Category: Behind The Headlines

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.

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]