certain relationship with the work.


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This week's Behind the Headlines from WKNO-TV focuses on new ideas surrounding Memphis' complicated relationship with public transportation. Joining host Eric Barnes is Suzanne Carlson, transportation and mobility project manager for Innovate Memphis; Glenn Gadbois, program manager for MMDC; and Scudder Wagg, senior associate for Jarrett Walker and Associates. Also at the table is Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News

...now is the time to “peel um and eat um!”


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As she collected her Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo 21 years after it was awarded, Aung San Suu Kyi recalled her years in isolation as a political prisoner, held under house arrest by what was then Burma's ruling junta.

Speaking at Oslo's City Hall in 2012, she remembered meditating on the nature of suffering in the context of her Buddhist faith.

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can collect state sales taxes from online retailers on consumer purchases. The decision overruled a decades-old precedent that had protected out-of-state sellers from being required to collect such taxes.

States stand to gain billions of dollars with the ruling, which marks a new era with an Internet economy that has boomed over the past decade and become a dominant force.

The decision will also have dramatic consequences for small online retailers that do business in many states.

Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.

The viruses, best known for causing a distinctive skin rash in young children, are abundant in brain tissue from people with Alzheimer's, a team of scientists reports Thursday in Neuron. The team also found evidence that the viruses can interact with brain cells in ways that could accelerate the disease.

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Tennessee's Next Governor: Only One Republican Would Allow Sports Betting

Only one Republican running to be Tennessee's next governor is open to the idea of allowing sports betting. The question came up during a GOP debate in Hendersonville on Wednesday night. A recent federal court ruling paves the way for states to legalize gambling on college and professional games.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Arkansas Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Medical Marijuana Ruling

Hear the report by KUARs Michael Hibblen. The Arkansas Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in a challenge by the state to a circuit judge’s order that halted the issuing of medical marijuana cultivation licenses. It was also revealed that investigators are looking into allegations that a bribe was offered by one company to a member of the Medical Marijuana Commission. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen ruled in March that the process for how the commission decided which...

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