Feb. 1 Tennessee Press Association gubernatorial forum

The live stream of the Tennessee Press Association’s gubernatorial forum in Nashville starts Thursday, Feb. 1, at 8:30 a.m., with the forum itself beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Candidates who have committed to the forum include:

• Republican Randy Boyd, former Tennessee Economic and Community Development commissioner
• Democrat Karl Dean, former Nashville mayor 
• Democrat Craig Fitzhugh, Tennessee House Minority Leader
• Republican Beth Harwell, Tennessee House speaker
• Republican Bill Lee, Franklin business owner
• Republican Kay White, Kingsport business owner

Shelby County Opioid Crisis

This week on Behind the Headlines (January 26): Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and Health Department Director Dr. Alisa Haushalter discuss the county’s efforts to deal with the opioid crisis.

County Commission and City Council Chairs

This week on Behind the Headlines (January 19): County Commission Chair Heidi Shafer and City Council Chair Berlin Boyd discuss the upcoming budget season and more with Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News, and host Eric Barnes.

Confederate Statue Removal

This week on Behind the Headlines (Jan. 5): Bruce McMullen, chief legal officer for the city of Memphis, discusses the Confederate statue removal with Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News and Host Eric Barnes.

Year End Review Journalist Roundtable

This week on Behind the Headlines (Dec. 29): Karanja A. Ajanaku with the New Tri-State Defender, Toby Sells with the Memphis Flyer, and Bill Dries with the Memphis Daily News talk about the biggest stories of 2017 with host Eric Barnes.

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