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Mexicans No Longer Make Up Majority Of Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

For the first time in more than a decade, Mexicans no longer make up the majority of immigrants staying in the U.S. illegally, according to new estimates by the Pew Research Center . Their analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows that last year, there were 5.6 million Mexican nationals living in the U.S. without authorization – half of the unauthorized immigrant population in 2016. Mexicans have been the majority of that population since 2005, according to the Pew report. Although Mexicans...

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Thanks so much for meeting the goal to pay for essential WKMS programs this spring!

Murray, KY – Looking for a way to impress your adult guests with summer-time drinks?

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Denise and Johanna's suggestions for some delicious summer drinks. Johanna Comisak Rhodes is a food lover and former WPSD-TV personality. Denise Gordon is chef and co-owner of Cafe Minou in Paducah.

Murray, KY – In addition to his public school teaching, administration, and university administration and faculty experience, Murray State's next president Dr. Randy Dunn has served as a consultant to school districts throughout Illinois on issues including strategic planning, financial analysis and administrative restructuring. These experiences may serve him well as he forges his first year plan in collaboration with the Murray State Board of Regents and the community of the Murray State service region.

Murray, KY – Dr. Randy Dunn is preparing for his presidency at Murray State University and plans to be at the helm by Christmas.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Kate Lochte's interview with Dr. Dunn.

Murray, KY – Louisville cartoonist Don Rosa draws and writes Uncle Scrooge McDuck comic books, adhering to the essence of Uncle Scrooge that the late cartoonist Carl Barks originated. Rosa and Uncle Scrooge enjoy relative obscurity in the United States, while they sell big in Europe.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear the final part of Kate Lochte's interview with Don Rosa as he explains how the Donald Duck comic subscriptions that her grandfather used to give her are no longer part of the comic book business model.

Murray, KY – Garrison Keillor and "A Prairie Home Companion" have been part of the public radio landscape for over 30 years. The program is heard by over 4 million listeners each week on over 580 public radio stations - including WKMS - and is now the inspiration for a major motion picture by Robert Altman.

Murray, KY – TVA is putting on a Clean Boating event at Big Bear Saturday July 1.

Click the "Listen" icon to hear Kate Lochte's interview with TVA representative Nick Morris.

Murray, KY – I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream. In this edition get a chef's spin on America's favorite summer-time desert.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Denise and Johanna discuss ice cream. Johanna Comisak Rhodes is a food lover and former WPSD-TV personality. Denise Gordon is chef and co-owner of Cafe Minou in Paducah.

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Mind The Gap: Why The ‘Wage Gap’ Still Divides Us On Payday

Women and people of color in the workforce earn less, on average, than do white, male workers. This ‘wage gap’ in the Ohio Valley region hovers around 20 percent. Becca Schimmel of the Ohio Valley ReSource explores why the gap persists and how it affects workers in an economy shifting toward more service sector jobs.

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WKMS Podcast Pilot Project

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Become a Podcaster with WKMS and Pitch Your Project

It’s time for a WKMS podcast, and we want you to be involved! According to recent Edison research the national podcast audience is about 57-million people and it’s time for you to have a local option.

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