BTH: Journalist Roundtable on Shelby County Schools, Municipal Elections, Death Penalty, More

Aug 24, 2019

The Shelby County Commission will vote Monday about raising the minimum wage for county workers to $15 an hour, including Shelby County Schools employees.  



This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Eric Barnes hosts a journalist roundtable with Chalkbeat Tennessee’s Laura Faith Kebede, The Memphis Flyer’s Toby Sells, The New Tri-State Defender’s Karanja Ajanaku and The Daily Memphian’s Bill Dries. Guests discuss the Shelby County Commission's proposal, which Kebede says “has been getting a lot of push back.” 


Touching on the upcoming city elections, Sells explains the differences between mayoral candidates and their political platforms.  


Dries talks about renovations to Tom Lee Park and how Memphis and May will be affected by the plans. 


As the Memphis Zoo begins work on its new parking lots, the journalists discuss the impact it will have on the Greensward, along with the controversy behind the development plan.

To wrap up, guests deliberate on Tennessee's death penalty.