What's On The Menu For Thanksgiving Dinner? Getting Ready For Your Feast

With  Jane Clayson Tips for a successful Thanksgiving feast. We’ll talk turkey and all the trimmings with New York Times food editor Sam Sifton. Guest Sam Sifton , food editor of The New York Times. Author of Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well . ( @samsifton ) From The On Point Kitchen From The Reading List New York Times : Sam Sifton’s 20 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes  Boston Globe : Holiday hacks: Top chefs’ tips for a successful Thanksgiving spread Overdone meat. Mashed potatoes that...

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For Lee Mills, Chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party, results from the 2018 Midterms don't foreshadow any major concerns for suburban politicians, even though local Democrats are starting to run stronger candidates in safely red districts. 

Big wins by both Bill Lee for governor and Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate indicate to him that the Shelby suburbs will remain solidly red if the party can stay energized. 

Ordering part or all of your Thanksgiving meal from a restaurant, bakery or store? Here are five things to know to keep your Thanksgiving feast stress-free.

UTHSC Promotes Anti-Hate Message for Students

Nov 12, 2018

Recent acts of violence across the U.S. prompted officials at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to host a show of unity on its Memphis campus.

Students, faculty and staff joined together Nov. 8 to hear speeches reinforcing a message of acceptance and diversity. "Hate has no place at UTHSC," read a banner signed by participants. 

When people think about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, thoughts of science fiction and a creature of some sort might come to mind. However, Rhodes College is challenging people's views about what the classic novel is about. On Thursday, November 15th at 6 p.m., the school is hosting an event celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Guest speaker, Dr. Claire Colebrook is a cultural theorist who plans to introduce and discuss the topic of what Frankenstein can teach us about humans and their relations to nature - namely climate change. 

The program is part of Rhodes'  "Communities in Conversation" lecture series and is preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. To talk about the event and why the school is hosting it, Jonathan Judaken, the Spence L. Wilson Chair of Humanities at Rhodes College, and Judith Haas, Professor of English and the new director of the Search program, chat with Kacky Walton for this WKNO-FM's Checking on the Arts.



WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines gets into the game this week with discussion about Tigers' coach Penny Hardaway.

Dave Woloshin, the voice of the Tigers, and Daily Memphian sports writers Geoff Calkins and Don Wade talk about the impact Hardaway has made on the team at the start of his first coaching season. 


If the 2018 Midterms taught Democrats anything about campaigning in Tennessee, it's that it doesn't pay to play nice. Former governor Phil Bredesen believed he could float above the partisan squabbling. On Election Day, he was shot down to earth by a wave of Republican voters supporting Tennessee's first woman U.S. Senator.

Supporting Caregivers

Nov 7, 2018

What is the nature of care? Do we “give” care generously, or is it a list of tasks to squeeze into the day? Is there a difference between “care for” and “care about”? Is it a job? A relationship?

For friends and families who serve as caregivers to sick or infirm loved ones, the answer to those questions is All of the Above. If you or someone you know has ever served as a caregiver, you know the physical, emotional and spiritual toll caregiving can take.

This November, as we observe National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, remember to support the people in your life who provide these tender mercies to others.

This is the week that Memphis diners in the know look forward to every year.

It’s Downtown Dining Week! The one time of year that you can enjoy a three-course meal at some of Memphis’ top restaurants for just $20.18.

Starting yesterday until November 11, over 50 downtown restaurants will be offering special menus for both dinner and lunch. Many of the offerings are at a discount, designed to show new diners the best of what they have to offer.


This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Memphis jounalists discuss the upcoming election.

This week, Democrat Phil Bredesen slid a few points behind Republican Marsha Blackburn in the polls for Tennessee's seat in the U.S. Senate.


Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with President Trump, was arrested Wednesday following allegations of domestic violence, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Avenatti, who has denied the allegations, was booked Wednesday afternoon for a felony domestic violence charge, after police took a report on Tuesday of the alleged incident. He was released on $50,000 bail.

'Toxic' Is Oxford Dictionaries' Word Of 2018

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We've used a lot of words in 2018, so it's no surprise that there is more than one "word of the year." Oxford Dictionaries' judgment is that "toxic" illuminates something about this year.

Oxford Dictionaries says it found a 45 percent increase in look-ups of toxic and it was used in so many situations that "the sheer scope of its application, as found by our research, made toxic the stand-out choice for the Word of the Year title."

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