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Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

EPA Limits Use Of Problematic Herbicide Dicamba

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to some limits on the use of a controversial herbicide called dicamba, which farmers throughout the region have blamed for crop damage . A change to the label on the chemical will restrict sales of dicamba to certified users.

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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.

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."

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Matewan; Alexandra Kanik

“Matewan” Revisited: Film Unearthed Region’s Buried Labor History

Thirty years ago, the release of a small-budget film had an outsized effect on the way people in Appalachian coal country thought about their past. The film “Matewan” won critical acclaim for its depiction of a bloody chapter in the fight to organize coal miners. Jeff Young of the Ohio Valley ReSource spoke with people who organized a 30th anniversary screening of “Matewan,” a film they say unearthed a story that had long been buried.

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