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
7:56 am
Tue December 3, 2013

The Morning Cram [gentrified edition]

From NPR: Another tech boom has brought an influx of money and new residents to San Francisco, and people who have long called the city home are being evicted from their apartments. Tenants and community organizers are demanding that the city do something to stop residents from being pushed out.

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Morning Cram
7:48 am
Mon December 2, 2013

The Morning Cram [choose to snooze edition]

From NPR: Scientists agree that teenagers naturally go to bed late and sleep late, too. But high school start times are traditionally very early. Proponents of later start times say they're finally getting traction. The result, they say, will be happier kids who do better in school.

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Morning Cram
7:29 am
Wed November 27, 2013

The Morning Cram [right on target edition]

Credit Pierre-Yves Beaudouin / Wikimedia Commons

From NPR: The popularity of The Hunger Games book and film series is leading to an uptick in the popularity of archery, especially among girls. USA Archery says membership is on the rise, and some sporting equipment outfitters have seen a big boost in bow and arrow sales in the years since the series began.

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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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