Category: Behind The Headlines

Shelby County Sewer Controversy

Heidi Shafer, Chairman of the Shelby Co. Commission; Alan Crone, Senior Policy Advisor for the City of Memphis; and Kelly Rayne, Senior VP of Public Policy for the Greater Memphis Chamber, discuss the impact of the city’s change in sewer policies for areas outside of Memphis with Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News and host Eric Barnes.

Exiting President and CEO of MLGW, Jerry Collins

Jerry Collins, exiting president and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas and Water, discusses the company’s past, present, and future with Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News and host Eric Barnes.

Journalist Roundtable

This week on Behind the Headlines (Sept 29): Toby Sells with the Memphis Flyer and Bill Dries with the Memphis Daily News discuss what’s next for the Confederate statues, the fairgrounds, and more with Host Eric Barnes.

Immigration and DACA

This week on Behind the Headlines (Sept. 22): Mauricio Calvo, Executive Director for Latino Memphis, and Dr. John Smarrelli, President of Christian Brothers University, discuss the impact of immigration and DACA on the local community with Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News, and host Eric Barnes.

Juvenile Justice

This week on Behind the Headlines (September 15): A look at Juvenile Justice reform and the federal oversight of the Shelby County Juvenile Court with Josh Spickler, executive director for Just City; Keith Norman, Pastor of First Baptist Church – Broad; Bill Powell, former Juvenile Court Settlement Agreement Coordinator; and Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News.

The economic impact of Memphis music

This week on Behind the Headlines (Sept. 8): A look at the business and economic impact of Memphis music on the city and around the world with Elizabeth Cawein, founder of Music Export Memphis; Kevin Kern, VP of Communications for Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau; Pat Mitchell Worley, founder of FanFareCR; and Megan Carolan, a Memphis musician.

 

Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael

This week on Behind the Headlines (Sept. 1): Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael discusses juvenile justice and Federal oversight with Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News and host Eric Barnes.

Journalist roundtable discusses Confederate monuments, Graceland’s proposed event center, and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (August 25): Micaela Watts with High Ground News, Bernal Smith with the New Tri-State Defender, and Bill Dries with the Memphis Daily News discuss the Confederate monuments, Graceland’s proposed event center project, and more in a journalist roundtable with host Eric Barnes.

The future of the Fairgrounds

This week on Behind the Headlines (August 18): Host Eric Barnes along with Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News discuss the status of the fairgrounds with Fred Jones, founder of the Southern Heritage Classic; Paul Young, director of Memphis Housing & Community Development; and Marvin Stockwell, co-founder of Friends of the Fairgrounds.

Congressman Steve Cohen

This week on Behind the Headlines (August 11): Congressman Steve Cohen discusses tax reform, healthcare, President Trump, and more with Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News and Host Eric Barnes.

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