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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The media love to write about Superfoods and their health benefits.


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… and no Thanksgiving feast is complete without a delicious slice of pie!


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This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, Paul Young, Director for Memphis Housing and Community Development, discusses tentative plans for the Fairgrounds and Coliseum, as well as neighborhood revitalization efforts with Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News and host Eric Barnes. 

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Thanksgiving is just over 2 weeks away and it’s time to start thinking about your menu.


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This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes talks with Toby Sells of the Memphis Flyer and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News about the future of the Mid-South Fairgrounds and Coliseum, the upcoming election, Overton Park and their late colleague Bernal Smith.

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Oct 31, 2017
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It’s the one night a year when us grown-ups can play dress up, watch scary movies...


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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines host Eric Barnes talks about potential changes to the Pinch District, the Cook Convention Center and more. Panelists include Kevin Kane, president & CEO of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jennifer Oswalt, interim president & CEO for the Downtown Memphis Commission, and Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News

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A once-abandoned church is now the first-ever Memphis building to be designated a "National Treasure" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

Clayborn Temple, at 280 Hernando St. next to the FedExForum, played a prominent role in the 1968 Sanitation Workers' Strike. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke in the sanctuary on several occasions. Recently, the building has been re-activated as a community event space. 

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When watching the big game – whether it be American football or an international soccer match, you definitely need a tasty snack!


Last month, Memphis visual art lovers were asked to imagine a new home for a local insitution.

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art's board of directors unanimously voted to consider moving out of its 100-year-old home in Overton Park. 

That possibility got even closer to reality last week as plans emerged to build a new museum on Front Street and Union Avenue on a piece of city-owned property newly designated for a cultural amenity. 

Brooks executive director Emily Ballew Neff speaks with WKNO's Christopher Blank on why the board sees the move as necessary.


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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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