A Healthy Start

Jan 8, 2019
Jennifer Chandler

This year I made a resolution to eat healthier in the New Year.

The top headlines of 2018 are recapped in this week's WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines with local reporters Bill Dries, Laura Faith Kebede, Ryan Poe and Toby Sells. Among the topics: the midterm elections, police surveillance, and the search for a new Shelby County superintendent. 


As the City of Memphis' Bicentennial celebration gets underway this year, political analyst Otis Sanford points out the positives, especially new growth in the downtown area, a lower murder rate and some recent positive marketing of the city. 

Mayor Jim Strickland is expected to seek a second term this year, and Sanford says that he would likely do well if the election were held tomorrow. 

Speaking of elections: Congressman Steve Cohen -- who is starting his seventh term in office this month -- felt the need to quash rumors of retirement due to health reasons. He says he'll be running in both 2020 and 2022.

Finally, Sanford talks about the on-going impasse in the Memphis City Council over appointments to three vacant seats. He expects that next week's meeting will likely not offer any new resolutions. 

Whether or not you’re a New Year’s resolution type of person, we all have goals for self-improvement or habits that we’d like to change.

Jennifer Chandler

Nothing goes better with New Year’s lucky foods of greens and black-eyed peas than cornbread.

Last October, the U.S Department of Justice ended its six-year oversight of the Shelby County Juvenile Court System.

Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer and Josh Spickler, executive director of Just City, join WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines host Eric Barnes and Daily Memphian reporter Bill Dries to discuss a report released by one of the oversight monitors and what the report could mean for the Shelby County Juvenile Court System. 

Avoid the “Happy New Year Heart Attack”

Dec 28, 2018
Church Health

According to the medical journal Circulation, the greatest number of heart attacks occur on the same three days each year:  December 25, December 26, and January 1.

Justin Fox Burks

After all the Christmas festivities have come to an end...

Each year, thousands of children become entangled in Shelby County’s Juvenile Court System. Mayor Lee Harris believes that children sent to jail are falling through the cracks because of improper resources, such as classrooms and a functional recreational area. 

The Southern Living Party Cookbook

The holidays are the time for entertaining.