Front Page Sunday 9/30
Facebook is a great way to get, and stay, in touch with friends and family, old or new. It’s also a great way for anyone to access things you may only want a few people to see. And on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News, we’ll look into ways you can get a better handle on what makes it onto the social media landscape. We’ll also get some perspective on the lawsuit filed by some national textbook publishers against a Murray businessman and speak with the new executive director of Paducah’s Yeiser Art Center. Then, we find out how a ham sandwich centuries ago helped inspire a modern art form.
(1.) CHUCK JONES LAWSUIT UPDATE -- A lawsuit filed last Thursday in U.S. District Court against Murray businessman Chuck Jones and several of his associates and businesses alleges Jones used companies he owned to infringe the copyrights of several textbook publishers. McGraw-Hill and Pearson Education allege Jones and his associates produced counterfeit covers for international editions of their textbooks, allowing him to sell and rent them as U.S. editions for a significant profit. Shelly Baskin spoke to attorney Karl Means about the case. Means is the chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group for the Schulman Rogers law firm in Potomac, Maryland.
(2.) KY COMM FOR THE DEAF 2-WAY -- The National Institutes of Health says hearing loss is the third most common health issue in the United States, behind arthritis and heart disease. Fully 16 percent of our region’s population deals with hearing loss. Kate Lochte speaks with the Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Virginia Moore and a Commission staff advisor who is deaf, Anita Dowd.
(3.) RACER SPORTS WITH NEAL BRADLEY -- Tracy Ross talks Murray State sports with the Voice of the Racers, Neal Bradley.
(4.) ELIZABETH THOMAS ON FACEBOOK PRIVACY -- Studies have shown that the human brain, for all of its intelligence and reasoning, prefers efficiency. Or, as a psychology professor of mine once said, "The brain likes it easy." That could be why we only tend to scan, at best, things like website privacy policies. And when that involves the world's most ubiquitous social media site, that ignorance can be dangerous. To find out to improve that state of affairs, I spoke with Murray State University journalism professor Elizabeth Thomas. She teaches and blogs on the subject of social media.
(5.) NEW YAC EXEC DIR JOSH WHITE -- The Yeiser Art Center gallery has been a visual arts gallery staple in Paducah since the 1950s. YAC has made a name for itself by offering donation-based admission, and with popular annual exhibits like Paducah Photo, Fantastic Fibers, Teen Spirit, and the Yeiser Members Show. The YAC’s goal is to provide access to professional and amateur visual art, and art education programs for people of all ages. With the addition of a new executive director, YAC is renewing its focus on reaching the community. Josh White is a Georgia native, and most recently worked with the Telfair Museums in Savannah. Angela Hatton spoke this week with White.
(6.) COMMENTARY: TO DYE OR NOT TO DYE? -- Commentator Celia Brewer returned to western Kentucky eight years ago. But in another, completely different way, she has also gone back to her roots.
(7.) SLEEPWALK WITH ME @ ME -- Public radio returns to the big screen this week at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema. Following the Garrison Keillor documentary The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes and the Robert Altman-helmed movie version of A Prairie Home Companion, This American Life host Ira Glass presents Sleepwalk with Me, a film loosely based on the real-life experiences of comedian Mike Birbiglia. Birbiglia is a frequent contributor to This American Life and suffers from rapid eye movement behavior disorder. His efforts to control the resulting sleepwalking, jump-start his career, and maintain his relationships form the basis for this movie. Maiden Alley's Larry Thomas and I take a look at Sleepwalk with Me.
(8.) COLIN NESBIT 2-WAY -- Printmaking as an art form has existed for hundreds of years, but it experienced a revival in the 1960s and 70s, bringing new life into art prints. The term fine art printmaking covers a long list of art techniques, and styles, as Murray State University Galleries director Colin Nesbit knows. In addition to being a curator, he’s also an artist. Nesbit holds an MFA in Printmaking and Drawing from Bringham Young University. Nesbit joined Angela Hatton to talk a little about this niche in the art world.