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.

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]