WKMS News Documentary http://wkms.org en Listen to "Irvin S. Cobb: Back Home" A WKMS News Documentary http://wkms.org/post/listen-irvin-s-cobb-back-home-wkms-news-documentary <p><em>Irvin S. Cobb: Back Home</em> is the latest entry in WKMS' award-winning series of documentaries that tell the stories of our Four Rivers region.&nbsp; It originally aired March 30th, 2014, marking the 70th anniversary of the passing of one of western Kentucky's most famous native sons.&nbsp;</p><p>His name, along with that of U.S. Vice President Alben W. Barkley, is ubiquitous throughout the region they both called home.&nbsp; However, not many people today are aware of his remarkable career and his achievements in journalism, literature, the movies, and on radio.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:50:38 +0000 Todd Hatton 40085 at http://wkms.org Listen to "Irvin S. Cobb: Back Home" A WKMS News Documentary WKMS Documentary Wins National Journalism Award http://wkms.org/post/wkms-documentary-wins-national-journalism-award <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Society of Professional Journalists (</span>SPJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) announced today that the </span>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News Documentary “Kentucky Dam – Power for the People” produced by Todd Hatton and Chad </span>Lampe<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is a recipient of a 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-dam-power-people">Listen to the documentary, Kentucky Dam: Power For The People</a>.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:27:20 +0000 Kate Lochte 39930 at http://wkms.org WKMS Documentary Wins National Journalism Award Kentucky Dam: Power for the People http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-dam-power-people <p><em>This documentary originally aired Sunday, June 2nd, 2013.</em></p><p>This documentary is a 2013 National Sigma Delta Chi Award Winner given by the Society of Professional Journalists.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:33:00 +0000 Todd Hatton & Chad Lampe 38020 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Dam: Power for the People West Kentucky Coal: Places, People, and Power http://wkms.org/post/west-kentucky-coal-places-people-and-power <p><em>This documentary originally aired Sunday, September 1st, 2013.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2013 for the first time in over 50 years West Kentucky coal mines produced more than their eastern counterparts. Coal companies employ more than 4,000 people in 10 west Kentucky counties, and more than 90% of Kentucky’s power comes from this ancient mineral. But there is much more beyond these numbers. In the coming hour we explore West Kentucky Coal and its people, places and power in this WKMS News Documentary.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><u>SEGMENT 1 - PEOPLE</u></strong></p><p>In our first story, Chad Lampe and Austin Ramsey head 800 feet below western Kentucky, to Warrior Coal’s Cardinal Mine #2 to uncover what miners do and why they do it.</p><p>Then, Whitney Jones speaks with Mike Foster, a retired miner from Greenville, Kentucky, about a less-than-desirable legacy of his career in the coal mines: black lung.&nbsp; And she discovers that if he could, Foster would go back in a heartbeat. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:07:59 +0000 Todd Hatton & Chad Lampe 37992 at http://wkms.org West Kentucky Coal: Places, People, and Power Preserving Our Voices 2013 http://wkms.org/post/preserving-our-voices-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Preserving our Voices</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This program is inspired by Story Corp’s National Day of Listening project. The National Day of Listening was conceived as an encouragement to listen to and record a loved one telling his or her stories.</span></p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:15:03 +0000 Chad Lampe 36944 at http://wkms.org Preserving Our Voices 2013