Brooks Museum Curator Marina Pacini and University of Memphis English Professor Donal Harris discuss details of the upcoming Seeing Civil Rights Symposium.


The Memphis Protest to Curb Gun Violence

Mar 25, 2018
Savannah Smith, WKNO-FM

About 1,500 people of all ages and backgrounds gathered in Downtown Memphis Saturday morning to stand with victims of recent gun violence.

The event, part of the March for Our Lives movement, was organized by local students who said they were answering a call to action from the survivors of last month's school shooting in Parkland, Florida. 


For years, Judge Larry Potter, recently retired, was the last word in code enforcement. As the man who started Shelby County's Environmental Court decades ago, his gavel ruled on all that is aesthetic -- from overgrown lawns to rat infestations. This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Judge Potter discusses the court's role with host Eric Barnes and Memphis Daily News reporter Bill Dries. 

Joseph Killeen

She's been called a "sensation" by Billboard magazine and "the Jimi Hendrix of the violin," by The New York Times.

A Great War Remembered in Tennessee Mementos

Mar 21, 2018
Savannah Smith, WKNO-FM

A century ago, when America was pulled into World War I (1914-1918), many Tennesseans joined the fighting in Europe. They returned with treasured souvenirs, letters, gifts and mementos, many of which would be handed down to their descendants. For the past two years, the Tennessee State Library and Archives has been traveling across Tennessee, photographing and cataloguing memorabilia.


Timothy Huebner

On a downtown Memphis street corner, a historic marker placed in 1955 notes the former home of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. It also says that he engaged in certain "business enterprises" that made him wealthy. Timothy Huebner says a new marker nearby will add a much-needed clarification to that citation.

Sunday Suppers

Mar 20, 2018
Sunday Suppers

Cynthia Graubart is one of my favorite cookbook authors.

On this week's WKNO's Behind the Headlines, U.S. Attorney for Western Tennessee, Michael Dunavant, discusses his new role after being appointed by President Trump, including approaches to violent crime, gangs, the opioid epidemic and immigration. Host Eric Barnes is also joined by Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News.

Jennifer Chandler

Today is National Chicken Noodle Soup day!


No one has covered the early years of the Memphis sound as exhaustively as Robert Gordon.