Category: Behind The Headlines

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]

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.

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

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.

[Related article: Airport Leaders Talk Post-Delta Era]

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.

[Related article: Aitken Makes Case for Collierville’s New $99 Million School]

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.

[Related article: Municipal School Leaders Assess First Year]

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.

[Related article: Hopson, Barbic Look Ahead to New School Year]

State Sen. Lee Harris discusses first year in Nashville

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (May 22): Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Lee Harris talks about his experiences as a first-year state senator, what he accomplished, and what he hopes to accomplish in the coming years.

[Related article: Harris Pushes for Insure Tennessee Comeback]

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