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Universities, Students Defend The Arts After Bevin Calls For Cuts

Gov. Matt Bevin is calling for state higher education officials to eliminate some college degree programs if they don’t graduate students who can go into high-demand jobs. In a speech earlier this week, he specifically called out students majoring in “interpretive dance,” a program that isn’t technically offered in Kentucky. Despite this rhetoric, many still believe there’s room for fine arts and liberal arts majors in Kentucky’s state universities.

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Murray, KY – As a hobbyist, Don Rosa of Louisville drew cartoons for the University of Kentucky student newspaper and for the Courier Times. What was for fun is now business for the civil engineer whose Scrooge McDuck comic books sell millions in Europe while in the United States relatively few hit the marketplace.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear the second part of Kate Lochte's conversation with Don Rosa.

Murray, KY – High school students from three states are spending part of their summer doing something a bit different from most of their peers. Instead of going to a regular summer camp, they're spending a week learning about advanced telecommunication technologies.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Jim Micheal's report on Murray State's "CyberCave."

Murray, KY – As the revolutionary forces of Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara prepare to invade 1958 Havana, the owner of the city's classiest nightclub struggles to hold together his family, his club and the love of a woman, not knowing that his club will become more than a stage for popular entertainment.

Murray, KY – Have you ever thought of putting grilled peaches in your salad?

Click the "Listen" icon to hear other suggestions from Denise and Johanna in this edition of Catfish to Caviar. Denise Gordon is chef and co-owner of Cafe Minou in Paducah. Johanna Comisak Rhodes is a food lover and former WPSD-TV personality.

Murray, KY – It's Caviar 101 on this edition of Catfish to Caviar.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Johanna and Denise discuss caviar. 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 – If Scrooge McDuck scrub-a-dubbing in his tub of gold coins delighted you, you'll enjoy meeting the Kentuckian who has gained acclaim abroad drawing Scrooge and writing his adventures for European comic book publishers. UK Graduate Don Rosa of Louisville studied civil engineering in order to take over the family business, but his heart belonged to Scrooge McDuck, whose destiny he believed to be intertwined with his own. And so it has evolved.

Murray, KY – On a warm night in June 1949, with his first number one record spilling out of radios across the country, a frail young man walked onto the stage of Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for his Grand Ole Opry debut. Behind him lay nearly a decade of struggle and rejection; ahead - little more than five years in the limelight. This of course was legendary singer/songwriter Hank Williams. His story will be told on stage at Murray's Playhouse in the Park in the play "Hank Williams: Lost Highway."

Murray, KY – Paducah businessman Mike Stone is the volunteer emcee for the Four Rivers Center's Vintner Dinner Thursday, June 15.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Kate Lochte's interview with Stone about the upcoming dinner.

Murray, KY – Chef Denise Gordon thinks it's time to talk about preparing and eating catfish on our weekly feature Catfish to Caviar.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Catfish to Caviar. 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 this edition of Catfish to Caviar find out everything you've ever wanted to know about tofu.

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

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Trouble In The Air: Herbicide Dicamba Blamed For Crop Damage

The Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering its approval of a controversial new form of herbicide that farmers say is damaging millions of acres of soybeans. Some 40 complaints have come from Ohio Valley farmers. Growers are looking for answers, and some suspect a quirk of the region’s climate may be increasing the risk of harm.

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