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Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say

Republicans call their tax bill the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. But critics say maybe it should have been named the Tax Cut and Robots Act. That's because it doesn't create new tax incentives that specifically encourage companies to hire workers and create jobs, some employers and economists say. But it does expand incentives for companies to buy robots and machines that replace workers. Republicans say that lowering taxes will boost the economy and spur job creation. But critics say that the tax...

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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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R.I.P., CPP? Clean Energy Trend Likely To Continue Despite Trump’s Clean Power Repeal

The coal industry cheered the Trump administration’s EPA at recent hearings in West Virginia for the agency’s move to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The Obama-era rule would have reduced greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

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