Shelby County Commission

Bard Cole / WKNO

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, the Shelby County Commission has one of their most contentious meetings ever, the Memphis Tigers football team tries to win hearts and minds, and there are 11 elections to be held before Thanksgiving.

Bard Cole / WKNO

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, Unified School Board Chairman Billy Orgel, Unified School Board member Tomeka Hart, Chairman of the County Commission Mike Ritz, and County Commissioner Wyatt Bunker joined host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News

Yard signs urging suburban residents to create their own, separate municipal school districts, rather than send their children to a merged Memphis & Shelby County schools, poke from well-manicured lawns just outside the Memphis city limits. One sign reads simply, “Yes! Bartlett Schools.” Referendums are scheduled for August 2 in all six Shelby County suburbs.

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, the panel discusses Rick Santorum's win in Mississippi in the GOP Presidential Primary.

Bard Cole / WKNO

This week, the Behind the Headlines panel discusses the reports on suburban schools which conclude that Germantown, Bartlett, and Collierville could get existing school buildings at no cost. Plus,the County Commission's debate over redistricting almost comes to blows.

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable: a special press conference roundtable with Shelby County Commissioners Steve Mulroy and Heidi Shafer.