Pelosi Calls For Postponement Of State Of The Union Address Because Of Shutdown

Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET The annual State of the Union message to Congress may be the latest casualty of the partial government shutdown. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., sent a letter to President Trump on Wednesday, suggesting a postponement until after the shutdown is over. The speech, which the president would deliver to a joint session of Congress and a national broadcast audience, was originally scheduled for Jan. 29. The shutdown, now in its 26th day, affects nine government...

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Rhodes College

A new modular program, “Spotlight on Lifelong Learning” begins today on WKNO-FM.


Just ahead of his inauguration as Tennessee's Governor, Bill Lee has been talking to the Memphis press about his future plans and policies. His campaign promises that were widely praised included more vocational and technical programs in schools and bringing economic growth to Memphis and Shelby County.

James Rada, a professor and documentary filmmaker from Ithaca College in New York, may live far away from the Southern cities where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the civil rights movement. But when the 50th Anniversary of King's death was commemorated last year, he brought a dozen journalism students to Memphis to help cover the event for WKNO-FM.

In 1957 in Montgomery, Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Is Your Recycling Bin Lying to You?

Jan 15, 2019
Katie Riordan

Janet Addison is peering into a large, blue recycling bin on the University of Memphis campus. She does not like what she sees.

“Okay, right now, everything that’s in here is contaminated,” says Addison, who’s been working as a recycling operator for the university for almost two years.

By contaminated she means that along with recyclable items —bottles, papers, cans —there’s also plenty of gunk.

Jennifer Chandler

January is National Slow Cooker Month!

Heidi Kuhn was in the middle of her campaign for Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk when she learned that the office was having financial troubles. The magnitude of those troubles became apparent only after she was elected and started the position.   



On Tuesday, the Memphis City Council finally broke a deadlock that had lasted seven weeks and resulted in a leadership crisis. The problem: members couldn't decide on three appointments for vacant district seats. After the election of a new chairman, Kemp Conrad, the council made relatively fast work finding consensus candidates.

Political analyst Otis Sanford offers his take on this week's events, along with his predictions for local lawmakers as they headed to Nashville for the first few days of this year's Tennessee General Assembly.


With more than 170 acres of rolling hills bordered by stately trees, the Germantown Country Club has been an exclusive oasis for golfers for decades. But with a declining membership and in financial straits, the club is scheduled to close next month

Cervical Health and the HPV Vaccine

Jan 9, 2019
Church Health

If I told you there was a vaccine to prevent cancer, would you get it? 


Stephanie Clayton won her fourth term in the Kansas legislature as a moderate Republican but when she started in office this month, she did so as a Democrat. She says she had an abrupt change of heart about a month after the November election last year.

It was the day Republican legislative leaders said they wanted to rewrite a school-finance bill that Clayton and other moderate Republicans had worked alongside Democrats to pass in last year's session. For her, it was a breaking point.

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