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5:20 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Kentucky Career Center Offers Employment Workshops After Hospital Closes

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The Kentucky Career Center is offering two employment workshops to help the more than 60 people laid off from the recently closed Parkway Regional Hospital.

 

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Business
5:12 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Rural Kentucky Hospitals Struggling Because of Decline in Private Insurance, State Audit Says

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An increase in Medicaid services and a decline in the private insurance market in rural Kentucky has hit rural hospitals hard, according to State Auditor Adam Edelen.

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Politics
5:08 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidate Comer Calls For Reducing Medicaid Rolls, Repealing Obamacare

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Jamie Comer says he wants Kentuckians off Medicaid and onto private insurance.

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Culture
3:58 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

'Discover Islamic Culture' in Activities, Film & Food at Murray State, Tomorrow

Maysoon Suleiman-Khatib and Dr. Ihsan Alkhatib on Sounds Good
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Murray State University has a Muslim student population of roughly 360 students, along with their families, which is relatively large for the small college town. Dr. Ihsan Alkhatib, who teaches in the Political Science Department, says he hadn't encountered many Saudis in his life until he came to western Kentucky. Tomorrow, students, faculty and community members are invited to meet and interact with people from different parts of the world in a day-long Islamic Culture Experience in the Curris Center Dance Lounge, hosted by the Murray State's Muslim Student Organization, including documentary films, cultural activities and food. Dr. Alkhatib and his wife Maysoon Suleiman-Khatib, an adjunct professor in the Organizational Communications department, join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with the details.

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Government
2:45 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

How MSU Students Can Apply to Legislative Research Commission's 2016 Internship Program

Jordan Smith on Sounds Good
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Each of Kentucky's public universities has someone managing governmental affairs, who follows pieces of legislation affecting higher education and its impact on a regional level. Murray State's Director of Governmental Relations Jordan Smith joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about some of the bills passed in this year's Legislative Session, an internship opportunity with the Legislative Research Commission for qualified college students and his thoughts on what it's like to work with Murray State President Dr. Bob Davies in Frankfort.

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Education
1:29 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

AG/MCU Offer Former Students Repayment Plans for Federal Loans

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Kentucky’s Attorney General Office is working with the shuttered Mid-Continent University to offer students discounted payment plans for federal loan debt. 

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Business
12:50 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Bacardi Buys Louisville-Based Maker of Angel’s Envy Bourbon

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International spirits company Bacardi Limited has made its entry into the booming bourbon market with the purchase, announced today, of a Louisville-based bourbon maker.

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Government
11:58 am
Mon March 30, 2015

President Obama to Visit Louisville This Week

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 3:50 pm

President Obama is scheduled to visit Louisville this Thursday to talk about the economy, according to White House.

Obama hasn’t visited the city since becoming president in 2009.

But some recent developments may explain why he’s finally making a stop in Louisville, said Dewey Clayton, a political science professor at the University of Louisville.

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WKMS Press Releases
10:29 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Sounds Good Week Ahead: March 30 - April 3

Here's a rundown of our featured guests this week on Sounds Good:

Monday, March 30 

Murray State's Director of Governmental Relations Jordan Smith is with Kate Lochte to talk about the Legislative Research Commission's 2016 Legislative Intern Program for qualified college students.

Murray State's Muslim Student Organization offers an all-day Islamic Culture experience in the Curris Center Dance Lounge tomorrow and Kate Lochte learns about it from Murray  Political Science faculty Dr. Ihsan Alkhatib. 

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Datebook
9:32 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Datebook: March 30 - Composer Hoffman, Faculty Art Show, Tater Trot 5K

Composer Joel Hoffman visits the Murray State University department of music tomorrow. There’s a concert tomorrow night at 7:30 in the Performing Arts Hall featuring works by Hoffman as performed by Murray State University professors Tana Field and Matthew Gianforte as well as by the composer himself. Admission is free and open to the public. 

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