Memphis’ financial mess: Part 1

This week on Behind the Headlines (June 26): Part one of a two-part roundtable on Memphis’ financial mess. Guests include: Henry Evans and Rick Masson, former chief administrative officers for the city of Memphis; Marlin Mosby, former city finance director; Tom Jones of Smart City Consulting and editor of the Smart City Memphis blog; and Marc Perrusquia, project reporter for The Commercial Appeal.

Click here to watch Part 2 of the series.

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Airport Authority leaders discuss Memphis International’s present and future

This week on Behind the Headlines (June 19): Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority president and CEO Scott Brockman and chairman Pace Cooper discuss current conditions and future plans for Memphis International Airport.

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Collierville Schools superintendent John Aitken on the district’s first year and proposed high school

This week on Behind the Headlines (June 12): Collierville Schools superintendent John Aitken makes the case for a $99 million comprehensive high school and discusses the district’s accomplishments and struggles during its first year.

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Arlington and Lakeland superintendents discuss their school systems’ first year

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (June 5): Arlington Community Schools superintendent Tammy Mason and Lakeland School System superintendent Ted Horrell join us to discuss their districts’ first year of operations, successes and failures, and what they see in the future for their schools.

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Superintendents Chris Barbic and Dorsey Hopson compare education notes

This week on Behind the Headlines (May 29): Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson and Achievement School District superintendent Chris Barbic discuss what the two systems have learned from each other, the state of local education and more.

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