Shelly Baskin

WKMS Volunteer

Shelly Baskin works in MSU's Office of Regional Outreach and is a graduate student  in Occupational Safety and Health. A roustabout from Memphis, Tennessee, Shelly first found his way into WKMS through the newsroom back in 2011 through luck, charm and force of will. Though he left news for another position, he still enjoys working on independent radio projects and volunteering for the station. He’s an avid disc golfer and occasional real golfer and is terrible at both. A lover of all things musical, Shelly is always ready to hear something new and unique. 

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Morning Cram
9:17 am
Tue July 10, 2012

the morning cram [cliff diving edition]

From NPR: Much of the political focus when discussing the Bush-era tax cuts is on the wealthy, but they're not the only ones who would be affected if the tax cuts are allowed to expire at the end of this year.

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Crime
8:04 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Murray Man Arrested After Police Find His Mother Dead

Police arrested a Murray man late last night after his mother was found dead in an apartment.

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Lake Barkley
10:48 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Lake Barkley Lock and Dam Resuming Public Tours

Tours of the Lake Barkley Dam powerhouse and navigation lock in Grand Rivers have resumed for the first time since the September 11 terrorist attacks. 

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Morning Cram
7:26 am
Mon July 9, 2012

the morning cram [killer coal edition]

Late stage Black Lung disease.
NPR

From NPR: Cases of Black Lung surge as an investigation by NPR and CPI uncovers regulators' inability to control a deadly disease.

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Preservation & Restoration
8:00 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Pogue Library Bringing Oral History Recordings into the Digital Age

Pogue Library is home to the Oral History Collection at Murray State.
Shelly Baskin WKMS News

Recordings in the Oral History Collection at Murray State University contain stories of the history and culture of the Jackson Purchase region. On reel to reel and cassette tapes, hundreds of recordings amounting to many hundreds of hours of audio are stored in the Pogue Library archives on the school’s campus. Some, however, are joining the rest of the world in making the switch to digital. 

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Highschool Sports
3:59 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

McCracken County High School Arena to be Named for Local Pharmacy

McCracken County Public Schools’ new consolidated high school has made a 10 year, $200,000 deal for the naming rights for its basketball arena. 

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Racer Football
3:54 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Brockman Named First Team All-American by Lindy’s

Brockman at UL
Tab Brockman

The Murray State Football team and their veteran quarterback are receiving preseason accolades. 

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Wildfire
7:35 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Fire Burns Land Around Pennyrile Parkway

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Officials say sparks from an electric line caused yesterday's wildfire along the Pennyrile Parkway in Christian County.

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Healthcare
11:19 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act: State Leaders React

US Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul of Kentucky were quick to respond to the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Obama's health care overhaul. Speaking on the Senate floor this morning,  republican minority leader McConnell  said Congress must act to repeal what called this misguided law.

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Drought
4:39 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Governor Beshear Signs Drought Relief Order

US Drought Monitor

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will waive special registration and permit requirements for vehicles carrying drought relief supplies such as water and livestock forage to stricken areas.

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