This week on Behind the Headlines (June 14): the different challenges faced by charter school and regular public school principals.
Guests include Dr. Oscar Love, former principal and Shelby County School Board member; Sundiata Salaam, head of school for Freedom Preparatory Academy; and Bobby White, principal of Martin Luther King Prep High (set to open fall 2014). [More details.]
This week on Behind the Headlines (May 31): Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr., chief administrative officer George Little and city finance director Brian Collins discuss the city’s debt issues and budget challenges. [More details.]
This week on Behind the Headlines (May 24): Our journalist roundtable looks at the schools merger and next steps. Panelists include school board members Billy Orgel and Tomeka Hart and county commissioners Wyatt Bunker and Mike Ritz.
This week on Behind the Headlines (May 17): Our journalist roundtable looks at the continuing saga of the City of Memphis budget, plus the impact of recent victories by the Memphis Grizzlies. Panelists include Eleanor Boudreau (WKNO-FM), Kyle Veazey (The Commercial Appeal), and Bill Dries and Don Wade (The Daily News).
This week on Behind the Headlines (May 10): Memphis City Council members Shea Flinn and Lee Harris, and Council vice chairman Jim Strickland join us to discuss some of the challenges facing the city during budget season. [More details.]
This week on Behind the Headlines (May 3): Interim schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson joins us to talk about the challenges facing his office, the current search for a permanent superintendent, and what’s coming up in the merger. [More details.]
This week on Behind the Headlines (April 19): The Tennessee House and Senate recently lifted a ban on municipal schools. Germantown Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy and Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner Jr. join us to discuss the future of Shelby County municipal schools if Gov. Bill Haslam signs the measure. [More details.]
This week on Behind the Headlines (April 12), Memphis City Councilman Kemp Conrad and Michael Williams, board president of the Memphis Police Association, discuss the sustainability of current city pensions. Plus, Shelby County Commission Chairman Mike Ritz and County Commissioner Melvin Burgess discuss the challenges ahead for the county budget.