Memphis’ workforce development leaders discuss training efforts and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (Feb. 5): We discuss the art of training workers and filling jobs with leaders of Memphis’ workforce development efforts.

Guests:
Roy Smith, executive director, Greater Memphis Medical Device Council
Kevin Woods, executive director, Workforce Investment Network
Dr. Glen Fenter, president, Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce

[Related article: Workforce Effort Leaders Discuss Skills Gap]

New ASD superintendent Malika Anderson addresses misconceptions and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (Jan. 29): Malika Anderson, new superintendent of the Achievement School District, addresses misconceptions about the state-run district.

[Related article: New Superintendent Says ASD Not Monolithic]

City Councilman Worth Morgan talks Overton Park, city budget, and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (Jan. 22): Memphis City Council Member Worth Morgan discusses Overton Park, the upcoming city budget and his first month on the council.

[Related article: Morgan: Permanent Overton Park Fix Will Take Time]

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam discusses gas tax, education funding, more

This week on Behind the Headlines (Jan. 15): Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joins host Eric Barnes and Memphis Daily News reporter Bill Dries to discuss the gas tax, education funding and how to spend half a billion dollars.

[Related article: Haslam: No Gas Tax Push, For Now]

County Mayor Mark Luttrell talks benefits liability, ASD, and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (Jan. 8): Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell discusses the former Memphis City Schools’ benefits liability, the Achievement School District and more.

[Related article: Luttrell: State Likely to Mandate $1B Liability]

Journalists roundtable: 2015 year-end review

This week on Behind the Headlines (Jan. 3): Memphis journalists wrap up 2015 with a year-end review. Panelists: Ryan Poe, The Commercial Appeal; Bernal E. Smith II, the New Tri-State Defender; Bill Dries, The Daily News/The Memphis News.

Immigration and education in Memphis

This week on Behind the Headlines (Dec. 27): Host Eric Barnes welcomes Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., president of Christian Brothers University, and Casey Bryant, managing attorney for Latino Memphis, to discuss immigration and education in Memphis.

[Related article: Immigration Policies to Have Local Impact]

State Sens. Norris, Harris preview 2016 Tennessee legislative session

This week on Behind the Headlines (Dec. 18): Tennessee Senate majority leader Mark Norris and minority leader Lee Harris preview the 2016 legislative session, including the future of a proposed gas tax hike and more.

[Related article: Norris: Gas Tax Proposal Not Happening in 2016]

Amy Weirich talks body cameras, Darrius Stewart report

This week on Behind the Headlines (Dec. 11): Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich discusses the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Darrius Stewart report, Memphis police body cameras and more.

[Related article: Weirich: Police Cameras Come With Complexities]

County Commissioners Roland and Shafer talk 2016 priorities

This week on Behind the Headlines (Dec. 4): Shelby County Commission chairman Terry Roland and commissioner Heidi Shafer discuss the plan to hire an independent attorney, plus what’s ahead for the body in 2016.

[Related article: County Commission Attorney Dispute Deepens]

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