Category: Behind The Headlines

A look at the Crosstown Concourse redevelopment

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Feb. 27): A discussion about the Crosstown Concourse redevelopment with project developers Todd Richardson and McLean Wilson, Dr. Scott Morris of the Church Health Center, and developer Henry Turley of Henry Turley Co.

[Related article: Path to Crosstown Difficult, Unexpected]

Behind the Headlines Special Edition: Vaccines

In this “Behind the Headlines” special edition that aired Feb. 20, infectious disease doctors Stephen Threlkeld and Michael Threlkeld discuss local efforts to keep vaccination rates high.

Basar, Dulberger discuss proposed tax-incentive changes

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Feb. 20): A look at proposed changes to local economic development tax incentives with Shelby County Commissioner Steve Basar and Reid Dulberger, head of the city-county Economic Development Growth Engine board.

[Related story: EDGE Leader Faults ‘Vague’ Concerns About Incentives]

Luttrell discusses PILOTs, Insure Tennessee and more

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Feb. 13): Host Eric Barnes discusses PILOTs, Insure Tennessee and more with Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.

[Related article: Luttrell Scolds State Legislators]

Journalists roundtable: Insure Tennessee, Wharton’s campaign, and the Grizzlies’ success

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 30): A roundtable of Memphis journalists discusses the Tennessee Legislature’s special session on Insure Tennessee, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s re-election effort and the Grizzlies’ success this season.

Panelists include Jackson Baker of The Memphis Flyer, and Bill Dries and Don Wade of The Daily News.

What’s next for the Mid-South Fairgrounds?

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 23): A debate over redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds with City Council member Kemp Conrad, local business owner Taylor Berger and Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Kevin Kane.

[Related article: Fairgrounds Plan Draws Different Opinions]

Journalists roundtable: Memphis City Council, Insure Tennessee, and more

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 18): A discussion of the Memphis City Council, Insure Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan and more with panelists Jackson Baker of the Memphis Flyer, Bill Dries of The Daily News, Andrew Douglas of WMC Action News 5, and Les Smith of FOX-13.

University of Memphis President David Rudd discusses higher education

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 9): Dr. M. David Rudd, president of the University of Memphis, discusses the Tennessee Promise program, the effort to produce more teachers to teach in the city’s lowest-performing schools, and more.

2014 recap: Memphis’ biggest stories

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 2): A roundtable of Memphis journalists discusses the biggest stories of 2014 and the challenges facing Memphis and Shelby County going into 2015.

Panelists include: Jackson Baker of the Memphis Flyer, Bill Dries of The Daily News, Andrew Douglas of WMC Action News 5, and Les Smith of FOX-13.

Nonprofit leaders discuss organizations’ impact, needs

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Dec. 26): Leaders from Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), Make-A-Wish Mid-South and the Salvation Army Memphis Area Command discuss the organizations’ impact and needs during the holidays and year-round.

[Related article: Local Charities’ Needs Visible During Holidays]

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