Brexit Gets Real: Prime Minister May Has Triggered U.K.'s Exit From EU

"The Article 50 process is now underway, and in accordance with the wishes of the British people, the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union," British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday, informing the House of Commons that she has begun the formal process of unraveling the U.K.'s membership in the European bloc. May spoke after signing a letter to the EU that affirms the Brexit that voters embraced last June. She said that letter has now been delivered to the president of the...

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U.S. Education Secretary John King urged Tennessee and other states to stop using corporal punishment in schools, a practice he called “harmful, ineffective, and often disproportionately applied to students of color and students with disabilities.” He says schools should explore disciplinary measures that create a positive school climate and promote nonviolent techniques for conflict resolution.

 


Just City

When the Shelby County Courts system installed a new computer program on Nov. 1, some computer glitches were expected. But no one anticipated what some have called "chaos."


Jennifer Chandler

Today is National Giving Day!


First, I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!


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Three years ago, bass player David Parks teamed up with DjDnyce (K97) and created a “jam session” of local musicians. The event, called “Lyfe is Dope,” soon became more of a cultural attraction, bringing together hip hop visual artists, fashion designers and filmmakers. Parks, who now lives in Los Angeles and tours with the like of Justin Bieber and Jason Derulo, talks with us about the music business and what it takes to succeed.

 


 

Courtesy Playhouse on the Square

Memphis loves its holiday traditions. But there's something special about this year's "Peter Pan" at Playhouse on the Square. For one, it's the 25th time the company has staged the production. But for another, now's just a very good time for kids to remind us that... well... that there's hope. Take a listen:


Brandon Dill

Treating addictions -- from nicotine to the current deadly epidemic of opioids and heroin -- has just become another nationally recognized area of research in the Memphis medical community. 


Healthy Holiday Eating

Nov 16, 2016

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, people generally report a weight gain of three and a half pounds over the winter holidays, and holiday eating is mostly to blame.


Justin Fox Burks

Down here in the South, a Thanksgiving is just not complete without pecan pie!


Photo Courtesy of Keith Gaskin

Joining a wave of anti-Trump sentiment across the country, hundreds of Memphians participated in protests during the weekend. 

On Friday night, about 100 demonstrators marched in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. And on Saturday afternoon, hundreds marched in a "Walk for Solidarity" down Main Street from Court Square to the Memphis Civil Rights Museum.

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The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., has generated plenty of controversy since it opened last fall.

But concerns about President Trump's conflicts of interest might not be enough to stop his company from opening a second hotel in the nation's capital.

Muslim children are more likely to be bullied in school than children of other faiths. A new survey by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) reveals that 42 percent of Muslims with children in K–12 schools report bullying of their children because of their faith, compared with 23 percent of Jewish and 20 percent of Protestant parents.

These results confirm recent findings by other research and advocacy groups showing that bullying of students of color is on the rise.

Canyon Mansfield and his dog were walking the ridge line near his house in Pocatello, Idaho, when the 14-year-old spotted a curious device that looked like a sprinkler nestled in the ground.

A federal judge levied the first of two punishments over the "Bridgegate" tale of political retaliation in New Jersey Wednesday, sentencing former Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni to two years in prison.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Republican Lawmakers Say They Didn't Push For Chattanooga Reporter To Be Fired

Hear the radio version of this story. Republican state lawmakers are denying they pressured the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga into firing a public radio reporter. Reporter Jacqui Helbert has been accused of recording meetings between a group of high school students and their state lawmakers without identifying herself.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Arkansas Online Sales Tax Bill Dead For Session

A proposal for Arkansas to start collecting sales taxes from online retailers – like nearly every other state does – appears to be dead. A bill fell short in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee on Tuesday. It’s the third time this legislation session the measure has failed to advance. Amazon has already volunteered to collect the tax but other retailers are still off the hook. The sales tax for out of state online purchases already exists but it’s up to individual consumers to report it ...

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