halloween http://wkms.org en Why Are Kids Who Get Less Candy Happier On Halloween? http://wkms.org/post/why-are-kids-who-get-less-candy-happier-halloween What makes trick-or-treaters happy is candy. And more candy is better, right?<p>Well, it turns out that might not actually be the case. A few years ago researchers did <a href="http://www.psych.uncc.edu/pagoolka/pbr96.pdf">a study</a> on Halloween night where some trick-or-treaters were given a candy bar, and others were given the candy bar and a piece of bubble gum.<p>Now, in any rational universe, you would imagine that the kids who got the candy bar and the bubble gum would be happier than the kids who got just the candy bar. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:54:29 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 36193 at http://wkms.org Why Are Kids Who Get Less Candy Happier On Halloween? "Night of the Frankenclown" An Original Youth Drama http://wkms.org/post/night-frankenclown-original-youth-drama <p>WKMS and the middle school kids of Calloway County Public Library bring to you an original story of terror and suspense, of a dreadful monster that turns one slumber party into a nightmarish evening of fear and chaos, that twists the imagination toward the realm of the unknown, and a night none are sure to forget until their dying day. One would think that a night with a clown would be one filled with jolly and laughter, but not on this... "NIGHT OF THE FRANKENCLOWN!"</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf 36154 at http://wkms.org "Night of the Frankenclown" An Original Youth Drama Predicted Severe Weather Prompts Changes to Trick Or Treating Activities http://wkms.org/post/predicted-severe-weather-prompts-changes-trick-or-treating-activities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Possible severe weather predicted for Halloween is prompting some changes for area trick-or-treating activities. The National Weather Service is warning storm systems moving upwards of 5o to 60 mph throughout the region this evening. A tornado watch is in effect until 1:00 a.m.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:18:15 +0000 Chad Lampe & Rob Canning 36155 at http://wkms.org Predicted Severe Weather Prompts Changes to Trick Or Treating Activities KY Fire Commission Offers Halloween Safety Tips http://wkms.org/post/ky-fire-commission-offers-halloween-safety-tips <p></p><p>Children look forward to the fun and excitement of Halloween, but the Kentucky Fire Commission says everyone should remember to celebrate safely.</p><p>The commission's is advising trick or treaters to Wear bright, reflective and flame-resistant costumes and add reflective tape to be visible to drivers. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:18:16 +0000 The Associated Press 36147 at http://wkms.org KY Fire Commission Offers Halloween Safety Tips 'An Exhibit to Die For' at Pennyroyal Area Museum http://wkms.org/post/exhibit-die-pennyroyal-area-museum <p>Pennyroyal Area Museum Director Alissa Keller has "A Peek Inside the Casket: An Exhibit to Die For" and tells us about Christian County historian William T. Turner recounting the Legend of the Bell Witch on Halloween night.</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:37:01 +0000 Kate Lochte 36099 at http://wkms.org 'An Exhibit to Die For' at Pennyroyal Area Museum Events and Activities at the Calloway County Public Library http://wkms.org/post/events-and-activities-calloway-county-public-library <p>Every third Monday of the month Libraries Sound Good on WKMS. Our guest is Sandy Linn of the Calloway County Public Library whose website is available in a gazillion languages. She speaks with Tracy Ross about computer classes, book clubs, and a preview of&nbsp;Eeeek! The Kids of Calloway County Public Library tell an original spooky story for Halloween in the style of an old-time radio play with the help of Matt Markgraf.</p><p><a href="http://www.callowaycountylibrary.org/">See more about Calloway County Public Library Events</a>.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:56:50 +0000 Tracy Ross 35940 at http://wkms.org Events and Activities at the Calloway County Public Library "The War of the Worlds" Broadcast on WKMS http://wkms.org/post/war-worlds-broadcast-wkms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The l</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ower town</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;dramatists presented "The War of the Worlds" as their inaugural production on Saturday, October 26 at Etcetera Coffeehouse in Paducah.</span></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:44:04 +0000 Matt Markgraf 35929 at http://wkms.org "The War of the Worlds" Broadcast on WKMS Why We're Drawn to Vampires http://wkms.org/post/why-were-drawn-vampires <p>The image of the vampire has long been a staple of our collective imagination. But while we all know why vampires draw blood from their prey, why they continue to draw our interest is a deeper question.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:25:10 +0000 Todd Hatton 35855 at http://wkms.org Why We're Drawn to Vampires Jack O'Lanterns Light Up Louisville http://wkms.org/post/jack-olanterns-light-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Through November 2nd, Louisville's Iroquois Park has eyes... roughly 10,000 of them.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hear Kate </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lochte's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> interview with Louisville Convention and Visitor's Bureau President and CEO Jim Wood about Louisville's Jack O' Lantern Spectacular.</span></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:14:14 +0000 Kate Lochte 35850 at http://wkms.org Jack O'Lanterns Light Up Louisville RiffTrax Brings Classic Zombie Flick to Paducah Theater http://wkms.org/post/rifftrax-brings-classic-zombie-flick-paducah-theater <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Thursday, October </span>24th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Cinemark<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Paducah is offering a live national simulcast of George Romero's seminal 1968 zombie flick "Night of the Living Dead." What makes this unique? One word: </span>Rifftrax<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. And if you don't know what that is, here's five more words: Mystery Science Theater 3000.</span></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Todd Hatton 35843 at http://wkms.org RiffTrax Brings Classic Zombie Flick to Paducah Theater