Sexual Harassment In Nashville Spurs A New Bill To Extend Protections To Artists

Since last fall, when reporting on film mogul Harvey Weinstein's decades-long pattern of sexual assault instigated the movements now known as #MeToo and #TimesUp, many have wondered when the music industry's own dam would break. While few high-profile music industry leaders have met with the striking repercussions brought to celebrities such as Louis CK and Charlie Rose, the movement within music hasn't been stagnant. There have been stunning declarations of collective power, reporting that...

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This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes digs into next year's local and state elections with Lee Mills, chairman for the Republican Party of Shelby County and Corey Strong, Chairman for the Shelby County Democratic Party. Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News, joins the discussion.

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Looking to add some new Memphis music to your playlist? Commercial Appeal music writer Bob Mehr joins us to talk about a few of his favorites for the year, based a recent "Best of" article. Listen to the interview, or just check out the videos below.


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How does public art shape the civic landscape? This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes talks with Lauren Kennedy, executive director of the UrbanArt Commission and Karen Golightly, director of Paint Memphis. They are joined by Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News.

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No holiday soiree is complete without a good wine to enjoy.


Shotwell Candy Company

One of my favorite gifts to give … and receive … is a delicious treat made by hand. 


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This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, Memphis City Council members Martavius Jones, Kemp Conrad, and Chairman Berlin Boyd discuss Beale Street, Confederate monuments, alcohol on Main Street, and more with Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News, and Host Eric Barnes.

What Can I Bring?

Nov 28, 2017
What Can I Bring? by Elizabeth Heiskell

The holidays are here … and that means “Party Time!” 


Thanksgiving isn’t complete without cranberry sauce.


This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, panelists discuss the future of Overton Park and the Brooks Museum's decision to build a new home in Downtown Memphis. Host Eric Barnes is joined by Emily Ballew Neff, executive director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Tina Sullivan, Executive Director of Overton Park; Alan Crone, Senior Policy Advisor for the city of Memphis; and reporter Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News. 

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For 60 years, a small recording studio in South Memphis, near the corner of East Trigg and Willie Mitchell Boulevard, has survived changing music styles, economic ups and downs and generational shifts.

Royal Studios is now one of the oldest continuously-operating recording studios in the world.


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Just over a week after 17 people were killed at Parkland, Fla., high school, National Rifle Association executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre gave a fiery, defiant speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, on Thursday. LaPierre defended Second Amendment rights and warned of a "socialist agenda" intended to strip firearms away from law-abiding citizens.

The blind have descended in droves on the Bisidimo Hospital in Eastern Ethiopia.

The Himalayan Cataract Project is hosting a mass cataract surgery campaign at the medical compound that used to be a leper colony. For one week a team from the nonprofit has set up seven operating tables in four operating rooms and they're offering free cataract surgery to anyone who needs it.

On the first day of the campaign it's clear that the need is great.

It wasn't the Miracle on Ice, exactly — but when the U.S. men's curling team squared up with their Canadian counterparts in the Olympic semifinal, few could have expected what happened next. Canadian men have won gold at each of the past three Winter Games, after all, and Americans had never — ever! — won an Olympic semifinal.

That all changed Thursday.

The U.S., led by captain John Shuster, shocked the traditional powerhouse in the close contest, riding a late surge of momentum to win 5-3.

Fig and pomegranate trees, grapes, carrots, and narcissus flowers are some of the plants that Aveen Ismail like to grow in the Domiz refugee camp in Northern Iraq where they live. That's because these plants remind her of Syria and home.

At first, Ismail did not find the dry land welcoming. But she values greenery and gardening, so she cultivated a small patch of land next to the house her family built in the camp.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Tennessee's Next Governor: Even Democratic Candidates Say They'll Aim To Work With Trump

Hear the radio version of this story. Eight years ago, when Republicans were outside the White House, their political advertising in Tennessee largely stuck to a single formula. "You would take a picture of the Democratic candidate. Put a picture of Barack Obama on one side," saysKent Syler, a professor of political science at Middle Tennessee State University. "You know, throw in some Nancy Pelosi. And link them to that national ticket." It worked. But Democrats are unlikely use the same playbook to turn Tennessee voters against the GOP.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Special Session Called To Regulate Arkansas Pharmacy Benefit System

Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters Monday he will call lawmakers back to the State Capitol shortly after the ongoing fiscal session to pass legislation to address growing concerns on rising health costs associated with so-called PBMs, or pharmacy benefit managers. Hutchinson is calling the special session after Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, and Speaker of the House Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, wrote letters Friday (Feb. 16) to the popular Republican governor...

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