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
8:03 am
Tue November 26, 2013

The Morning Cram [if you wish edition]

From NPR: Astronomers will turn skyward to glimpse ISON, an unusual comet from the outermost edge of our solar system that is now plunging toward the sun. ISON could yield clues to the formation of the solar system, and may become visible to the naked eye in December — if it survives.

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Morning Cram
8:12 am
Mon November 25, 2013

The Morning Cram [green days, blue music edition]

From NPR: Billy Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones are making a new album. "We can't not look at each other; it doesn't work," Jones says of singing with the Green Day frontman. The two discuss tackling the signature close harmonies of The Everly Brothers.

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Government
7:09 am
Mon November 25, 2013

McCracken Sheriffs’ Employee Charged With Misconduct

Kentucky State Police have charged 57-year-old James Beyer of the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office for Sexual Abuse and Official Misconduct.

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Morning Cram
7:40 am
Fri November 22, 2013

The Morning Cram [make bank edition]

From NPR: The Swiss are voting on a proposal Sunday that would prohibit corporate executives from making more than 12 times what their companies' lowest-paid workers make. Opponents warn it would drive companies and jobs out of Switzerland, and opinion polls show the measure lagging. But there is a growing mood across Europe in favor of leveling pay scales

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Morning Cram
7:25 am
Thu November 21, 2013

The Morning Cram [farm most foul edition]

From NPR: Many organic farmers are hopping mad right now at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Their reason? Fertilizer. The FDA, as part of its overhaul of food safety regulations, wants to limit the use of animal manure, which organic farmers call a precious resource and a basis of their farming practices.

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Morning Cram
7:40 am
Wed November 20, 2013

The Morning Cram [π in the sky edition]

From NPR: The first satellite ever developed by high school students to make it to space is believed to be orbiting Earth after getting a ride aboard a U.S. military rocket Tuesday night from Wallops Island, Va. Fittingly, perhaps, you can send it a text message.

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Government
7:19 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Work Expected On Eggner's Ferry Bridge Today

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on the US 68/KY 80 Eggner's Ferry Bridge at the Marshall-Trigg County Line today.

Motorists can expect to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers from 8:30 a.m to about 2:00 p.m.

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Morning Cram
8:03 am
Tue November 19, 2013

The Morning Cram [by the numbers edition]

From NPR: A congressional directive requires U.S. detention centers to fill 34,000 beds per night. Supporters say it ensures that the nation's immigration laws are being enforced. But critics say housing a fixed number of immigrants at any given time is inhumane, inefficient and too expensive.

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Morning Cram
8:17 am
Mon November 18, 2013

The Morning Cram [island of misfit stories edition]

From NPR: Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, a literary journal known for publishing experimental fiction and emerging writers alongside household names, celebrates its 15th birthday with an anthology of selected works. Editor Dave Eggers remembers the magazine's early days, when it was a "land of misfit writings" that had been rejected from more mainstream publications.

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Morning Cram
7:58 am
Fri November 15, 2013

The Morning Cram [watchmen edition]

From NPR: Nervous over a steep spike in armed robberies, several Oakland, Calif., neighborhoods have pooled funds to hire private security patrols. And while some residents feel safer, others worry that there is no one policing the private police force.

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