With a city as large and populated as Memphis, it can be difficult for local government to pinpoint wise and profitable investments in growth for every community. The Memphis 3.0 plan was created to solve this issue.  


African American Health Disparities

Feb 6, 2019

In America, everyone should have the right to good health.  Sadly, that is not the case for many Americans of color.

"State of the Union" Democratic Response Annotation

Feb 5, 2019

Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in November, is delivering the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Reporters across the NPR newsroom are annotating her remarks, adding context and analysis.

"State of the Union" Annotation

Feb 5, 2019

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind." Yet the speech follows the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and the deadline to avoid another one is in less than two weeks. NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress, immigration, national security and more are annotating his remarks live, adding context and analysis.


For Brooks Lamb, Overton Park was an answer to homesickness. The farm boy from middle Tennessee arrived in Memphis to study at Rhodes College and found himself missing the rural landscape. Spending time in the park around the corner allowed him to touch base with his roots. 

Soon Lamb had an internship with the Overton Park Conservancy, where he began to learn the history of this nationally significant green space. 

Connor Bran

The heart is key to keeping the mind sharp as we age, a new national study published last week says.

Researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the Memphis Veteran Affairs Medical Center and other national collaborators found lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment in older adults.

Mild cognitive impairment happens when aging adults have a harder time thinking clearly and remembering things compared to peers of a similar age.

Sophorn Kuoy Olsen

Happy New Year!  No, I am not a month late! Today is the Chinese New Year!

The City of Memphis will elect its next mayor in October. Among the candidates already in the running: Current Mayor Jim Stickland and former mayor, Willie Herenton.

On WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, host Eric Barnes talks with The New Tri-State Defender’s Karanja Ajanaku, The Commerical Appeal’s Ryan Poe and Daily Memphian reporter Bill Dries about the election and other topics.


Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland went down to Whitehaven this week to make his annual State of the City address. His appearance in Elvis country, where millions have been invested sprucing up one of the city's most important tourist neighborhoods, had a symbolic resonance. 

Get Moving with Cardiovascular Exercise!

Jan 30, 2019
Church Health

It’s no secret that aerobic exercise is good for our health, and there’s a long list of reasons why.