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Behind the Headlines
4:50 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Radio Roundtable: Is A Property Tax Increase Coming For Memphis?

Behind the Headlines Host Eric Barnes, Publisher of the Memphis Daily News
Credit Bard Cole / WKNO

Memphis City Councilmen Shea Flinn, Lee Harris, and Jim Strickland join Memphis Daily News reporter Bill Dries and host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, to discuss Memphis city budget proposals, property assessments, and the potential for a property tax increase.

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Memphis Moments
5:51 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

The Murder Of Colonel Thomas Dickins

The Grave Marker for Col. Thomas Dickins, Located Near the Statue at Wade Bolton's Grave

In August of 1870, the brutal murder of Colonel Thomas Dickins was reported in the Memphis Avalanche. According to the article, Col. Dickins, returning to his farm near Raleigh, "was way-laid by some fiend, and his life destroyed, in daylight, on a public road."

The assassin had ambushed the victim and fired both barrels of a shotgun into Col. Dickins' body from close range. 

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Behind the Headlines
5:09 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Radio Roundtable: The Success Of The Unified School District

Interim Superintendent of the Unified School District Dorsey Hopson
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Interim Superintendent of the Unified School District Dorsey Hopson and Memphis Daily News reporter Bill Dries join host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, to discuss the chances for success of the consolidated school district.

For a review of the top news stories of the week, you can tune-in to Behind the Headlines Friday evenings at 7 on WKNO-TV 10.

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Commentary
7:43 am
Wed April 24, 2013

If You Can't Finish, Don't Start

Little boys growing up in the ‘Thirties were taught not to start something that they couldn’t finish. Initially, that meant don’t punch somebody bigger than you in the nose.

It’s a wonderful warning to keep in your head throughout your career. Because a starter who can’t finish loses credibility. Socially. Athletically. In government and business.

Great ideas that don’t materialize have little value. From track to golf, and in every business career, it’s not how you start. It’s how you finish. 

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Behind the Headlines
5:57 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Radio Roundtable: A Look At The Sustainability Of Memphis City Pensions

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

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, a conversation about the sustainability of Memphis city pensions.

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