This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland discusses the ongoing battle over Confederate monuments, Downtown investments and changes to the city's sewer policies that could affect future growth in Shelby County's unincorporated areas. Host Eric Barnes and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News pose questions.
Four years ago, Commercial Appeal food writer Jennifer Biggs made an ambitious foray down Summer Ave. with the goal of eating at every local restaurant on the 10-mile strip. She recently revisited the more than 50 dining establishments to see if anything had changed.
This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, panelists discuss the impact of changes implemented by the City of Memphis to its sewer policies as it attempts to rein in costly expansions to unincorporated areas of Shelby County. Host Eric Barnes and Memphis Daily News reporter Bill Dries speak with Heidi Shafer, chairman of the Shelby County Commission, Kelly Rayne, senior vice president of public policy with the Greater Memphis Chamber, and Alan Crone, senior policy advisor with the City of Memphis.
On this week's episode of WKNO's Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes and reporter Bill Dries talk with Jerry Collins, exiting president and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas & Water. Collins discusses the company's past, present and future.
Memphis is among a host of cities trying to lure the new Amazon headquarters, called HQ2, with major incentives. City leaders recently promised $60 million in perks, including $10 million for upgrades to transportation infrastructure. But John Paul Shaffer of BLDG Memphis says that efforts to enhance the city's attractiveness to businesses are ongoing.
This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, Toby Sells of the Memphis Flyer and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News talk about what's next for the Confederate monuments, the fairgrounds and more. Host Eric Barnes leads this roundtable of local journalists.
This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, Mauricio Calvo, executive director for Latino Memphis, and Dr. John Smarrelli, president of Christian Brothers University, discuss the impact of immigration and DACA on the local community with Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News, and host Eric Barnes.