A group of analysts recently got to wondering: "What if wanted to buy FedEx?" The reason, they speculated, would be to control every leg of a product's journey from the shelf to the end user. 

Muslims in Memphis Events Offer Window into Islamic Culture

Mar 7, 2019
Hira Farooq Qureshi



Samera Khan is giving visitors a tour of her mosque, the Memphis Islamic Center in Cordova. She points out the shoe cubbies outside the main prayer area, and explains other customs surrounding Muslims’ show of faith.

This month, eight local mosques are participating in events designed to show how Muslims fit into the Midsouth community, which included last Saturday’s “Open Mosque” Day.

Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM

When the new Allen Combined Cycle Plant was under construction a few years ago, the Tennessee Valley Authority said the advanced technology it contained required more than three million gallons of pure water every day to operate. The water would be pulled directly from the Memphis Sand Aquifer, the source of the city's famously clean drinking water. 

To protect your eyes, practice the 20-20-20 Rule

Mar 6, 2019
Church Health

My father found out one day that he had glaucoma when he closed one eye and could not see out of the other.

Sidney Pearce

It’s Mardi Gras!  That means crawfish season is in full swing.

This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Memphis City Council Chairman Kemp Conrad and two council members, Sherman Greer and Cheyenne Johnson, offer their opinions and analysis of MLGW's rate-increase proposals.  


Conrad says that MLGW has not persuaded him to vote for increases at this time, but he does believe Memphis needs to find ways to invest in the utility's infrastructure.  



While one high-profile bill to close the state primaries to party-only voting fell by the wayside this week, others, like a bill designed to punish police officers for turning off their body cameras, have surfaced. Political analyst Otis Sanford joins us to discuss those and other proposals making their way through the Tennessee General Assembly.

Shelby County Youth and Substance Abuse

Feb 27, 2019
Church Health

Shelby County youth have greater access to drugs and are more likely to try drugs than other students around the nation.

Jennifer Chandler

This year that date falls on February 28.




Combining the past with the present, Memphis College of Art (MCA) hosts the Take Note: The Final Faculty Biennial Exhibition, which showcases work from current faculty, as well as all living Professors Emeriti. The exhibit features a wide variety of art, including photographs, sculptures, twelve feet by twelve feet works, and even a wall of handprints from students and faculty over the years.

The exhibit is on display from February 22 to March 19, with the artist reception from 6:00PM - 8:00PM on March 1st. 

Coordinator of External Engagement Oliva Wall and Associate Professor of Studio Art, Sculpture - Ceramics Area Head Leandra Urrutia join Darel Snodgrass on Checking on the Arts to discuss the Take Note: The Final Faculty Biennial Exhibition.