Housing Secretary Ben Carson Says Poverty Is A 'State Of Mind'

When it comes to poor Americans, the Trump administration has a message: Government aid is holding many of them back. Without it, many more of them would be working. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney said as much when presenting the administration's budget plan this week to cut safety net programs by hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 10 years. The administration also wants to tighten work requirements for those getting aid, such as food stamps, or...

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WKNO Features

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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.


On the political map, Tennessee is nearly solid red and religiously conservative. But even in its islands of blue, liberals vote with their spiritual beliefs in tow. Around 63 percent of Shelby County voters consider themselves Christians. And 63 percent of Shelby County voters chose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump (who earned 35 percent) for President last November. So election night for many Christians (and liberals) wasn’t easy.


Food for Filming

Mar 21, 2017
Fuel Cafe

If you haven’t seen the TV show Sun Records yet, you need to watch it!


Photo Courtesy of Chalkbeat Tennessee

Tennessee's largest school district is doing something different next year: more spending than belt-tightening. At least, that's what's projected for Shelby County Schools' new $945 million budget.


Wolf River Singers

The Wolf River Singers next concert. "Making Connections - Finding Our Way" will be Saturday March 18th at Church of the Holy Communion and Sunday March 19th at St. Peter's Catholic Church downtown.


St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend -  and instead of celebrating with green tinted beer - use Guinness Stout to add an Irish flair to your table.


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With the opening of Elvis Presley’s Memphis, a $45-million expansion of the Graceland entertainment complex, Elvis Presley Enterprises is counting on future generations to keep the King’s memory alive and his estate in order.


"Put your best fork forward" this March!

Mar 8, 2017

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month.


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Delta Regional Authority Begins Pilot Program To Bolster Art And Culture

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