Schools Are Embracing Mindfulness, But Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect

When kids at Warner Arts Magnet Elementary School act up, they aren't sent straight to the principal's office. Instead, many students at the high-poverty school in Nashville, Tenn., go to the "BeWell" room. The serene space is awash in sunlight and brimming with plants. There are yoga mats, toys, a lounging nook and soothing music drifting out of a desk speaker. In this room, teacher Riki Rattner, who is also trained as a yoga instructor, helps students practice deep breathing and check in...

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As Super Tuesday (March 3) approaches, Memphis and Shelby County politicians are endorsing various Democratic presidental candidates. But even among political insiders, there's no consensus pick. Political analyst Otis Sanford believes former Vice President Joe Biden may still be Memphis' top choice. 

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Collierville’s town administrator James Lewellen says the Carrier Corporation is an involved and good corporate citizen. It also has a cleanup problem.

The company's request to inject treated wastewater from a polluted superfund site into the Memphis Sand Aquifer, the source of the county's drinking water, has now put Collierville officials in the spotlight.

This was a video of President Trump holding a news conference about the coronavirus alongside CDC officials and others amid criticism of the government's response to the outbreak.

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A recent study by a local hospital in Memphis showed that of patients admitted to the hospital for heart failure, African Americans were 15 years younger than their white counterparts. 

Mardi Gras Treat

Feb 26, 2020
Justin Fox Burks

It’s Fat Tuesday!  So there is no better way to celebrate the end of Mardi Gras than with a New Orleans specialty.

View the NPR fact checking and analysis of the Democratic presidential debates in South Carolina, ahead of that state's primary. 

Live Video - "Knight Media Forum 2020"

Feb 25, 2020

Watch a replay of the 2020 Knight Media Forum, in which funders and media leaders gathered to work on strengthening local news, community and democracy. 

Mayor Harris: Curb Recidivism, Build Schools in 2020

Feb 24, 2020
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A new high school for the Frayser area was among several proposals in Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’ annual state of the county address Friday.

During his 30-minute speech in Collierville, Harris also touted initiatives to lower the county's jail population, expand healthcare access and clean-up blighted neighborhoods.

Spotlight for the week of February 24

Feb 24, 2020

“Spotlight on Lifelong Learning” with Laura Loth, a weekly look at some of the exciting public conversations upcoming around Memphis. Laura Loth is a professor at Rhodes College.

BTH: DA Weirich on Guns in Cars and Violent Crime Rate

Feb 23, 2020

In 2014, Tennessee lawmakers made it legal for people to carry loaded firearms in their cars without permits. Previously, unpermitted carriers had to keep their weapons at home. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich believes this has contributed to an increase in car robberies and also the recent spate of highway "road rage" shootings.    


President Trump tweeted Friday that he is nominating Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, to be director of national intelligence. Ratcliffe was first nominated last July but withdrew amid controversy.

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is sitting in a prison hospital awaiting his sentencing for rape and sexual assault.

Many thought this day would never come.

"There certainly was a sense of bracing for a much more expected outcome that was much more in line with Weinstein's attempts to evade accountability," Ronan Farrow tells All Things Considered.

Farrow had doubts that the powerful Hollywood producer would be held to account.

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A federal appeals court in California has blocked the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" program, dealing a blow to the president's controversial policy requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their day in U.S. immigration court.

A federal appeals court in California has blocked the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" program, which required asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their day in U.S. immigration court.

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