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After Sexual Harassment Accusations, Congress Moves Toward Mandatory Training

Two female lawmakers accused sitting members of Congress of sexual harassment but did not divulge their identities, at a House hearing Tuesday. "This is about a member who is here now; I don't know who it is. But somebody who I trust told me the situation," said Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., a member of the House Administration Committee, which is conducting a review of existing policies to prevent and report sexual harassment. According to Comstock: The male lawmaker asked a young female...

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Murray, KY – It happened to Moors Campground last November...now ANOTHER western Kentucky resort is cleaning up after being hit by violent weather.

Click on the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartlett's report

Murray, KY – Lawmakers in Frankfort are ironing out final details of the state's budget. Funding for education, highway construction and a slew of other projects will be negotiated in these final days of the 2006 General Assembly.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartlett's discussion with First District Senator Ken Winters of Murray about his hopes for western Kentucky as the session winds down.

Murray, KY – Roger Ebert put it best. He said, "in an era when hundreds of lives are casually destroyed in action movies, here is an entire film in which one life is honored, and one death is avenged." Ebert was talking about the film, "The Three burials of Melquiades Estrada," which is playing this weekend at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartett's discussion with Maiden Alley's Larry Thomas about the film.

Murray, KY – March 17th may be just another day of the year but it is a day when the whole world becomes Irish. For many of us, Saint Patrick's Day means parades, leprechauns and green galore. But for Dr. William Mulligan, identifying with the Irish is significant beyond the yearly celebration - so much so that he teaches a college course on the subject.

Click the "Listen" icon to hear Bryan Bartlett's interview with Dr. William Mulligan

Murray, KY – We wrap up our spotlight on Marshall County with a tour of Moors Resort and Marina. The Kentucky Lake tourist spot took a direct hit from the category three tornado on November 15th of last year.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartlett's report following his recent tour of the site with owner Mark Woods.

Murray, KY – Burt Munro never let the dreams of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from New Zealand to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of the times. Munro's story is told in the film, "The World's Fastest Indian," showing at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah this weekend.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartlett's discussion with Larry Thomas about the film.

Murray, KY – The recovery process continues for Marshall County residents following an upper level F-3 tornado that hit the area November 15.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Shannon Wells' report on the continuing recovery process as part of our spotlight on Marshall County.

Murray, KY – "A New World" is a sweeping adventure set amidst the first encounter of European and Native American cultures during the founding of the Jamestown settlement in 1607. The film offers a unique interpretation of the classic tale of Pocahontas and her relationship with adventurer John Smith. Colin Farrell and Chritian Bale star in the movie, but Larry Thomas says the film's cinematography deserves top billing.

Murray, KY – The first feature in a WKMS spotlight of Marshall County.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Chad Lampe's interview with Dr. T.Y. Hiter on the history and folklore of Marshall County.

Murray, KY – In 1959, author Truman Capote set out to write about the murder of a Kansas family and the two drifters accused of the crime. The subsequent five years would culminate in the acclaimed non-fiction novel, In Cold Blood. Maiden Alley Cinema's Larry Thomas talked to Bryan Bartlett about the Oscar-nominated biopic, Capote, starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Thomas says Hoffman's portrayal of Capote is dead-on.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartlett's report on "Capote."

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Carbon Capture Reconsidered: Big-Ticket Climate Fix Gets a Fresh Look

Several lawmakers from the Ohio Valley region have joined a bipartisan push to fund what’s called carbon capture and storage. That technology can strip CO2 from power plant emissions. But it is also extremely expensive. Glynis Board of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports that the mounting urgency to address climate change has caused some who were skeptical of the technology to take a fresh look.

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