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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.


This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Dr. Marjorie Hass, President of Rhodes College, discusses the impact of Rhodes on the city of Memphis and more. She is joined by host Eric Barnes and Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News. 

Jennifer Chandler

Looking to score a touchdown at your Super Bowl party?

It's all about the snacks.

While nachos and sliders are popular game-day favorites, when it comes to quarterbacking the buffet, there's one dish on the must-have list: hot wings.


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This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and Shelby County Health Department Director Dr. Alisa Haushalter discuss the county's efforts to deal with the opioid crisis.

The Kitchen Community

Did you know that a vegetable garden could impact a child in a positive way?


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