How Mass Shootings Are Forcing Schools To Re-Evaluate Safety

After gunman Kevin Janson Neal killed his wife and then two neighbors Tuesday morning he headed for Rancho Tehama Elementary School, weapons in hand. It was just before 8 a.m. when teachers heard the crackle of gunfire in the small, rural town of Rancho Tehama, in Northern California. The elementary school — with about 100 students and 9 staff — immediately went on lockdown. The training that teachers and staff practice for such emergencies helped to prevent a massive school shooting like the...

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WKNO Features

On this week's Behind the Headlines from WKNO, Reid Dulberger, President and CEO of EDGE, and Shawn Massey, partner at the Shopping Center Group, discuss the use of PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) incentives for local commercial real estate projects in the urban core. They are joined by Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News and host Eric Barnes.

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Cold Brew Coffee is the new “it” item on coffee shop menus across the country.


This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, journalists discuss grants for sanitation workers, the Beale Street Task Force, rape kits and more. Host Eric Barnes talks with Ryan Poe of the Commercial Appeal, Toby Sells of the Memphis Flyer, Bernal Smith of the New Tri-State Defender, and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News.

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Summer is the season of camps, vacations and relaxation. For many teenagers, it’s also a time of first jobs. This year, Shelby County partnered with the nonprofit Clean Memphis to offer work experience and a paycheck to 100 young people. The job: help Shelby County tackle its blight problem.


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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. 

Old Dominick Distillery

Have you seen the giant rooster sign over a renovated warehouse down on Front Street?


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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!


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Sexual-assault allegations against Roy Moore have reverberated from Alabama to Washington, D.C.

Many Republican leaders have pulled their support from Moore, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, the head of National Republican Senatorial Committee, the committee in charge of electing GOP senators.

Every time there is a mass shooting in the United States, there is a flurry of concentration on those who died, the alleged or confessed perpetrator, and the sobered, devastated town that will be forever changed.

Then at some point, the press caravan moves on — from Sutherland Springs, from Orlando, from Las Vegas. And within weeks, or sometimes just days, another mass shooting is being reported.

The public attention moves on, but those affected families don't.

The 'Missed Opportunity' Of Trump's Asia Trip

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When President Trump returned this week from a 12-day, five-nation swing through Asia, he gave himself high marks for the "tremendous success of this trip."

But experts say that while he avoided major blunders during his stops in Japan, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, the president missed more than one opportunity to offer his administration's strategic vision for the region — the world's largest, most populous and fastest growing.

When he started working as a bartender a few years ago in Seattle, Howie Echo-Hawk says he began experiencing discrimination. First, a bar manager told him to get a respectable haircut.

"I had a Mohawk, which is the traditional style of my people and I wore it because of that," he said. Echo-Hawk is a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.

Rather than argue, Echo-Hawk cut his hair. Then, a few months later, he broke his ankle and had to take some time off.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Tennessee Recognized For Laws Combatting Child Sex Trafficking

The state of Tennessee has been voted the best in the nation this year for its laws intended to prevent child sex trafficking. That’s according to Shared Hope International, which since 2011 has been grading states in part on their laws combating child sex traffickers.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Man Found Unfit For Trial Over Ten Commandments Destruction

A man charged with crashing his vehicle into Arkansas' Ten Commandments display nearly three years after he was accused of destroying a monument at Oklahoma's Capitol has been found mentally unfit to go to trial. A Pulaski County judge on Thursday found Michael Tate Reed unfit to proceed and ordered him to be held by the state hospital for further evaluation. Judge Chris Piazza set a September 2018 hearing on Reed's mental status. Reed faces a felony criminal mischief charge for destroying...

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