De-annexation debate, part 1: The opponents

This week on Behind the Headlines (March 25): State Sen. Lee Harris and state Rep. Joe Towns join Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries to discuss the downsides of de-annexation.

[Related article: Amendments Cloud Issue of De-Annexation]

Memphis journalists roundtable: De-annexation, city budget, and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (March 18): Host Eric Barnes, publisher of The Daily News, hosts a journalists roundtable discussing the Tennessee de-annexation bill, the city of Memphis budget, and more.

Panelists:

Christopher Blank, WKNO-FM
Bill Dries, The Daily News
Ryan Poe, The Commercial Appeal

Roundtable: Fighting blight in Memphis

This week on Behind the Headlines (March 11): Brandon Gaitor of Neighborhood Preservation Inc., June West of Memphis Heritage and Roshun Austin of the Blight Authority of Memphis discuss the effort to fight blight in Memphis.

Minority business development roundtable

This week on Behind the Headlines (March 4): Local business and civic leaders weigh in on Memphis’ minority business development efforts during this roundtable led by Memphis Daily News publisher Eric Barnes.

Panelists:
Sen. Lee Harris, Tennessee Senate
Berlin Boyd, Memphis City Councilman
Darrell T. Cobbins, president/CEO, Universal Commercial
Bernal E. Smith II, owner/publisher, The New Tri-State Defender

[Related article: Memphis Lags on State Minority Contracts]

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson talks budget, I-Zone, more

This week on Behind the Headlines (Feb. 26): Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson discusses Innovation Zone Schools, the budget and more.

[Related article: Hopson: Help ASD Improve, At Least for Now]

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