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’]
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]
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]
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Feb. 7): A roundtable discussion about the city of Memphis’ pension problems, Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise plan, and more. Panelists include journalists Jackson Baker of the Memphis Flyer, Bill Dries of The Daily News and Les Smith of FOX13 News.
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 24): Host Eric Barnes, publisher of The Daily News, travels to Nashville for a conversation with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam about top issues this legislative session. [Related article: Haslam: Medicaid Expansion 'A Clunker']
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 17): Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell discusses schools funding, the Mid-South Fairgrounds, and county finances. [Related article: Luttrell Says Timing Key to Schools Funding]
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 10): City Council members Wanda Halbert and Harold Collins discuss the city’s purchase of AutoZone Park with Daily News publisher Eric Barnes, Daily News senior reporter Bill Dries and Commercial Appeal business editor Ted Evanoff.
This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 3): Scott Brockman, the new CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, talks numbers and strategies as Memphis International Airport transitions to more origin and destination traffic instead of a majority of connecting flights. [Related article: Airport Authority CEO Sees Growth in New Reality]