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BTH: Journalist Roundtable on Greensward, Schools, Ford Megasite, More


This week on Channel 10’s Behind the Headlines Eric Barnes hosts a journalist roundtable with The Memphis Flyer's Toby Sells and Daily Memphian reporters Bill Dries and Daja E. Henry.

After eight years, the Overton Park Conservatory (OPC) and the Memphis Zoo have approved a plan to end parking on the Greensward. In the agreement, the Memphis Zoo will create 300 parking spaces, a new North Parkway entrance, and a turn over 17 acres of the Old Forest to OPC.

In addition to talking about the Zoo and OPC's agreement, guests discuss Memphis-Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dr. Joris M. Ray's State of the District speech. Daja E. Henry says that Dr. Ray wants the school board to explore the possibility of year-round schools, raising the salaries for teachers and principals, plus more. 

Guests also talk about local politics, and Ford's Blue Oval City at the regional megasite.