The Best Times

The Best Times is a half-hour magazine-style series featuring segments on health, finance, technology, lifestyles, and more tailored specifically for WKNO’s viewers aged 50+. Produced and hosted by Cris Hardaway, The Best Times is produced in cooperation with the monthly publication, The Best Times, and is made possible by the generous financial support of The Plough Foundation.


On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

The organization, Feeding America released a study of food insecurity that found the hungriest citizens in America are in the Memphis metro area — 17.3% of our older population struggles to find food to eat. We’ll examine the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association and their efforts at Feeding The Need. Most of us will chalk up feeling weaker, sluggish to old age. But it could be signs that your thyroid gland is malfunctioning. Do you know what your thyroid does? Let’s find out more about Your Thyroid.

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Thu, 02/20 at 7:30 PM

Fri, 02/21 at 12:30 AM

Sat, 02/22 at 5:30 PM

Sun, 02/23 at 11:30 AM

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Fri, 02/21 at 11:00 AM

Sat, 02/22 at 2:30 PM


On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

One of the partners in the Coordinated Response to Elder Abuse team is the Community Legal Center, a non-profit organization that is in the forefront of fighting legal battles in cases of elder abuse. Find out more as host Cris Hardaway talks with the head of their Elder Law program. Did you know that Memphian, Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie was the first woman in America to hold a civilian pilot’s license. Historian Janann Sherman talks about this local flight pioneer. 30 million Americans suffer from a disease that makes every breath a struggle. COPD is a debilitating combination of three pulmonary diseases. And there is no cure. Let’s find out more about COPD.

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Thu, 02/27 at 7:30 PM

Fri, 02/28 at 12:30 AM

Sat, 02/29 at 5:30 PM

Sun, 03/01 at 11:30 AM

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Fri, 02/28 at 11:00 AM

Sat, 02/29 at 2:30 PM


On Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Wisdom is synonymous with old age, and civilizations throughout history have looked to their elders for the wisdom that comes with experience. Through eight seasons of this show host Cris Hardaway has interviewed hundreds of people and shared their experiences. In this episode we’ll re-visit a few of them and hear their Words of Wisdom.

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Thurs, 03/19 at 7:30 PM

Fri, 03/20 at 12:30 AM

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Fri, 03/06 at 11:00 AM

Fri, 07/24 at 11:00 AM


On Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

As we celebrate the Memphis Bicentennial, we take the time to visit with Wayne Dowdy, archivist of the Memphis Public Library to talk about the early days of our city and find out about some more stories of the Memphis History that ‘You Do Not Know.’ One in four deaths in this country is a result of heart disease, many of them heart attacks. Host Hardaway will show you some simple things you can do to lessen your risk. Maybe it’s time to ‘Listen to Your Heart.’

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Thurs, 03/26 at 7:30 PM

Fri, 03/27 at 12:30 AM

Sat, 03/28 at 5:30 PM

Sun, 03/29 at 11:30 AM

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Fri, 03/20 at 11:00 AM



Produced and hosted by Cris Hardaway, "The Best Times" is produced in cooperation with the monthly publication, The Best Times.
It is made possible by the generous financial support of our production funders: The Plough Foundation and the monthly publication of the same name, The Best Times.

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