A Fishy Story

Aug 16, 2016

Did you know that August is National Catfish Month?

On this week's Education Report, reporter Katie Kull of Chalkbeat explains how several downtown schools face an enrollment problem due to the delayed closing of the Foote Homes housing project. Read the full story of how the neighborhood's student exodus is affecting the local schools. 

Arthur Dove's painting "Car in Garage" can be a bit of a head-scratcher. The abstract artist breaks his subject into simple components. On this week's Culture Desk, curator Marina Pacini tells us why this painting is an important part of the Brooks Museum's permanent collection.

Emergency Preparedness

Aug 10, 2016

Memphis weather can be unpredictable and the time to prepare for emergencies is now and Ready Shelby can help.

Justin Fox Burks

August is National Peach Month!

Chalkbeat TN

Is your neighborhood school a candidate for future closure? Chalkbeat reporter Laura Faith Kebede analyzed recent closings in the Shelby County School District. Here's what 25 schools have in common with other recent shutdowns. 


Matt Ross-Spang spent nearly a decade as the sound engineer at Sun Studio recording modern bands using vintage techniques pioneered by his idol, Sam Phillips. When producers asked him to remix an album full old Elvis songs, he jumped at the chance. 

Photo by Brooks Museum

This week, WKNO's Culture Desk takes a look at a chair in the Brooks Museum that could either fetch a pretty penny at an auction or be used to make house guests feel extremely unwelcome. Curator Stanton Thomas explains why this architecturally significant piece of furniture was both loved and hated by its owners.

Food and Mood

Aug 3, 2016

There is an influx of research on how food affects mood.

Tomato Time

Aug 2, 2016
Jennifer Chandler

This is the season to let tomatoes take center stage.