Category: Behind The Headlines

What’s next for the Mid-South Fairgrounds?

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 23): A debate over redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds with City Council member Kemp Conrad, local business owner Taylor Berger and Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Kevin Kane.

[Related article: Fairgrounds Plan Draws Different Opinions]

Journalists roundtable: Memphis City Council, Insure Tennessee, and more

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 18): A discussion of the Memphis City Council, Insure Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan and more with panelists Jackson Baker of the Memphis Flyer, Bill Dries of The Daily News, Andrew Douglas of WMC Action News 5, and Les Smith of FOX-13.

University of Memphis President David Rudd discusses higher education

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 9): Dr. M. David Rudd, president of the University of Memphis, discusses the Tennessee Promise program, the effort to produce more teachers to teach in the city’s lowest-performing schools, and more.

2014 recap: Memphis’ biggest stories

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Jan. 2): A roundtable of Memphis journalists discusses the biggest stories of 2014 and the challenges facing Memphis and Shelby County going into 2015.

Panelists include: Jackson Baker of the Memphis Flyer, Bill Dries of The Daily News, Andrew Douglas of WMC Action News 5, and Les Smith of FOX-13.

Nonprofit leaders discuss organizations’ impact, needs

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Dec. 26): Leaders from Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), Make-A-Wish Mid-South and the Salvation Army Memphis Area Command discuss the organizations’ impact and needs during the holidays and year-round.

[Related article: Local Charities’ Needs Visible During Holidays]

Wharton discusses IKEA, schools settlement, and more

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Dec. 19): Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. discusses IKEA’s move to Memphis and the proposed schools funding settlement.

Collins, Harris talk about what’s ahead for City Council

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Dec. 12): Memphis City Council members Harold Collins and Lee Harris discuss solutions and challenges of the coming new year, including pensions, Graceland and the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

Basar discusses Fairgrounds plan, tax incentives and more

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Dec. 5): Shelby County Commissioner Steve Basar talks about plans for the Mid-South Fairgrounds, tax incentives such as TIFs and PILOTs, and more.

Opportunities and challenges for Mid-South veterans

This week on “Behind the Headlines” (Nov. 28): A discussion about challenges and opportunities for veterans in the Mid-South with panelists Denesse Torpoco, outreach specialist with the Memphis Vet Center; Joe Kyles, administrator of the Shelby County Veterans Affairs office; and Jerry Easter, coordinator of Shelby County Veterans Court.

[Related article: Veterans Care Battles Bureaucracy, Hesitancy]

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.

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