Reporter Roundtable with Les Smith, Jackson Baker and Bill Dries

This week on Behind the Headlines (July 24): Les Smith, Jackson Baker and Bill Dries join Eric Barnes in a discussion about the local 2015 elections and more.

Germantown Schools’ Jason Manuel talks new elementary school

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (July 17): Germantown Municipal Schools District superintendent Jason Manuel discusses the need for a new elementary school in the suburb as well as the district’s first year of operation and plans for next year.

Memphis in May president Jim Holt discusses its evolution, impact

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (July 10): Memphis in May president and CEO Jim Holt discusses the festival’s evolution and economic impact as it prepares to undergo some changes.

[Related article: Memphis in May Faces Decisions in Offseason]

Memphis’ financial mess: Part 2

This week on Behind the Headlines (July 3): Part two of a two-part roundtable on Memphis’ financial mess. Guests include: Rick Masson, former chief administrative officer 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; Marc Perrusquia, project reporter for The Commercial Appeal; and Bill Dries, senior reporter for The Daily News.

Click here to watch Part 1 of the series.

[Related articles: Memphis’ Cost for Non-Pension Benefits Still Controversial, Memphis Finance Gurus Retrace City’s Fiscal Path]