Category: Behind The Headlines

Aitken discusses Collierville Schools

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (April 18): Collierville Schools superintendent John Aitken discusses the challenges and opportunities of setting up a new school system.

[Related article: Aitken Discusses Next Steps for Collierville Schools]

Tennessee Brewery Untapped and other efforts

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (April 11): Tennessee Brewery Untapped partner Michael Tauer and Tommy Pacello of the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team discuss the project and efforts to bring the Tennessee Brewery back to life.

[Related article: Brewery Project Looks for Answers]

The legacy and future of the civil rights movement

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (April 4): Beverly Robertson, president of the National Civil Rights Museum, and Daphene McFerren, executive director of the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis, discuss the 46th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, as well as the legacy and future of the civil rights movement.

[Related article: Museum Reopening Raises Issues About Present]

Bioworks’ Steve Bares outlines Memphis EPIcenter

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (March 28): Steve Bares, president of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, discusses the Memphis EPIcenter effort, which aims to create 1,000 entrepreneurs and 50 companies locally in the next decade. [Related article: Bares: EPIcenter Effort Targets 'Scalability']

Hopson discusses Shelby County Schools budget, demerger

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (March 21): Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson talks about the budget, school rezoning and the demerger. [Related article: School Board to Vote on $52.6 Million Capital Funding]

Shelby County Schools board members discuss upcoming demerger

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (March 14): Three Shelby County Schools board members discuss attendance zones, the schools demerger, and why the school board and parents are waiting on each other to move forward. [Related article: Schools Demerger Reflects Cooperation, Competition]

Republican, Democratic leaders discuss upcoming Shelby County elections

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (March 7): a discussion about Shelby County’s upcoming elections with Republican Party Chairman Justin Joy and Democratic Party Chairman Bryan Carson. [Related article: Shelby County Party Heads Look Ahead to Primaries]

Wharton and Collins talk city finances, crime, and more

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Feb. 28): Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and city finance director Brian Collins discuss the city’s finances, pension liability, and young black men in the criminal justice system. [Related article: Wharton: City Must Target ‘Black Boy Crime’]

Memphis officials, union leaders talk pension liability

This week on “Behind the Headlines” [Feb. 21]: a look at Memphis’ unfunded pension liability with City Council Chairman Jim Strickland, council member Shea Flinn, Memphis Police Association President Michael Williams and Memphis Fire Fighters Association President Thomas Malone. [Related article: Strickland: Shorten Pension Ramp-Up]

Community development leaders discuss street-level challenges

This week on Behind the Headlines (Feb. 14), a conversation about community redevelopment at the street level with leaders of the Binghampton Community Development Corp., Frayser Community Development Corp. and Community LIFT. [Related article: CDC Leaders Have Challenges in Communities]