Local Efforts to End Blight

This week on Behind the Headlines (July 14): Community leaders Brittany Williams, Neighborhood Preservation Fellow and Janet Boscarino, Executive Director for Clean Memphis discuss local efforts to end blight with host Eric Barnes; Bill Dries, senior reporter with The Memphis Daily News; and Christopher Blank, News Director for WKNO-FM.

Journalist Roundtable to discuss Memphis 3.0, South City, juvenile justice, and more.

This week on Behind the Headlines (July 7): Bernal Smith with the New Tri-State Defender, Toby Sells with the Memphis Flyer, Madeline Faber with High Ground News, and Bill Dries with the Memphis Daily News join host Eric Barnes for a journalist roundtable to discuss Memphis 3.0, South City, and more.

The Transformation of Public Housing

This week on Behind the Headlines (June 30): As demolition of the last of Memphis’ legacy public housing projects begins, host Eric Barnes talks with community and business leaders on the transformation of public housing. Guests include Paul Young, director of Memphis Housing and Community Development; Archie Willis, president of ComCap Partners; and Marcia Lewis, executive director of Memphis Housing Authority.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland on the budget, Memphis 3.0 and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (June 23): Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland discusses the budget, Memphis 3.0, and more with Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News.

Legislative Efforts for Criminal Justice Reform

This week on Behind the Headlines (June 16): TN State Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris and Representative Joe Towns, Jr. discuss criminal justice reform and more with host Eric Barnes.

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and County Commissioners discuss the budget

This week on Behind the Headlines (June 9): Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell along with County Commissioners Heidi Shafer and Steve Basar discuss the county budget with host Eric Barnes.

Journalist Roundtable

This week on Behind the Headlines (June 2): Maya Smith with the Memphis Flyer, Ryan Poe with the Commercial Appeal, Bernal Smith with the New Tri-State Defender, and Bill Dries with the Memphis Daily News discuss this week’s power outage, the demolition of Foote Homes, and more with host Eric Barnes.

Memphis City Council

This week on Behind the Headlines (May 26): Memphis City Council members Edmund Ford, Jr., Martavius Jones, and Chair Berlin Boyd discuss the Beale Street Bucks program, the city budget, and more with host Eric Barnes.

Area leaders discuss city efforts for minority business participation

This week on Behind the Headlines (May 19): Carolyn Hardy, Chair of the Greater Memphis Chamber; Joann Massey, Director of Business Diversity and Compliance; and Rodney Strong, CEO of Griffin & Strong weigh in on city efforts for minority business participation with host Eric Barnes.

Congressman David Kustoff

This week on Behind the Headlines (May 12): Host Eric Barnes is joined by Congressman David Kustoff to discuss immigration, healthcare, and more.

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