A look at Memphis’ growing pension problem and Airport Authority challenges

This week on Behind the Headlines (March 22), a look at the growing pension problem for the City of Memphis; also the new head of the Memphis Airport Authority talks about the challenges ahead. Guests include Memphis City Council member Kemp Conrad, blogger Joe Saino (memphisshelbyinform.com), and Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority chairman Jack Sammons.

Kenneth Whalum Jr., Kevin Woods discuss unified school system

This week on Behind the Headlines (March 15), a look at the progress of Shelby County’s unified school system. In the wake of a decision by a federal court judge to appoint a special master to expedite important decisions, we ask school board members Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr. and Kevin Woods how this will affect the school system.

Shea Flinn, Lee Harris address city budget, Klan rally

This week on Behind the Headlines (March 8), Memphis City Councilmen Shea Flinn and Lee Harris look at the challenges ahead with the city’s budget. Will the City be able to kick in extra funds for the unified schools district? Plus they will address the controversy surrounding the Ku Klux Klan’s upcoming march in Memphis.

Keith McDonald, Mike Ritz debate future of municipal schools

This week on Behind the Headlines (March 1), Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald and Shelby County Commission Chairman Mike Ritz discuss the future of municipal schools and appointment of a special master. [More details.]