Category: Behind The Headlines

Behind the Headlines journalists’ roundtable: May 20

This week on Behind the Headlines (May 20): Host Eric Barnes welcomes a panel of journalists to discuss the Shelby County Schools budget, the Memphis City Council and more.

Panelists:
Bill Dries, Memphis Daily News
Ryan Poe, Commercial Appeal
Toby Sells, Memphis Flyer
Bernal Smith, New Tri-State Defender

Shelby County Schools board members talk budget, more

This week on Behind the Headlines (May 13): Shelby County Schools board chairwoman Teresa Jones and board members Chris Caldwell and Miska Clay Bibbs discuss the SCS budget, possible school closings and more with Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries.

Trio of Memphis leaders talk budget, PILOTs, and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (May 6): Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, City Council vice chairman Edmund Ford Jr. and city CFO Brian Collins join Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries to discuss Memphis’ budget, PILOTs and more.

New Housing & Community Development director talks South City, the Pinch, and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (April 29): Paul Young is about four months into his post as Memphis’ director of Housing & Community Development. He joins Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and reporter Madeline Faber on Behind the Headlines to discuss the Pinch District, South City development and more.

Shelby Farms’ Jen Andrews highlights park’s changes

This week on Behind the Headlines (April 22): Jen Andrews, the new executive director of the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, talks with Memphis Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries about the massive changes underway at the park.

[Related article: Shelby Farms Park Transformation Started With Plan]

Behind the Headlines journalists roundtable: April 15

This week on Behind the Headlines (April 15): Host Eric Barnes is joined by Toby Sells from the Memphis Flyer, Bernal Smith from the New Tri-State Defender, and Madeline Faber from The Daily News in a journalists roundtable to discuss school budget cuts, the Urban Child Institute and more.

MATA leaders discuss transit projections, obstacles

This week on Behind the Headlines (April 11): Memphis Area Transit Authority CEO Ron Garrison and Board Commissioner John Vergos share their projections for Memphis’ transit system and the obstacles it faces.

[Related article: Rapid Transit Option, Route Changes Designed To Make MATA More Relevant]

De-annexation debate, part 2: The proponents

This week on Behind the Headlines (April 1): Shelby County Commission Chairman Terry Roland and Commissioner David Reaves discuss their support for de-annexation with Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries.

[Related article: Conrad Call for De-Annexation Talks Draws Favorable Reviews]

De-annexation debate, part 1: The opponents

This week on Behind the Headlines (March 25): State Sen. Lee Harris and state Rep. Joe Towns join Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries to discuss the downsides of de-annexation.

[Related article: Amendments Cloud Issue of De-Annexation]

Memphis journalists roundtable: De-annexation, city budget, and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (March 18): Host Eric Barnes, publisher of The Daily News, hosts a journalists roundtable discussing the Tennessee de-annexation bill, the city of Memphis budget, and more.

Panelists:

Christopher Blank, WKNO-FM
Bill Dries, The Daily News
Ryan Poe, The Commercial Appeal

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