Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

Transitioning to adulthood isn't new, but there is a more modern way to describe it: adulting. Get your car's oil changed? That's adulting. Cook dinner instead of order takeout? That's adulting. And now a new school in Maine, called the Adulting School , is dedicated to teaching skills like these to fledgling adults so they can become successful grown-ups. The school offers private social media groups and live events at local bars and restaurants. At these events, attendees can learn skills...

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WKNO Features

What to Do When a Coworker is Diagnosed with Cancer

Dec 21, 2016

A diagnosis of cancer changes everything.


Justin Fox Burks

After the presents have been opened and the stockings unstuffed on Christmas morning, everyone is always hungry.


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Mid-South environmentalists are concerned about tapping the vast Memphis Sand aquifer for some industrial uses, and whether the pumping is safe. The Sierra Club's recent legal dispute with the Tennessee Valley Authority over the use of water to cool a natural gas power plant has some Shelby County citizens asking if government should have more oversight.


Stay Tuned for More "Inflammation"

Dec 14, 2016

There is a great deal of information about inflammation.


Perre Magness

Looking for a tasty yet easy dish to bring to your next Holiday party?


Her Father's Music: A Redemption in Blues

Dec 12, 2016
Zandria Robinson

Zandria Robinson's father was a "complicated country contradiction." She loved his kindness, suffered his sins, and tried hard to understand what made him the man he became. In some ways, his favorite music was the ultimate guide to his soul. Robinson is a native Memphian and a professor at Rhodes College. Her story, "Listening for the Country," is excerpted from Oxford American magazine's latest music issue, now in bookstores.

Caroline Bauman

When TNReady test scores are delivered next week, Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson says the results may be "disheartening," and will confirm the need for his proposed restructuring plan. In the short term, two elementary schools, Dunbar and Carnes, are scheduled for closure. 

When considering what to give for gifts this Holiday season … think about a locally made treat.


U.S. Education Secretary John King urged Tennessee and other states to stop using corporal punishment in schools, a practice he called “harmful, ineffective, and often disproportionately applied to students of color and students with disabilities.” He says schools should explore disciplinary measures that create a positive school climate and promote nonviolent techniques for conflict resolution.

 


Just City

When the Shelby County Courts system installed a new computer program on Nov. 1, some computer glitches were expected. But no one anticipated what some have called "chaos."


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TENNESSEE NEWS

UT President Reiterates He's 'Committed To Diversity And Inclusion' After Pushback From Lawmakers

Hear the radio version of this story. The president of the University of Tennessee system will highlight its stronger financials and increasing graduation rates at the annual State of UT address today. Joe DiPietro will also reiterate that the school is "committed to diversity and inclusion," he said last week. That's a topic that has been a bit of a lightning rod with conservative lawmakers in recent years. They have repeatedly berated the Knoxville campusfor funding sexual awareness...

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Never Tested Path To U.S. Constitutional Amendments On Same-Sex Marriage And Abortion Falls Short

A push to call for a convention of the states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution to redefine marriage and abortion rights narrowly failed in the Arkansas Senate. Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows for states to join together to propose amendments. It’s never been used before, but speaking on the floor on Monday state Senator Jason Rapert said it’s the only tool he has left. Rapert proposed two separate resolutions. The first would redefine marriage as between one man and...

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