Why Aren't More Women In Office? Even Within Parties, There's Big Disagreement

Women represent 20 percent of Congress members right now, and Republicans and Democrats differ sharply on why that's the case, not to mention how big of a problem that is. That in and of itself is perhaps unsurprising, especially at a time when the parties are heavily divided on a wide variety of topics. But a new poll shows that men and women within each party — and especially among Republicans — differ heavily on several of these questions. New data from the Pew Research Center shows that...

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Life Matters: Celebrating Fall Fruits

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It’s fall, y’all!

Jennifer Chandler

Now that school is back in full swing, getting dinner on the table can be a challenge...

This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson discusses a variety of educational topics with host Eric Barnes and Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News. Up first: After being placed on a priority list a couple of years ago, East High School has seen double-digit gains with academic performance. Hopson attributes those gains to newly implemented vocational programs, such as biodiesel training. Vocational programs, he says, offer students who are not necessarily going to college a chance to train for

Marsha Blackburn on Twitter

Immediately after Congressman Marsha Blackburn won the primary for U.S. Senate, she and her Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen were invited to take part in four debates across the state. After a month of indecision, Blackburn announced that she would not face her opponent in Memphis at Rhodes College on Sept. 13. 

Improving Your Health Through Generosity

Aug 29, 2018
Church Health

A generous spirit is a necessity for a healthy life.

A Cool Cole Slaw

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Labor Day is this weekend … so it’s time to start thinking about your menu for your festivities.


This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines Eric Barnes hosts a roundtable discussion with reporters Bill Dries, Laura Faith Kebede, Karanja Ajanaku, and Toby Sells.

Kebede, with Chalkbeat Tennessee, first shares thoughts about recent TN Ready results. She says that while much has improved, performance is still low. Kebede says that one solution might be a renewed focus on higher grades.  

As former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn begin stumping for the open U.S. Senate seat, Bredesen appears to be moving to the center and focusing on statewide issues such as Asian Carp in rivers and broadband internet in rural areas. Meanwhile, Blackburn is focusing on hotbed national issues such as immigration, abortion and deregulation. 

Take a walk through suspended metal or have a yoga session while admiring 16th Century paintings. The Brooks Museum's fall collection of artwork and projects have something to please most anyone.

The museum plans to introduce new exhibits and artwork, ranging from a 24-foot tall tree made from recyclable materials to photographs from famous Memphis photographer, Ernest Withers. 

The Brooks Museum's curator of strategic engagement, Andria Lisle, talks about what to expect from the museum for the coming fall season.

Mental Health First Aid at Church Health

Aug 22, 2018
Church Health

Did you know that you are more likely to encounter someone experiencing an emotional or

mental crisis than someone having a heart attack?


Carmen Lugo has lived in Puerto Rico her whole life, and her whole life she has feared the water that comes out of her tap.

"When I was a child, we used filters," she says, leaning on the doorjamb with her 11-year-old in front of her and two teenage sons sleepy-eyed behind her on a morning in July.

"The water here," she says, pausing as she purses her lips in a tight smile. She chooses her words carefully. "We want to be in good health," she finally says. "My husband, he buys water from the Supermax," referring to a local grocery store.

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