Wharton discusses finances, Mud Island, and more

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (April 24): Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. weighs in on the state “Blueprint for Prosperity,” Overton Park, the possibility of more recreational activites on Mud Island, and other topics.

[Related article: Wharton on State ‘Blueprint’ Funding, Mud Island Plan]

A look at Memphis’ war on blight

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (April 17): Eric Barnes, publisher of The Daily News, leads a panel discussion about the blight removal initiative from a legal and economic perspective.

The panel includes Steve Lockwood, executive director, Frayser Community Development Corp.; Patrice Thomas, deputy director, city of Memphis Public Works; Steve Barlow, attorney, Brewer & Barlow PLC; and Mark Herbison, senior vice president of economic development, Greater Memphis Chamber.

[Related article: City Blight Efforts Evolve Beyond Demolition]

The back story of Central Station’s $55 million redevelopment plan

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (April 10): Four players in the $55 million redevelopment of Central Station discuss how the project came together and what happens next.

[Related article: Density Key to Central Station Timing]

School board members discuss competition, closings, and more

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (April 3): A discussion with Shelby County Schools board members Teresa Jones and Chris Caldwell about the competition among Shelby County Schools, the Achievement School District and charter schools.

[Related article: School Competition Shows Promise, Threat]