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Justin Fox Burks

For your Fourth of July cook-out, consider a tasty twist on a traditional picnic side: Grilled Potato Salad.


Political analyst Otis Sanford joins us to discuss several headlines from the past week. The first concerns Shelby County Democrats' objection to the Agricenter being the sole polling place open for the first four days of early voting. Sanford believes the concerns to be valid, as there is much media attention on the first few days of voting, and the location near Shelby Farms is inaccessible to many who rely on public transportation.

Few melodies are as universally relatable among Americans born between the late-1960s and the early 2000s as the theme song of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. Which is why Memphis composer Jonathan Kirkscey could hardly believe his ears when Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville asked him to write the soundtrack to his latest documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, now in theaters. The movie examines the cultural phenomenon that was children's show host Fred Rogers, while Kirkscey's score creates an emotional layer that leaves many viewers weeping into their popcorn. 


Justin Fox Burks

In the Summer, I just love to go to outdoor concerts like the ones at Live at the Garden and Levitt Shell.


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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, shared mobility has arrived in Memphis in various ways. The first major addition was Explore Bike Share, a company that provides rental bikes in docking areas throughout Downtown and Midtown. With the increased options for transportation comes new infrastructure to help cyclists get around. The expansion of the Memphis Greenway is one example.

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On WKNO's state politics recap, analyst Otis Sanford reacts to one of the week's biggest stories: President Trump insisted that Democrats were responsible for the government separating migrant children from their parents when they cross the border. He reversed course on Wednesday, ending the practice without an assist from Congress or Democrats. In Tennessee, Republican candidate for U.S.

Darel Snodgrass

A Checking on the Arts road trip, to a unique event.

Memphis Farmers Market

If you want to enjoy delicious, perfectly ripe, local produce, now is the time to head to your favorite Farmers Market.


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This week, Scott Brockman, president and CEO of Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority joins host Eric Barnes on WKNO's Behind the Headlines. It's been five years since the offial de-hubbing of Delta, which led to a reanalysis of what the airport could do. Six carriers and 27 direct flights have been added since 2013. There are about 75 flights a day now, a significant reduction since the airport's hub heyday with 300 a day. Brockman also takes listeners through upcoming construction to the airport. Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News joins the discussion.

The Center for Southern Literary Arts will host the inaugural Memphis Literary Arts Festival this Saturday (June 16th), from 9 a.m. to  5 p.m. The festival includes panel discussions around a wide variety of topics, and a street fair. 

Zandria F. Robinson, Alice Faye Duncan, and Jamey Hatley joined us for Checking on the Arts.

 


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