Vacation Days Piling Up? Here's How To Get The Most Out Of A Short Vacation

As a nation, we could do a better job at taking time off. About half of full-time workers recently surveyed by the U.S. Travel Association didn't take all the paid vacation days they earned last year. More than 700 million vacation days went unused, and we forfeited about 200 million of those days — when vacation benefits didn't roll over. On average, American workers took almost six fewer vacation days than we earned. If you're among this group, you could be missing out on some of the...

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This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes revisits the continued evolution of an old Memphis landmark. A year after its ressurection as a massive, mixed use community, Crosstown Concourse co-leaders Todd Richardson and McLean Wilson talk about its redevelopment, from an abandoned Sears distribution center to its current state. Richardson says that Crosstown Concourse was a learning curve, as they navigated the various stages of development.

 

Memphis offers a multitude of fun things to do. However, even people who have lived here for years can sometimes find it daunting to discover their niche. 

New Memphis is an organization that targets individuals who are looking to know more about the City of Memphis and how to get involved in the community. 

On Thursday, August 30th, New Memphis is hosting an event called Exposure, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Autozone Park. It's free and fun for all ages. The event celebrates the city and shows Memphians a variety of opportunities to get involved. There will be a local celebrity kickball game, various community volunteer sign up opportunities, local food, and much more.

Anna Mullins, vice president of communications and strategic initiatives, joins Checking on the Arts host, Kacky Walton to talk about Exposure.

Mug Design Contest for FM Pledge

Aug 17, 2018

Guidelines for WKNO-FM Mug Design Contest:

What does WKNO-FM mean to you? Your artwork should reflect an appreciation of the station.

We welcome all styles of artwork, as long as it translates well on a coffee mug.

The winning design will be promoted on-air during our Fall fund drive.

All entries must be received by the station by 5 p.m. September 28th.

How to submit artwork:

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More than 300 newspapers across the country this week took the unusual step of publishing coordinated edtorials, defending the values of a free press and pushing back against President Trump's assertion that the media is the "opposition party" and the "enemy of the people."

For journalists and media advocates such as political analyst Otis Sanford, the act of solidarity was a matter of standing up to Trump's Twitter pulpit. He also notes that with the intensification of certain hot-button issues such as white supremacy, the role of the journalist is under scrutiny.

Tips for Back-to-School Success

Aug 15, 2018
Church Health

As a parent, you set the tone in your family about learning.


Justin Fox Burks

Catfish is wonderful prepared many different ways, but you really can't beat an old-fashioned Southern fish fry.


This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes discusses the local justice system with soon-to-be-retired Shelby County Chief Public Defender Stephen Bush.

Bush believes that the juvenile justice system needs to be the last resort for youth. Adolescent brain development, he says, is a key focus in helping children avoid getting involved in the court system.

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With the election just a week behind us, Tennessee's candidates for U.S. Senate have already launched new advertising strategies. Democrat Phil Bredesen's first web-only ad features Republicans vouching for his success as a former governor. Republican Marsha Blackburn doubles down on her endorsement of Trump and Trump's endorsement of her.

Brad Pitts

Gin is taking center-stage on cocktail menus across the country … as well as here in our hometown.


In his victory speech for the office of Shelby County Mayor Thursday night, Democrat Lee Harris praised his party for fielding strong candidates throughout countywide elections this year.

Shelby County Democrats' reboot paid off in the gain of several non-partisan offices, even if the Trump-charged election cycle only generated an average voter turnout. As political analyst Otis Sanford points out in this recap of election night, many of the 27.3 percent of registered voters who made it to the polls stuck to the party line.

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Plastic trash is littering the land and fouling rivers and oceans. But what we can see is only a small fraction of what's out there.

Since modern plastic was first mass-produced, 8 billion tons have been manufactured. And when it's thrown away, it doesn't just disappear. Much of it crumbles into small pieces.

President Ashraf Ghani marked the 99th anniversary of Afghanistan's independence on Sunday by offering some hope for a "long lasting and real peace." The proposal: Beginning Monday, Afghanistan would honor a three-month truce with the Taliban to celebrate the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, "provided that the Taliban reciprocate."

Italian actress Asia Argento, one of the most prominent voices in the #MeToo movement, paid $380,000 to a man who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was 17, according to a report by The New York Times based on legal documents anonymously leaked to the paper.

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Study Finds Southern Doctors Overlook Key Genetic Test For 'Underserved' Patients

Hear the radio version of this story Southern doctors seem to be overlooking a key genetic test for underserved patients with breast and ovarian cancer. A new study published by a Vanderbilt researcher finds very few women get this recommended blood screening, even though they have insurance coverage through Medicare.

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ADH: Possible Hep A Exposure at Paragould Restaurant

Little Rock, Ark. – Northeast Arkansas continues to be heavily affected by an ongoing hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak, and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has recommended vaccination for all residents of Greene County ages 19-60. The ADH is warning of a possible hepatitis A (hep A) exposure after an employee of the Ironhorse Barbeque, at ­­2108 Linwood Dr. in Paragould, tested positive for the virus. Hep A is a contagious liver disease that can be prevented by a vaccination. Anyone who...

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