Category: Behind The Headlines

Memphis Says No More campaign: Is it effective?

This week on Behind the Headlines (Aug. 28): Both sides of the Memphis Says No More campaign – part of a national movement to end sexual assault and domestic violence – discuss the program’s effectiveness.

The campaign’s coordinators say it can change attitudes about the crimes. A victims’ right advocate and rape survivor, however, questions whether it is a distraction from processing untested rape kits and prosecuting offenders.

[Related article: Effectiveness of ‘No More’ Campaign Debated]

Shelby County leaders discuss $22M property tax surplus, next steps

This week on Behind the Headlines (Aug. 21): Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir, County Commissioner Van Turner and county CAO Harvey Kennedy discuss the $22 million property tax surplus and the possibility of a tax decrease.

[Related article: Lenoir: ‘Is It Time for a Tax Decrease?’]

Journalists roundtable: Memphis elections, convention center changes, and more

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Aug. 14): Host Eric Barnes is joined by a roundtable of journalists to discuss the Memphis mayoral election, proposed Cook Convention Center changes and more.

Panelists:
Bernal Smith II, president/publisher, Tri-State Defender
Jackson Baker, senior editor/political columnist, Memphis Flyer
Bill Dries, senior reporter, The Daily News/The Memphis News

Bartlett school superintendent David Stephens discusses first year, what’s next

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Aug. 7): Bartlett City Schools superintendent David Stephens discusses the school district’s first year in review and what lies ahead, including why Bartlett won’t be building a new school.

What’s next for the Wolf River Greenway

This week on Behind the Headlines (July 31): A discussion about future plans for the Wolf River Conservancy and Greenway with Bob Wenner, the Wolf River Greenway coordinator, and Charles Flink, senior adviser with Alta Planning + Design.

[Related article Wolf River Greenway Targets Raleigh Riverbend]

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]

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