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Immigration Push Hits A Wall As Senate Deadline Nears

Updated Feb. 15 at 8:30 a.m. ET Prospects for a Senate immigration bill appear dim, as lawmakers fear they won't be able to craft a single bill that can pass with bipartisan support and still win the support of President Trump, which is necessary for the House to consider any legislation passed by the Senate. Senators scrambled behind the scenes to try to rally support for a bipartisan compromise on Wednesday, ahead of a deadline set by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to finish...

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Murray, KY – On this edition of Catfish to Caviar discover the wide world of Fusion Cuisine.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear this edition of 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 – Chef Denise Gordon shares some creative ideas for salads.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Johanna and Denise discuss salads. 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 Catfish to Caviar chef Denise Gordon says all salt is not the same.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Denise and Johanna discuss cooking with salt. 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 – The lead character of the film "Thank You For Smoking" is called a mass murderer, a bloodsucker, and a pimp. No, he's not a sociopath. Nick Naylor is a devoted father and a spokesperson for Big Tobacco. Jason Reitman directs the dark comedy "Thank You for Smoking" which boasts an A-List cast including Robert Duvall and William H. Macy. Reitman is the son of veteran comedy director Ivan Reitman, known for "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes."

Murray, KY – In this Catfish to Caviar chef Denise Gordon says all salt is not the same.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Denise and Johanna discuss cooking with salt. 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 Catfish to Caviar chef Denise Gordon says all salt is not the same.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Denise and Johanna discuss cooking with salt. 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 the nineteenth century, "Pickin' Parties" gathered neighbors and strangers alike; playing music, dancing, singing or just catching up with friends and loved ones. The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes plays host this weekend to their annual Pickin' Party, now in its eight year.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartlett's interview with LBL's Special Events Coordinator Cindy Earls about the rich traditions of the Pickin' Party.

Murray, KY – Paducah's Carson Four Rivers Center features Barnett Vineyards of Napa Valley and B. Russell's Restaurant of Paducah for its Vinter Dinner fundraiser Thursday, June 15, for which reservations are due Thursday, June 8. Tickets are $135 per person; $175 per person at the vintner's table. Call 270-443-9932, extension 2224 or 2283.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Kate Lochte's interview with Barnett Vineyard's winemaker Nile Zacherle.

Murray, KY – Some 65-thousand passengers fly in and out of Paducah's Barkley Regional Airport each year but later this summer one airline is pulling service.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Jim Michael's report on the reason for the departure and what effect it will have on the airport's future.

Murray, KY – "The Alto Wore Tweed," "The Baritone Wore Chiffon," "The Tenor Wore Tapshoes" and the "Soprano Wore Falsettos" comprise the religious mystery series being created by Mark Schweizer, who also writes and publishes church anthems through St. James Music Press in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Kate Lochte's interview with Schweizer about the series. "The Alto Wore Tweed" and his other works are available from St. James Music Press at sjmp.com.

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Living With Black Lung: Coal Miners Caught In A Surging Epidemic

The central Appalachian coalfields are in the middle of an unprecedented epidemic of severe black lung disease. In a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association federal researchers released the results of a study conducted at just three black lung clinics. The study confirmed 416 cases of the most severe form of black lung disease, Progressive Massive Fibrosis.

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