On Thursday, October 22nd at 8:00 AM watch a live video of the Senate Judiciary voting on the Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

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Everyone loves a clean mouth, right? 

Jennifer Chandler

Chicken tortilla soup is the Southwestern cousin of mom’s chicken noodle soup, just with a little more kick and a crunchy topping. 

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Gov. Bill Lee will stay in quarantine for another week after close contact with a coronavirus case in his security detail and will miss the presidential debate at Belmont University later this week, as well as a Nashville fundraiser for President Donald Trump.

Katie Riordan


New daily cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Shelby County and across the state as health officials are asking the public to stick with masking and limit social interactions.

Tennessee is one of 31 states across the country on the White House’s growing list of “red zones.” That means last week it had more than 100 new COVID cases per 100,000 residents. The state currently has the 16th highest rate in the country.  

Watch: Shelby County Joint Task Force

Oct 20, 2020


  On October 20th, the Shelby County Joint Task Force hosted two breifings.

1. Press conference on COVID-19. Click here to watch.

2. Breifing on election preparations and enhanced security measures. Click here to watch.

Recycling Windmill Blades to Save Room in Landfills

Oct 20, 2020
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Renewable energy, such as wind power, promises to help reduce the country’s carbon footprint. But the wind industry has a growing source of waste material—windmill blades—which could undercut its green reputation. 

One researcher at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville is working to fix that by finding a way to recycle the blades. 

Memphis Superintendent Proposes Phased Return of Students in January

Oct 19, 2020
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Superintendent Joris Ray wants all students in Shelby County Schools to return to school buildings in January in two phases, but left open the possibility to delay the start dates.

First, students in prekindergarten through fifth grade and students with disabilities would have the option for in-person learning every day starting Jan. 4. Middle and high school students would return about two weeks later on Jan. 19.

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The Belmont University lawn has been taken over by a giant white tent where reporters will camp out during the debate, spaced out across long tables.

The platform for the debate stage is up at the Curb Event Center, complete with individual air vents for the candidates so they don’t sweat under the glaring lights.

Belmont has transformed its campus to host the final presidential debate Thursday — a transformation that was planned last year but has changed tremendously in the months since then.

Spotlight for the week of October 19

Oct 19, 2020

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