National Museum Of African American History And Culture Celebrates 1 Year

It's been one year since bells tolled along the East Coast , welcoming the newest Smithsonian to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Since then, the museum has attracted more than 3 million people of all races, colors and creed from across the nation and around the world — averaging about 8,000 visitors daily. "This has become more than a museum. This has become a pilgrimage site," said Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and...

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Kathy Hester, www.healthyslowcooking.com

Summer is the best time of year to enjoy fresh fruit!


On this week's Behind the Headlines on WKNO, leaders of Memphis 3.0 discuss the next phase of the city's comprehensive plan for the future. Host Eric Barnes talks with John Zeanah, deputy director of the Memphis & Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, Ashley Cash, comprehensive planning administrator for the City of Memphis and Eric Robertson, president of Community LIFT. 

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On WKNO's Behind the Headlines for July 14, 2017, panelists discuss the impacts of blight in Memphis and some of efforts to curtail it, from clean up programs to legal solutions. Joining host Eric Barnes and journalist Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News is Janet Boscarino, executive director of Clean Memphis; Brittany Williams, Neighborhood Preservation Fellow; and Christopher Blank, news director of WKNO-FM. 

Dolph Smith

By the Book: A Tribute to Dolph Smith opens July 15 at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.


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Make a show stopping cake without turning on your oven!


On WKNO's Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes talks with journalists Bernal Smith of the New Tri-State Defender, Toby Sells of the Memphis Flyer, Madeline Faber of High Ground News, and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News about Memphis 3.0, South City, and more. 

There is lots of debate of which kind of barbecue is best …


On this week’s Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes speaks with community and business leaders about the transformation of public housing. Guests include Paul Young from the City of Memphis Housing and Community Development, Archie Willis with Community Capital and Marcia Lewis, director of the Memphis Housing Authority.

Molly Mulroy

Last fall, the City of Memphis began working on a comprehensive plan for its future, called Memphis 3.0. The plan seeks to improve infrastructure and education, reduce poverty levels, and address economic disparity.


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For the first time, a female Marine has completed the grueling Infantry Officer Course.

The 13-week course is considered one of the toughest in the U.S. military, and one-third of the class dropped out before graduation.

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