Large Protests, Baby Blimp Greet Trump In London And The U.K.

A baby blimp mocking President Trump floated over London on Friday, an emblem of protests that are expected to draw thousands of people who are angry with the American president's policies and his views of the U.K. The protests had been expected and promised — and after Trump arrived in England on Thursday, the flames were fanned anew, thanks to an interview with a tabloid in which he gave scathing critiques of Prime Minister Theresa May, his host for the visit between allies. A large-scale...

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WKNO Features

Joel Hurd WKNO-FM

Last week's overflow crowd at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music had good reason to be excited. On the 15th Anniversary of the museum's opening, Executive Director Jeff Kollath entered stage left wearing white gloves and carrying a baritone saxophone. He then placed it on a stand in the center of the stage. A key instrument of the Stax sound was home.


Andrea LeTard

Some moms are great cooks and others are great at ordering take-out.


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Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland visits WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines this week to look ahead at some of the issues facing the city in the future. Deannexation could have an impact on the city's tax base and income, but could also help cut the city's expenses. Also, the mayor talks about the tax incentives called PILOTs (Payment In Lieu of Taxes), seen as a way to attract new business to Memphis. Host Eric Barnes is joined by Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News.

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As the Orpheum Theatre's regular season comes to a close, education programs take center stage. The Orpheum Theatre's Vice President of Education, Jennifer McGrath, stops by WKNO-FM for an interview with Darel Snodgrass. McGrath talks about some of the upcoming summer educational programs for children. In addition, she mentions a professional development program for teachers, in all fields of study, not just the arts, which helps them integrate some form of artistry into their classrooms.  


Angie Mosier for Turnip Greens & Tortillas

… and there is no better way to celebrate than with a really good taco.


More Bells, Less Rumble: Memphis Trolleys Return

Apr 30, 2018
Savannah Smith, WKNO-FM

Memphis trolleys returned to operation on Main Street Monday, after a nearly four-year absence. About one hundred people attended the ribbon-cutting and relaunch, including Mayor Jim Strickland and Congressman Steve Cohen.  

 

 

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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Paul Young, the director of Memphis Housing and Community Development, discusses new developments in the city, including South City and the Memphis Heritage Trail. Host Eric Barnes is joined by Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News. 

Garden District

and that means lots of Spring time entertaining.


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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Carol Coletta, the new president and CEO of Memphis Riverfront Development Corp., discusses the new comprehensive plan for the city's riverfront. The "Memphis Riverfront Concept" was revealed last year and includes a new Brooks Museum, along with a possible aquarium on Mud Island. Host Eric Barnes is joined by Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News. 

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Handel’s Messiah, the soaring Baroque oratorio, typically resurfaces in churches and concert halls around Christmas or Easter, tracing the birth, death and resurrection of Christ in an immaculate, two-hour ascent to the "Hallelujah Chorus."

Its popularity with audiences – starting with its Dublin premiere nearly 280 years ago – means that the singers and musicians who continue to study and play it also have a certain relationship with the work.


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Protests in Chicago escalated on Saturday night, becoming a tense clash between demonstrators and police over the fatal shooting of a man on the city's South Side.

The Chicago Tribune described a chaotic scene:

France is the champion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final, besting Croatia by 4 goals to 2.

France entered the tournament as a favorite, powered by stars such as Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, while Croatia was seen as a longshot for victory.

"We are world champions and France are going to be on top of the world for next four years," French coach Didier Deschamps said after the game. He called the tournament a "beautiful celebration of football."

Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon men's singles title for the fourth time on Sunday, defeating South African's Kevin Anderson.

It wasn't a short championship for either competitor – on Friday in the semi-finals Kevin Anderson and John Isner played a remarkable six and a half hour match. That marathon match, in turn, forced Djokovic to play Rafael Nadal over the course of two days, and delayed the women's finals.

President Trump has said he has "low expectations" ahead of a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, and added that he sees the European Union as a "foe" of the U.S.

He made the comments in an interview with CBS that aired on Face the Nation, during a visit to Europe that has tested relations with some of the U.S.'s most important allies.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

To Address HIV Prevention In Black Churches, Pastors Sidestep Gay Issues

Hear the radio version of this story More black churches in the Nashville area are participating in the annual Day of Unity this weekend, in which they agree to address HIV prevention from the pulpit. But many pastors sidestep the issue of gay relationships.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Downtown Jonesboro BBQ & Music Festival Plans Announced

The Jonesboro Advertising and Promotion Commission’s Downtown Jonesboro BBQ and Music festival announced plans for their 10 th annual event. The Festival will include two nights of music this year with FUEL performing Friday night September 28 th and SmashMouth performing Saturday September 29 th on the Ritter Communications Stage. FUEL is an American rock band formed in 1994 known for their hit songs " Shimmer ," “ Hemorrhage (In My Hands) ," " Bad Day ” and “ Innocence ”. The band has sold...

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