News and Features

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.


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. 

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.


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.

Beverly Robertson, new President and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber, joins this week’s Behind the Headlines with host Eric Barnes and Daily Memphian reporter Bill Dries.  


How to Cook Locally During the Winter

Jan 23, 2019
Church Health

When markets are full of heirloom tomatoes or fresh peaches, cooking locally is easy.

Jennifer Chandler

Nothing says comfort food like a pot pie.

In 1957 in Montgomery, Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Cervical Health and the HPV Vaccine

Jan 9, 2019
Church Health

If I told you there was a vaccine to prevent cancer, would you get it?