Category: Behind The Headlines

Barbic discusses Achievement School District challenges

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Nov. 14): Chris Barbic, the superintendent of the Tennessee Achievement School District, gives a progress report.

Behind the Headlines: November 7 web extra

This web extra from the Nov. 7 “Behind the Headlines” continues the analysis of the recent elections.

State legislators discuss election outcome and what’s next

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Nov. 7): Three members of Shelby County’s legislative delegation to Nashville – Republican state Rep. Mark White and newly elected Democratic state Sens. Lee Harris and Sara Kyle – discuss the outcome of the recent election and what’s ahead for the Tennessee General Assembly.

Health care experts discuss local Ebola response

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Oct. 31): Dr. Manoj Jain, the infectious disease consultant to Baptist Memorial Health Care, and Dr. Helen Morrow, chief health officer of the Shelby County Health Department, join the panel to discuss Shelby County’s readiness to treat Ebola and also to sort through facts and myths about the disease.

[Related article: Local Ebola Response Rolls With Changes]

Journalists roundtable: Pensions, Ebola and elections

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Oct. 24): A panel of Memphis journalists discusses city pension negotiations, the Ebola virus and elections. Panelists include Les Smith of FOX-13 News, Andrew Douglas of Action News 5, Jackson Baker of The Memphis Flyer and moderator Pierre Kimsey of WKNO.

Chism and Turner discuss County Commission priorities

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Oct. 17): Newly elected Shelby County Commissioners George Chism and Van Turner talk about priorities and politics.

[Related article: Turner, Chism Survey New County Commission]

MATA president discusses the future of public transit

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Oct. 10): A look at the future of public transportation in Memphis with Ron Garrison, the Memphis Area Transit Authority’s new president and general manager, and MATA board member Charles “Chooch” Pickard.

[Related article: Garrison Charts New Course for MATA]

Journalists roundtable on mob attacks, Commercial Appeal changes, and more

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Oct. 3): Memphis journalists look at this week’s most important stories, including the mob attacks, the Shelby County Commission, the reformatted Commercial Appeal and sports.

Panelists include Jackson Baker of the Memphis Flyer, Christopher Blank of WKNO-FM, Don Wade of The Daily News and Les Smith of FOX 13 News.

Real estate experts discuss Memphis housing market

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Sept. 26): A discussion about the Memphis real estate market six years after the housing bubble burst. Guests include Kim Grant Brown, president of the West Tennessee Home Builders Association; Joe Steffner, president-elect of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors; and David Umsted, vice president of lending at Triumph Mortgage.

[Related article: Real Estate Experts Look at Impact of North Mississippi]

Brockman discusses Memphis International Airport changes

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Sept. 19): Scott Brockman, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, discusses changes with the Memphis International Airport and the addition of flights and air carriers.

[Related article: Brockman: Memphis Airport in ‘Good Position’]