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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Business
7:18 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Union To File Complaint At Honeywell Plant

Members of United Steel Workers at the Honeywell Plant in Metropolis say the Nuclear Regulatory Agency blocked participation by Local Union President Stephen Lech during an inspection.

The Union says it will seek action against Honeywell and has filed a complaint against the NRC with the Office of the Inspector General.

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Morning Cram
7:44 am
Mon November 4, 2013

The Morning Cram [oh bully! edition]

From NPR: Roosevelt described the power of the presidency to shape public opinion as "The Bully Pulpit." That's also the title of a new book from presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, in which she explains the unique relationships Roosevelt forged with reporters.

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Morning Cram
7:37 am
Fri November 1, 2013

The Morning Cram [that broadcast brand edition]

From NPR: The value of a brand doesn't include anything physical. It's just the name of the company — and all of the customer loyalty attached to that name.

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Morning Cram
9:31 am
Thu October 31, 2013

The Morning Cram [wait what? edition]

From NPR: In a psychology study using Halloween candy, kids who got a candy bar and a piece of bubble gum were less satisfied than kids who got just a candy bar. The study shows that when we think about experiences, we are significantly biased by how the experience ends.

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Morning Cram
9:11 am
Wed October 30, 2013

The Morning Cram [how old are you? edition]

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From NPR: Social Security accounts for about 20 percent of federal spending. As Congress edges toward having to come up with a new spending plan, one argument in favor of cuts is that Social Security amounts to a huge transfer of wealth from the young to the old.

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Morning Cram
9:20 am
Tue October 29, 2013

The Morning Cram [who is watching edition]

From NPR: Law enforcement agencies across the country subpoena cellphone location data regularly. But civil liberties groups hope a series of state-level legal victories will usher in stronger protections for that often-revealing digital information.

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Morning Cram
8:10 am
Mon October 28, 2013

The Morning Cram [ship this edition]

From NPR: Amazon has been quietly making inroads into a new approach to retail, partnering with manufacturers to ship products directly from the warehouse to consumers, essentially taking out the middle man. The online retailing giant's move comes as it and its competitors experiment with faster delivery.

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Morning Cram
7:38 am
Fri October 25, 2013

The Morning Cram [now and forever edition]

From NPR: In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of StoryCorps, we revisit Danny and Annie Perasa's story. Danny's big personality and deep love for his wife, Annie, drew listeners in since the couple's first interview in 2004. Danny died in 2006. Today, Annie still lives in their Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment. "Danny didn't go," she says. "He's not gone because of StoryCorps."

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Business
7:19 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Siemens Expanding In Crittenden County

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear joined company officials and local leaders in Crittenden County yesterday to announce the more than $2 million expansion at Siemens’ rail automation facility.

The German-owned company will create 50 new jobs as a result of its expanded facility.

The Marion facility employs 200 workers and engineers control systems for railways and transit authorities.

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Morning Cram
7:16 am
Thu October 24, 2013

The Morning Cram [the phony edition]

From NPR: From 1941 to 1943, J.D. Salinger exchanged letters with a young, aspiring writer in Toronto named Marjorie Sheard. The letters predate Catcher in the Rye, but Sheard may have been one of the first people to learn about its eventual protagonist, Holden Caulfield. Sheard's letters from Salinger are on display at the Morgan Library in New York.

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