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Kentucky Politics Distilled: The Debate Over Guns Continues

This week in Frankfort, the debate over gun control flared up again after a mass shooting at a school in Florida . Lawmakers have proposed a handful of bills to deal with guns this legislative session, but most of them expand where guns can be carried.

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Murray, KY – Lonnie Cruse has already published three books in her series of mysteries set in Metropolis, Illinois.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear the continuation of Kate Lochte's conversation with Cruse about her writing. For more information on Metropolis mystery author Lonnie Cruse, visit her website www.lonniecruse.com.

Murray, KY – A killer drapes his victim's body over the Superman statue's arm in her debut mystery that came out just as Lonnie Cruse celebrated her sixtieth birthday. The Southern Illinois grandmother's character Sheriff Joe Dalton has an Andy Griffith sort of style, but he deals with rougher crimes than Mayberry's moonshiners.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear the first part of Kate Lochte's interview with Lonnie Cruse. You can learn more about author Lonnie Cruse at her website www.lonniecruse.com.

Murray, KY – What is polenta?

Click the "Listen" icon above to find out from Chef Denise and Johanna. 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 – North Georgia turkey call manufacturers, the Roberts brothers, joined Kate Lochte for a discussion on the finer points of friction turkey calls. The Roberts brothers began in explaining how they were recognized as the "Field and Stream: Best of the Test" friction call.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Kate Lochte's interview with the Roberts brothers. You can find out more about the brothers and their calls at www.robertsbrothersturkeycalls.com.

Murray, Ky – The culinary world can often be confusing. For this reason Chef Denise Gordon answered a few listener questions in this edition of Catfish to Caviar.

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Johanna and Denise discuss questions from listeners. 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 – After his defeat in the 2000 election, former Vice President Al Gore re-set the course of his life to focus on an all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In the documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," director Davis Guggenheim presents an eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his "traveling global warming show."

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.

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Fracking Waste Disposal: Still A Hot Mess

The slogan for Estill County is “where the bluegrass kisses the mountains.” But since 2015 the county, population 15,000, is widely known as the place where radioactive material generated by the oil and gas industry in a process known as fracking was dumped near some schools.

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PODCAST: Something From Nothing

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A local podcast about local makers for local listeners.

Season 2 Episodes Release Weekly

From the serious to the hilarious, if people have done it, it becomes a part of our history, and part of us.