Kala Dunn

Operations Assistant and Board Operator

Kala Dunn is a native of Princeton, Ky. She’s a 2006 graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy with a concentration in flute performance and a 2010 graduate of Murray State University with a B.M. in piano performance. She is employed by Physical Medicine Services. Her hobbies include yoga, kayaking, reading, running, and listening to music. She lives in Hamlin, Ky.

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10:46 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Datebook: June 1 - Kentucky Becomes 15th State 220 Years Ago

Ahh... our old Kentucky home... Take a step outside and smell the fresh air on the birthday of the Bluegrass State.

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10:41 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Datebook: May 31 - Heath Robinson Turns 140

How to peel a potato.

W. Heath Robinson is in the UK who Rube Goldberg is in the US. He was an English cartoonist best known for his drawings of eccentric machines: complex inventions that achieved absurdly simple results (a la Wallace and Gromit). 

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10:26 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Datebook: May 30 - Joseph Stein Turns 100

If a young Joseph Stein dreamed of being a rich man, he certainly didn't "biddy biddy bum" after achieving greatness with his musical works Fiddler on the Roof and Zorba

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11:15 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Datebook: May 29 - White Christmas Recorded 70 Years Ago

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, you'll have to wait a while. "White Christmas" was recorded by Bing Crosby and the Ken Darby Singers, with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra, on this day in 1942, which would become the best-selling single of all-time, with over 50 million copies sold worldwide. 

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11:27 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Datebook: May 25 - Geek Pride Day

It's a good day to be a geek! Today is the 35 year anniversary of the theatrical release of Star Wars IV. It's also Towel Day, based on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, and The Glorious 25th of May from Discworld

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1:44 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Datebook: May 24 - Scott Carpenter Orbits Earth 50 Years Ago

Everyone knows John Glenn was the first American to orbit Earth, but on this day Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit earth (and he did it three times!) aboard the Mercury-Atlas 7. 

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11:56 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Datebook: May 16 - Studs Terkel turns 100

Louis "Studs" Terkel may be best remembered for his oral histories of common Americans, his radio program, and for his 1985 book The Good War, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction. 

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11:58 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Datebook: May 15 - George Wallace Paralyzed 40 Years Ago

George Wallace was an American politician, and the 45th governor of Alabama. He earned the title, "the most influential loser" in 20th century politics after four runs for U.S. president (three as a Democrat and once with the American Independent Party). On this day in 1972, an assassination attempt left Wallace paralyzed and bound to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. While campaigning in Maryland, he was shot five times by Arthur Bremer, who claimed he was motivated by fame.

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11:04 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Datebook: May 14 - The Constitutional Convention Begins, 225 Years Ago

Between May 14 and September 17, 1787, delegates convened in Philadelphia to adress problems in governing the newly independent United States of America. The Constitutional Convention was intended to revise the Articles of Confederation, but many of those involved, including James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, focused on creating a new government rather than fix the existing one. The Convention led to the creation of the United States Constitution, and is among the most significant events in the history of the country.

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10:48 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Datebook: May 11 - Fresh Air Turns 25

First, a happy birthday to us... WKMS turns 42 today! We're just thrilled to share a birthday with Fresh Air, which debuted as a daily NPR program on this day in 1987. The show began at WHYY in 1975 with host Judy Blank. Terry Gross took over as host later in the year and has been the presenter and producer ever since. Each week, nearly 4.5 million people listen to intimate conversations with interesting people on more than 450 NPR member stations across the country, and in Europe on the World Radio Network.

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