News and Features

Fifty years ago, on March 28, 1968, a photo taken during the Memphis sanitation workers strike came to embody a more universal struggle.

Of all the pictures taken by civil rights photographer Ernest Withers over more than 50 years, the group of striking sanitation workers remains his ultimate image, saturated with hope and despair, a symbol of every struggle where the goal is basic human dignity. But the story behind the picture — later found to be one of deception and surveillance — has, for some, provided more sinister backdrop to the iconic image.

A Great War Remembered in Tennessee Mementos

Mar 21, 2018
Savannah Smith, WKNO-FM

A century ago, when America was pulled into World War I (1914-1918), many Tennesseans joined the fighting in Europe. They returned with treasured souvenirs, letters, gifts and mementos, many of which would be handed down to their descendants. For the past two years, the Tennessee State Library and Archives has been traveling across Tennessee, photographing and cataloguing memorabilia.


Timothy Huebner

On a downtown Memphis street corner, a historic marker placed in 1955 notes the former home of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. It also says that he engaged in certain "business enterprises" that made him wealthy. Timothy Huebner says a new marker nearby will add a much-needed clarification to that citation.

Sunday Suppers

Mar 20, 2018
Sunday Suppers

Cynthia Graubart is one of my favorite cookbook authors.

Jennifer Chandler

Today is National Chicken Noodle Soup day!

Jennifer Chandler

Nothing says comfort food like chicken pot pie.

Vintage 901

If you love wine, food, and good company, you need to put Vintage 901 on your calendar!

Jennifer Chandler

One of my favorite sandwiches in the winter – or really anytime of the year – is a Croque Monsieur.


This week on WKNO's Behind the Headlines, our journalists' roundtable discussion digs into some current issues, including the controversy with Paint Memphis murals and questions about charter schools. Host Eric Barnes talks with Ryan Poe of the Commercial Appeal, Laura Faith Kebede of Chalkbeat Tennessee, Toby Sells of the Memphis Flyer and Bill Dries of the Memphis Daily News

Shirley Ann's Sweets

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and if you are looking for a sweet treat for your Valentine, look no further.