Memphis

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.


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.

Bard Cole / WKNO

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


Bard Cole / WKNO

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


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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This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, Bob Loeb, President of Loeb Properties; Jackie Nichols, Executive Producer of Playhouse on the Square; June West, Executive Director of Memphis Heritage; Ekundayo Bandale, founding Artistic Director of Hattiloo Theatre; and Bill Dries, senior re

Bard Cole / WKNO

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, Dr. Scott Morris, founder and C.E.O. of the Church Health Center; Richard Thomas, healthcare consultant; and Bill Dries, Senior Reporter for the Memphis Daily News, join host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News for a discussion about the effects of the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, here in Shelby County.

Bard Cole / WKNO

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, a debate about the proposed Memphis city sales tax, and how it might be used to fund pre-K education.

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Don’t you love it when you learn about somebody using her or his noodle to solve a problem, instead of just throwing a bunch more money at it?

On this very radio station, this wonderful station, you may have heard the story of how in Cambridge, MA, they cut bicycle thefts at a subway and bus station by two-thirds with a cardboard cop.

They substituted a cardboard cutout of a uniformed security officer and a couple cameras for the $200,000 it would cost to station a real, live officer.

Eric Smith / Memphis Daily News

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, Laura Adams, Executive Director of the Shelby Farms Conservancy; Dennis Lynch, from the Sierra Club; and Ritchie Smith, from the Shelby Farms Advisory team, join host Eric Barnes, publisher of the

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