Memphis

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.

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. 

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.

Bard Cole

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable: allegations that some Memphis Animal shelter employees may have been involved in dog fighting rings, the NBA Lock-Out, and Shelby County Redistricting.

 

Dave Landis from Playhouse on the Square about their upcoming production of Annie, running November 18-December 23, 2011.

Courtney Oliver from Playhouse on the Square talks about Curtain Up! - Five parties under one roof at Playhouse - taking place on 11-11-11 (it only happens once!), a fundraiser for Playhouse on the Square.

This event includes:

Preston Lauterbach

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with Preston Lauterbach about his book, The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock'N'Roll, the first history of the network of black nightclubs that created Rock'N'Roll through an unholy alliance between vice and entertainment.  


Darel Snodgrass talks to Memphis artist and 2011 Festival Artist Dolph Smith and Bonnie Thornton, who is responsible for the Artist Market section of the 2011 Memphis River Arts Fest, October 22nd-23rd on South Main Street.

This week's topic: the October 6th Memphis elections, including the re-election of Mayor A.C. Wharton for his first full term as Memphis Mayor, the Memphis City Council, and one run-off election for District 7's City Council seat between Lee Harris and Kimba Ford, neither of whom received 50% of the vote.

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