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As the debate over immigration reform continues, foreign-born workers and the companies that employ them face increasing challenges. Of the 70,000 immigrants living in the Memphis metro area, many are here because of unique skills, ranging from specialized medical knowledge to hard-to-find athletic or artistic abilities.

Ballet Memphis is a rare arts nonprofit that has foreign workers regularly on staff – four of them currently. Bringing them here isn’t easy, and keeping them means expensive fees and reams of paperwork.


Jennifer Chandler

Nothing says comfort food like chicken pot pie.


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A new report, co-presented by the National Civil Rights Museum and the University of Memphis' Benjamin L.  Hooks Institute for Social Change, has ignited new conversations in Shelby County around race and poverty. Fifty years ago, just before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Johnson's infamous commission to investigate the causes of race riots released the Kerner Report, which emphasized that racism was largely responsible for unrest in America's poorest neighborhoods.

Vintage 901

If you love wine, food, and good company, you need to put Vintage 901 on your calendar!


The American Creed at 100

Feb 26, 2018

A hundred years ago this month, as America was entering World War I, a writing contest was held to define America's political faith. The winning entry by William Tyler Page became known as the American Creed

We are still taking about those essential American values. 


This week on a special edition of WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, our panelists take up a subject that is the focus of a PBS documentary, American Creed. What does it mean to be an American? Host Eric Barnes is joined by Madeline Faber, managing editor of High Ground News, Reverend Earle Fisher, pastor for Abyssinian Baptist Church and local artist Yancy Villa-Calvo. 

Jennifer Chandler

One of my favorite sandwiches in the winter – or really anytime of the year – is a Croque Monsieur.


Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Before the 1960s, if musicians wanted to make a political statement, they might do it with a song. Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" or Frank Sinatra's "The House I Live In" could be issued as commentary, yet still fly under the radar of politics. Today, many artists are expected to take more public and nuanced stands on issues, sometimes to their detriment. Zandria Robinson, sociology professor at Rhodes College, says that today's outspokenness is part of a changing industry, but not unprecedented. 


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This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, our journalists' roundtable discussion digs into some current issues, including the controversy with Paint Memphis murals and questions about charter schools. Host Eric Barnes talks with Ryan Poe of the Commercial Appeal, Laura Faith Kebede of Chalkbeat Tennessee, Toby Sells of the Memphis Flyer and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News

Shirley Ann's Sweets

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and if you are looking for a sweet treat for your Valentine, look no further.


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