Chris Thile http://wkms.org en Chris Thile on Receiving the MacArthur Genius Award and Future Plans http://wkms.org/post/chris-thile-receiving-macarthur-genius-award-and-future-plans <p>Mandolinist, former Murray resident, and Murray State Student, Chris Thile, known for his work in Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, was among those awarded 2012 "genius" grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The 23 fellows will receive $500,000 over the next five years to continue their work or change fields. Tracy Ross spoke with Chris&nbsp;Thile about receiving the award and his plans for the future.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:50:54 +0000 Tracy Ross 22853 at http://wkms.org Chris Thile on Receiving the MacArthur Genius Award and Future Plans Afternoon Round-Up 6/27/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-62712 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/27/155852949/chris-thiles-first-musical-memory">Chris Thile&#39;s First Musical Memory</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Bluegrass Politics: </strong></p><p>The American Medical Association says it will continue to<a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/ama-will-continue-lobby-poor-and-uninsured-no-matter-scotus-decision"> lobby lawmakers on behalf of the poor and uninsured</a>.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:32:01 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18625 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 6/27/12