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Hospital pharmacist Mandy Langston remembers when Lulabelle Berry arrived at the emergency center of Stone County Medical Center in Mountain View, Ark., last year. Berry couldn't talk. Her face was drooping on one side. Her eyes couldn't focus. "She was basically unresponsive," Langston recalls. Berry, 78, was having a severe ischemic stroke . Each passing second made brain damage more likely. So, Langston reached for the clot-busting drug Activase , which must be given within a few hours to...

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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.

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.

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WKMS Short Storytelling Contest: Deadline October 15

Romance, Comedy, Horror... It's up to you in this Post-Apocalyptic Edition

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Nicole Erwin | Ohio Valley ReSource

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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