This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 9): Dr. M. David Rudd, president of the University of Memphis, discusses the Tennessee Promise program, the effort to produce more teachers to teach in the city’s lowest-performing schools, and more.
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 2): A roundtable of Memphis journalists discusses the biggest stories of 2014 and the challenges facing Memphis and Shelby County going into 2015.
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Dec. 26): Leaders from Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), Make-A-Wish Mid-South and the Salvation Army Memphis Area Command discuss the organizations’ impact and needs during the holidays and year-round.
[Related article: Local Charities’ Needs Visible During Holidays]
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Dec. 19): Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. discusses IKEA’s move to Memphis and the proposed schools funding settlement.
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Dec. 12): Memphis City Council members Harold Collins and Lee Harris discuss solutions and challenges of the coming new year, including pensions, Graceland and the Mid-South Fairgrounds.
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Dec. 5): Shelby County Commissioner Steve Basar talks about plans for the Mid-South Fairgrounds, tax incentives such as TIFs and PILOTs, and more.
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Nov. 28): A discussion about challenges and opportunities for veterans in the Mid-South with panelists Denesse Torpoco, outreach specialist with the Memphis Vet Center; Joe Kyles, administrator of the Shelby County Veterans Affairs office; and Jerry Easter, coordinator of Shelby County Veterans Court.
[Related article: Veterans Care Battles Bureaucracy, Hesitancy]
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Nov. 14): Chris Barbic, the superintendent of the Tennessee Achievement School District, gives a progress report.
This web extra from the Nov. 7 “Behind the Headlines” continues the analysis of the recent elections.