Front Page AM 4/13/12

Apr 13, 2012

State and federal budget cuts are inevitable in almost every sector. Land Between the Lakes is staring down a nearly 50 percent cut in operating and maintenance appropriations we hear what leaders there are doing to brace for impact on Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.

(1.) LBL CUTS -- National Park budgets across the country are getting hit hard by federal funding cuts, and Land Between the Lakes is no exception. LBL officials are holding a series of public meetings to get ideas on how to spend the park’s limited resources. Shelly Baskin spoke with LBL Area Supervisor Bill Lisowski to find out what insight they expect to gain from the meetings. 

(2.) JOE PUG -- It's only been four years since singer/songwriter Joe Pug quit his day job to focus on music full time.  However, the Maryland native and Austin resident has already garnered comparisons to musicians like REM, Iron & Wine, John Prine, and Bob Dylan.  The former carpenter and recent South By Southwest artist is the next performer for Murray State’s Lovett Live Series. Beyond the Edge Host Tracy Ross and Lovett Live Host Matt Parker speak with Pug about his creative process, the inevitable comparisons to Bob Dylan, and his latest album,  “The Great Despiser."