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On WKNO's Behind the Headlines for July 14, 2017, panelists discuss the impacts of blight in Memphis and some of efforts to curtail it, from clean up programs to legal solutions. Joining host Eric Barnes and journalist Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News is Janet Boscarino, executive director of Clean Memphis; Brittany Williams, Neighborhood Preservation Fellow; and Christopher Blank, news director of WKNO-FM. 

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On this week's Behind the Headlines, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland discusses the budget, Memphis 3.0 and more with Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News. 

Host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News discusses the destruction of Memphis' last large public housing project, Foote Homes, with Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News and Ken Reardon, Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of Memphis, and member of the Vance Avenue Collaborative (PDF file). 

 

State attorney general Robert Cooper, Jr. issued his opinion Tuesday afternoon—the suburbs outside of Memphis can’t plan to create their own separate, municipal school districts until after Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools merge in August of 2013.