Memphis

Behind the Headlines
8:21 am
Sat January 7, 2012

Radio Roundtable: The Passing of University of Memphis Coach Gene Bartow

Former Tigers Bastketball Coach Gene Bartow.

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable: questions about minority hiring on the Electrolux project and the passing of Gene Bartow, former Memphis Tigers basketball coach.

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Behind the Headlines
7:57 am
Sat January 7, 2012

Radio Roundtable: Press Conference with Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton

Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton
City of Memphis

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable: Host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, is joined by Les Smith and Lauren Lee of Fox 13 for a roundtable press conference with Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton.

Behind the Headlines
7:52 am
Sat January 7, 2012

Radio Roundtable: Millington Corruption Investigation and the Race for District Attorney

Behind the Headlines airs Friday evenings at 6:30 on WKNO / TV 10.
Bard Cole WKNO

 

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable: more problems surrounding the Millington corruption investigation, and Carol Chumney decides to run for District Attorney General.

Gangs in the City
7:30 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Knight Life Ministry Quietly Strives to Keep Young Men Out of Gangs

Second Presbyterian hosts Knight Life
Candice Ludlow

As WKNO continues its series “Gangs in the City,” recruitment into gangs – from the highly organized and established gangs to the more disorganized neighborhood sets – continues on the streets, in schools and through the media.  Eva Miller taught at Sheffield High, where many students live in abject poverty.  The former English teacher quietly continues her calling – that started 25 years ago.  It’s called Knight Life, a ministry that offers young people other options. 

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Gangs in the City
7:50 am
Fri December 2, 2011

Mathis Twins Tell Their Story About Their Journey In and Out of Gang Life

Bryan and Brandon Mathis show Raleigh Egypt High School students the dangers of gang life during an assembly.
Candice Ludlow

WKNO continues its series “Gangs in the City.”  The Mathis twins have survived gang life on the mean streets of North Memphis, but just barely.  Now, the twins are 28, but when they were younger they used to terrorize their neighborhood.  Now they spend their days inside high schools and community centers showing young people that gang life is a one-way street to nowhere.

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