Memphis

COUNTERPOINT
6:30 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Preston Lauterbach on "the South's First Black Millionaire," Robert Church

Credit Preston Lauterbach / W.W. Norton and Company, Inc.

Following the Civil War, Memphis emerged a center of black progress, optimism, and cultural ferment, after a period of turmoil. Preston Lauterbach joins host Jonathan Judaken for an in-depth discussion in advance of the launch of Lauterbach's latest book, Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis.


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MEMPHIS MOMENTS
5:48 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Davy Crockett's Arrival in Memphis

King of the Wild Frontier
Credit John Gadsby Chapman, Oil on Canvas / Art Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Davy Crockett, folk hero, West Tennessee Congressman, bear-hunter, and martyr of the Alamo, had a colorful reputation, which he enjoyed and promoted.

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES
12:38 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Radio Roundtable: Funding City Pensions

Eric Barnes, Host of Behind the Headlines
Credit Bard Cole / WKNO

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, a discussion about the City of Memphis' unfunded pension liability.


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RADIO ROUNDTABLE
5:03 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Radio Roundtable: Community Organizers Improving Neighborhoods

Behind the Headlines host and publisher of the Memphis Daily News Eric Barnes
Credit Bard Cole / WKNO

Community organizations are working with the city and residents to improve neighborhoods throughout Memphis.


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RADIO ROUNDTABLE
5:44 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Radio Roundtable: TN Governor Bill Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (left) speaking with Behind the Headlines host Eric Branes.
Credit Pierre Kimsey / WKNO

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam talks about the current challenges and opportunities for Tennessee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam speaks with host Bill Dries, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, about the upcoming challenges and opportunities for the state of Tennessee, and, specifically, the city of Memphis. 

They discuss economic development opportunities for Memphis, tax incentives, pension plans, and more.

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