This week on Behind the Headlines (April 29): Paul Young is about four months into his post as Memphis’ director of Housing & Community Development. He joins Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and reporter Madeline Faber on Behind the Headlines to discuss the Pinch District, South City development and more.
This week on Behind the Headlines (April 22): Jen Andrews, the new executive director of the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, talks with Memphis Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries about the massive changes underway at the park.
[Related article: Shelby Farms Park Transformation Started With Plan]
This week on Behind the Headlines (April 15): Host Eric Barnes is joined by Toby Sells from the Memphis Flyer, Bernal Smith from the New Tri-State Defender, and Madeline Faber from The Daily News in a journalists roundtable to discuss school budget cuts, the Urban Child Institute and more.
This week on Behind the Headlines (April 11): Memphis Area Transit Authority CEO Ron Garrison and Board Commissioner John Vergos share their projections for Memphis’ transit system and the obstacles it faces.
[Related article: Rapid Transit Option, Route Changes Designed To Make MATA More Relevant]
This week on Behind the Headlines (April 1): Shelby County Commission Chairman Terry Roland and Commissioner David Reaves discuss their support for de-annexation with Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries.
[Related article: Conrad Call for De-Annexation Talks Draws Favorable Reviews]
This week on Behind the Headlines (March 25): State Sen. Lee Harris and state Rep. Joe Towns join Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries to discuss the downsides of de-annexation.
[Related article: Amendments Cloud Issue of De-Annexation]
This week on Behind the Headlines (March 18): Host Eric Barnes, publisher of The Daily News, hosts a journalists roundtable discussing the Tennessee de-annexation bill, the city of Memphis budget, and more.
Christopher Blank, WKNO-FM
Bill Dries, The Daily News
Ryan Poe, The Commercial Appeal
This week on Behind the Headlines (March 11): Brandon Gaitor of Neighborhood Preservation Inc., June West of Memphis Heritage and Roshun Austin of the Blight Authority of Memphis discuss the effort to fight blight in Memphis.
This week on Behind the Headlines (March 4): Local business and civic leaders weigh in on Memphis’ minority business development efforts during this roundtable led by Memphis Daily News publisher Eric Barnes.
Sen. Lee Harris, Tennessee Senate
Berlin Boyd, Memphis City Councilman
Darrell T. Cobbins, president/CEO, Universal Commercial
Bernal E. Smith II, owner/publisher, The New Tri-State Defender
[Related article: Memphis Lags on State Minority Contracts]
This week on Behind the Headlines (Feb. 26): Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson discusses Innovation Zone Schools, the budget and more.
[Related article: Hopson: Help ASD Improve, At Least for Now]