Barbic discusses Achievement School District progress

This week on Behind the Headlines (Feb. 22), Achievement School District Superintendent Chris Barbic talks about the progress that has been made since the state took over part of the Memphis City Schools district nearly a year ago.

Orgel, Hart and Reaves discuss unified schools budget

This week on Behind the Headlines (Feb. 15), a discussion of the battle over the unified school district budget. Guests include countywide school board chairman Billy Orgel and school board members Tomeka Hart and David Reaves.

Roundtable on Forrest Park, merged schools budget, and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (Feb. 8), a journalist roundtable discussion on this week’s top news stories, including:

  • The renaming of Forrest Park and two other Memphis parks
  • The preliminary budget outline for the merged schools system
  • The arrival of Southwest Airlines at Memphis International Airport this fall

Panelists include Jackson Baker of The Memphis Flyer, Michael Kelley of The Commercial Appeal and Bill Dries of The Daily News.

Roundtable on State of the State, State of the City, and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (Feb. 1), a journalist roundtable discussion, featuring these topics:

  • Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s State of the State address
  • Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s State of the City address
  • Pinnacle Airlines’ departure from Memphis
  • Layoffs at Smith & Nephew

Panelists include Jackson Baker of The Memphis Flyer; Eleanor Boudreau of WKNO-FM, Les Smith of WHBQ FOX13 News and Bill Dries of The Daily News.

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