Category: Behind The Headlines

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]

A look at Memphis’ growing startup community

This week on Behind the Headlines (June 10): EPIcenter president Leslie Lynn Smith, CodeCrew founder Audrey Jones and iShipdit founder David Roberts join Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and reporter Andy Meek for a look at Memphis’ growing startup community.

Community leaders call for changes to Memphis’ criminal justice system

This week on Behind the Headlines (June 3): A discussion about crime and the community with Harold Collins of the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission; Josh Spickler, executive director of Just City; and pastor Keith Norman of First Baptist Church-Broad.

[Related article: Weekend Crime Rampage Frames Criminal Justice Debate]

Downtown Stakeholders Discuss South End’s Transformation

This week on Behind the Headlines (May 27): Terence Patterson, president of the Downtown Memphis Commission, and residential developer Brock Holliman of Hamilton & Holliman LLC discuss the continuing transformation of Downtown’s South Front area.

(Related article: DMC Wants to Connect Successful South End to South City)

Behind the Headlines journalists’ roundtable: May 20

This week on Behind the Headlines (May 20): Host Eric Barnes welcomes a panel of journalists to discuss the Shelby County Schools budget, the Memphis City Council and more.

Panelists:
Bill Dries, Memphis Daily News
Ryan Poe, Commercial Appeal
Toby Sells, Memphis Flyer
Bernal Smith, New Tri-State Defender

Shelby County Schools board members talk budget, more

This week on Behind the Headlines (May 13): Shelby County Schools board chairwoman Teresa Jones and board members Chris Caldwell and Miska Clay Bibbs discuss the SCS budget, possible school closings and more with Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries.

Trio of Memphis leaders talk budget, PILOTs, and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (May 6): Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, City Council vice chairman Edmund Ford Jr. and city CFO Brian Collins join Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries to discuss Memphis’ budget, PILOTs and more.

New Housing & Community Development director talks South City, the Pinch, and more

This week on Behind the Headlines (April 29): Paul Young is about four months into his post as Memphis’ director of Housing & Community Development. He joins Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and reporter Madeline Faber on Behind the Headlines to discuss the Pinch District, South City development and more.

Shelby Farms’ Jen Andrews highlights park’s changes

This week on Behind the Headlines (April 22): Jen Andrews, the new executive director of the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, talks with Memphis Daily News publisher Eric Barnes and senior reporter Bill Dries about the massive changes underway at the park.

[Related article: Shelby Farms Park Transformation Started With Plan]

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