Large Protests, Baby Blimp Greet Trump In London And The U.K.

A baby blimp mocking President Trump floated over London on Friday, an emblem of protests that are expected to draw thousands of people who are angry with the American president's policies and his views of the U.K. The protests had been expected and promised — and after Trump arrived in England on Thursday, the flames were fanned anew, thanks to an interview with a tabloid in which he gave scathing critiques of Prime Minister Theresa May, his host for the visit between allies. A large-scale...

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After a flurry of legal proceedings this week, it came to this: a Chancery Court judge determined that the Shelby County Election Commission's plan for the first days of early voting discriminated against African Americans.

Conversations between NASA's mission control and astronauts walking on the moon may not seem like "the right stuff" of classical music.

But Memphis Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Moody thinks that space chatter will make for an intriguing libretto during one concert in the MSO's 2018-19 line up. 

The season is packed with three concerts series: Masterworks, Classic Accents and Pops. Special guests include Telly Leung and Ryan Anthony. 

Here Moody discusses what to expect during the 2018-19 season.   

 

Though the Memphis College of Art is now entering its final years of operation (doors close in May of 2020), students are still working on their degrees and, more importantly, making art. 

Now is the time to check out MCA's last biennial student exhibition, which ends this Sunday (July 15) with a celebration and awards ceremony 6-9 p.m. Friday (July 13).

In addition, MCA has created a new donor club, called 1936 Club, organized to help ensure the top educational quality for their current students. 1936 Club was in a response to the school's decrease in funds since the announcement of its closing. 

Both Kristian Rambo, alumni and advancement coordinator, and Bud Richey, VP of student affairs and dean of students, discuss MCA's last exhibit and the 1936 Club.

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Memphis city streets have been buzzing with the latest in "shared mobility" transportation options. Some view the ability to pick up an electric scooter on various street corners as a fun new way to get around and explore the city. Others see an antidote to a bus system that is spotty or unreliable in some areas. This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, City of Memphis Chief Operations Officer Doug McGowen and City Councilman Kemp Conrad discuss the new Bird scooters and Memphis Bike Share with host Eric Barnes and Bill Dries, senior reporter with the Memphis Daily News.

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For your Fourth of July cook-out, consider a tasty twist on a traditional picnic side: Grilled Potato Salad.


Political analyst Otis Sanford joins us to discuss several headlines from the past week. The first concerns Shelby County Democrats' objection to the Agricenter being the sole polling place open for the first four days of early voting. Sanford believes the concerns to be valid, as there is much media attention on the first few days of voting, and the location near Shelby Farms is inaccessible to many who rely on public transportation.

Few melodies are as universally relatable among Americans born between the late-1960s and the early 2000s as the theme song of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. Which is why Memphis composer Jonathan Kirkscey could hardly believe his ears when Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville asked him to write the soundtrack to his latest documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, now in theaters. The movie examines the cultural phenomenon that was children's show host Fred Rogers, while Kirkscey's score creates an emotional layer that leaves many viewers weeping into their popcorn. 


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The photographs are stunning: a giant mountain of ice towers over a tiny village, with colorful homes reminiscent of little doll houses against the stark, blue-gray landscape.

But for the people living in those houses – that beauty could be life-threatening.

"It's kind of like, if you lived in the suburbs, and you woke up one morning and looked out, and there was a skyscraper next to your house," says David Holland, an oceanographer at New York University who does research in Greenland during the summer months. "I'd be the first to get out of there."

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