5:44 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Radio Roundtable: TN Governor Bill Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (left) speaking with Behind the Headlines host Eric Branes.
Credit Pierre Kimsey / WKNO

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam talks about the current challenges and opportunities for Tennessee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam speaks with host Bill Dries, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, about the upcoming challenges and opportunities for the state of Tennessee, and, specifically, the city of Memphis. 

They discuss economic development opportunities for Memphis, tax incentives, pension plans, and more.

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6:13 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Sergeant Alvin Cullum York

Sergeant Alvin C. York
Credit Public Domain

Many Americans are familiar with the name of Alvin Cullum York because of the 1941 film Sergeant York. What you may not know, however, is that his American hero was a native son of Tennessee, born in a log cabin in Pall Mall.

As a young man, York was a member of the Church of Christ. He initially declared himself a conscientious objector at the outbreak of World War I, but his petition was denied. The thirty-year old York found himself assigned to the 82nd division on the Western Front.

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Memphis Moments
5:48 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Elmwood Cemetery

The Bridge Leading to Elmwood Cemetery

Elmwood Cemetery, founded in 1852, is the oldest active cemetery in Memphis. Fifty citizens put up $500 each to purchase and develop a 40-acre parcel of land. Another 40 acres were added later.

The name Elmwood was selected by a drawing from a list of proposed names. Elm trees had to be planted afterwards. 

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Behind the Headlines
5:04 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Radio Roundtable: Health Care Reform In Tennessee

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

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, a look at how Health Care Reform will affect the state of Tennessee.

Brian Kelsey, State Senator from Germantown, and Bill Dries, reporter for the Memphis Daily News, join host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, to discuss this topic.

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Behind the Headlines
4:50 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Radio Roundtable: Gov. Bill Haslam's State Of The State Address

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, the panel discusses TN Governor Bill Haslam's State of the State address, including the state's course against so-called "unfounded mandates," an expansion of TennCare, and school vouchers.

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