U.S. Churches Offer Safe Haven For A New Generation Of Immigrants

U.S. churches are again defying federal immigration authorities. Across the country, a handful of congregations are opening their doors to offer safe haven to Central American immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally and are under deportation orders.The new sanctuary movement echoes an earlier civil disobedience campaign by churches in the 1980s.The newest church in America to openly challenge federal immigration laws is St. Andrew's Presbyterian in Austin, Texas. Ten days ago, the...
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WKNO Features

Phillip Ashley Chocolates

Valentine’s day is this weekend … and speaking from experience, a gift of chocolates is sure to be adored!

A new television series based on the early days of rock and roll will be filmed in Memphis this spring. "Million Dollar Quartet" follows Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis as they begin their careers at the famed Sun Studio. As Linn Sitler of the Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission tells us, Memphis required more than authentic scenery to attract producers. 


Many paintings in the Brooks Museum have a story to tell. This week, WKNO's Culture Desk presents this "Portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria 1638" by Anthony van Dyck. The former wife of England's deposed Charles I has an important connection to early America. One of our states is named after her. Can you guess which one? Curator Stanton Thomas has the answer.

The Math of Weight Loss

Feb 3, 2016

When it comes to weight loss, many people feel that their metabolism isn’t really working at the speed it should.

Jennifer Chandler

In New Orleans, Mardi Gras has officially kicked off …

Picture of Health

Jan 27, 2016

Health, according to the World Health Organization, is not merely the absence of disease, but is a homeostatic state of mind, body and spirit.

Jennifer Chandler

A salad can be so much more than just a pre-courser to a meal or a bland diet food.

Christoper Blank

For 44-years, Father Nicholas Vieron has been teaching an introductory Greek class at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. The 90-year-old Pastor Emeritus just started a new session. There's still room left to pick up some phrases and ancient history, but mostly to relax with a man that some have called a Memphis "treasure."

Jennifer Chandler

Do you have a slow cooker?

Rhodes College

Now in its fourth year at Rhodes, the Tournées French Film Festival is back.



Tennessee Lawmakers Yank Abortion Measures On Ultrasounds, Fetal Tissue Sales

Tennessee lawmakers have withdrawn two abortion measures that would have required a woman to receive an ultrasound before an abortion and would have banned the sale of aborted fetal tissue.The proposals, House Bill 1709 and House Bill 1459, were pulled without explanation Tuesday afternoon. They were seen as among the most extensive anti-abortion measures filed in the state legislature this year.Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life, says his organization wasn't supporting either...
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Clinton Campaign Opens Arkansas Office, Sanders Supporters Step Up Efforts

Three weeks before Arkansas holds its presidential primary election, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign opened its state headquarters in Little Rock Monday. Located at 323 Center Street, officials say it will serve as a place to organize state campaign activities.
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