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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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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10:40 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Datebook: May 10 - Victoria Woodhull Becomes First Woman To Run for U.S. President 140 Years Ago

Victoria Woodhull was an American leader of the women's suffrage movement, an an advocate for women's freedoms in marriage and divorce. She and her sister were the first women to operate a brokerage firm in Wall Street; she was the first woman to start a weekly newspaper; and in 1872, became the first woman nominated for President of the United States, in the Equal Rights Party. She was arrested for obscenity a few days before the election, for publishing an account of an alleged affair involving a prominent minister and a young woman. She received no electoral votes.

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11:06 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Datebook: May 9 - Mr. Punch Turns 350

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The squawking, red-nose prince of slapstick named Mr. Punch made his first recorded debut on May 9, 1662 in the diary of English naval administrator Samuel Pepys. After a party at London's Covent Garden, he recorded that he enjoyed "an Italian puppet play that is within the rayles there, which is very pretty, the best that ever I saw." At the time, Mr. Punch was a stringed marionette called Pulcinella, but has since evolved into the stick-wielding puppet we know today. Puppeteers call him the lord of misrule, classic gallows humor, and in-tune with the social climate.

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12:03 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Datebook: May 8 - Paramount Pictures Founded 100 Years Ago

Paramount Pictures, located at 5555 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, was founded 100 years ago today as Famous Players Studios. Currently owned by Viacom, it is the third oldest film studio in the world and the last major film studio headquartered in Hollywood. The studio was founded by Hungarian-born Adolph Zukor, who saw that movies appealed to working-class immigrants. He sought to offer feature-length films that would appeal to the middle class.

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10:18 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Datebook: May 7 - Battle of the Coral Sea 70 Years Ago

The Battle of the Coral Sea was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia. It was noteworthy for being the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other, as well as the first in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other. Attempting to strengthen defensive positioning in the South Pacific, Japanese forces decided to invade Port Moresby in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

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8:54 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Datebook: May 4 - Alice Liddell Turns 160

Alice Liddell was born on May 4, 1852 (and died November 16, 1934). She's best known for inspiring the children's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Soon after her father became the Dean of Christ Church in Oxford, she met Charles Ludwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) photographing a cathedral. Carroll became family friends and entertained her with fanciful stories and riddles. As a young woman, she toured Europe with her sisters and became romantically involved with Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. She married Reginald Hargreaves, a cricketer, and had three sons.

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1:44 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Datebook: May 3 - Kentucky Derby First Nationally Televised 60 Years Ago

We're all busy planning our Cinco De Mayo / Kentucky Derby parties this weekend, and you'll probably be watching the Derby on television... Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first nationally televised Kentucky Derby, which was broadcast on WHAS, the then-CBS affiliate out of Louisville. That year, Hill Gail took the prize at 2:01.60. He was raced by the renowned Calumet Farm of Lexington. An injury kept him from racing Preakness and Belmont Stakes. This year, the show will be broadcast on NBC at 6:23 p.m. EST.

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