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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Society
8:19 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Widow of Fort Campbell Soldier Sues Fox and National Geographic

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The widow of a Fort Campbell soldier killed in a blast in Afghanistan is suing the National Geographic Society and Fox Cable Networks for airing images of her family in a documentary about a combat hospital. Donnice Roberts filed the lawsuit this month in federal court in Texas.

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Politics
8:16 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Poll Shows High Bipartisan Support for Governor Bill Haslam

A recent poll shows Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has strong bipartisan support among that state’s voters. The Middle Tennessee State University poll shows about 75 percent of Republicans and Independents approve of Governor Haslam, along with 54 percent of Democrats.

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Morning Cram
9:05 am
Mon November 12, 2012

The Morning Cram [east meets west edition]

From NPR: Jin Li is a professor at Brown University who compares the learning beliefs of Asian and U.S. children. She says that to understand why these two cultures view struggle so differently, it's good to step back and examine how they think about where academic excellence comes from.

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Science
8:14 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Earthquake Shakes East Kentucky Over Weekend

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The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake centered in Kentucky also hit at least eight other states. The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg, near the Virginia line.

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Environment
7:48 am
Mon November 12, 2012

New Trail Opening in Land Between the Lakes

Visitors to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will be hiking and biking along a new scenic trail between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. The Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail runs east and west, parallel to U.S. 68/Kentucky 80.

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Society
7:46 am
Mon November 12, 2012

TBI Investigating Shooting by Clarksville Police

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a Saturday incident where Clarksville police shot and killed man outside his home. Police spokesman Jim Knoll says officers responded Saturday night to a man threatening to kill himself, his wife and anyone who tried to enter his home.

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Society
7:45 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Tennessee Health Partnership Seeks to Curb Birth Complications

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A new partnership being launched in Tennessee is seeking to curb complications during birth. “Healthy Tennessee Babies are Worth the Wait” is an effort by the Tennessee Department of Health, March of Dimes, Tennessee Center for Patient Safety, Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care and Tennessee Hospital Association.

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Environment
7:42 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Grants Will Help Pay for Kentucky Recreational Trail Development

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About 20 local governments and other agencies will share more than $1.1 million in grants to develop and maintain recreational trails across Kentucky. The money will also help pay for the acquisition of easements and for trailhead facilities for motorized and non-motorized use.

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Government
7:37 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Tennessee Governor Wraps Up Budget Hearings

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam wraps up budget hearings for fiscal year 2013-2014 tomorrow. Despite improving state revenues, Haslman has asked state departments to develop plans for a fallback 5 percent spending cut.

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Morning Cram
8:20 am
Fri November 9, 2012

The Morning Cram [modern day plato edition]

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From NPR: Far from the political theater of China's Communist Party Congress in Beijing this week is a cave that the country's next leader once called home. Just 15 at the time, Xi Jinping was sent by his family in Beijing to the remote rural village Liangjiahe in the hills of Shaanxi Province, hundreds of miles away, where for seven years he lived in a cave scooped out of the yellow loess hillsides.

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