5:02 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Radio Roundtable: Funding Pre-K Education In Memphis

Eric Barnes, Host of Behind the Headlines and Publisher of the Memphis Daily News
Credit 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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7:34 am
Wed October 2, 2013

A Commissioner Of Saving Money

I'm Watching These Bikes, And I'm Watching You!
Credit @snaptitude /

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.

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5:15 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Radio Roundtable: A New Road Through Shelby Farms Park

Shelby Farms Park
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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Memphis Moments
5:32 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

John Erskine

Dr. John Erskine

Dr. John Erskine was buried in Elmwood Cemetery on September 17, 1878. Dr Erskine was a native of Alabama. He and his older brother moved to Memphis in the 1850s to practice medicine. He served as a surgeon during the Civil War.

Returning to Memphis after that, he became interested in public health and was appointed the city health officer. He was one of the 110 doctors who tended to the sick and dying during the deadly Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878.

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5:44 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

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. And his first entry into Memphis was a fitting addition to his legend.


Along with being an Indian Scout, frontiersmen, farmer, and politician, Crockett was an entrepreneur.

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