Category: Behind The Headlines

Shelby County Election Commission representatives discuss new voting machines, more

This week on Behind the Headlines (Aug. 19): Linda Phillips, Norma Lester, and Robert Meyers from the Shelby County Election Commission discuss the necessity of new voting machines, along with other topics.

[Related article: New Voting Machines on Shelby County’s Political Horizon]

Memphis Animal Services’ Alexis Pugh talks action plan, more

This week on Behind the Headlines (Aug. 12): The new director of Memphis Animal Services, Alexis Pugh, discusses the shelter’s action plan and more.

[Related article: Animal Shelter Moves Toward Three-Year Action Plan]

Agricenter president discusses research, ag literacy, and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (Aug. 5): The new president of Agricenter International, John Butler.

[Related article: New Agricenter President Talks About Ag Literacy, Organic Food Research]

Bartlett and Germantown superintendents talk upcoming school year

This week on Behind the Headlines (July 29): Bartlett Superintendent David Stephens and Germantown Superintendent Jason Manuel discuss the upcoming school year with Memphis Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries.

County leaders talk budget, schools and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (July 22): This week on Behind the Headlines, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, County Trustee David Lenoir and County Commissioner Van Turner join Memphis Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries to discuss budgets, schools and more.

[Related article: County Leaders Face New Budget Anxiety]

Behind the Headlines journalists’ roundtable: July 15

This week on Behind the Headlines (July 15): Host Eric Barnes welcomes a roundtable of journalists to discuss the Black Lives Matter protests and other news.

Panelists:
Jerry Askin, WMC Action News 5
Bill Dries, Memphis Daily News
Toby Sells, Memphis Flyer
Bernal Smith, New Tri-State Defender

Major investments and changes in the University District

This week on Behind the Headlines Matt Prince, Cecil C. Humphreys Jr., and Tk Buchanan join Host Eric Barnes to discuss the major investments and changes in the University District.

Strickland, Weirich discuss Memphis crime-fighting strategies

This week on Behind the Headlines (July 1): Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich join Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries for a discussion about local efforts against crime.

[Related article: Mayor, DA Discuss Approach To Curb Crime]

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean discusses building great cities, more

This week on Behind the Headlines (June 24): Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean talks with Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries about the keys to building great cities, the struggles cities face, and the proper role and inevitable limitations of local government.

[Related article: Dean: Cities Need Transit Solutions for Growth]

Roundtable: Future of the Mid-South Fairgrounds and Coliseum

This week on Behind the Headlines (June 17): Daily News publisher Eric Barnes leads a discussion about the future of the Mid-South Coliseum and the Fairgrounds. Guests include Friends of the Fairgrounds co-founder Marvin Stockwell, Memphis City Council member Jamita Swearengen, and Chooch Pickard of the Coliseum Coalition.

[Related article: Fairgrounds Revitalization Efforts Start Slow and Anew]

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