John Walker

News Reporter

John Walker is native of Jessamine County, Kentucky and a recent graduate of Murray State University's Journalism program. His roots are in far eastern Kentucky, but he was raised in Kentucky's famous Bluegrass region. Now he resides in far western Kentucky just as a way to experience all that is the Commonwealth. His initial plan was to pursue a newspaper career, but he quickly found a calling to radio. His interests include anthropology, folklore, politics and the environment. He loves to listen to Old Time and Mountain music as well as Traditional Celtic and Jazz. If you need to find him he is probably taking a nap in Murray State's quad or taking a stroll through the arboretum.

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Morning Cram
8:02 am
Wed October 23, 2013

The Morning Cram [that’s what cc means edition]

From NPR: This week marks the 75th anniversary of the first modern copier ever made. The technology, which came from serial inventor Chester Carlson, revolutionized the business world and formed the foundation of Xerox's success. It also meant no more messy carbon paper.

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Morning Cram
7:23 am
Thu October 17, 2013

The Morning Cram [free at last edition]

From NPR: Solomon Northup was born a free man and lived the life of a respected musician until 1841, when he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. British director Steve McQueen's new film, starring British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, brings Northup's best-selling memoir to life in excruciating detail.

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Morning Cram
8:02 am
Wed October 16, 2013

The Morning Cram [eat ch’yur greens edition]

From NPR: Edamame beans are a popular Asian appetizer, and they're beginning to get a foothold in the U.S. market. An Arkansas company is now trying to cash in on this edamame boom.

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Morning Cram
7:34 am
Tue October 15, 2013

The Morning Cram [harper valley edition]

From NPR: Amid skyrocketing real estate and rental prices, low-income families are fighting to stay put in order to access world-class public schools. One group of families battling the closure of Palo Alto's last mobile home park is getting help from a local PTA that values diversity.

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Morning Cram
8:39 am
Mon October 14, 2013

The Morning Cram [it’s way too early edition]

From NPR: What's being called one of the worst storms in South Dakota's history has killed tens of thousands of cattle. Ranchers need to bury the piles of carcasses littering the fields. The disaster comes amid the government shutdown that closed USDA programs aimed at helping livestock producers recover.

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Morning Cram
7:56 am
Fri October 11, 2013

The Morning Cram [roads diverged edition]

From NPR: The government shutdown has some American Indian tribes bracing for the worst. They've seen cuts to food distribution, child care and financial assistance. At the same time, a handful of northern Arizona tribes are seeing an unexpected spike in tourists who were turned away from nearby national parks.

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Politics
6:39 am
Fri October 11, 2013

KY Congressmen Look For Bipartisanship In Farm bill

Kentucky Representatives Ed Whitfield, Andy Barr and Brett Guthrie are calling on House Speaker John Boehner to assign farm bill conferees from the House of Representatives to meet with Senate conferees.

They want an across-the-aisle agreement on a new long-term farm bill.

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Morning Cram
7:46 am
Thu October 10, 2013

The Morning Cram [small and stagnate edition]

From NPR: When politicians say that small businesses are key to job growth, what most people imagine are mom-and-pop shops — the dry cleaner or coffee place. It may make a good sound bite, but research shows that most small businesses stay small. Only a fraction of these do grow into something big.

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Arson
6:49 am
Thu October 10, 2013

KSP Makes Arrest In Murray Arson

The Kentucky State Police arrested 39 year old Stewart Odom of Murray yesterday in connection with an early morning Arson Fire that occurred on Oct. 6th in Murray, and an attempted Arson Fire at another location on Oct. 8th.

Both incidents occurred on Hamilton Avenue. Odom is charged with Arson in the First Degree, Attempted Arson in the First Degree, and two Counts of Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction, Third Degree.

The investigation continues by State Police Detective Frank Gresham.

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Morning Cram
7:25 am
Wed October 9, 2013

The Morning Cram [sister against sister edition]

From NPR: Sisters Nagwa, Dina and May had always been close — until now. The political crisis in Egypt has ripped apart their relationships. One sister believes the Muslim Brotherhood is destroying the country; the other two are committed Islamists. It's a domestic tragedy that is playing out across Egypt.

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